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UPDATED: Three-car accident on Highway 34 injures four
Man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder
Camp dedicated to military kids
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Aaron's Weather Talk: March
Intense state final caps Huwe’s wrestling season
Laker duo ready to enjoy state swimming and diving meet
Tuesday night's girls playoff game postponed
Lucky Leprechaun 5K Fun Run March 14
Olson, Freeman qualify for state swimming and diving meet
Students on Bethel University dean’s list
Local students on St. Thomas dean’s list
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Chamblee on SE Technical president’s list
Friends & Neighbors
Arctic Cat acquires riding gear company
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Honor local physicians on Doctor’s Day, March 30
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
Workforce housing key to economic growth
Do your part to stop pest, AIS invasions
Letter: Congress should protect Minnesota’s waterways
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
Take a trip for early open water fishing
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
Severe Weather Announcements (12)
January 2, 2015
Conservation Corps seeks applicants
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is accepting applications for 2015 AmeriCorps field crew member positions from individuals, ages 18 to 25, who have an interest in working outdoors. The priority application deadline is Dec. 31, but applications will be accepted until all positions...
January 2, 2015 - 12:32pm
Chickadee’s winter song means spring isn’t far off
There’s an avian tune that I listen for every year around this time. In fact, this season I heard it for the first time on Christmas morning. It’s a song that reminds us that even in the face of cold and ice, spring really isn’t all that far away. Indeed, what I’m referring...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
January 2, 2015 - 12:31pm
Where do our feathered friends sleep?
The rustling and fluttering would be abrupt and startling. Dark, soundless mornings were quite often ripped open in this fashion, causing me...
January 2, 2015 - 12:29pm
Good ice-making but challenging fishing
It seems like a long time since we have gone into a new year with no snow on the ground. Every season seems to have a new twist making them all unique. With the lack of snow cover and the recent extreme cold snap, the lakes have had a chance to continue to make ice. We have great...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
January 2, 2015 - 12:25pm
October 20, 2014
Hunter falls out of tree
HILLMAN, Minn. - A 56-year-old Rice, Minn., man fell out of his tree stand Sunday and was carried out of the woods on a stretcher near 73rd Street in Lakin Township in Morrison County, the Morrison County Sheriff's Office reported. David Cheney was transported to St. Cloud Hospital...
news / accidents
October 20, 2014 - 1:22pm
July 27, 2014
AIS deputies on patrol
Flowering rush. Curly leaf pondweed. Zebra mussels. Is there anyone in the area who hasn’t heard of one or all of these invasive species? Not likely. Over the last few years, Becker County, Detroit Lakes, Pelican River Watershed District and lake associations have increased the...
news / Detroit Lakes
July 27, 2014 - 1:30pm
July 11, 2014
Stopping spread of AIS
With the news last week that zebra mussels have invaded two Becker County lakes (Melissa and Pickerel) a decision on what to do with the $150,000 the state has allocated to Becker County for aquatic invasive species prevention has acquired new sense of urgency. Thus, it came as...
news / Detroit Lakes
July 11, 2014 - 3:24pm
July 9, 2014
Tram will stay closed
In a split vote, the Becker County Commissioners voted Tuesday to keep the Dunton Locks tram between Muskrat Lake and Lake Sallie closed indefinitely. Last week, county staff closed the tram after the DNR confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Melissa, which is at the...
news / Detroit Lakes
July 9, 2014 - 1:54pm
March 21, 2014
Cormorant Sportman’s Club hosts trapper education class this summer
For anyone in need of purchasing a Minnesota trapping license, the Minnesota Trappers Association has available online The Minnesota Trappers Education Course on their web page, www.mntrappers.org. The correspondence course offers a downloadable Minnesota Trapper Education...
life / wave
March 21, 2014 - 9:00am
February 12, 2014
Number of state park vehicle permits being sold increases
Spending time in nature is on the rise. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports that state park permits were up in Minnesota in 2013, showing that people are getting outdoors more. “At Maplewood State Park, we have seen about a 20 percent increase in daily vehicle...
February 12, 2014 - 10:44am
2.99-pound Northern wins Poles ‘N Holes
With more than 800 people competing and no unusually hazardous winter weather conditions to contend with, this Saturday’s Poles ’N Holes Fishing Derby on Little Detroit Lake was a resounding success. “We had a great derby!” exclaimed event organizer Brent Gerber, of...
news / Detroit Lakes
February 12, 2014 - 9:54am
January 29, 2014
Lawmaker says Minnesota not doing enough to manage wolves
ST. PAUL – Opinions remain sharply divided about whether Minnesota should allow wolf hunts, and Tuesday night a state lawmaker also questioned whether state officials are doing a good job of managing wolves. Rep. Jason Isaacson, D-Shoreview, said the state Department of Natural...
news / government
January 29, 2014 - 8:21am
January 14, 2014
Winter in Moab: Pretty and peaceful even when bitterly cold
Some people call the Moab area the most beautiful place on Earth, and even if beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, it is hard to argue the point. Look down almost any street in town and you see canyon walls, setting the scene for what is beyond. Five miles north is Arches...
January 14, 2014 - 3:15pm
January 8, 2014
Statewide COLA group pushes to protect waters
The Minnesota Coalition of Lake Associations (MN COLA) is releasing its Legislative Agenda for consideration in the 2014 Minnesota State Legislative Session. The overall intention of their 2014 legislative platform is to protect the waters of the state more effectively and more...
news / legislative
January 8, 2014 - 1:00pm