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It's a mystery: Bronze Star earned by DL man in WWII found at gun show
'I will never let our town forget': Soldier and boy who 'knew every foot' of DL streets is remembered
100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads
Bow fishers take 10,000 pounds of carp in Frazee tourney
AgweekTV: Better grilling
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Frazee wrestlers aid VFW with holiday flags at Oak Grove
Parsons, Lormis repeat all-conference performances
Foster 29th at NCAA Outdoor West Prelims
Titans end Raiders’ baseball season
Prowler pitching stymies Detroit Lakes
Honoring our heroes on Memorial Day
Column: Big winners, big losers
Turning back the pages
Ehnerts celebrate 50 years together
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
Friends & Neighbors
Okeson named Director of Nursing for Emmanuel Nursing Home
Food waste is money down the drain
MN gas prices up two cents
DL Public Utilities earns Reliable Public Power Provider designation
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, other acts headed to Fargo later this year
Local chef publishes culinary memoir
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
Victor M. Lindstrom
Dale Wayne Fagerlie
Marcella O. Jernberg
Florence I. Gilbertson
Neil L. Edwards
Remember to look around at the hurting heros among us
Lynn Hummel column: Everybody needs a Bud
Letter: Bad time to cut opioid drug prevention program
Letter: More than just a three-day weekend
Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Conditions prime for nice bass bite opening weekend
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
Preparing to slay? Suggestions for opening weekend
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
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'
Pine to Palm
February 18, 2017
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
By the time you are reading this, we will already be a couple of days into another unseasonably warm weather situation. This February thaw will eliminate a significant amount of our snow cover. When we lose our snow, we also trend toward warming weather. The snow reflects the sun's...
February 18, 2017 - 6:00am
February 17, 2017
Lake Ida, Little Detroit to welcome little fishermen: DL, Cormorant youth fishing derbies will provide free family fun
When a trip to the movies costs an arm and a leg (and another arm, if someone gets hungry), family outings are becoming more and more difficult...
February 17, 2017 - 6:00am
February 15, 2017
Battle of the bait: 7th annual Poles N' Holes derby lures competition to Little Detroit Lake
Whether they had to drive half a mile or 1,200 miles, nothing seemed to stand between fishermen and the ice of Little Detroit Lake this Saturday....
February 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 12, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Is it time to lower 50-year-old walleye limit?
I will be a little "all over the map" this week as we close in on the middle of February.
February 12, 2017 - 6:00am
February 5, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Rods and fishing line make a huge difference out on the ice
We are down to the last three weeks of the gamefish season (walleye, northern, bass), but the open season for panfish continues until it is not safe on the ice any more. Thursday, the groundhog saw his shadow, so we have at least six more weeks of winter yet! The bite for walleyes...
February 5, 2017 - 6:00am
February 4, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Hunting for northern pike in the darkhouse
Drive a stretch of highway along a solidly frozen Minnesota lake and you'll notice there are often clusters of small fish houses, like villages, scattered all over the lake's ice-covered surface. And paralleling the lakeshore in an orderly and equidistant manner will often be other...
February 4, 2017 - 6:00am
Lake sturgeon measuring 66 inches takes two hours to land
BAUDETTE, Minn.—Already, it had been a good night for Morgan Gallus and her companions who were sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River near...
February 4, 2017 - 5:00am
January 29, 2017
Brad Laabs column: With colder temps, ice anglers need lures with more sound, color, movement
The unseasonably warm January thaw of the last week or 10 days has knocked the snow cover on the lakes to almost nothing on the majority of our area lakes. During the warm stretch, fishing the lake conditions was slushy, wet, and flooding occurred around heavier permanent houses (nothing...
January 29, 2017 - 6:00am
January 12, 2017
Explore Lake Life Expo set for Jan. 27-28
Jade Presents is set to host an Explore Lake Life Expo January 27-28 at the Scheels Arena in Fargo. "Not just another boat show," the expo will showcase what lake life and what lakes country in Minnesota has to offer, with over 40 varying vendors including Lakegirl, Lakeshirts, Harmonious...
January 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
January 7, 2017
Whole lot of eelpout: Burbot state record is on the books
It's official — a Minnesota resident holds the state record for a fish species with a much maligned appearance and many names including...
January 7, 2017 - 10:00am
Brad Laabs column: Getting the drop on winter: Ice fishing augurs well on area lakes
Both last winter, and this winter, have been years of late-developing ice. We are coming into the first full weekend of the new year, and finally have enough ice for full size trucks to venture onto area lakes. Last year, with a late ice start, and an early ice out, we had limited...
January 7, 2017 - 6:00am
December 27, 2016
Here's how to catch fish when water visibility is poor under the ice
Hard to believe we are at Christmas already and the ice season is really just getting going. The ice has been walkable for a couple weeks now, and safe for sleds, wheelers, or side-by-sides for the last week.
December 27, 2016 - 5:00am
December 17, 2016
Lakes are making ice fast, but no trucks for another week
Ice thicknesses on area lakes range from about 6 to 9 inches and continues to develop well with the severe cold of the last week. Areas that have no or minimal snow have thicker ice, since the snow acts as an insulator and slows ice development. Through this weekend and the rest of...
December 17, 2016 - 6:00am
December 10, 2016
Brad Laabs Column: It's almost ice fishing time--here's where to find the fish
The ice is here! I am proud to say I was right on with my prediction. It would be better if we got the snow after we had a good week or two of ice, but the good thing about this storm is all the wind. The strong winds of Tuesday through Thursday should help blow most of the snow...
December 10, 2016 - 10:00am
December 2, 2016
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
Well, here we are, December, and still no ice on the lakes. Even I am starting to get impatient for ice now. I was on a couple different lakes Monday and Tuesday and lake temperatures dropped from 48 to 40 degrees in a week with the cold and snow. Tuesday fishing in that snowfall...
December 2, 2016 - 5:00pm