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Man apprehended after Highway 59 car chase
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Man in custody after Becker County chase that hit speeds of nearly 120 mph
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Park Rapids lake
Lakers prepare in annual Red White scrimmage
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
Second half flurry gives Laker boys first win in 20 games
SOCCER: Last second OT goal lifts Flyers over Laker girls
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
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
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...
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