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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
July 19, 2017
Century-old Minnesota resort keeps them coming back
NAYTAHWAUSH, Minn.—Pinehurst Resort, situated between North Twin Lake and South Twin Lake in Naytahwaush, will be 100 years old in 2018....
July 19, 2017 - 11:28am
March 15, 2017
Community of Minnesota Resorts to hold workshop in April
The Community of Minnesota Resorts, a non-profit organization of "Resorters Helping Resorters," will hold their Spring Workshop on April 6 at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail, MN. The workshop will begin with registration at 8:15 a.m. and will conclude by 5:00 p.m.
March 15, 2017 - 11:53am
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 21, 2017
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Unseasonably warm temperatures and steady rainfall have prompted local and state officials to urge caution when venturing onto...
February 21, 2017 - 5:31pm
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
January 29, 2017
Brad Laabs column: With colder temps, ice anglers need lures with more sound, color, movement
The unseasonably warm January thaw of the last week or 10 days has knocked the snow cover on the lakes to almost nothing on the majority of our area lakes. During the warm stretch, fishing the lake conditions was slushy, wet, and flooding occurred around heavier permanent houses (nothing...
January 29, 2017 - 6:00am
December 17, 2016
Lakes are making ice fast, but no trucks for another week
Ice thicknesses on area lakes range from about 6 to 9 inches and continues to develop well with the severe cold of the last week. Areas that have no or minimal snow have thicker ice, since the snow acts as an insulator and slows ice development. Through this weekend and the rest of...
December 17, 2016 - 6:00am
November 19, 2016
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Across the tranquil lake in the darkness of a moonless sky, I can barely make out the faint yellow glow of a campfire. My fire is behind me, about 50 feet, crackling in a dreamy and muffled series of pops and snaps as the dry pine slowly burns.
November 19, 2016 - 7:06am
October 1, 2016
Small lakes have 'turned,' big lakes still cooling down
The high winds, cold fronts, and rain made for challenging fishing conditions and challenging fishing this last week. The weather is improving and looks to be more stable for this week. The bite activity for all species should improve, and the conditions to fish for them will be much...
October 1, 2016 - 10:04am
September 23, 2016
Zebra mussels found in two more popular western Minnesota lakes
Zebra mussels have now been confirmed in two popular recreational lakes in western Minnesota. They were found in Lake Sallie and Lac qui Parle...
September 23, 2016 - 8:29am
July 26, 2016
Zebra mussels found in lakes near Vergas, Alexandria
The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in northwestern Minnesota’s East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County and central...
July 26, 2016 - 10:10am
July 1, 2016
DNR asks boaters to preserve lakes
The Independence Day weekend is one of the busiest of the Minnesota boating and fishing season. The Department of Natural Resources reminds...
July 1, 2016 - 2:21pm
Be patient, helpful to rookie boaters
With the 4th of July holiday weekend upon us, it is a great time for some fishing etiquette reminders. The public accesses and lakes will be busy with fisherman and pleasure-recreational boaters. Starting with launching and loading at the landing, remember to act with an attitude...
July 1, 2016 - 2:18pm
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