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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?
Ogema man tries different method to remove docks
Rural Ogema resident Dan Mulari and his wife, Karen, decided something different needed to be done to save Dan's back from the strains of removing...
business / outdoors
October 28, 2009 - 7:48am
October 25, 2009
Minnesota farmers upset over proposed flood diversion
MOORHEAD -- Right now, it's just a line on a map. The red stripe marks the proposed route of a channel a half-mile wide in rural Clay County, an imprecise indication of where floodwater funneled away from Fargo-Moorhead by a billion-dollar ditch would go. Last week's first peek...
October 25, 2009 - 3:33pm
October 23, 2009
Bite, like weather, is inconsistant
I was out this week, and the weather has continued to be inconsistent, and for me the bite was as well. I had a couple of good outings, and a couple of poor outings. Late last week I was still getting "eyes" shallow rip jigging. One trip included some too big to keep, some eaters...
Brad Laabs / outdoors
October 23, 2009 - 3:26pm
Come and see the mallards
Come see the mallard ducks at the Pelican River's outlet from Lake Sallie, near the Hotel Shoreham pizza place. Here, at about 5 p.m. every afternoon,...
October 23, 2009 - 3:24pm
Challenging fall harvest leads to questions about soybean drying and winter storage
A challenging soybean harvest is creating many questions related to storage and drying. Soybeans at 11 percent moisture have similar storage characteristics to wheat or corn at 13 percent moisture, so an allowable storage time chart for cereal grains can be used to estimate allowable...
October 23, 2009 - 11:22am
October 21, 2009
DNR: Minnesota forests can sustain 5.5 million cords cut
Minnesota's forests can sustain logging 5.5 million cords of wood each year, about double the current level, according to an analysis for the...
outdoors / News / business
October 21, 2009 - 11:12am
October 19, 2009
Beet harvest resumes after 4-day layoff
GRAND FORKS -- Most of American Crystal Sugar Co.'s receiving stations opened again Sunday to take in sugar beets, which started up the harvest again after a four-day delay because of cold temperatures and rain. About 70 percent or more of the grower-owned cooperative's 442,000...
October 19, 2009 - 8:48am
October 16, 2009
Fall fishing picking up in area
Do not put your boats away yet! The bite has been good to great even with poor to rotten weather. Be careful when launching your boat now as all the lakes are lower and the accesses are shallow. Trim up and save on prop repairs. With the freezing temps at night, make sure you trim...
Brad Laabs / outdoors
October 16, 2009 - 3:55pm
Minnesota deer season is almost here
The nine November days so eagerly awaited by Minnesotans are nearly here. The first two weeks include the time that most biologists regard as the rut. It is a time when hunters fashion the whitetail buck to be a bit more careless in his evasive behavior. This may be true to some extent,...
October 16, 2009 - 3:55pm
Soybean handling and storage
Soybeans are usually traded on a 13 percent moisture basis, so it is to the farmer's advantage to harvest, store, and sell soybeans as close to 13 percent moisture (wet basis) as possible. Soybeans that are wetter than 13 percent moisture are likely to mold under warm conditions and...
October 16, 2009 - 3:49pm
October 9, 2009
Stocking up on 'bullets'
A piece ran in the Forum recently, concerning the continuing practice of gun owners to buy up all available handgun ammunition. The Associated Press writer used "bullets" interchangeably with "cartridge." AP writers are generally accurate in subject and situation, but in this case...
October 9, 2009 - 3:46pm
Fall colors: See 'em while they last
They may be late in coming, but the colors are starting to appear in trees and underbrush around the area. Some of the best color in the area...
News / outdoors
October 9, 2009 - 3:37pm
Beet farmers trying to beat wet fields, cold conditions
Even with the wet weather this past week, one local beet farmer isn't worried about the current harvest. Not just yet, anyway. Eric Zurn, who...
October 9, 2009 - 3:33pm
Owls, sparrows spotted in cold
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, Oct. 8, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218) 847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. As I compile this on Thursday, we are bracing for the first hard freeze in...
News / outdoors
October 9, 2009 - 3:19pm
Post-harvest tips for later maturing corn
The cool growing season has delayed corn maturity creating concern among corn growers. The biggest challenge with corn is removing the excess moisture after harvest. Last year, many acres remained in the field until the kernel moisture was low enough for a practical harvest. The...
October 9, 2009 - 1:33pm