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Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
DL wrestlers qualify for NYWA state tournament
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
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MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Crisis Center to hold annual banquet
MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Foundations have big impact
Needed: Crash course in open records
Letter: Some lake officials push back against ‘aggressive’ DNR stocking of muskie
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
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Citizens group proposes alternative routes for Sandpiper pipeline
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A citizens group seeking to protect the region’s natural resources has come up with two alternative routes for Enbridge Corp.’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline. The group, Friends of the Headwaters, has submitted the plans to the Minnesota Public Utilities...
May 30, 2014 - 7:45am
May 18, 2014
SWCD hosts area fifth graders
The Becker Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual 5th Grade Conservation Tour at Ike Fischer’s Farm near Frazee this week. Despite chilly temps and brief showers this last Tuesday, fifth graders from Detroit Lakes, Holy Rosary, and Frazee Elementary enjoyed their...
news / Frazee
May 18, 2014 - 9:30am
May 13, 2014
Candidates can file for SWCD supervisor, May 20-June 3
Individuals concerned about water quality and soil erosion in Becker County should consider filing by June 3 to run for the position of Supervisor of the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). “Supervisors play an important role in how our community deals with a...
May 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
April 24, 2014
West Central Initiative earns bicyclists award
On Earth Day, April 22, the League of American Bicyclists recognized West Central Initiative with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business Award for leading America toward a greener future. WCI has worked closely with the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (bikeMN.org) and PartnerSHIP 4 Health...
business / business briefs
April 24, 2014 - 11:00am
March 25, 2014
Clem is a stalwart with the Becker Soil & Water District
Some know him as “Ed 1” others as “The Tree Man,” “The Wetland Guy,” “Little Ed,” “The Other Ed” or simply as “Clem.” Regardless of the name, hundreds of landowners across Becker County know him as the face of conservation. With two decades under his...
life / Friends & Neighbors
March 25, 2014 - 4:14pm
March 18, 2014
Hearings set for Enbridge pipeline expansion
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is holding public hearings this week on the second phase of a proposed expansion of the Enbridge Energy Alberta Clipper Pipeline. Part of a $1.2 billion expansion project for the line, the proposed upgrades would increase the line’s capacity...
March 18, 2014 - 8:21am
March 9, 2014
Help for Becker County’s shallow lakes
In 2013, the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) secured $398,000 in Clean Water Legacy Grant funds, and pledged an additional $100,000 in local and federal matching funds, to address excess nutrient and sediment levels in nine shallow lakes in the Lake Park area. The...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
March 7, 2014
Eastern Minnesota under air quality alert
ST. PAUL -- People in the eastern two-thirds of Minnesota are under an air pollution health alert today. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued the alert this morning, saying air quality is unhealthy for groups of people such as those with cardiovascular or respiratory disease,...
March 7, 2014 - 10:15am
February 26, 2014
Sucker Creek Preserve founder Sally Hausken awarded Conservationist of the Year honors
When Detroit Lakes resident Sally Hausken was once asked by this newspaper about her conservation efforts in the lakes area, she stated with a smile, “I talk the talk and walk the walk.” So it’s really not at all surprising to those who know her well that Hausken was recently...
news / Detroit Lakes
February 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 21, 2014
Duluth first in nation to get new EPA 'Shoreline Cities' grant
DULUTH - Duluth will receive the first ever “Shoreline Cities, Green Infrastructure’’ program grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The grant, part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, will funnel $250,000 in federal money toward water quality and stormwater...
February 21, 2014 - 8:33am
January 16, 2014
Peterson asks EPA to keep renewable fuel requirements
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency chief Wednesday to change her mind and retain current requirements of renewable fuel content. The EPA under Administrator Gina McCarthy has proposed significant reductions in the amount of...
news / government
January 16, 2014 - 8:06am