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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Friends & Neighbors
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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
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