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Beautiful weather graces the final weekend of Water Carnival
8 Minnesota counties declared disaster areas, with more expected
Record rains, funnel clouds and 80-mph winds batter region from Larimore, N.D., to Crookston, Minn.
Sealcoating on Airport Road today
Neighbor, 16, saves fire victim in St. Paul duplex
Thielen enters training camp fighting for WR spot
Area wrestlers to compete in biggest tourney in U.S.
LP-A’s Swegarden tosses 2 TDs in All-Star classic
Angels head into playoffs
U-18 squad finish in 2nd place
In the Zone
New United Way president wants us to ‘pay it forward’
Photo of the Day
This guy’s got glass: Detroit Lakes artist creates stories using glass and light
Detroit Lakes FFA members travel to D.C. for conference
Youth attends language village immersion program
Friends & Neighbors
WE Fest 2014
79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Garfield company making its mark in the archery field
Brad Laabs: High water can cause dramatic changes on area lakes
Blane Klemek: Adaptable kestrels probably the most observed raptor
Now is the time to take a hunter safety course
Lake Mille Lacs night fishing opens July 21
Gasoline experts say ‘shop around’ for dips
Plain language award celebrated in MN
Norby traveling to D.C. for retail conference
DL woman opens up pet sitting business
Summer day care means tax credit
‘Survey shows’ is a good trend in itself
Jeff Van Wychen: Price of government to hit all time low
The race for campaign cash
Letter: Minimum wage increase a win-win
Teach your children common facts
Creedence, revisited: Band to play at Shooting Star Casino this Friday
Frazee Turkey Days is next weekend
Minnesota author to hold book signing in Detroit Lakes Saturday
Northwest Water Carnival continues through this weekend in Detroit Lakes
‘History Hike through Frazee’ starts at Lions Park July 26
October 11, 2011
Jobs, population discussed during northwest Minnesota summit
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- In the midst of a struggling statewide economy, the community of Thief River Falls has a problem other Minnesota cities might wish they had. Thief River Falls and neighboring communities such as Roseau, located in the northwest corner of the state, have plenty...
October 11, 2011 - 9:45am
October 10, 2011
Dayton to visit Greenbush fire area today, plus economic development summit in TRF
Gov. Mark Dayton will tour the site of the Juneberry 3 fire today and meet and thank firefighters at the Incident Command Center in Greenbush, Minn. He will be at the Greenbush fire hall at 9:45 a.m. today. Dayton then will convene a regional economic development summit starting...
October 10, 2011 - 8:49am
June 9, 2011
Northland Tech braces for layoffs
Administrators at Northland Community and Technical College say they still hope state budget negotiators can avoid a July 1 government shutdown, but layoff notices could go out to about half the college's roughly 300 employees on Friday. Anne Temte, president of the college with...
June 9, 2011 - 8:40am
February 1, 2011
February County Line now available
Serving Becker and surrounding counties. Written and Edited by these Becker County Offices: The University of Minnesota Extension, FSA, NRCS,...
February 1, 2011 - 8:00am
January 13, 2010
MN Grown Program looking for members
Membership in the Minnesota Grown Program is one of the best deals in town and Minnesota growers are urged to sign up now. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) invites producers to join the more than 1,000 members who use the program to promote their locally grown farm...
January 13, 2010 - 11:36am
January 8, 2010
2009 ag income tax update for farm families available
For tax years 2009 and 2010, there are a number changes that have resulted from the passage of federal tax laws. These changes can dramatically affect farm families, their farm business and the management of their tax planning. Section 179 depreciation and bonus depreciation have...
January 8, 2010 - 11:53am
Why earthworms are so important to soil
Have you ever wondered why some farmers are adamant about their earthworm populations? Every year, they go out to their fields armed with a shovel and dig holes to count their numbers. What is so important about those little worms? First, a little history... Earthworms are not native...
January 8, 2010 - 11:47am
January 1, 2010
Tips to reduce frozen septic systems
It may be a white Christmas, but not by much. Winters without snow cover often raises concern of frozen septic systems and fearful visions of mad dashes to an outhouse, so snow to shovel should be considered a winter blessing. In previous open winters, many unfortunate homeowners...
January 1, 2010 - 7:56pm
November 27, 2009
Cash rental agreements; another arrow in the quiver
Nearly every week of the year, I receive questions on land rental values. Historically, the guidelines have been relatively consistent on land used exclusively for agricultural purposes. In such areas, rental values typically fall in the range from 4 to 6 percent of the assessed value...
November 27, 2009 - 1:17pm
November 13, 2009
Franken visits Zurn farm near Callaway
Though U.S. Sen. Al Franken has long been an advocate for a green economy, and has sponsored at least one ag-related piece of legislation, the...
news / life
November 13, 2009 - 3:48pm
Mahnomen County woman's family think deer hunter shot at car, shattered side windows
An elderly woman got a scare Wednesday morning when the opposing side windows of her GMC Yukon shattered while she was driving on County Road 21 between White Earth village and Richwood. Virginia Christensen, 81, was shaken up but not injured in the incident, said her stepdaughter,...
news / accidents / outdoors
November 13, 2009 - 3:47pm
AgCountry Farm Credit will award 24 farm scholarships
AgCountry Farm Credit Services will award 24 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors from eastern North Dakota and northwest and west central Minnesota who plan to enroll in college next fall. Applicants must be from a farming/ranching family or plan to pursue a career in farming...
news / life
November 13, 2009 - 2:49pm
Dealing with moldy corn woes
Recently there have been numerous reports of "moldy corn" across Minnesota. The late harvest, high moisture corn, and continuing wet conditions have contributed to this problem. At least two main questions should be considered. Are the problems at this point significant ear and...
November 13, 2009 - 2:24pm
A great week to go fishing, enjoy the outdoors
What a wonderful week to enjoy our beautiful area and the outdoor resources we have. The weather has been unseasonably warm and the forecast for the next week looks like we will be able to continue to fish open water. I have been on three lakes for the past week and all have different...
Brad Laabs / outdoors
November 13, 2009 - 1:59pm
A profile on the wiley brush wolf -- the coyote
The coyote is also known as the brush wolf. The Aztecs attributed supernatural powers to the coyote. So did many northern Indians, who knew this small American wolf by another name. Sportsmen don't relish coyote meat but some Indians do. No other carnivore has doubled or tripled his...
November 13, 2009 - 1:56pm