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AgweekTV: Finding Common Ground
It's go-time at MANNA: Local food co-op opens after two years of work
Show your Laker Pride!
Ponsford man sentenced for using stolen credit card
Happy hundredth! Graystone Plaza celebrates centennial with tours, history, and a barbershop quartet
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Laker tennis swept in home triangular
Bombers come up huge in one-point win at Ulen
Starkey scores five times in Mahnomen blowout victory
Nuggets keep rolling, blank Thunder by 48
Lakers throttle Park Rapids for first victory
Knowing when, and how much, to step in
Learning the lingo of Social Security can help with your retirement planning
"The first day at school wasn't the worst day": Story from 1977 rings true today
Social Security celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Column: Sleeping with a neanderthal
friends & neighbors
Daggett Truck Line honors trucker for 'superb' driving
Cost Share Program makes organic certification more affordable, rebates available
Flipping houses--it's not like TV
Arvig schedules cut-over date for all-digital conversion in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park
Nurse practitioner joins Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
Farm to table: What's in season?
'Two slightly clueless 19 year olds camping...what could go wrong?'
Renowned musician Annie Humphrey comes to New York Mills Saturday
Maplewood State Park ready to host Leaf Days celebration
Fall into autumn this Friday
Beejay Eckman and Tracy Nealis
Nena Rae Bartnes
Jerry & Monica Thunstrom
Robert Wayne Arnold
Marlene A. Collins
Audrey @13@@10@(Pitsenbarger) Knauf
Robert "Bobby" Wayne Arnold
Ronald F. Williams Sr.
D.L. Energize to campaign against aldermen who voted against Tobacco 21
Letter: Otto created lifelong impact on his students
Letter: Collin Peterson foe is 'heartless' Republican
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Like U.S., Canada has issues with healthcare, but the solution is not to dismantle universal care
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Grizzlies have come back from the brink
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
Black bears live in the shadows
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
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
pine to palm
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
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
June 21, 2017
Column: Fishing and finances
Like most hobbies, fishing can be a drain on the finances.
June 21, 2017 - 10:43am
June 13, 2017
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Water temperatures jumped significantly this last week with the hot weather and bright sunshine. Warmer nights didn't cool the water off, and each consecutive day of the warm front raised surface temps a degree or more a day. We are now in the high 60s to low 70s all around the region....
June 13, 2017 - 6:00am
June 9, 2017
Pow wows and bike rides and rodeos, oh my!: Lakes area's weekend entertainment calendar is jam packed
It's official: The lazy, hazy days of summer have arrived in the lakes area — and there's no shortage of ways to celebrate that fact this...
June 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
May 18, 2017
Lake Bemidji lands college fishing national championship
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Lake Bemidji and the Greater Bemidji area will serve as the host for a major national fishing championship later this year....
May 18, 2017 - 5:11pm
May 13, 2017
Brad Laabs fishing column: Keep your bait fresh and alive
Now that opening weekend for walleye and northern is here, I have a couple suggestions that may be helpful (and might save you a couple bucks!) The first tip has to do with keeping bait fresh and alive. We will talk about minnows first, since in the early season, shiners, red tails,...
May 13, 2017 - 7:25pm
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
DNR goes into fishing opener with 25 enforcement positions unfilled
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Alexandria conservation officer Mitch Lawler will drop his boat into the water for the Minnesota fishing opener Saturday...
May 10, 2017 - 12:47pm
May 6, 2017
Veterans of fishing: Nonprofit takes military veterans out on Mississippi River
With 40-degree temperatures and thick cloud cover, last Saturday was not ideal for a fishing excursion. That didn't stop Fishing with Vets, a...
May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Brad Laabs column: Here's where to find fish on the opener
We are a week away from the "fishing opener." Along with the deer hunting opener, these are the most popular of the unofficial Minnesota holidays. With the weather we are having now and the forecast through next weekend, it is shaping up to be a very good opening weekend. The warm...
May 6, 2017 - 8:00am
April 23, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
We will have several weeks of panfish action available before the May 13 "fishing opener" arrives. As of 12:01 a.m. (just after midnight Friday, May 12), the season opens for gamefish, which include walleyes and northern pike. The bass opener will be May 27 this year. As of last year,...
April 23, 2017 - 6:00am
April 19, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Ice free at last, ice free at last, thank God Almighty we are ice free at last! Through the weekend there will only be a few lakes left in the area to become totally ice free, but 95 percent of all our lakes are able to float a boat now. It is early, but for some reason, it seems...
April 19, 2017 - 6:00am
April 2, 2017
Brad Laabs column: It's over - the ice is no longer safe for ice fishing
I am calling it: Ice fishing for this spring is over. With this current warm stretch, the ice has deteriorated significantly the last few days and there is no ice is safe anymore in our area.
April 2, 2017 - 6:00am
March 28, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Winter camping and trout fishing in the Boundary Waters
Since the year 2006 I've joined a college friend of mine who invited me to tag along with him for a winter camping and lake trout fishing adventure into the wilds of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the month of March. Terry and I attended the University of Minnesota Morris...
March 28, 2017 - 5:00am
March 27, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Time to get ready for open-water fishing
We have come to the end of the ice season. There will always be a few who will push the ice season to the limit, but there's no need to do that with a soon-to-be-available open water season in our area.
March 27, 2017 - 9:48am
March 12, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
The last couple of years this time of year (as we clear fish houses off the lakes and near the end of the ice season), I have written about my frustration with the messes left on the ice. This year, our area lakes seem to have been left in better shape than the past several years....
March 12, 2017 - 5:00am