Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
AgweekTV: Presidential Turkeys
Workplace sexual harassment gets renewed attention as high-profile figures are accused in media reports
Minnesota deer farm shows no additional CWD-infected animals
Minn. Supreme Court to hear teacher union protections case
Deer that struggled for hours in Minnesota's icy Gull River before being rescued improving
McDougall blanks Royals for first victory of the season
Laker swimmers reach finals in seven events, bust six school records
DeWulf leads Nevis to 9-man championship game
Laker diving seasons end in state semis
Gallatin’s fast track slowed to a steady pace on way to MSUM
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
friends & neighbors
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
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
World Kindness Day is November 13
It's time to 'Light Up the Lakes'!: Santa's seeking entries for his Nov. 27 Parade of Lights in DL
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Marilyn Joy Ostrander
Gerald Adrian Triggs
Carl Laverne Albin
William M. "Bill" Sanger
Letters: Farmers need tax reform that helps middle class
Tax bills based on unsound economics, unwise fiscal policy
Letter: Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt
Coots and bald eagles
Letter: Patriotism can take many forms
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
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
The northern cardinal: handsome and talented
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
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