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If the shoe fits, paint it: Sisters create custom shoes in Bemidji
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
MN state agencies receive 10 government innovation awards
MN minimum wage set to go up August 1
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
The smell of football is in the air
DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Hole in one
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Darla Rae Fisher
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Adults playing their games...
Letter: Unendorsed 7th District candidate should bow out
Letter: Union workers advocate for pipeline
Cheers to young volunteers
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Ice-off comes 3 weeks early to Detroit Lake
Hallelujah! The ice is off the lake. In a fitting end to a mild winter, the ice left Detroit Lake about three weeks early. It left on March 29,...
March 30, 2016 - 9:53am
March 9, 2016
Snow mold pops up right after melting, causing allergies
The great meltdown is upon us, as above-average temperatures trigger little trickles of water that seem to be coming from everywhere. Drivers...
March 9, 2016 - 11:50am
December 23, 2015
Ice conditions not ideal yet
A couple of snowmobilers on Little Detroit learned the hard way not to taunt Mother Nature after they - and their sleds - ended up falling into...
December 23, 2015 - 10:26am
December 19, 2015
Making good ice, but be aware out there
The snow is a relief to see for most winter outdoor enthusiasts. Skiers, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers can finally start getting on with their winter season. Ice anglers have been stalled by the El Niño effects and the jet streams lack of cooperation to bring that cold arctic...
December 19, 2015 - 5:15am
December 5, 2015
This snow shouldn’t harm the ice-making process
Ice anglers getting excited and ready for the upcoming hard water season are a little disappointed to get the first snowfall as soon as we did after getting most lakes iced up. It was also a disappointment to have it as wet and heavy as it was. No worries. The wet and heavy snow will...
December 5, 2015 - 5:55am
November 23, 2015
Becker County Sheriff says stay off ice
Local law enforcement officers are warning people to stay off the freshly frozen ice right now. The below freezing temperatures in the past several...
November 23, 2015 - 10:39am
April 3, 2015
Fire department, DNR rescue deer from Red Lake River ice
CROOKSTON, Minn. — A successful rescue of a deer that was stranded in the icy waters of the Red Lake River in Crookston was caught on video...
April 3, 2015 - 9:31am
March 29, 2015
This spring, lakes should see an earlier ice-off date than in the past
If the bold predictions for ice-out on Detroit Lake from the Pelican River Watershed District staff hold true, the ice will leave the lake a...
March 29, 2015 - 6:00am
March 14, 2015
Clean up after yourself, get ice houses off and be careful on the ice
First, just a reminder that Monday, March 16, shelters need to be removed from the lakes north of Highways 10 and 34. It looks like most anglers took advantage of the nice weekend last weekend to get most of the houses off the lakes. There are still some shelters out, and for those...
March 14, 2015 - 5:20am
March 12, 2015
Otter Tail County lakes seeing unusual ice heave
OTTERTAIL, Minn. -- Ice is a normal part of winter along Minnesota’s lakes. However, this year, some property owners on Otter Tail County lakes...
March 12, 2015 - 8:15am
March 4, 2015
Man dies after falling through ice on Alexandria-area lake, boy hospitalized
One of the people rescued after falling through the ice of Lake Andrew last night has died, according to family members. In a statement issued...
March 4, 2015 - 1:18pm
February 28, 2015
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
We are now unseasonably cold again, and this may extend the ice season locally. With little snow cover and the brutal cold of the last couple weeks, we are making more ice, not losing ice. You can probably count on at least another four weeks of accessible, fishable ice before we...
February 28, 2015 - 5:15am
February 14, 2015
Variable weather means ice may not be safe
With recent temperatures varying from below 0 to 40 degrees, the Minnesota DNR reminds winter recreationists that they should check local conditions before venturing onto the ice. “A spell of cooler weather does not mean the ice on a lake, pond or river is safe,” said Stan...
February 14, 2015 - 5:15am
January 27, 2015
Thin ice causing big problems on northern Minnesota lakes
WALKER, Minn. -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to four incidents of vehicles going through thin ice during the past weekend. Just more than a week go, two other vehicles dropped into frigid waters. There were no serious injuries reported in the incidents, according...
January 27, 2015 - 7:58am
January 2, 2015
Good ice-making but challenging fishing
It seems like a long time since we have gone into a new year with no snow on the ground. Every season seems to have a new twist making them all unique. With the lack of snow cover and the recent extreme cold snap, the lakes have had a chance to continue to make ice. We have great...
January 2, 2015 - 12:25pm