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Radio Gaga: Ham radio alive and well in lakes country
At least 2 arrested after protesters bind themselves to Dakota Access construction equipment
Making his story matter: Family of local veteran lost to PTSD creates foundation to help military veterans coming back from war
One small step for fish: DNR removes Shell Lake dam, replaces it with rocky structure
Angler, 73, found alive after floating for 12 hours overnight on Devils Lake
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SOCCER: Laker girls pick up first road win at Crookston
Titans to face tough tests early
Laker tennis picks up first dual win
Lumberjacks put a dozen goals up on Laker boys
Time to get pickled: Refrigerator pickles help preserve your garden's bounty
'God's Work...Our Hands'
County DAC welcomes new leadership
Patience is a virtue, it certainly helped me out
Friends & Neighbors
'I still work here': Chivers celebrates 50 years in real estate
Save receipts on back to school supplies
Hospice of the Red River Valley welcomes community specialist
Bell Bank shortens name
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
NYM's Cultural Center hosts selfie exhibit; reception, artist talk, awards set for Thursday
Daughtry to perform Friday at Shooting Star
NYM's Cultural Center to host Kent Duchaine in concert this Friday
Time to head back to school with your friends at the library
Jeanette E. Tomlinson
Aaro August Tanney
Lorraine Elizabeth Windels
Jerrold "Jerry" Joseph McDonald
John Patrick "Pat" Sargent
We are all broken but God is GREATER in our brokenness
Pelican Ass'n worried about old golf course chemicals
Yes, there were attacks before Sept. 11, 2001
The best athlete in the world
The truth about Muslims in MN
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Public hearing Oct. 6 on statewide transportation plans
Snellman Days set this weekend
Grondahl says goodbye
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
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