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'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
No need for Obamacare?: Farmers can now get group insurance through their co-ops
'Christmas miracle at the mall': Free sleigh rides in DL interrupted by spooked horse, no injuries result
Crime & accidents
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
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July 30, 2017
Could this whale of a muskie be one of the largest ever caught in N.D.?
WILTON, N.D. — This is not a story of the "one that got away." Not this time. This is about the fish of a lifetime. A monster. A beast....
July 30, 2017 - 7:11pm
July 9, 2017
Minnesota woman almost lands record muskie on her first try
LAKE MILLE LACS, Minn. — Kelsey Poshusta's first muskie was almost one for the record books. The 23-year-old Adams, Minn., woman likes...
July 9, 2017 - 7:31pm
July 30, 2016
Lakes are full, but too warm for muskie
The last week I have been pleased to see a significant reduction on the number of muskie anglers on several of the area muskie lakes. Not because I disapprove of them muskie angling, but because the hot weather spell we are just finishing up has warmed surface temperatures to the...
July 30, 2016 - 5:10am
Franklin, Lizzie, Loon won’t get muskies
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has withdrawn its proposal to stock muskellunge in Franklin, Lizzie or Loon lakes in Otter Tail...
July 30, 2016 - 5:05am
July 9, 2016
Hawley man hauls in record-setting muskie
On the morning of June 25, around 6:30 a.m., Andrew Slette of Hawley landed what is now recognized by the DNR as the largest muskie ever caught...
July 9, 2016 - 5:25am
June 17, 2016
Muskie number- about 366 in Detroit Lakes
Professional and amateur anglers alike dream of someday making that big catch. For many Minnesota fishermen, that big catch is a trophy muskie....
June 17, 2016 - 2:33pm
January 2, 2016
Otter Tail County Board wants DNR to stop stocking muskies
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution requesting that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources stop muskellunge...
January 2, 2016 - 5:45am
December 5, 2015
Monster muskie caught on Lake Mille Lacs
A muskie caught on Lake Mille Lacs the day before Thanksgiving could have been a world record — although it’ll never be official. Caught...
December 5, 2015 - 5:45am
November 21, 2015
8-year-old lands 55-inch muskie during birthday trip
Jeremy Tieken has always wanted to go muskie fishing because he hadn’t caught one yet. That all changed Nov. 1. He and his father, Daniel,...
November 21, 2015 - 5:30am
DNR seeks comments on muskie lake management
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input to help determine if new muskellunge lakes spread geographically throughout Minnesota should be established in 2016. “The DNR is committed to seeking broad public input as it considers new muskie waters,” said T.J....
November 21, 2015 - 5:25am
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...
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...
November 5, 2015 - 5:55am
October 7, 2015
Muskie-walleye war snags DNR
“Basically, it’s the 800-pound gorilla in the room.” That may seem an odd way to describe a fish swimming in a lake. But Dave Majkrzak believes it’s spot-on when talking about the muskie population in Pelican Lake and the problems he says the fish — and the Minnesota...
October 7, 2015 - 10:15am
August 23, 2015
DNR seeks muskie lake: Why 3 Otter Tail lakes are in the running
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Section, is considering implementing a muskie management program in Loon Lake, Lake Lizzie or Franklin Lake in Otter Tail County. Here is a list of commonly asked questions regarding muskie management, answered by the DNR. Q:...
August 23, 2015 - 5:30am
August 19, 2015
Residents upset that DNR plans to stock lakes with muskie
The great muskie war continues. Several lake associations are up in arms over DNR plans to start stocking muskie in one of three Otter Tail County lakes. And now, after 36 years, the Pelican Lake Association wants the DNR to stop stocking muskellunge in that lake. The concern...
August 19, 2015 - 11:45am