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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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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Patriots fend off Laker girls
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
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
January 26, 2017
Letter: Klobuchar 'blew us off' on request for PolyMet hearings
Shame on you, Senator Klobuchar! The U.S. Forest Service just signed off on transferring 6,650 acres of public lands in the Superior National Forest to PolyMet. That's where the ore body is located that the company wants to mine — on public land, YOUR land. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar...
January 26, 2017 - 8:00am
December 4, 2016
Lovers of Bad Medicine Lake rally to protect lakeshore
Minnesotans love their lakes, but few have been so willing to put their money where their mouths are as the environmentally-minded folks who...
December 4, 2016 - 11:00am
October 20, 2016
Solid support: Fond du Lac trees harvested for North Dakota protest
CLOQUET, Minn.—Working on slopes thick with red pine outside Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet on Tuesday, a crew armed...
October 20, 2016 - 10:47am
October 11, 2016
5 Enbridge pipelines targeted in coordinated protests in MN, ND as environmental activists claim arrests
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — Activists protesting the movement of tar-sands oil from Canada into the U.S. have taken action today against five...
October 11, 2016 - 1:50pm
October 9, 2016
Some plants and animals have special need for each other
Ecology, or the relations of organisms to one another and to their surrounding physical environment, include near limitless examples the world over. Some of the more interesting and fascinating examples involve pollinators and seed dispersal mechanisms.
October 9, 2016 - 5:39am
August 31, 2016
At least 2 arrested after protesters bind themselves to Dakota Access construction equipment
BISMARCK — Two people were arrested Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, and additional arrests were possible after protesters descended on a construction...
August 31, 2016 - 1:48pm
June 25, 2016
10 tips for protecting our water
How about a nice, tall glass of yard waste? Or motor oil? Or litter, soil or pet waste? Yuck! But that’s what ends up in our lakes and groundwater if residents aren’t more conscientious. The city of Alexandria is trying to increase awareness that stormwater runoff isn’t just...
June 25, 2016 - 5:10am
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