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Minneapolis police step up security for gay pride festivities
Vikings prevail in their US Bank Stadium ‘photobombing’ lawsuit
5-year-old Bemijdi girl rescued from kidnapper
Smith, Heck renew rivalry at PGA Juniors in Chaska
Laettner Camp a success on many age levels
Golf Celebration at Lakeview July 1-3
Angels defeat Lakers 4-1
Wild tour stops in DL
Nevis native takes unexpected trip abroad
How to avoid the dreaded long TSA lines
Sauce gives a sweet finish to your grilled favorites
Social Security benefits are calculated the same way for men, women
Wirth graduates at military academy
Friends & Neighbors
Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
California man wins Think-Off
June 20 is World Refugee Day
Medora Musical ‘looking forward’
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Carol M. Linden
Delores Arlene Crane
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Don’t feed your anger or resentment, it’s better to nurture love, hope, kindness
Help available for young farmers looking to focus on value-added ag products
Blane Klemek Column: Keep birdfeeders, baths clean for healthy birds
Muskie number- about 366 in Detroit Lakes
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Properly prepare for warm fishing weather
Loon survey volunteers needed
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Find ‘refuge’ from hectic life at wildlife sanctuary
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
June 5, 2016
Environment groups celebrate governor’s veto of land study
Members of Toxic Taters, Land Stewardship Project, White Earth Land Recovery Project, and Pesticide Action Network celebrated and commended Governor Dayton’s line item veto Tuesday that removed $1.5 million dollars of funding for the Pineland Sands Land and Water Study from the...
June 5, 2016 - 5:20am
June 2, 2016
Blue-green algae in MN: If in doubt, stay out
With Memorial Day past, the unofficial start of summer is here. While water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is calm and sunny, these conditions are also perfect for growing blue-green algae, which can be harmful to both people and animals. Last summer,...
June 2, 2016 - 5:25am
May 12, 2016
Saturday is Clean Drain Dry Day in MN
At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, May 14, Governor Mark Dayton will cast his line and proclaim Clean Drain Dry Day, signaling the start to a time honored tradition, the Minnesota Fishing Opener! With over 1.6 million anglers hitting the water, fishing opener is the perfect opportunity...
May 12, 2016 - 5:50am
April 22, 2016
Bill clarifying Minnesota water buffers headed to Dayton
ST. PAUL — Nearly a year after he signed the first one, another bill regulating the use of vegetative buffers strips to protect Minnesota’s waters is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk. Dayton has said he supports the bill that the House passed Thursday by a 105-24 vote and that...
April 22, 2016 - 8:37am
April 20, 2016
County forms new Land Department
In a bid to streamline county operations, the Becker County Board on Tuesday voted 4-1 to create a new Land Department led by Steve Skoog, the former county assessor and current environmental services director. The move restructures and consolidates the departments of Planning and...
April 20, 2016 - 10:57am
March 18, 2016
Lawmakers to revisit ‘buffer strip’ law
A key water-quality initiative of Gov. Mark Dayton last year — vegetative buffer strips along streams and drainage ditches — is returning...
March 18, 2016 - 5:35am
March 1, 2016
Anti-pipeline protesters interrupt Dayton speech at water summit
Anti-pipeline protesters interrupted Gov. Mark Dayton Saturday as he spoke to more than 800 Minnesotans at a summit about how to clean the state’s...
March 1, 2016 - 3:12pm
Ideas flow at clean water summit
Balancing water is tough. Still, Gov. Mark Dayton brought together more than 800 Minnesotans to do that on Saturday, looking at ways to clean...
March 1, 2016 - 3:10pm
February 21, 2016
DNR will not review Offutt irrigation wells
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources decided last week not to carry out an environmental review of two permits affecting about 195 acres of former forestland that R.D. Offutt Co. plans to convert to potato fields. R.D. Offutt Co., based in Fargo, planned extensive conversion...
February 21, 2016 - 5:00am
February 12, 2016
Enbridge calls regulatory action on Sandpiper ‘unreasonable’
Enbridge Energy on Monday called an order by regulators in the Sandpiper pipeline permitting process “unlawful and unreasonable” and requested it be altered. The company’s complaint centers on when an Environmental Impact Statement, or environmental study of the proposed crude...
February 12, 2016 - 5:35am
January 14, 2016
Opposition agrees to more time for DNR pines-to-potatoes study
Groups petitioning for an environmental review of a local potato grower’s expansion into the pinelands of north-central Minnesota say they’re...
January 14, 2016 - 5:40am
November 4, 2015
Minnesota second in U.S. for climate change
Things are literally heating up in our neck of the woods - that's according to climate experts with a group called Climate Minnesota. The advocacy...
News / Detroit Lakes
November 4, 2015 - 11:57am
October 31, 2015
Climate MN seminar set Monday in DL
You may remember the name Will Steger. He is a polar explorer who has traveled tens of thousands of miles via kayak and dogsled. He has also traveled to Detroit Lakes, speaking here in 2012. While he isn’t back in town, his project, “Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community...
News / Detroit Lakes
October 31, 2015 - 9:48pm
October 27, 2015
Nelson is Becker SWCD’s 2015 Conservationist of the Year
Each year, the 89 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) comprising the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts...
Life / Friends & Neighbors
October 27, 2015 - 2:29pm
October 18, 2015
Callaway native gets environmental award
Stephanie Reynolds, daughter of Bonnie Reynolds of Callaway, was just awarded the prestigious Floyd Forsberg Environment Quality Scholarship....
October 18, 2015 - 5:20am