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Laker boys XC heads to sections with win at Park Rapids
Skate Like a Girl day aimed at finding and keeping younger skaters
Hawley upsets Barnesville for paddle trophy
Area football week seven report
Mahnomen takes command of Section 8A
How did Social Security work without computers?
Local Sons of Norway give back to community
National Honor Society at LP-A inducts new members
Pumpkin cookies with maple glaze epitomize fall flavors
friends & neighbors
Making an IMPACT: Local crew sets out to begin book binding business
Norby's accepts Retailer of the Year award
Having trouble paying your heating bill? LIHEAP could help
MN gas prices down this week
It's creepy, it's kooky, mysterious and spooky: Halloween events aplenty set for lakes area this month
"Classic Country" tribute coming to Holmes Theatre Oct. 19
Pat & Donna Surface to present 'Remember When' at NYM Saturday
The history of Columbus Day
Joe and Karen Merseth
Don & Norma Smith
William "Bill" & Anita Hill
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
Agnes "Babe" Rose Wenner
Jean G. Wills
How do we make a great country still greater?
Letter: Fox is guarding henhouse at EPA
DL School Board member apologizes to preschool teachers
Tribune Editorial: Want to be taken seriously? Stop using vocal fry
Leaving home--and finding a new one
Asian Lady Beetles are pesky but harmless
Fishing opportunities heat up as water temps drop
Full-moon fishing in October is fantastic
In the woods, a lot can happen in an hour
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
May 21, 2017
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
The walleye opener in the Detroit Lakes area was a big success. Not everyone caught walleyes, but the wonderful weather and other active fish made for a great opener. My son Jake was able to join me for opening day and we were fortunate enough to find active walleyes on Ottertail...
May 21, 2017 - 6:00am
May 12, 2017
Drop in a line--it's walleye time: Bait shops, anglers prepare for a warm, sunny fishing opener
Fishing opener is set to be a good one, with the ice long gone, and the weather predicted to be sunny with a temperature high just shy of 80...
May 12, 2017 - 2:12pm
May 10, 2017
Governor Dayton proclaims May 13 as 'Clean, Drain, Dry Day'
At the stroke of midnight on May 13, Governor Mark Dayton will cast his line and signal the start to a time-honored tradition: the Minnesota Fishing Opener. With over 1.6 million anglers hitting the water, the fishing opener is the perfect opportunity to educate anglers on the importance...
May 10, 2017 - 8:18pm
May 18, 2016
Cold catch: A frozen fishing opener
Last saturday’s Minnesota fishing opener was a cold day in the Lakes Area. With ice hanging from the tips of their fishing rods, Curt Kozitka,...
May 18, 2016 - 10:13am
May 14, 2016
Forecast will make for tough opening day fishing
A week ago, the forecast for opener looked like it was going to be fabulous. More true to opener, the fishing Gods decided to put a challenging cold front on the menu to test us fisherman. Opener can be a challenge even in the best conditions with no time on the water to pattern the...
May 14, 2016 - 5:55am
May 13, 2016
Plan ahead for fishing opener travel
The Minnesota walleye fishing opener will bring out anglers from around the state this weekend and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging travelers to plan ahead and use extra care while driving through highway work zones. Motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures...
May 13, 2016 - 5:45am
May 12, 2016
McGregor anglers to host Gov. Dayton on Saturday's fishing opener
ST. PAUL—McGregor residents and anglers Bob Staska and Glenn Lane will host Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, respectively, at the...
May 12, 2016 - 8:22am
May 11, 2016
Hearts are a-pounding, Minnesota walleye opener is here
The weather may have cooled down, but business has been heating up this week in Detroit Lakes in preparation for the walleye fishing opener,...
May 11, 2016 - 10:58am
May 7, 2016
Looking forward to next weekend’s opener
We are a week away from the “opener.” Walleye will be the primary fish targeted for the opener. You will be able to count on northern pike and the pan fish bite of crappies and sunfish to be active if you struggle getting on the walleyes. Bass can be targeted for catch, but must...
May 7, 2016 - 5:35am
May 13, 2015
Good weather provides for good opener
He may be setting the bar low, but as far as John Store is concerned, Saturday had all the makings of a good fishing opener – the ice had actually...
May 13, 2015 - 12:45pm
May 2, 2015
Anticipation of an ‘opener to remember’
One week to go until the start of the fishing opener. I love it! You can officially start at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday May 9. Walleye and northern pike will be open at that time. The pan fish season is already open, and this year you can target bass in the early season for catch and...
May 2, 2015 - 5:20am
May 1, 2015
Vermilion to host Gov. Fishing Opener
The 68th annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener will be hosted by the Lake Vermilion Resort Association (LVRA), with Fortune Bay Resort Casino as event headquarters May 7 through May 10 in the Lake Vermilion area. Known as the “lake of the sunset glow,” the Lake Vermilion...
May 1, 2015 - 5:20am
May 16, 2012
Minnesota fishing opener: A great day to hit the lake
Last Saturday's Minnesota fishing opener brought anglers to the lakes area from far and wide to try their hands at landing a lunker. Rudy Salinas...
May 16, 2012 - 12:31pm
May 14, 2011
Rough start to Minnesota fishing opener
Cold, rainy, windy conditions greeted anglers in the lakes area Saturday morning for the 2011 Minnesota fishing opener. East winds at 10-20mph...
May 14, 2011 - 10:49am