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Minnesota legislators take historic stride in veteran care
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Detroit Lakes students elect Trump in mock election
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DL volleyball opens playoffs with 3-1 home victory
Bemidji slips by Laker swimmers in final dual
8AA FOOTBALL: Nuggets knock Hornets out of opening round
Sled hockey exhibition raises nearly $800 for Hope, Inc.
Lakes Area Boxing registration Nov. 1
Stargazing: See the animals of the northern sky
Livingood 90th birthday open house set
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Become Like a Little Child-Cutting to the heart of God.
New Chaplain at Essentia St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes believes everyone has a 'unique life'
Friends & Neighbors
Tackling the grocery bill
Trick or treat? Scary cost of Halloween no fun for mom and dad
Minnesota gas prices still falling but higher than last year
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center Receives $10,000 match from BTD for Give to the Max Day
Nereson's hires new service consultant
In the shadow: Bobby Vee and The Shadows adored by local, national fans alike
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Mixed Blood's 'Corazon Eterno' comes to DL Friday
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo' program coming to DL library Nov. 7
A Native American experience in sight, sound and soul
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Robert T. "Bobby Vee" Velline
Marylou F. Chromy
Arlen G. Restad
Forget common sense, elect candidates with good sense
Toxic Trump? For first time in more than 50 years, Forum Communications declines to endorse Republican nominee
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
Mouse invasion is about finding food, warm place to nest
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
Brad Laabs: Dress warm, stay dry, during fall fishing
Water temperatures have dropped below 50 degrees now and we are into a full-fledged fall fishing pattern. We will still have several weeks of open water fishing left before we transition to the hard water season. The rain and snow we have received the last couple of weeks has improved...
October 27, 2013 - 2:00pm
October 20, 2013
Brad Laabs: Fishing the fall tweener time can be challenging
The weather this October so far has been like most Septembers for us in past years. September is always known for transitional weather and the front on top of front inconsistency that lets us know we are into our fall weather. This year, September was very pleasant and now we are...
October 20, 2013 - 2:00pm
October 13, 2013
Brad Laabs: Don’t become a creature of habit with your fishing
It is easy for most of us that fish to fall into habits of past success and not risk change at times. We will tend to stay with the same baits, the same colors, the same techniques, and the same locations. This is a normal tendency not just for fishing, but for many things in our...
October 13, 2013 - 9:00am
October 6, 2013
Brad Laabs: Even the best among us still make mistakes
I usually dedicate at least one article a year to sharing (or admitting) some of the “bonehead” experiences I accumulate with my fishing adventures. This will be that article. It will include some, but not all of my screw-ups, mistakes, and misadventures. The reason it will...
October 6, 2013 - 10:00am
September 22, 2013
Brad Laabs: Seasickness a real problem on a wavy lake
Just the other evening I had a gentlemen in the boat get seasick and needed to get off the water. It was windy and rough on the water and he was handling the conditions fine until it got dark. Then the motion sickness set in on him. Seasick, carsick, air sickness, motion sickness,...
September 22, 2013 - 2:00pm
September 8, 2013
Brad Laabs: Going over the limit hurts the future of fisheries
During the last couple of weeks, both the North Dakota DNR and the Minnesota DNR have had some major “busts” of fishing violations. In the biggest case in North Dakota, a number of anglers were abusing the hot bite and “double dipping” limits of walleyes. The anglers were...
September 8, 2013 - 11:00am
September 1, 2013
Brad Laabs: Get over the old and fall in love with the new...boat
Every year for the last several years at this time of the fishing season, I start boat shopping. I love the rig that I have, but it makes sense that I need to update. The last several fall seasons I have looked at, and test driven several boats. I have liked what I have looked at,...
September 1, 2013 - 9:00am
August 25, 2013
Brad Laabs: Low lake levels could be a problem again this year
This week will be a bit of a shotgun approach as far as topics. The first is a FYI for those that will be continuing to get on area lakes for some of the upcoming fall fishing. With all the hot weather and bright sun of the last couple of weeks, combined with the lack of any significant...
August 25, 2013 - 12:00pm
August 17, 2013
Life lessons on the lake — and a few pikes
I have lived two separate lives in my 42 years on the planet. A decade as a non-Minnesotan and the rest as a borderline upstanding tundra dweller. One would not notice the three-quarters Minnesota influence in my lifestyle when it comes to the outdoors. Once a decade, my...
August 17, 2013 - 12:00pm
August 11, 2013
Brad Laabs: Fishing is about connecting with nature, people
I need fishing in my life. Fishing gives me a chance to practice living in the moment. Fishing provides relief from stress and problems. Fishing is fun, social and always provides some laughs. Fishing can provide some quiet time for reflection. Fishing helps me appreciate nature and...
August 11, 2013 - 12:00pm
August 9, 2013
54-inch muskie caught by youths
BEMIDJI -- Two local youths didn't know when they headed out with their fishing poles Wednesday morning what was in store for them. Ethan...
August 9, 2013 - 9:10am
August 4, 2013
Brad Laabs: Make adjustments when cold fronts come through
This past week was a reminder about the need for adjustments in cold front conditions. I know some would have appreciated some of these reminders before this week. This was the most major front we have had this summer. These fronts change the fishing. Usually, you will catch fewer...
August 4, 2013 - 4:00pm
August 3, 2013
New camp helps kids ‘Feed the Fish’
It’s said that every amateur angler will at first “feed the fish” by losing their worms in the water before learning how to reel one in...
August 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
July 28, 2013
Brad Laabs: Tools everyone should have on boat
Over this last couple of weeks, I have received a couple of suggestions for articles while out fishing with customers. The first suggestion is by a young lady that thought I should write about why women learning to fish often learn more quickly than men. A controversial...
July 28, 2013 - 5:06pm
July 27, 2013
Mark Greenig: Miniature collectibles like Maggie’s are hot right now
Only in the text of fish decoys will the name Maggie “ring a bell.” Even then, only the most serious fish decoy enthusiast will make the obvious connection. Maggie, as she is commonly called, was the second wife of famed fish carver, Lawrence Bethel. A good source of...
July 27, 2013 - 7:00pm