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Laettner Camp a success on many age levels
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Social Security benefits are calculated the same way for men, women
Wirth graduates at military academy
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Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
DCC’s Lakeview to host golf festivities in honor of centennial
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
NLOC’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Carol M. Linden
Delores Arlene Crane
10 tips for protecting our water
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Frazee woman nabs record sturgeon
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
Fine fishing so far in MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
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Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Find ‘refuge’ from hectic life at wildlife sanctuary
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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 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...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
December 19, 2015 - 5:15am
November 6, 2015
Muskie discussion draws crowd
It was an overflow town hall meeting last Thursday evening, when people for and against stocking more muskies in Otter Tail County lakes gathered...
outdoors / DNR
November 6, 2015 - 5:45am
November 5, 2015
Perham council against stocking muskie in local lakes
The Perham City Council has joined forces with the local Chamber of Commerce and the Otter Tail Coalition of Lakeshore Associations (COLA) to oppose the stocking of muskies in the Otter Tail lakes chain. By unanimous resolution, city council members approved drafting a letter to...
outdoors / DNR
November 5, 2015 - 5:55am
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