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Post 15 eliminated from postseason
Hanson in the hunt at Minnesota State Open
Online petition surfaces trying to stop Waubun-Mahnomen co-op for all sports
412 BMX race results
Hoge catches leaders to share first-round lead at PGA's Barbasol
Ticket to Work puts people back in the driver's seat
Recent storms spark memories of past tornadoes
Find strength, serenity this summer: Local yoga studios offer wide range of classes
Here comes the sun: Tips for summer skincare
Column: Breaking the ice--an introduction to Becker County
Friends & Neighbors
Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic
Save on your summer road trip adventure
Minnesota Lottery continues to be recognized for its accounting and financial reporting
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
A relaxing day of shopping beneath the trees: DL's 39th Arts & Crafts in the Park set for this Sunday
So close they can taste it: DL's Holmes Theatre to host WE Fest Karaoke Roundup finale on Saturday
Arts and music at Maplewood
Comedian Rodney Carrington comes to Shooting Star Friday
Coming home: Fargo native Shannon Curfman brings solo act to Shooting Star this Thursday
Delores "Dee" Lugert
Ian R. Stalboerger
Lynn Hummel column: What if Moses had 10 more commandments?
Letter: City needs to give veteran, landlord a break
Letter: DL should show compassion towards landlord, veteran
Port: I'm pretty sure we elected Zaphod Beeblebrox as president
Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Some tips for successful warm-weather fishing
Blane Klemek column: A sleepy squirrel that acts like a prairie dog
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
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
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
March 5, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Got the bug? Lots of fishing opportunities in the region
I made a mistake in last week's article. I was reminding anglers of all the upcoming important dates to remember including re-licensing, fish house removal, and closing of the inland gamefish angling season. I mistakenly wrote March 26 instead of February 26. Hopefully you remembered...
March 5, 2017 - 8:00am
February 25, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing gets tricky now, but it's not over yet
The significant amount of rain we received last Sunday and Monday, along with the week or more of warm weather the week before, has deteriorated ice all over northern Minnesota. The snow cover on the lakes is gone. With the re-freeze we are getting now, conditions will be very slippery...
February 25, 2017 - 1:30pm
February 20, 2017
Devils Lake angler catches potential world record white bass
DEVILS LAKE, N.D.—A Devils Lake angler has caught what likely will be the new world line-class record white bass on Devils Lake as recognized...
February 20, 2017 - 6:51pm
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