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Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
Pipe rolls off truck, killing worker on Minnesota highway project
UPDATE: Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
Following in their (paw) steps: Animal tracking workshop set Feb. 25 at Tamarac
How risky will the Red River diversion dam be? Depends who you ask
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Lakers hand Rangers second blemish, win 10th in a row
Youth hockey teams advance in District play
BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Fly Girls Jazz runners-up, Kick sixth at State Dance
Hornets to make 24th state appearance
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Local students qualify for state Business Professionals of America competition
Beat cabin fever at Grace Lutheran Church supper: Fundraiser set for this Saturday, proceeds to benefit local charities
Speech team rules apply to life as well
Friends & Neighbors
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
United Community Bank honored for community involvement
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Leola L. Shockley
Joan A. Watland
An early start for a strong farm bill
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
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...
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...
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
October 1, 2015
Minnesota reports warmest September on record
DULUTH, Minn. – The long, glorious summer of 2015 just kept rolling along into early fall, giving Minnesota its warmest September in recorded history. The Minnesota State Climatology Office says the average statewide temperature for September 2015 will come in above 64 degrees,...
October 1, 2015 - 9:01am
August 7, 2015
Clean Power Plan good for the planet, public health
The Obama administration’s new Clean Power Plan is a historic step forward in the fight to slow climate change. Less well-known is that it’s also a dramatic public health advance. Limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the leading source of this climate change...
August 7, 2015 - 5:30am
June 24, 2015
Minnesota Pollution Control’s citizen board eliminated after day of protests, tears
ST. PAUL -- The citizens’ board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved a disputed sewage facility Tuesday, then adjourned itself out of existence. The 48-year-old board was eliminated by the Legislature this year, enraging environmentalists who saw the move as a step...
June 24, 2015 - 8:22am
June 18, 2015
Clean energy advocates urge Minnesota lawmakers for tough emissions regulations
ST. PAUL -- Clean energy supporters, including a world-famous polar explorer, gathered Wednesday in the State Office Building to urge Minnesota...
June 18, 2015 - 2:18pm
June 5, 2015
Here’s some tips on keeping phosphorus out of the lakes
In the summer, Minnesotans enjoy every one of their 10,000-plus lakes. After months of being cooped up, it’s understandable! Yet summer is when people often unknowingly damage the very lakes they love by polluting them with phosphorous. Phosphorous is in anything that once...
June 5, 2015 - 5:15am
February 11, 2015
Becker Soil and Water District gets $655K in grants
When the Minnesota Board of Soil & Water Resources announced the allocation of more than $14 million in 2015 Clean Water Fund grants on Jan. 26, the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District was a big winner. Two of Becker SWCD’s Clean Water Fund grant applications, totaling...
February 11, 2015 - 12:15pm
January 6, 2015
Sandpiper oil pipeline gets support, criticism
DULUTH, Minn. -- The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota is either a safer way to move domestic energy or an immoral boost for fossil fuels and climate change. That was the gamut of testimony Tuesday in Duluth at a public hearing on the proposed, all-new,...
January 6, 2015 - 9:58pm
December 23, 2014
Creek turns green, but water’s fine
DULUTH, Minn. -- Tim Pohl woke up Monday at his home in Duluth and drove his children to school before he noticed something peculiar about his...
December 23, 2014 - 7:42am