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As April snow hits, driver killed in Otter Tail County crash
A platform that's close to the heart: 'Outstanding Teen' talks organ donation at driver's education classes
Shattered innocence: Becker County child abuse cases on the rise
Youth ATV Safety Training set for May 20
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
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Roth earns all-tournament honors at Summit Championship
Norman County West in danger of losing fall and winter sports
Area kids place at state free throw competition
Smith Leads Huskers at Big Ten Championships
Little Lakers Boys Basketball summer camp registration
Luecks celebrating 50 years together
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Simons welcome twin daughters
'What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear': Listening is important--on both sides of the doctor's exam table
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Friends & Neighbors
'It was time to pass the baton': Dean's Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
MN gas prices down since last week
SJE-Rhombus receives chapter 2017 ESOP Company of the Year award
‘It was time to pass the baton’: Dean’s Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
It's Shakespeare... with an apocalyptic twist: Detroit Lakes High School's spring play views British history through a zombie-infested lens
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Willow Skye Forsberg
Neil Daniel "Peel" Englund
Mathew R. Veronen
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
Severe Weather Announcements (3)
December 9, 2014
How to find toys, games that spark kids’ natural desire to learn, engage in imaginative play
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- When Elizabeth Ferguson of Grand Forks shops for toys for her boys, 4-year-old Xander and 3-year-old Asher, she uses her...
December 9, 2014 - 8:36am
July 13, 2008
Small business information meeting scheduled July 23
Have you ever wished you had a shoulder to lean on in business, someone who knows business from the inside out? Starting or expanding a small business can be overwhelming. SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a resource partner of volunteers with the U.S. Small Business...
July 13, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
Lake Learning column: What good are leeches and snails?
I've noticed that there are a lot of those little white spiral shells along the beach this spring, which inspired me to talk about the creepy crawlies in the lake that we often overlook. Leeches and aquatic snails are commonly ignored and considered a nuisance, but they are actually...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
Lake Learning column: Monitoring water clarity
Did you know that the easiest, most inexpensive way to monitor water quality in a lake is with a simple white disk? This type of water monitoring is free. The measurement tool is called a Secchi disk. It is a metal disk, 8 inches in diameter that has a cord attached to the middle....
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
April 6, 2008
Lake Learning column: Comparing one lake to another is a complicated matter
Whenever I tell people I'm a lake ecologist, their first question is usually, "So how are the lakes in the Detroit Lakes area?" This is a complicated question to sum up with a short answer or even a newspaper column, so I'm going to take two columns to break it down to basic concepts....
April 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 24, 2008
Lake Learning Column: Help prevent water pollution during spring runoff
Water pollution is a scary word. All it tells us is that there is something in the water that's not naturally there. The problem is that the word "pollution" is general and doesn't tell you anything specific about what's in the water or how it got there. Water pollution is easier...
March 24, 2008 - 12:00am
Lake Learning column: The dock issue -- dissected and explained
DETROIT LAKES -- Not much can top the feeling of sitting on a dock to watch the sunset, feeling the cool breeze on your face, or jumping off the end of the dock on a hot day to be refreshed in the lake. We Minnesotans love our docks, and no one will take that away from us. But how...
February 24, 2008 - 12:00am
February 10, 2008
Lake Learning column: The tremendous power of lake ice
DETROIT LAKES -- Ice is a marvelous form of our most precious resource. We depend on it for winter fun, and our lakes depend on it for their natural seasonal cycles. Despite the joy we get from frozen lakes in the winter, the ice can also wreak havoc on lakeshore by pushing up the...
February 10, 2008 - 12:00am