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The summer project list is bringing a lot of new renovations for the schools in Detroit Lakes
Family friend charged with sexually assaulting, murdering Meeker County 5-year-old
Successful blood drive held Aug. 9 in DL
Soak up rest of summer with Sarah's Panzanella Salad
Wife of man who died in camper at WeFest last year, still searching for answers
Laker XC teams host Make the Lake run
Weiss shuts down Angels at state
Angels take on Lastrup in state Class C first round Saturday
DL 412 BMX Single Point Race Results Aug. 3rd
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Tasty summer slaw Recipe showcases fresh veggies, ND canola oil
Brenk on dean’s list at Bethel University
Tigges on dean’s list at UW-Madison
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Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Gas prices have risen in Minnesota this week
Essentia Health St. Mary’s Sister Anne Scholarship winners
MAC’S, Inc. promotes Riley Soberg in DL
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Let your local library help you update your home
FMSO's Symphony Rocks goes a little bit country
Forestedge Winery to host art fair
Thomas Raymond Savageau
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The tale of my trip to Denmark, it's the 'perfect country for me'
Letter: Democrats are dead wrong on their energy platform
Letter: Absenteeism, if you start in high school, it's too late
Media needs to act responsibly
Nothing 'peaceful' about protests
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Hundreds to attend Hiking Fest Aug. 27 at Itasca Park
This songbird has a killer attitude
Wolves are intelligent and social
Wething celebrates 88 years
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February 13, 2016
Warmer temps means less ice means early ice-off
Even with the last couple of cold fronts before the blizzard of last Sunday and Monday, we just can’t seem to build the ice past that 15-16 inches that are on most area lakes. This is very little ice compared to most seasons, and it seems to be the same issue all over the state....
February 13, 2016 - 5:10am
February 6, 2016
Not getting bites? Time to mix it up
Ice anglers will notice this time of the ice season that many fish may come into your flasher’s view, but not bite like they did earlier in the season (especially the walleyes). Fish will seem to key to a couple of short major and a short minor feeding period. Catching them or getting...
February 6, 2016 - 5:10am
January 30, 2016
Ice fishing heats up across Minnesota lakes
As the weather warmed up, so did the ice fishing, Lake of the Woods Tourism reported Monday. Ice roads along the South Shore are allowing half-ton...
January 30, 2016 - 5:10am
Conditions prime for Poles and Holes
Next weekend the 6th annual Poles and Holes fishing derby will be held on Little Detroit Lake. The derby will be from noon until 3 p.m., with the gates opening at 9 a.m. First place for the derby will receive an Ice Castle fish house. Many derby prizes and great raffle prizes will...
January 30, 2016 - 5:05am
January 19, 2016
One dead, one hospitalized in carbon monoxide poisoning in fish house
LEECH LAKE, Minn. -- One man is dead and another is in a Twin Cities hospital after an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in an ice fishing house Sunday on Leech Lake. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports it received a call at 4:37 p.m. Sunday of a medical emergency at a fish...
January 19, 2016 - 8:57am
January 16, 2016
Poles ’n Holes 2016
It may seem like winter has barely gotten started, but the Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club’s Poles n’ Holes Fishing Derby is just a couple...
January 16, 2016 - 5:55am
January 9, 2016
Get kids started on ice fishing fun
We have finally gotten into full swing with the hard water season. Most lakes in the area have 8-12 inches of ice, and we are making good ice with the cold snap. When we dip below zero, we can make an inch every 24 hours. You will hear the ice pop and crack when you are on it now...
January 9, 2016 - 5:10am
January 2, 2016
Thin ice creating safety issues for ice fishermen in the region
Two Wisconsin fishermen are dead after falling through the ice this week. The tragedy serves as a reminder to ice anglers in the Detroit Lakes area. For anglers like Tim Jacobson, the wait for the ice to freeze takes a lot of patience. Warm winters like the one we’ve had so far...
January 2, 2016 - 5:50am
December 26, 2015
Ice house ‘communities’ will start to pop up
Usually by the holiday break, Little Detroit has created its own little community on the ice. This has been slow start to the ice season and ice anglers are anxious to get out. With the improving ice conditions you will start to see the ice community grow significantly this next week...
December 26, 2015 - 5:30am
December 22, 2015
Ice fishing communities pop up on many lakes
When you live in an area known as “lakes country” within a state already known for its lakes, things tend to get impressive when entering...
December 22, 2015 - 10:18am
December 12, 2015
Early Red Lake ice fishing is good
I took the opportunity to head to Red Lake to get in on the early ice walleye bite. Red can be very busy early, as it has a reputation as a great first ice destination. The week before had ice bite reports reflected a poor bite (due mostly to poor water clarity) that I figured would...
December 12, 2015 - 5:05am
March 28, 2015
Last week to ice fish
We are quickly getting to the “tweener” season. The period of time between safe ice and open water. This week will most likely be the last week to venture out on local ice in the Detroit Lakes area. Check ice conditions before heading out as they can change quickly this time...
March 28, 2015 - 5:05am
March 2, 2014
Some fish houses need to be off lakes by Monday
It’s time to reel up the lines and get ready to say goodbye to this year’s ice fishing season. Fish houses need to be off area lakes by...
March 2, 2014 - 11:00am
December 1, 2013
Brad Laabs: New technology makes ice fishing more enjoyable
Ice fishing is in full season now. Most area lakes have 5-8 inches of good, clear, solid ice. Our ten day forecast looks like we will keep making good ice and no significant snow accumulation will make this one of the earlier and better starts to an ice fishing season than we have...
December 1, 2013 - 8:00am
March 8, 2013
Brad Laabs: Lots of snow cover means later ice-out date
I must not be the only one feeling impatient for spring weather to arrive and the soon to follow open water season. This last week I have been asked several times when I think the ice will be off the lakes. That can be tricky to predict right now because the answer is so weather dependent....
March 8, 2013 - 2:25pm