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Could being a 'yes man' get you scammed?
UPDATE: Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
Spring truck weight restrictions start for central frost zone
Correction: Poles 'n Holes derby winners
Water, water everywhere...: Smithsonian traveling exhibit ‘Water/Ways’ opens Saturday in DL
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BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Fly Girls Jazz runners-up, Kick sixth at State Dance
Hornets to make 24th state appearance
DL wrestlers section runners-up
Lakers dominate Section gymnastics championships
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
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
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie returning to Park Rapids
Joan A. Watland
Dean W. Iverson
Don L. Wilhelm
Betty Thorman Johnson
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
Tribune Editorial: Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
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
UPDATE: Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
February 17, 2017
Lake Ida, Little Detroit to welcome little fishermen: DL, Cormorant youth fishing derbies will provide free family fun
When a trip to the movies costs an arm and a leg (and another arm, if someone gets hungry), family outings are becoming more and more difficult...
February 17, 2017 - 6:00am
February 15, 2017
Battle of the bait: 7th annual Poles N' Holes derby lures competition to Little Detroit Lake
Whether they had to drive half a mile or 1,200 miles, nothing seemed to stand between fishermen and the ice of Little Detroit Lake this Saturday....
February 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 31, 2016
When it comes to types of fish, Minnesota has a lot to brag about
Inspiration comes in strange places at unusual times. While scrolling through Facebook's news feed the other day, I came across a friend's post with a photograph of himself and his boys inside a fish house. My friend, smiling broadly, had in his hands one of my favorite fishes —...
December 31, 2016 - 5:00am
November 9, 2016
One fish, two fish: Grand Forks angler catches a couple
Lucas Bye of Grand Forks caught two fish at once Nov. 5 when he landed this 17-inch walleye and 36-inch northern pike on Stump Lake. Bye said...
November 9, 2016 - 1:17pm
October 28, 2016
Forget the Mississippi, Rainy rivers for now-the bite is better in this area
Water temperatures have dropped into the high 40s and continue to drop with the shorter days. We have been unseasonably warm for the last week or so and it looks like next week will continue to provide open water fishing opportunities.
October 28, 2016 - 2:06pm
October 22, 2016
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
When we get to this time of year and the surface temps of the water have cooled to 50 degrees, don't get fooled into thinking the fish become lethargic. They are extremely comfortable with these water temperatures and can be aggressive biters and fighters. They will chase after reaction...
October 22, 2016 - 5:02am
October 9, 2016
Fall fishing in cold water
Water temperatures have dropped into the high- to mid-50 degree range and continue to drop with the cold nights and shorter daylight hours. The multiple days of high winds turned lakes over before the lakes' surface temperatures got to 50 degrees, which is when we usually experience...
October 9, 2016 - 11:41am
July 30, 2016
Franklin, Lizzie, Loon won’t get muskies
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has withdrawn its proposal to stock muskellunge in Franklin, Lizzie or Loon lakes in Otter Tail...
July 30, 2016 - 5:05am
May 11, 2016
Suckers are running: Eat them or fertilize, but plan for disposal
The suckers are running early this year, but not all of them are fish. Some are the human kind that leave their rough fish for others to clean...
May 11, 2016 - 10:37am
March 26, 2016
Mille Lacs regulations designed to keep walleye fishing open
Regulations designed to protect the fish needed to rebuild Mille Lacs Lake’s walleye population will require that walleye anglers use only artificial bait and immediately release all walleye when Minnesota’s 2016 fishing season opens Saturday, May 14. “A catch-and-release walleye...
March 26, 2016 - 5:05am
March 25, 2016
Little Bass at the Mitchell Bridge: Forming relations on a river rock
A river is a story for the eyes, lasting as long as one’s gaze. On the backs of rivers history is carried; on their shoulders towns are formed. From their water settlers survived. On the strength of rivers, the historian’s ink flows. So too, Philosophers require rivers. I coasted...
March 25, 2016 - 5:05am
February 17, 2016
A tasty torsk recipe to spice up Lenten meals
Growing up in a Catholic family, I have long been accustomed to the custom of abstaining from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays during...
February 17, 2016 - 5:05am
October 7, 2015
Muskie-walleye war snags DNR
“Basically, it’s the 800-pound gorilla in the room.” That may seem an odd way to describe a fish swimming in a lake. But Dave Majkrzak believes it’s spot-on when talking about the muskie population in Pelican Lake and the problems he says the fish — and the Minnesota...
October 7, 2015 - 10:15am
August 19, 2015
Residents upset that DNR plans to stock lakes with muskie
The great muskie war continues. Several lake associations are up in arms over DNR plans to start stocking muskie in one of three Otter Tail County lakes. And now, after 36 years, the Pelican Lake Association wants the DNR to stop stocking muskellunge in that lake. The concern...
August 19, 2015 - 11:45am
June 27, 2015
Is swimmers itch treatment killing fish on Detroit?
It was just a couple of weeks ago I expressed some concerns about the dying and missing cabbage plants in Detroit Lake. This week I am expressing a new concern as a result of the number of dead fish that showed up on the beach and public access area of Little Detroit between June...
June 27, 2015 - 5:30am