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Where to go from here?: School board work session yields ideas, more work
AgweekTV: Bargain bull
Tiptoeing through a minefield: New border tax would affect Minnesota businesses
Girl dies of apparent drowning in central Minnesota
Fore! No more. Iconic Ironman golf course closes, open to development
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Lakers pick up big section sweep at home
Lakers fall to defending section champs
Haire impresses at UMC spring game
Smith selected to NCAA Regionals
Lakers move up to No. 8 in Class AAA
Column: The American Revolution's big winners, big losers
Turning back the pages
She gave 'er a good run...: Firehose used to fight 1914 fire finds new home at Becker County Museum
It's National Stress Awareness Month: Take some time to unwind
LCRC, Kinship adopt a highway: 'Kick Off Cleanup' held on Earth Day
Friends & Neighbors
Perham's Papacito's permeates Detroit Lakes
'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
Styx to take stage at Shooting Star May 5
Rosanne Cash coming to Holmes Theatre May 5
Canine lovers, take note: National Puppy Day is almost here
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
Janice L. Herman
Neil Daniel "Peel" Englund
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Letter: Trump's extra security costs: Maybe he's worth it?
Letter: Where do our federal tax dollars go?
Lynn Hummel column: The spirit of Johnny Appleseed
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
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
February 3, 2017
Dayton wants big bucks for natural resources
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton's administration on Wednesday outlined its natural resource budget proposal for the next two years saying it...
February 3, 2017 - 12:30pm
January 29, 2017
Brad Laabs column: With colder temps, ice anglers need lures with more sound, color, movement
The unseasonably warm January thaw of the last week or 10 days has knocked the snow cover on the lakes to almost nothing on the majority of our area lakes. During the warm stretch, fishing the lake conditions was slushy, wet, and flooding occurred around heavier permanent houses (nothing...
January 29, 2017 - 6:00am
January 28, 2017
Blane Klemek column: The lowly pigeon has some interesting characteristics
As a young boy I once entered a pet of mine into a pet show held at a town park. My memory is a little foggy about the event, but I do recall about a gazillion different animals being there. Dogs, cats, turtles, birds, frogs, snakes, and so on. I remember sitting patiently beside...
January 28, 2017 - 6:00am
January 14, 2017
Blane Klemek column:The secret behind bird color patterns
To be seen or not to be seen; that is the solution, not the question. With creatures the world over, the colors and patterns of their coverings are much more than protection from the elements. For certain, few animals could survive for long without protective covering. But all those...
January 14, 2017 - 9:00am
January 7, 2017
Whole lot of eelpout: Burbot state record is on the books
It's official — a Minnesota resident holds the state record for a fish species with a much maligned appearance and many names including...
January 7, 2017 - 10:00am
Spread some seeds--wildlife can use the help right now
We're definitely experiencing January weather. The snow has piled up and the temperatures have plummeted to double digits below zero. Wild birds are flocking to our feeders, white-tailed deer aren't nearly as active as they were just a couple of months ago, and many a bird and mammal...
January 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Brad Laabs column: Getting the drop on winter: Ice fishing augurs well on area lakes
Both last winter, and this winter, have been years of late-developing ice. We are coming into the first full weekend of the new year, and finally have enough ice for full size trucks to venture onto area lakes. Last year, with a late ice start, and an early ice out, we had limited...
January 7, 2017 - 6:00am
December 31, 2016
When it comes to types of fish, Minnesota has a lot to brag about
Inspiration comes in strange places at unusual times. While scrolling through Facebook's news feed the other day, I came across a friend's post with a photograph of himself and his boys inside a fish house. My friend, smiling broadly, had in his hands one of my favorite fishes —...
December 31, 2016 - 5:00am
December 27, 2016
Here's how to catch fish when water visibility is poor under the ice
Hard to believe we are at Christmas already and the ice season is really just getting going. The ice has been walkable for a couple weeks now, and safe for sleds, wheelers, or side-by-sides for the last week.
December 27, 2016 - 5:00am
December 24, 2016
Listen to their song to identify sparrows more easily
Old Sam Peabody is one of my favorite birds, and for many reasons. With the male of the species sporting distinctive facial markings that include snow-white throat patches and crowns, yellow lores, and black eye stripes, along with other unique markings, few wild birds look like him,...
December 24, 2016 - 5:00am
December 17, 2016
Get out and enjoy a snowy walk in the (state) park
Winter officially begins on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Upcoming events at Minnesota state parks and trails provide many ways to get out and enjoy it....
December 17, 2016 - 8:00am
Lakes are making ice fast, but no trucks for another week
Ice thicknesses on area lakes range from about 6 to 9 inches and continues to develop well with the severe cold of the last week. Areas that have no or minimal snow have thicker ice, since the snow acts as an insulator and slows ice development. Through this weekend and the rest of...
December 17, 2016 - 6:00am
December 16, 2016
Dwarfing the Great Lakes, ancient Lake Agassiz shaped this area
Wildlife abound along the extraordinary byways of Highway 2 and Highway 59. And, unfortunately, sometimes ends there. Crows and other scavenging birds, including magpies, ravens, eagles, and vultures, find plentiful carrion alongside the roadways to satiate their hunger.
December 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
December 10, 2016
Brad Laabs Column: It's almost ice fishing time--here's where to find the fish
The ice is here! I am proud to say I was right on with my prediction. It would be better if we got the snow after we had a good week or two of ice, but the good thing about this storm is all the wind. The strong winds of Tuesday through Thursday should help blow most of the snow...
December 10, 2016 - 10:00am
Zebra mussel larvae confirmed in Leech Lake
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in their larval stage in two locations in Leech Lake in Cass County. The DNR has found no adult zebra mussels in the lake, but the locations and numbers of zebra mussel larvae, called veligers, indicate a reproducing...
December 10, 2016 - 9:30am