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Bemidji man accused of attempted murder
State, county to help with energy projects
What to do about the Becker County Jail? Commissioners hash things out with consultant
New DL police officer
Legion Post 15 loses 3 in Water Carnival; head into Sub-State
Records on Super Bowl bid show NFL request for snowplowing priority
Kluwe’s quest for justice turns in different direction
Ulen man excels in truck racing
HI-10 League Playoffs: Angels swoop into Regions
In the Zone
Light and heavenly: Zabaglione is the perfect summer dessert
Social Security: Age 60 is earliest spouse can claim age-based SSA survivor’s benefits
Area students on dean’s list at NCTC
Area students on Northwestern dean’s list
Area students graduate at UM-Morris
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
Minnesota scales back deer hunt
Mussels on Green Lake?
Brad Laabs: High water can cause dramatic changes on area lakes
Blane Klemek: Adaptable kestrels probably the most observed raptor
Radiologist joins DL’s Essentia-St. Mary’s
Tuning up the business: Oil isn’t the only thing Valvoline is changing
Gasoline experts say ‘shop around’ for dips
Plain language award celebrated in MN
Norby traveling to D.C. for retail conference
Water Carnival hit all high notes
Lynn Hummel: War is hell and never over for many vets
Ventura gets leafy spurge; Roses to BCBS
Letter: Politicians shouldn’t expect Israel to give up land
Letter: Poor decision by county to re-surface Frazee Main St.
Artist creating painted keepsakes for lakes area residents
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
June 1, 2014
Expect a bad year for bugs: Buried ticks give local man Lyme’s Disease four times
They’re blood-sucking little creatures full of bacteria and diseases that want to stick their heads into your skin. It’s tick season, and true to what experts predicted, it’s already turning out to be an active one. “I was just out today and we were walking through the...
June 1, 2014 - 2:00pm
May 22, 2014
Tick danger: Don’t bury your head
Summer is here, the woods and fields are calling, and people want to get out there and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, Becker, Hubbard, Mahnomen, and to a lesser degree, Otter Tail counties are in the red zone for disease-carrying ticks, according to the Minnesota Department...
opinion / editorials
May 22, 2014 - 9:30am
June 12, 2013
Last year’s decline in ticks doesn’t mean anything for this year
An unusually warm, dry spring and summer may have contributed to a substantial drop in cases of disease caused by ticks in 2012 in Minnesota, but the decline doesn’t mean the risk of illness from tick bites in 2013 will be any less than in most previous years, state health officials...
June 12, 2013 - 10:11am
June 7, 2013
Ticks are at large: Time to watch for Lyme disease
WILLMAR, Minn. — As summer activities get ready to start, the risk of tick-borne diseases is at its peak. While you may not live in a high-risk area, many people will visit a high-risk area at some point this summer, whether it be for camping or other outdoor activities. Dave...
June 7, 2013 - 3:54pm
October 12, 2010
Conditions in Minnesota ideal for deer ticks
Lots of Northland residents -- and their dogs -- are encountering deer ticks this fall, but that doesn't mean more deer ticks are out and about. Chances are, people are finding more deer ticks (also called blacklegged ticks) simply because the weather has been so good and people...
October 12, 2010 - 9:22am
April 28, 2010
Trouble from a tiny tick
Health experts are urging people who spend time outdoors to be on the lookout for disease-causing deer ticks this spring. Formally known as black-legged ticks, the tiny ticks are less than half the size of a common wood tick and are known carriers of Lyme disease, an illness that's...
news / outdoors
April 28, 2010 - 9:19am
June 7, 2008
Diseases from ticks rise to record levels
Bites from blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) led to a record number of tick-borne disease cases in Minnesota during 2007, say state health officials. Blacklegged ticks carry Lyme disease, human anaplasmosis, and babesiosis, three illnesses which can all lead to serious complications. To...
June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
April 19, 2008
Tick-borne illnesses gain ground
Deer ticks that cause Lyme disease and other ailments are moving north and west in Minnesota, and health officials say people should be on the lookout for the tiny critters now that spring is here. In northwestern Minnesota, southern Beltrami County, southeastern Clearwater County,...
April 19, 2008 - 12:00am