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Judicial selection process in MN extended to Oct.9
Record-breaking warmth possible this weekend
Autopsy shows homicidal violence
Pelican Rapids forfeits playoff football game with Breckenridge due to injuries
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Lakers end regular season on five-game win streak
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Family receives letter after son dies in WWII
Human habitation in county spans centuries
Turning back the pages
Norwegian roots run deep around these parts
Spaghetti squash offers healthier meal alternative
Friends & Neighbors
Central MN Motors opens in Detroit Lakes
Nereson Automotive adds to sales team
MNsure and partners to offer small biz plan
DEED launching new workforce housing
Building a fraud-free family
Rotary to hold Wine & Beer Tasting
Are you looking for a good book this fall?
Bilingual border drama doubles down on brutality
‘Rosemary’ takes insightful look at little-known sibling
New exhibit at LRAC
Defending Minnesota’s outdoor heritage
Letter: Green works hard to make propane affordable
Letter: The schools are the heart, future of our community
Using the power of the ‘bully pulpit’
Letter: Help support the Becker County Museum project
Mille Lacs Lake fisheries group sets ground rules
Dropping lake temps means fall turnover
Hunters reminded cold water can kill
Fun-loving, curious otters are well ‘suited’ for semi-aquatic life
Northwest MN Fishing Report
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
October 28, 2009
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