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Level four special education facilities in the works
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Bison third, Roth fourth heading into Summit Championship final round
Summer softball camp registration open
Richter has big performance for Dragons in spring game
GIRLS GOLF: Parsons places at HOL Perham
Raider track teams compete at Anderson-Cole Invite
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Replacement for SSA benefit statement easy to get anytime
Friends & Neighbors
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
Secrets to saving on your summer city vacation
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
It's Shakespeare... with an apocalyptic twist: Detroit Lakes High School's spring play views British history through a zombie-infested lens
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Richard M. Gordon
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Richard M. Gordon
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
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
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
November 2, 2012
Bethel's best fish decoys
Won't be long and the winter spearing season will be upon us. To celebrate its' arrival I felt it appropriate to talk about what I feel are the best (extremely rare) and most sophisticated Lawrence Bethel fish decoys ever made. Only once before have we discussed this nationally known...
November 2, 2012 - 4:05pm
October 29, 2012
Deer season transitions to fishing
Northland Tackle's Whistler Spoon incorporates concepts from the ever-popular Whistler Jig to create a highly potent ice fishing presentation...
October 29, 2012 - 8:54am
October 26, 2012
Getting your boat and equipment ready for winter
Many boaters and anglers have already said goodbye to this year's open water season. Marine service centers have been busy winterizing boats for several weeks. Boat storage providers in the area are full or filling spots fast. It seems to be getting to that time of year. Many...
October 26, 2012 - 4:07pm
October 19, 2012
Fall turnover in area lakes can mean tough fishing
We have reached the time of year now that has "turned over" all of our area lakes. The fall turnover is when the cooled surface temperatures start to sink to the bottom and the poor oxygen based water below the thermocline comes to the surface to be re-oxygenated. This happens every...
October 19, 2012 - 2:51pm
October 5, 2012
Don't put your boat away yet! Plan a fall fishing trip
The turn of the weather over the last few days will get many anglers thinking about winterizing their boat in preparation for winter. We always go through this cold snap before we get another warm-up and beautiful fall weather again. Be patient, there is plenty time for some great...
October 5, 2012 - 3:09pm
A stringer-full of memories from vacations at Marion Lake
Can one still find the little lakeside resorts alongside quiet Northwoods Minnesota lakes? To this day, childhood memories of just such a resort and all the first-time experiences that became mine are among my happiest of days. At the time there were only four of us (little sister...
October 5, 2012 - 3:08pm
October 3, 2012
Thursday, Oct. 4 Osage Sportsmans Club The Osage Sportsmans Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Osage Community Center. MAC/NAPS The MAC-NAPS distribution is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, DL. Teen book discussion All teens are...
October 3, 2012 - 10:48am
September 28, 2012
Prepare for the challenges of fall fishing
We are moving into the time of the fishing season that has some very pleasant fall days, but we can have some extremely cold nights. This past week, I have already launched my boat in the morning several times with the temperatures below freezing. If you are like me and will continue...
September 28, 2012 - 1:14pm
September 26, 2012
Governor's Fishing Opener
Organizational meetings for the 2013 Governor's Fishing Opener in Park Rapids have already been taking place. Committees have congregated,...
September 26, 2012 - 11:55am
Walk for Let's Go Fishing
It's been a big summer for the Detroit Lakes Area Chapter of Let's Go Fishing. "We've had a record-breaking year," said chapter secretary Betty...
September 26, 2012 - 8:35am
September 21, 2012
Handle deepwater fish with care this time of year
This is the time of year that walleyes, bass, and northern pike can be active in deep water. By deep, I am referring to 35 feet of water or deeper. Fish caught out of deep water this time of year (before the fall "turnover" cycle) may have a difficult time surviving release. The...
September 21, 2012 - 2:35pm
September 18, 2012
Dock Talk: Fall's walleye love crank bait
With cooling water temperatures and windy days, the fall walleye bite is in full swing. Surface temperatures are now in the mid-to-high 60's,...
September 18, 2012 - 10:04am
September 14, 2012
Use these tips to help effectiveness of artificial baits
Last week I discussed at length the proper presentation for live bait. Follow those suggestions and you can increase the bite opportunities for catching fish. This week, as promised, I will make some suggestions that may help with the effectiveness of fishing with artificial type...
September 14, 2012 - 12:56pm
September 10, 2012
Catch-and-release season begins
The catch-and-release season for smallmouth bass will begin after this Sunday, Sept. 9. Though anglers may continue to target smallmouth bass,...
September 10, 2012 - 9:00am
September 7, 2012
Learn how to hook your bait for more effective results
Over the last several weeks I have noticed fishing baits properly is something I have come to take for granted. I forget many anglers are still in the early stages of their learning curve when it comes to presenting baits. Even after showing some clients how to hook a minnow, leech,...
September 7, 2012 - 3:32pm