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International Eagles Auxiliary President visits Detroit Lakes
DL man allegedly caught on video setting his rental house on fire
Charges filed in old robbery, arson cases in Becker County
Cities honor Marquart, Eken with distinction award
Longtime DL Housing Authority Executive Director hangs it up
Laker tennis gains experience at opening invite
Sophomore QB Studsrud gets UND starting nod
DL near top 10 in first football poll
Wimmer takes over DL volleyball program
412 BMX results
Audubon native becomes Holmes Theatre's new marketing director
It's a boy!
DL's Herman receives MSUM scholarship
If earnings are over SSA benefit limit, update your estimate online ASAP
Friends & Neighbors
Lakeland Hospice Bike Ride stays strong
M State wins award for welding trailer
He built it, they came: Dion’s Dangerzone expands into new gym
EnVision Salon opens in Detroit Lakes
Getting your home ready to sell
John Kay, Steppenwolf coming to Shooting Star this Friday
Smart students use their local library
Deuces Wild at Fargo Theatre
'Bible Bingo' to be presented at Walker's Minnesota Folklore Theatre
Travel the Silk Road at Minnesota Renaissance Festival this weekend
Don and Jean Bauer
Other Opinions: Don’t saddle next president with UND nickname issue
Other Opinions: Standing up for rural postal delivery
Other Opinions: Keep rural homes safe, efficient with USDA programs
Other Opinions: MN teens No. 1 on ACT but gaps persist
‘Trump Wall’ will also keep us in, not just others out
Recording of natural history can often lead to ‘discoveries’
Cool weather may mean early fall, transition period
Deer lottery application deadline is Sept. 10
You’ll never forget the first time you see a ruddy duck
Info meetings set for DNR’s northern pike proposal
Local artist creates one-of-a-kind public art sculpture for DL Library
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
August 16, 2015
Simple device detects zebra mussel infestation at an early stage
With two more Becker County lakes — Eunice and Big Cormorant — having recently joined the official list of Minnesota water bodies that are...
August 16, 2015 - 5:45am
July 30, 2015
Dayton may call special session if Mille Lacs lake walleye season closes
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a special session in August to provide emergency disaster relief to Mille Lacs Lake resorters and other area businesses if the walleye season is closed on one of Minnesota's largest and most popular sport fishing lakes. Dayton spoke Tuesday...
July 30, 2015 - 8:57am
July 18, 2015
Several lakes, Red River added to ‘infested’ list
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will list three water bodies as infested with zebra mussels: Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns counties, Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County, and the Red River bordering northwestern Minnesota. Clearwater Lake and Ruth Lake were infested...
outdoors / DNR
July 18, 2015 - 5:20am
July 10, 2015
Lakes are safe despite recent deadly infections, officials say
Throughout the summer, many people will make the trek to one of the region's many lakes. But with an infection contracted in a lake being blamed for the death of an Alexandria, Minn., boy, many may hesitate before packing up and heading out this weekend. However, health officials...
July 10, 2015 - 9:59am
June 27, 2015
Walleye stocking: By the numbers
Anglers are never far from a lake where they can catch walleye in Minnesota. Fish stocking keeps it that way. Stocking walleyes involves taking eggs from waters that have reproducing walleye populations and releasing newly hatched fry or small walleye fingerlings into lakes that...
outdoors / DNR
June 27, 2015 - 5:20am
June 20, 2015
Volunteers needed for annual DNR loon survey
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Itasca, Lake and Cook counties...
outdoors / DNR
June 20, 2015 - 5:10am
June 13, 2015
PRWD: Flowering rush treatment is working
The Detroit Lakes area is a great place to live and provides many recreational opportunities for all who come here. Driving by the Detroit Lake City beach today is a far cry from when the aquatic invasive plant, flowering rush invaded and caused “swamp-like” conditions in some...
opinion / letters
June 13, 2015 - 5:15am
June 12, 2015
Homes on area’s flooded lakes will likely get outlet
For at least a decade, high water levels on four lakes in the northeast corner of Otter Tail County have caused enough problems that the Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul Lake Improvement District has been advocating for an outlet. Nearby Devils Lake is in the same shape. Now there...
June 12, 2015 - 5:20am
June 5, 2015
Here’s some tips on keeping phosphorus out of the lakes
In the summer, Minnesotans enjoy every one of their 10,000-plus lakes. After months of being cooped up, it’s understandable! Yet summer is when people often unknowingly damage the very lakes they love by polluting them with phosphorous. Phosphorous is in anything that once...
June 5, 2015 - 5:15am
June 3, 2015
More industrial chemicals found in remote Minnesota lakes
ST. PAUL -- A chemical associated only with X-ray technology is showing up in Lake Kabetogama in Voyageurs National Park and other northern lakes, one of many industrial compounds showing up in samples taken from Minnesota waterways. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Tuesday...
June 3, 2015 - 8:01am
Dry spring: Lake level down a foot
This part of Minnesota is the driest in the state, and Becker County is among those listed being in “severe drought” by the U.S. Drought...
News / Detroit Lakes
May 3, 2015 - 5:50am
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...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
March 14, 2015 - 5:20am
Clean Minnesota lakes well worth the investment
There’s mixed news on a topic that’s near and dear to our area: clean lakes. As reported in a front-page Star Tribune story, keeping Minnesota lakes clean is hugely expensive. Over the next 20 years, the state will spend an estimated $2.5 billion from the 2008 Legacy Amendment...
opinion / other opinions
February 14, 2015 - 5:50am
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...
News / Detroit Lakes
March 2, 2014 - 11:00am
March 27, 2013
Washing your hands might be bad for fish
ALEXANDRIA— A lot of questionable decisions were made in the 1960s. Was introducing the antibacterial agent triclosan one of them? The antimicrobial...
March 27, 2013 - 8:53am