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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
January 13, 2018
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
GRAND FORKS — We hadn't had our lines in the water more than 10 minutes when I felt a fish hanging on to my jig; the bite wasn't as much...
January 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing has come a long, long way
As you can see by the number of ice houses out on area lakes, as well as the many portables, a significant growth in the sport of ice angling...
January 13, 2018 - 11:00am
January 9, 2018
Don't make waves--slow down on the ice
The polar vortex that has kept us in this major cold front the last 10 days is finally moving on. The benefit has been the additional ice thickness...
January 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
December 30, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Lakes are making ice like crazy now
The huge benefit of this severe cold front right before the new year is the improvement to the ice conditions in our area. When we have multiple...
December 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 24, 2017
Ice fishing electronics are getting better
The electronics for ice fishing, particularly flashers, graphs, and GPS mapping have continued to improve, and thus improved anglers understanding...
December 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 20, 2017
Want walleye? Start with perch-colored lures
This last week has been good for the ice development in our area. The consistent cold with some very cold nights helps build back some of the...
December 20, 2017 - 7:00am
December 10, 2017
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
The news of the week is about the upcoming changes in the regulations for northern pike. The regulations will stay the same for this winter season...
December 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 4, 2017
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Well, what can I say? We started out with our approach to the Thanksgiving holiday like it was going to be a regular/typical start to the ice...
December 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 25, 2017
Stick to smaller lakes for ice fishing for now
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. This holiday is always a great reminder to stop and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for...
November 25, 2017 - 7:00am
November 21, 2017
Lake ice still treacherous due to weather ups and downs
We will still be talking about ice this week. Even though we have had an early ice-over on the majority of area lakes, the ice is not safe yet....
November 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
April 30, 2016
Devil’s Lake angler releases giant northern pike
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Nathan Lafleur says it never entered his mind to keep the massive northern pike he caught Wednesday evening while fly fishing...
April 30, 2016 - 5:30am
April 27, 2016
Northwest MN Fishing Report
The strong winds, significant rain events, and cooler weather in the Detroit Lakes area kept many anglers off the lakes this last week. For those that were able to time some outings with weather openings, mixed results are the report. Some have hit slap crappies in 5-8ft of water...
April 27, 2016 - 1:13pm
April 23, 2016
Tune up your boat in preperation for open water
It is easy to assume that your winterized boat was put away in the fall and will be ready to throw in the water when you are ready to use it now. Not always really the case. A few basic checks can make the early first trips smooth. Boat batteries that were charged and not tended to...
April 23, 2016 - 5:40am
April 20, 2016
Northwest MN Fishing Report
The inconsistent weather in the Detroit Lakes area keeps the pan fish bite from really turning on and staying on. Wind and wet have kept anglers off the lakes several days of the last week. Some quality crappies are showing up in shallow areas with the warmest water and weed growth...
April 20, 2016 - 2:55pm
April 16, 2016
New walleye club forms in Twin Cities
Thursday, April 7, I had the pleasure of attending the first public meeting of the newly formed walleye club, Twin Cities Walleye Unlimited. The founding group started meeting several months ago and setting themselves up with a mission, meeting goals, and activity plans that include...
April 16, 2016 - 5:15am