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Man airlifted after rollover in Becker County Wednesday night
Post-oil boom, drug prices fall as gang trafficking increases
New Camp Ripley exhibit gives visitors a look at WWI
Exploration gaining steam: Rush of interest in Northland gold
Local golfers compete at The Birchmont
Cubs defeat Sox for Little League title
DL Babe Ruth team wraps season at districts
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
DCC 100 celebration Thursday at Pavilion
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Essentia Health hospitals work with local groups to identify health needs and improve community health
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
May 1, 2014
Governor’s Fishing Opener to shine spotlight on Brainerd lakes region
BRAINERD, Minn. -- The ripple effect of hosting the 67th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will send waves across the Brainerd lakes region for years to come, organizers say. The area will be home to the opener Thursday through May 11 on Gull Lake, with headquarters at Grand View...
May 1, 2014 - 1:30pm
April 26, 2014
Brad Laabs: Birds, open water are signs of spring
This last week we have seen the return of increasing numbers of trumpeter swans, geese, ducks, and eagles. They are all sharing a limited amount of open water and are getting along well with each other. Their return to our area is a sure sign of spring. So is the return of many of...
April 26, 2014 - 10:00am
April 25, 2014
DNR sued over management of Lake Mille Lacs walleye fishery
ST. PAUL -- Two weeks ahead of the Minnesota fishing opener, a group of anglers and current and former resort owners filed suit Thursday to overturn an extended night-fishing ban on Lake Mille Lacs recently enacted by the state Department of Natural Resources. More broadly, they...
April 25, 2014 - 3:00pm
April 19, 2014
Brad Laabs: Stay off the ice; Give Rainy River sturgeon a try
It would be prudent at this juncture to stay off the ice. We will upswing to a trend of warmer weather this week and the ice will deteriorate significantly. No perch, crappie, or sunfish is worth an ice cold swim. Call it quits for the ice season and start focusing on some of the...
April 19, 2014 - 9:00am
April 12, 2014
Brad Laabs: Use caution on ice; get ready for open water
Amazing what a difference a week can make. We have eliminated most of the snow and the snow on top of the lakes. Now the sun’s energy and the warm days can work on getting our lakes ice free. When we get rid of the snow and have more brown ground, it helps us warm more quickly and...
April 12, 2014 - 9:00am
April 5, 2014
Clean up now for a more pleasant start to next ice season
Ice fishing will be over in Minnesota in the next week or two. For many ice fisherman, this ice season is already done. Lake of the Woods is home to the last of the diehard ice anglers and that ice season will be done on April 14. Some anglers in our area will still have a week or...
April 5, 2014 - 8:00am
April 1, 2014
Angler pleads guilty, loses potential world-record fish
Caught — and released to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Rob Scott, the Crane Lake, Minn., angler who caught a potential tip-up...
April 1, 2014 - 8:31am
March 29, 2014
Mille Lacs restrictions will keep anglers away
By now most anglers have heard about all the concerns and controversy surrounding the famed Mille Lacs Lake situation. A few weeks ago, I wrote about some of the proposals being discussed and indicated I would pass along the info once the DNR decisions about the lake have been made....
March 29, 2014 - 12:00pm
March 22, 2014
Brad Laabs: Still good fishing to be had on the Minnesota ice
Spring has officially arrived, but we still have plenty of ice on the area lakes. It looks like we will continue to have ice available for ice anglers for at least the next two or three weeks (or four or five!). The season is closed for walleye, northern, and bass in our area,...
March 22, 2014 - 10:00am
March 15, 2014
Brad Laabs: Eating fish is healthy, tasty and good for you
A couple of years ago I wrote an article about the importance of fish in a healthy diet. In the past I also wrote to help clarify some of the health warnings that have given consumption of fish what I consider to be an over-reaction by some. A recent conversation with someone ill-informed...
March 15, 2014 - 9:00am
March 8, 2014
Brad Laabs: When do you think area lakes will be ice free?
The question of the week this last week has been, “When do you think we will be ice free?” I am sure this has been prompted by this seemingly endless winter, and the fact the calendar says we are in March. Last week we had the official “first day of spring”. This week we have...
March 8, 2014 - 10:00am
March 1, 2014
Brad Laabs: Prepare ahead to get ice houses off lakes
This last week we had many anglers remove fish houses from area lakes, especially the lakes south of highways 10 and 34. This Monday, March 3, all houses south have to be off. The lakes north will have two more weeks before shelters need to be removed. The melt we had a couple...
March 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 25, 2014
Fishing licenses expire Friday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota fishing licenses expire Friday. The Department of Natural Resources reports that 2014 licenses that take effect Saturday are on sale. Ice shelter permits for 2013 remain effective through April 30.
February 25, 2014 - 8:20am
February 15, 2014
Brad Laabs: Weather forcing anglers to fish in close proximity
Over the last number of weeks, anglers on the ice have been mostly fishing in close quarters. The cold and wind have limited the amount of hole jumping, standing out in the open, or sitting on buckets on the ice. That should start to change the next several weeks. Multiple anglers...
February 15, 2014 - 4:00pm
February 12, 2014
2.99-pound Northern wins Poles ‘N Holes
With more than 800 people competing and no unusually hazardous winter weather conditions to contend with, this Saturday’s Poles ’N Holes...
February 12, 2014 - 9:54am