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Friends say slain Fargo cop ‘had no fear’
Barnesville man accused of violating protection order shortly after leaving jail for similar offense
Snowmobile ice drag races today and Saturday on Little Detroit Lake
Greater Minnesota sex assault victims often receive less care
Health Department erred in Minnesota drinking water tests
DL gymnasts on top despite adversity
Teiken, Askelson finish season at state
Boys Hockey: Flyers dump DL in season finale
Cihak, Priem lead DL past Albany
Raiders close out Cougars, push win streak to 17 games
DL students compete in regions, qualify for state
Ask a trooper: Does driver’s license show drinking violation?
Dreams are coming true for columnist headed to Denmark
M State named top 100 community college
M State nursing students add gymnastics program to clinical rotation
Friends & Neighbors
Water park to return after roof collapse
Midwest Bank gets top financial scores
Becker is best place to get a mortgage
Ideas for Valentine’s Day
This region has the cheapest gasoline
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Shooting Star Friday
Valentine’s Day concert set for Sunday in Motley
While entertaining, ‘NFL Confidential’ leaves room for doubt
Elmer’s summer dinner theater season expands
Wadena history program Feb. 20
Christie Renee Herbranson
Carl Melvin Sunram
Marlys Christine Wittnebel
Nydia J. Lefebvre
Jane M. Ries Radermacher
Get out the hand warmers and support remaining Polar Fest activities this weekend
Every egg has meaning behind it
Letter: Kinship program can make a big difference in children’s, mentors’ lives
Letter: West Central Initiative already addressing pressing issues
It’s nice to receive a helping hand
Lake becomes archaeological site for bison
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Not getting bites? Time to mix it up
Not just fresh air, the outdoors can provide humor, too
Help wildlife during tax time
Detroit Mountain sees successful first year
Polarific Activities: February is for playing outdoors in Detroit Lakes
Peoples Park offers skating, hockey rinks
From Holiday Train to Santa, December is full
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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,...
opinion / editorials
January 24, 2016 - 5:25am
January 15, 2016
Dayton aims money at small, rural communities with water woes
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota cities, especially small rural ones, ask the state for money almost every year to improve their sewage treatment systems....
January 15, 2016 - 8:28am
January 3, 2016
Ikes to host meetings on ag, water quality
Matthew Davis and his fellow Izaak Walton League members are concerned about water quality, agriculture, the two coinciding and fairly sharing both sides of the issue. They are wrapping all that into three meetings for the public to attend, and the first one is Jan. 11. The Prairie...
News / Detroit Lakes
January 3, 2016 - 4:40am
October 16, 2015
Land use symposium highlights efforts to protect water quality
The leadership training event of the year was unfolding at the Prairie Event Center last Wednesday, Oct. 7. One hundred and fifty local land use decision makers and natural resource managers from eight counties in west-central Minnesota gathered to discuss preserving and enhancing...
October 16, 2015 - 5:00am
October 10, 2015
Hunters reminded cold water can kill
Late season waterfowl hunters are reminded that with water temperatures rapidly dropping across the state, wearing a life jacket is the best defense against the dangers posed by cold water, the Minnesota DNR said. In Minnesota, one-third of all boating fatalities occur during the...
outdoors / DNR
October 10, 2015 - 5:20am
October 4, 2015
Land use symposium set this Wednesday in Parkers Prairie
An eight county Central Minnesota Land Use Decision Makers Symposium is being held on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature prominent water quality experts from Minnesota and be addressed by keynote speaker Don Shelby, a supporter of the Clean Water Legacy...
October 4, 2015 - 5:30am
September 12, 2015
Warm up, cool down has algae blooming on lakes
After this recent warm-up and the following cool down of the last week, many may have noticed the significant algae bloom occurring on many of the area lakes. This is normal, and may occur again as we cool down, look to warm back up, and cool down again. Nature knows what it needs...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
September 12, 2015 - 5:15am
September 6, 2015
Action welcome to improve MN water quality
A great benefit of living in Grand Forks is the sense that problems here have solutions. Not only can taxpayers bring issues to the attention of city leaders, but also, those leaders are likely to act, especially if a lot of people are voicing the complaint. On balance, in other...
opinion / editorials
September 6, 2015 - 5:30am
September 4, 2015
Water, water everywhere?
When I was a kid, our Dad drove our family out to visit Uncle Dave and Aunt Kate at the farm where Dad grew up. When we got near the farm, we stopped, all got out of the car and went to a familiar spring for a sip of water. The spring was a bowl in the prairie, about the size of two...
opinion / Lynn Hummel
September 4, 2015 - 5:40am
August 21, 2015
Local congregation raises $5,000 to bring new well to village in Chad
In Wednesday’s Tribune, a story on Shepard of the Lakes and Lund churches raising money for a water well in Chad, Africa, was mistakenly combined. The...
News / Detroit Lakes
August 21, 2015 - 5:40am
June 19, 2015
Tiny leak wastes 1.4 million gallons of drinking water in Minnesota
SPICER, Minn. — A dime-sized hole in a slender copper pipe could be the culprit in a 1.4 million-gallon loss of drinking water every month...
June 19, 2015 - 8:42am
June 7, 2015
County drought is officially over
This should come as a surprise to no one, but the drought in Becker County is officially over – thanks to a possibly record-breaking rainy month of May that brought double, and in some cases quadruple, the normal amount of precipitation. The early low lake levels, coupled with...
June 7, 2015 - 5:25am
May 28, 2015
Minn. farmers analyze new water rule: Does it go too far?
ST. PAUL – Farmers who worry that the federal government wants to regulate mud puddles on their land are examining a 297-page rule the Obama administration released Wednesday. The new water quality rule was not well received in farm country, but agriculture groups' attorneys...
May 28, 2015 - 8:14am
May 20, 2015
High arsenic levels a threat to area wells
Gerald Steinbach’s well water near Felton, Minn., contains an odorless, colorless, naturally occurring health risk that seeps from underground. The...
May 20, 2015 - 10:18am