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Peoples Park skating rink is open
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Laker trio 11th at Grand Rapids
Waubun basketball teams rolling
DL youth wrestling clinic registration Monday
Laker boys 11th at Grand Rapids Ski invitational
Hornet girls win in biggest output of the year
Holy Rosary completes first Knowledge Bowl
Don’t let stress beat you
Applications sought: Scholarships available to those in medical field
Non-toy ideas for kids’ Christmas gifts
Grant money available for ag teachers
Friends & Neighbors
Essentia gives Wolf Lake Rescue a gift
6,600 Minnesota jobs created; rate down to 3.7%
Dept of Revenue wins improvement award
Minnesotans saving big coin with gas dip
New agent joins Jack Chiver Realty team
Variety of events planned in area
Celebrating ‘most wonderful time of the year’
Sawyer Brown bringing Christmas spirit to Shooting Star this Friday
Longest Night Music Fest set this Sunday in NYM
‘The Classic Nutcracker’ coming to NDSU’s Reineke Festival Hall
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Leave us all alone! We can’t breathe!
The limit of Minnesota Nice: Norwegian Americans rally to defeat ambassador pick
Time is right for American policy change on Cuba
Man versus the machine
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
December is ‘the moon of popping trees’
State expands ‘fat bike’ riding opportunities
Don’t eat venison? Try these delicious recipes
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
May 15, 2013
Lake advocates unhappy with county board
Zebra mussels reared their ugly little heads at the Becker County Board meeting Tuesday. Members of the county’s aquatic invasive species task force sparred with county officials over whether the county is doing enough to keep zebra mussels and other aquatic invaders out of county...
news / Detroit Lakes
May 15, 2013 - 1:33pm
Get ready to hike, see nature
The grand opening of the North Country Trail in Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is Saturday, June 1. There are guided hikes and activities from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the Pine Lake Boat Access at 10 a.m. On Friday, May 31, there will...
May 15, 2013 - 10:57am
May 13, 2013
Crookston moose back in town after brief hiatus
She’s baaaaaack. Crookston’s female yearling moose, that is. The moose had hung around town for about 10 weeks in the winter and early spring. Authorities believed they had finally shooed her out of town for good about two weeks ago. However, she showed up...
May 13, 2013 - 9:22am
May 12, 2013
Ice puts chill on walleye opener in DL
The late ice-out on area lakes this season has put a damper on the walleye fishing opener. “We don’t make any money, and it’s a weekend we don’t get back,” said John Store, owner of Quality Bait & Tackle in Detroit Lakes. Resorts that cater to anglers have been...
news / Detroit Lakes
May 12, 2013 - 2:00pm
March 13, 2013
BWSR seeking applicants for wetland bank program
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is seeking applicants for wetland restoration projects. Through a conservation easement sign-up and a request for proposal process, BWSR has approximately $5 million to restore wetlands and their adjacent uplands. Wetland...
March 13, 2013 - 10:47am
March 8, 2013
Brad Laabs: Lots of snow cover means later ice-out date
I must not be the only one feeling impatient for spring weather to arrive and the soon to follow open water season. This last week I have been asked several times when I think the ice will be off the lakes. That can be tricky to predict right now because the answer is so weather dependent....
outdoors / Brad Laabs
March 8, 2013 - 2:25pm
Blane Klemek: Sharptailed grouse — once the most plentiful game bird in MN
Over a dozen years ago when I took my two young kids on a simple little sharp-tailed grouse hunt along an old fence line adjacent to a grassy field, my then five-year old daughter asked while we walked, “Dad, what does a grouse look like?” I had forgotten that important lesson,...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
March 8, 2013 - 2:12pm
DNR walk-in access program expands to 14 new counties
Landowners from 14 additional counties now can enroll land in the Walk-In Access program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. Walk-in lands provide public access to private land. Landowners, in turn, are paid for the access. The program now includes 35 counties...
outdoors / DNR
March 8, 2013 - 1:59pm
March 6, 2013
Natural photos of the alphabet
Twenty-six images, representing the 26 different letters of the alphabet. That’s all former St. Paul Pioneer Press photographer Joe Rossi needed to capture when he embarked on a mission to photograph “nature’s hidden alphabet” as an assignment for the Minnesota Conservation...
March 6, 2013 - 2:50pm
Cross-country skiers gather in Wisconsin for annual competition
Birkie Fever. Over 10,000 people are infected with it, and there doesn’t seem to be a cure. The fever is managed annually in the Cable-Hayward area of Wisconsin in mid-February, and it brings out the odd in outwardly appearing “normal” people. There is no other possible explanation...
March 6, 2013 - 9:32am
February 28, 2013
Electric Asian carp barrier clears Minnesota legislative committee
ST. PAUL -- State legislators are moving ahead with plans to build an electric barrier in the Mississippi River to stop the spread of Asian carp. A bill instructing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to contract for design work on an electric barrier at Lock and Dam No....
outdoors / news
February 28, 2013 - 8:22am
February 22, 2013
Fishing Lines: Still plenty of action after walleye, northern close
This weekend marks the end of the inland water season for walleyes and northern pike. After this weekend you will need to travel to continue chasing those species. There is, however, still plenty of ice fishing action left in our area. The sought after fish now will be the crappies,...
Brad Laabs / outdoors
February 22, 2013 - 1:08pm
Ice house removal dates approaching
Minnesota's ice fishing shelter removal dates are approaching. Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters no later than midnight on March 4 in the southern two-thirds of the state and March 18 in the northern third. The March 4 removal deadline...
February 22, 2013 - 1:07pm
North Words: Kingbirds and flycatchers are admirable birds
A friend of mine recently showed a PowerPoint presentation of his experiences as a helicopter pilot in the Army National Guard and his deployment to Iraq in the late 2000s. Being an amateur nature photographer, and a good one at that, he couldn't help but include some landscape...
Blane Klemek / outdoors
February 22, 2013 - 1:05pm
February 21, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers to introduce bill to stop wolf hunt
Legislation is expected to be introduced at the state Capitol today to place a five-year moratorium on Minnesota's wolf hunting season and call for other options for wolf population control. The bill seeks to reinstate a five-year waiting period between when the federal government...
news / outdoors
February 21, 2013 - 9:08am