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DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
Pirates end Laker season in overtime
Outside shooting leads Alex over Laker boys
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Francis R. "Butch" Bellanger
Merlin V. Thompson
Sheena Marie Butcher
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
March 5, 2010
Canada possibly reversing gun control laws
Prior to my departure to Saskatchewan a few years ago, I bought a Remington 870 12 gauge, to give to my Canadian host and hunting partner. He was appreciative, of course, but more importantly, it saved him from a two-year wait for his government to make background checks as to his...
March 5, 2010 - 4:53pm
October 30, 2009
Minnesota firearms deer season is upon us
The whitetail deer is a trophy indeed! And many Minnesota hunters will again try to outsmart this animal and take him on his own terms. All of this begins next Saturday morning, Nov. 7 and runs for nine days. It's the 2009 Minnesota firearms deer season. We will pursue this crafty...
October 30, 2009 - 11:22am
September 21, 2008
Revering column: It's an up year in the cycle of the ruffed grouse
All hunters have heard of the mysterious cycles involved in the abundance or the scarcity of the numbers of ruffed grouse. Now in 2008, we are definitely on the up cycle and we'll have some pretty good hunting of this grand upland bird. Last year was pretty fair hereabouts too, and...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
June 7, 2008
Bernie Revering column: An October Sunday at Grandma Kraemer's
The bright blue haze on an October prompted my dad to suggest we make the sixty-mile trip to Grandma Kraemer's, located at the village of Urbank in southeastern Ottertail County. It seemed like quite a trip for a ten year old. Breakfast had been memorable, with dad staging the entire...
June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
Bernie Revering column: Waterfowling in Saskatchewan
Memories are made when the hunter is young, and the hunting is spectacular. It was a time when you were eager, vibrant, and the game and birds were there. When we drove to Saskatchewan for ducks and geese, we had it all! All of the trips that I made to Saskatchewan with Dr. John...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Bernie Revering column: Goodbye to some CRP?hunting acres
The private lands open to sportsmen -- in too many North Dakota locations -- will cease to yield pheasants and sharptail grouse next October. The reason is the reduction in acreage of the Conservation Reserve Program, as a part of the 2008 Federal Farm Bill. The familiar PLOTS signs...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
Bernie revering column: Proposed fishing law changes on hold
The Minnesota legislature heard proposals for reducing the daily limits on walleyes from six, down to four. There was also talk of an earlier opening day. It was the DNR that had made both suggestions. There appeared to be some early support to both ideas, but when the Senate sub-committee...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 11, 2008
Bernie Revering column: Beretta -- A firearms empire
Beretta is the oldest manufacturer -- of anything -- in the world. There is no other industrial enterprise that has been in continuous operation for over five centuries. The beginnings of Beretta were in 1565, when the maker of cannon barrels started in business, with an order from...
May 11, 2008 - 12:00am
May 5, 2008
Bernie Revering column: Remington; America's oldest gun maker
American folklore has long circulated the tale that a frontier lad wanted a rifle. Money was tight, so the young boy was said to have fashioned a barrel at his father's forge and foundry on the frontier, which at the time was on the Erie Canal, near Ithaca, New York. According to...
May 5, 2008 - 12:00am
April 20, 2008
Bernie Revering column: What is the state of the arms industry?
The arms industry is doing extremely well. There's no recession here. Both civilian sales of sporting arms and military gear has found acceptance, and the industry is making guns and ammunition to meet the world's needs. The conglomerate which includes Belgian's FN, America's Winchester...
April 20, 2008 - 12:00am
April 14, 2008
Bernie Revering Column: New Remington representative is a familiar face
Brett Favre, the retired quarterback of the Green Bay Packers is well known for his hunting enthusiasm. He has a lifetime of hunting squirrels, quail, waterfowl deer and boar in his native Mississippi and other places. He recently signed on with Remington and will be seen in camo,...
April 14, 2008 - 12:00am
April 6, 2008
BCSC?Trap shooting begins this week
The Becker County Sportsmen's Club will open its shooting range on Tuesday evening, April 8th. Practice shooting will continue twice a week until the start of league rounds later in the month. The BCSC embarks on its 26th season of formal, organized trap shooting at its range, 3 1/2...
April 6, 2008 - 12:00am
Bernie revering column: Small caliber cartridges for big game?
"Use enough gun!" That was the recommendation of old time gun-writer Captain Charles Askins. "The .270 Winchester is the minimum-and ideal-cartridge for whitetail deer," was the advice from Outdoor Life gun editor Jack O'Connor. Now there is a proposed modification of Minnesota's...
April 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
Becker County Sportsman - Sportsman's Club preparing for another trap shooting season
The Becker County Sportsmen's Club held a meeting recently, laying out plans for its 56th annual season of organized trap shooting. Yes, the club did begin the summertime sport back in 1972, in the converted gravel pit, three miles southeast of town. Like everything else these days,...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am
March 24, 2008
Anti-dove hunting legislation shot down early
There are passionate souls in Minnesota who aren't happy with the return of opportunities to hunt doves. Some folks really have a feeling for them, unequaled when compared to other wildlife. Consequently, very soon in the current legislative session, an anti-dove bill immediately...
March 24, 2008 - 12:00am