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'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
No need for Obamacare?: Farmers can now get group insurance through their co-ops
'Christmas miracle at the mall': Free sleigh rides in DL interrupted by spooked horse, no injuries result
Crime & accidents
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Clara Jane Gilbertson
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
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
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
Severe Weather Announcements (1)
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
Get your ice gear ready. Winter is here to stay. We will have a few nice days in the next week that will provide a chance for some open water...
November 13, 2017 - 9:00am
November 6, 2017
Wind makes fishing miserable this time of year
You have probably noticed the rapid change to winter weather this last week. The change has been dramatic and it looks like it will continue....
November 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
October 29, 2017
Winterize your boat and trailer--not just the motor
If you haven't winterized your boat yet, and you do not plan on getting out on the open water again this season, now is the time to get it done:...
October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
October 28, 2017
Give fresh-stocked walleye time to grow up a bit
The DNR has been busy all week sending out the stocking trucks. They have been collecting walleyes from rearing ponds, and have also been delivering...
October 28, 2017 - 8:00am
October 13, 2017
Fishing opportunities heat up as water temps drop
Water temperatures range from the mid-to-high 50-degree range now. Even with the rain we have had the last couple of weeks, water levels are low, so caution at the access is prudent. Having boots along may come in handy. Docks at accesses will start to disappear now. Some boats are...
October 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
October 9, 2017
Full-moon fishing in October is fantastic
As we close out September and welcome October we still have late August/early September water temperatures. Water temps are still hovering in the low 60 degree range. Most years, our lakes have "turned over" by the middle of September and water temperatures are about 10 degrees cooler...
October 9, 2017 - 6:26pm
September 20, 2017
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
All the signs point to fall except the water temperatures. The trees are turning and it looks like an early peak to our fall colors. Coots, loons, and geese are gathering in large groups. Area football teams are well into their season and the Vikings have even won a football game...
September 20, 2017 - 2:04pm
September 5, 2017
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
As we close out the Labor Day weekend, we approach another great fishing opportunity, the September full moon. The moon will be full on Wednesday, Sept. 6. September and October full moons are not only good because we are transitioning into a fall pattern, but because you can enjoy...
September 5, 2017 - 8:40am
August 28, 2017
Time for cooler-weather boat maintenance
This last week has felt more like fall weather than our typical mid-August hot weather. The cooler weather and 50-degree nights have dropped water temperatures about 5 to 7 degrees in the last week on area lakes. This is the time of the calendar when we typically still have rising...
August 28, 2017 - 9:47am
August 21, 2017
Here's how to get kids to love going fishing
I end up with many kids in the boat throughout the season. The last couple of weeks I seem to have had many kids as young as 6 years old. This has prompted me to write about a few considerations when it comes to fishing with young kids and getting kids hooked on fishing. I have written...
August 21, 2017 - 7:00am
August 14, 2017
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
The hottest new craze over the last few years for walleye fishing has been the use of an ice fishing lure in the summertime. The lure is a "jig rap" and it is fished very aggressively. There are other brands like the "shiver minnow" and puppet minnow" that are also very popular. They...
August 14, 2017 - 10:24am
August 7, 2017
Mille Lacs reopens to walleye fishing Aug. 12
The Mille Lacs Lake drama continues. The walleye season was closed on July 21 this season after being open for catch and release only. It will be reopened to walleye fishing August 12 and remain open for catch and release only through the Labor Day weekend and be closed again starting...
August 7, 2017 - 8:56am
August 1, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Old-school rigging still brings in the walleye
Live bait rigging (commonly referred to as "Roach rigging" or "Lindy rigging" and named after hall of fame anglers Gary Roach and Al Linder) is a technique that has been working for catching walleyes for decades. It can be fished and work from opening day until the lakes ice up. It...
August 1, 2017 - 8:00am
July 30, 2017
Could this whale of a muskie be one of the largest ever caught in N.D.?
WILTON, N.D. — This is not a story of the "one that got away." Not this time. This is about the fish of a lifetime. A monster. A beast....
July 30, 2017 - 7:11pm
July 25, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Weeds can be an angler's best friend
Summer fishing success can be improved for multiple species if you learn to fish in and around weed areas. Some fish are always relating to the weeds. Not all weeds are created equal when it comes to holding fish, and in my experience, cabbage weeds are the best fish producers. Weeds...
July 25, 2017 - 7:00am