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Woman charged with having drugs, ammo
Three injured in crash that requires driver to be extracted from vehicle, extent of injuries unknown
DL man charged with strangulation assault
In the midst of drugs and violence, Mille Lacs Band rallies for police
DL man accused of apartment burglaries
Pazdernik rebound leader in loss to Dragons
HOCKEY: Laker girls drop conference opener
This is one of the most incredible encounters you'll see between a hunter and a deer
All-section football teams announced in 6A and 8AA
Frazee alums place at Grinaker Cobber Open
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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
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Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Happy Thanksgiving from the DL library
Christmas show at Ulen's Top Hat Theatre Dec. 2
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Franklin "Bud" Heisler
Linda S. Severson
Virginia May Fisher
Judith Darlene Kocurek
Irene Rose Byer
Letter: Here's why I stand by President Trump
Lynn Hummel column: Artifacts from history's crawl space
Will tax cuts pile up more debt?
Knowing these ABCs can save a baby's life
House tax bill hurts charitable giving
Lake ice still treacherous due to weather ups and downs
How birds and mammals survive the winter
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
June 21, 2015
After initial testing, DNR still investigating avian flu in wildlife
After collecting and testing more than 3,300 samples from wild birds, nearly all of the test results are back and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has found only one positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), a Cooper’s hawk from Yellow Medicine County reported...
June 21, 2015 - 5:10am
June 7, 2015
Wildlife biologist earns top honors
A wildlife biologist from Detroit Lakes recently found herself “under the microscope” as experts in the field dissected and studied what...
June 7, 2015 - 5:30am
May 20, 2015
Despite rain, bird fest is a success
Despite intermittent rainfall that was at times quite heavy, the turnout for this past weekend’s 18th annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds...
May 20, 2015 - 12:45pm
May 2, 2015
Black bears, abundant in MN, are rarely seen
The American black bear is one of the most fascinating of Minnesota’s many mammals. While abundant throughout much of Minnesota, observing one is a rare event. Active mostly at night and asleep for about half of every year, it’s no wonder that few of these special wild animals...
May 2, 2015 - 5:15am
April 25, 2015
Prairie chicken show exceeds expectations
It’s still dark, and we wait, patiently, for the pageant to begin. Before long, the prairie in front of us will come alive with the sights...
April 25, 2015 - 5:05am
March 7, 2015
The plain black raven is far removed from the ordinary
I just read a story about a little girl somewhere in England that receives little gifts from crows that she feeds daily handouts to. The crows evidently leave her (in kind perhaps?) with an array of objects.
March 7, 2015 - 5:10am
February 28, 2015
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
The pileated woodpecker doesn’t hide its whereabouts when searching for its supper or announcing its territory. Those who spot them often...
February 28, 2015 - 5:10am
The European starling is a transplant to North America
So far I haven’t had a lot of feathered friends visiting my feeders this winter. Consequently, I haven’t needed to work too hard at keeping the feeders filled. It’s never really work, you know, but I’ve sometimes gone several days in a row without replenishing my birdfeeders...
February 28, 2015 - 5:05am
February 14, 2015
More time for comments
The opportunity to email or mail comments on deer populations in large portions of northeastern, north-central and east-central Minnesota has been extended until Friday, Feb. 20. “We are giving people more time to mail or email comments on deer populations during the 2015 deer...
February 14, 2015 - 5:05am
February 13, 2015
Bills to end Endangered Species Act protections for wolves introduced in Congress
DULUTH, Minn. -- Two bills have been introduced in the U.S. House this week to strip federal Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in several states. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., introduced HF 843 that would prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing wolves...
February 13, 2015 - 5:55am
February 12, 2015
Lawmakers to DNR: We want more deer up north
ST. PAUL -- A panel of Minnesota lawmakers Wednesday told state wildlife officials they wanted to see more deer in the woods, especially up north. A House committee hearing room served as the setting for what amounted to a stern talking-to by lawmakers echoing a refrain among many...
February 12, 2015 - 8:09am
February 7, 2015
Shrews are among the most fascinating MN mammals
They’re neither mouse nor vole, yet they have features of both. They scamper about, they squeak, they’re small, and they’re furry. But strange as it is, these mouse-like creatures of the woods and farm are no more a rodent than you and I are. Indeed, what I’m writing about...
February 7, 2015 - 5:10am
January 31, 2015
Wild birds not as frequent visitors this year
My backyard birdfeeders have not been visited by as many wild birds this winter as they were visited during the last two winters. The usual species have been ever present — black-capped chickadees, white breasted nuthatches, blue jays, and all of the year-round resident woodpeckers...
January 31, 2015 - 7:30am
January 24, 2015
Black-backed woodpecker is dependent on dead coniferous trees
I remember the very first black-backed woodpecker I ever observed. It was the summer of 1995 in Itasca State Park where the late Ben Thoma, a well-known naturalist at the park, pointed to a tree near the east entrance and told me what had made a particular cavity in tall jack pine...
January 24, 2015 - 9:30am
January 17, 2015
Black bears hibernate in a variety of dens from year to year
As most everyone knows, black bears are abundant throughout most of the northern half of Minnesota. In fact, no other North American bear is more abundant and widespread than black bears are. Though their former range included forested habitat from Mexico to Alaska and Canada, today...
January 17, 2015 - 9:00am