Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Challenge yourself and your friends to end hunger this summer: 'Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless" campaign launches in July
DL School Board approves $39 million budget for FY 2018
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner starts 'A Little Summer Fun' to keep town alive
Collin Peterson to speak at health care forum in DL
Tags: Detroit Lakes
Thielen draws a crowd at Norseman Motors
Grunewald inspires; Ukkelberg third at USATF decathlon
State BMX Championship Series in DL July 1-2
Lamoureux campers, organizers wrapping up successful venture
Vikings' special teams spots up for grabs
What your grandchild can teach you about Social Security
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Column: The most significant Minnesota address in 1790
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
A flavor for everyone: McKinley Nutrition serves teas, shakes in McKinley Plaza
If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
It's time to party!: Oak Crossing fundraiser set for June 23 at Holy Rosary
Rock of the 70s Tour comes to Shooting Star June 23: Iconic bands to take the stage in Mahnomen for one night only
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Richard M. Lynch
LilyAnn Evelyn (Flermoen) Roed
Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
McFeely: Star Lake Casino project hits a possible snag
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
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