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'We need more space': Domestic abuse keeps White Earth shelter full
'Rescued dogs, rescuing veterans'; Patriot Assistance Dogs program celebrates five years with reunion, graduation
Locals gather for Lake Park's annual Pumpkin Fest
Snazzier buses for Becker County?
School record falls for second straight home swim meet
Laker boys shutout Green Wave
Laker volleyball wins second straight road game
SOCCER: Laker girls tie at East Grand Forks
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
The beauty of God's Grace
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
Mn State colleges, universities wave application fees in October
There's a new pastor in town
Finding God all over this socialist, nonreligious country
Friends & Neighbors
Green awarded by small-business group
Essentia Health Welcomes Licensed Psychologist in Detroit Lakes
Shaping up your business: Biz boot camp set for Oct. 17
Renting a car
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
Maplewood to host Leaf Days this weekend
MN singer-songwriter to give Saturday concert at Holmes
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
David Melvin Hagen
Joan Elaine Wilson
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
Thank you for a successful rotary blood screening
Big garbage, big economy
Stop the lies against Eken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
August 16, 2016
‘Every generation has to leave something’ Buffer debate continues in Minnesota farm country to protect waters
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Bruce Tiffany stood along a county ditch, corn well over shoulder high on each side. It was a clear summer late afternoon,...
August 16, 2016 - 3:32pm
Rain damage vs flood damage: It matters for your insurance coverage
Recent storms in many parts of Minnesota have caused dangerous flash flooding and damage to property from heavy rains. Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is offering guidance to homeowners about what coverage they can expect from their insurance policies for water damage...
July 16, 2016 - 5:50am
July 15, 2016
Not all fun & games on the lake
Two drownings have occurred on Douglas County lakes this summer. Last Saturday, a swimmer was struck in the head by a personal watercraft and is still recovering. The incidents serve as reminders that being on the lake is not all fun and games. Although our lakes are brimming with...
July 15, 2016 - 5:35am
July 14, 2016
This area is way ahead on farm buffer strips
Minnesota farmers may not need to install as many mandated buffer strips as originally thought, but it still will cost millions of dollars to comply with a new state law. After announcing Tuesday that a new map is available showing where buffers are required, Natural Resources Commissioner...
July 14, 2016 - 5:45am
June 25, 2016
10 tips for protecting our water
How about a nice, tall glass of yard waste? Or motor oil? Or litter, soil or pet waste? Yuck! But that’s what ends up in our lakes and groundwater if residents aren’t more conscientious. The city of Alexandria is trying to increase awareness that stormwater runoff isn’t just...
June 25, 2016 - 5:10am
June 2, 2016
Blue-green algae in MN: If in doubt, stay out
With Memorial Day past, the unofficial start of summer is here. While water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is calm and sunny, these conditions are also perfect for growing blue-green algae, which can be harmful to both people and animals. Last summer,...
June 2, 2016 - 5:25am
April 20, 2016
The state of MN’s water discussed at Alexandria meeting
Water is a finite resource and people converged last week in Alexandria to explore the state’s water resource issues. The State of Water Conference...
April 20, 2016 - 10:41am
April 19, 2016
Dayton administration focusing on water quality
ST. PAUL – Cleaning up Minnesota's water takes more than new laws, Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday, April 18, while proclaiming this as Water...
April 19, 2016 - 8:21am
April 17, 2016
Minnesota Senate votes to eliminate buffer confusion
The Minnesota Legislature is close to cleaning up misunderstandings in a law meant to clean up the state’s water. Senators on Thursday passed legislation 61-0 making it clear that vegetative buffers will not be required along private ditches. The measure also clears up other issues...
April 17, 2016 - 5:15am
April 1, 2016
Becker SWCD seeking public input in local water management planning process; meeting is April 12
Becker County residents all have a vested interest in clean water, and the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District wants to hear from you. Citizens interesting in identifying resource concerns, informing landuse decisions and establishing local goals for surface and groundwater...
April 1, 2016 - 5:45am
March 19, 2016
World Water Day is March 22
In the land of 10,000 lakes, we have a tendency to take water for granted; unfortunately there are people in this world that don’t have that luxury. The United Nations General Assembly put together the first World Water Day on March 22, 1993 to bring awareness to water issues both...
March 19, 2016 - 5:45am
March 16, 2016
SWCD forums set Thursday in Callaway, April 12 in Detroit Lakes
In Becker County, protecting local water resources is about more than just aesthetics; it’s essential to the continued health and growth of the region’s tourism and agriculture-based economy. To give the public an opportunity to learn more about the resources available to them...
March 16, 2016 - 11:03am
March 1, 2016
Ideas flow at clean water summit
Balancing water is tough. Still, Gov. Mark Dayton brought together more than 800 Minnesotans to do that on Saturday, looking at ways to clean...
March 1, 2016 - 3:10pm
January 31, 2016
Hardball politics forces Dayton to support change in buffer law
In a victory for farmers and a defeat for environmentalists, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has capitulated to legislators on the issue of un-farmed buffer...
January 31, 2016 - 5:10am
January 24, 2016
Clean water is worth the price
Our modern water infrastructure is a miracle that most of us barely even think about. How many times every day do we turn on a faucet, use the water for a hundred different reasons, spill gallons down the drain and never give it a second thought? We take for granted the drinking water,...
January 24, 2016 - 5:25am