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Shevlin 93-year-old takes doe with grandfather’s 146-year-old rifle
Brad Laabs: New technology makes ice fishing more enjoyable
Blane Klemek: Spinning some yarns about wildlife myths
Brad Laabs: Ice is forming on area lakes; be cautious anglers
Mille Lacs walleye regulation to remain the same
LETTER: Caregivers keep having to do more and more with less
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Eric Bergeson: Where would we be without beepers?
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Lessons learned from our farmers
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Concert Friday Dec. 6th in DL
Danell Haspel: Celebrate the Winter Solstice at the DL Library
‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Dec. 5 at Long Lake Theatre
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Bear shot by game warden near McGregor after attack on woman
A 72-year-old McGregor woman was bitten and clawed by a sow bear before the animal and her three yearlings left the woman’s property Monday night. The woman received “non-life-threatening” injuries and the bear later was killed when it charged at a state conservation...
June 5, 2013 - 2:30pm
June 4, 2013
Tamarac hosts grand opening of new trail through Becker County
Though many might have found Saturday’s unseasonably cool and overcast weather a bit less than inviting, it was, as Ray Vlasak put it, “a perfect day for hiking.” That was good news for Vlasak and his fellow members of the North Country Trail Association-Laurentian Lakes...
June 4, 2013 - 3:55pm
May 25, 2013
Two celebrations in 1 at Tamarac
It’s a celebration so big, it couldn’t all be contained in one day. The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is getting ready to observe not only its 75th anniversary, but also the grand opening of a new 21-mile segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail that runs through...
May 25, 2013 - 3:00pm
May 19, 2013
Tamarac site of $500,000, geothermal learning center
For many families in the lakes area, the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge has provided generation after generation with opportunities to explore the outdoors — hiking, biking, kayaking, bird watching, or just communing with nature. The Friends of Tamarac is a nonprofit volunteer...
May 19, 2013 - 2:00pm
May 15, 2013
Lake advocates unhappy with county board
Zebra mussels reared their ugly little heads at the Becker County Board meeting Tuesday. Members of the county’s aquatic invasive species task force sparred with county officials over whether the county is doing enough to keep zebra mussels and other aquatic invaders out of county...
news / Detroit Lakes
May 15, 2013 - 1:33pm
Get ready to hike, see nature
The grand opening of the North Country Trail in Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is Saturday, June 1. There are guided hikes and activities from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the Pine Lake Boat Access at 10 a.m. On Friday, May 31, there will...
May 15, 2013 - 10:57am
May 13, 2013
Crookston moose back in town after brief hiatus
She’s baaaaaack. Crookston’s female yearling moose, that is. The moose had hung around town for about 10 weeks in the winter and early spring. Authorities believed they had finally shooed her out of town for good about two weeks ago. However, she showed up...
May 13, 2013 - 9:22am
May 12, 2013
Ice puts chill on walleye opener in DL
The late ice-out on area lakes this season has put a damper on the walleye fishing opener. “We don’t make any money, and it’s a weekend we don’t get back,” said John Store, owner of Quality Bait & Tackle in Detroit Lakes. Resorts that cater to anglers have been...
news / Detroit Lakes
May 12, 2013 - 2:00pm
March 13, 2013
BWSR seeking applicants for wetland bank program
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is seeking applicants for wetland restoration projects. Through a conservation easement sign-up and a request for proposal process, BWSR has approximately $5 million to restore wetlands and their adjacent uplands. Wetland...
March 13, 2013 - 10:47am
March 8, 2013
Brad Laabs: Lots of snow cover means later ice-out date
I must not be the only one feeling impatient for spring weather to arrive and the soon to follow open water season. This last week I have been asked several times when I think the ice will be off the lakes. That can be tricky to predict right now because the answer is so weather dependent....
outdoors / Brad Laabs
March 8, 2013 - 2:25pm
Blane Klemek: Sharptailed grouse — once the most plentiful game bird in MN
Over a dozen years ago when I took my two young kids on a simple little sharp-tailed grouse hunt along an old fence line adjacent to a grassy field, my then five-year old daughter asked while we walked, “Dad, what does a grouse look like?” I had forgotten that important lesson,...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
March 8, 2013 - 2:12pm
DNR walk-in access program expands to 14 new counties
Landowners from 14 additional counties now can enroll land in the Walk-In Access program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. Walk-in lands provide public access to private land. Landowners, in turn, are paid for the access. The program now includes 35 counties...
outdoors / DNR
March 8, 2013 - 1:59pm
March 6, 2013
Natural photos of the alphabet
Twenty-six images, representing the 26 different letters of the alphabet. That’s all former St. Paul Pioneer Press photographer Joe Rossi needed to capture when he embarked on a mission to photograph “nature’s hidden alphabet” as an assignment for the Minnesota Conservation...
March 6, 2013 - 2:50pm
Cross-country skiers gather in Wisconsin for annual competition
Birkie Fever. Over 10,000 people are infected with it, and there doesn’t seem to be a cure. The fever is managed annually in the Cable-Hayward area of Wisconsin in mid-February, and it brings out the odd in outwardly appearing “normal” people. There is no other possible explanation...
March 6, 2013 - 9:32am
February 28, 2013
Electric Asian carp barrier clears Minnesota legislative committee
ST. PAUL -- State legislators are moving ahead with plans to build an electric barrier in the Mississippi River to stop the spread of Asian carp. A bill instructing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to contract for design work on an electric barrier at Lock and Dam No....
outdoors / news
February 28, 2013 - 8:22am