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St. Jude's Radiothon set for April 6-7 on local stations: BTD Manufacturing is challenging area businesses to match its contribution
Child sex charges pending for Bemidji middle school assistant principal
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
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Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
December 17, 2016
Lakes are making ice fast, but no trucks for another week
Ice thicknesses on area lakes range from about 6 to 9 inches and continues to develop well with the severe cold of the last week. Areas that have no or minimal snow have thicker ice, since the snow acts as an insulator and slows ice development. Through this weekend and the rest of...
December 17, 2016 - 6:00am
December 16, 2016
Dwarfing the Great Lakes, ancient Lake Agassiz shaped this area
Wildlife abound along the extraordinary byways of Highway 2 and Highway 59. And, unfortunately, sometimes ends there. Crows and other scavenging birds, including magpies, ravens, eagles, and vultures, find plentiful carrion alongside the roadways to satiate their hunger.
December 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
December 10, 2016
Brad Laabs Column: It's almost ice fishing time--here's where to find the fish
The ice is here! I am proud to say I was right on with my prediction. It would be better if we got the snow after we had a good week or two of ice, but the good thing about this storm is all the wind. The strong winds of Tuesday through Thursday should help blow most of the snow...
December 10, 2016 - 10:00am
Zebra mussel larvae confirmed in Leech Lake
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in their larval stage in two locations in Leech Lake in Cass County. The DNR has found no adult zebra mussels in the lake, but the locations and numbers of zebra mussel larvae, called veligers, indicate a reproducing...
December 10, 2016 - 9:30am
Outdoors Column: With decurved beak and sweet song, the rarely-seen little brown creeper is unique
While exploring the old growth pine forest of the LaSalle Creek Headwaters recently, I heard the faint, thin call-notes of a familiar sounding bird, albeit not so often observed. Knowing where to look, I craned my neck and eyes upward amongst the boles of the giant red pines and white...
December 10, 2016 - 9:00am
December is a good month for pheasant hunting
Pheasant hunters can expect to see some roosters in the fields this December, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "We've...
December 10, 2016 - 12:00am
December 9, 2016
Towering trees of Itasca Park are from a bygone age
On the last weekend of November I spent a couple of days roaming beneath towering old-growth white pines and red pines at remote locations in Itasca State Park. One locale was near the headwaters of LaSalle Creek, a gently flowing creek that begins its relatively short length from...
December 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
December 2, 2016
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
Well, here we are, December, and still no ice on the lakes. Even I am starting to get impatient for ice now. I was on a couple different lakes Monday and Tuesday and lake temperatures dropped from 48 to 40 degrees in a week with the cold and snow. Tuesday fishing in that snowfall...
December 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
November 25, 2016
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Not much to report for fishing this last week as we have been dominated by the severe cold front that has brought cold, wind, freezing rain, and snow.
November 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
The late Aldo Leopold, considered to be the father of modern day wildlife management, wrote in his essay "Thinking Like a Mountain" about the only time he shot and killed a wolf: "Since then I have lived to see state after state extirpate its wolves. I have watched the face of many...
November 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
November 19, 2016
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Across the tranquil lake in the darkness of a moonless sky, I can barely make out the faint yellow glow of a campfire. My fire is behind me, about 50 feet, crackling in a dreamy and muffled series of pops and snaps as the dry pine slowly burns.
November 19, 2016 - 7:06am
November 12, 2016
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Though autumn is a favorite season of mine, it's hard to admit that the summer of 2016 is over and the winter of 2016-17 is right around the corner. Looking out across Assawa Lake, I see that none of the yellow leaves of ash and aspen trees that were clinging to branches just a few...
November 12, 2016 - 5:00am
Finding that lost rod - lots of goofy things happen out on the lake
If you fish, you will have some unique and unusual things occur in your experiences on the water. Everybody does at some point. You may see the loon swim under your boat, the duck land on the bow, the gull drop a bomb on your buddies cap, or a bobber get attacked by a musky. These...
November 12, 2016 - 5:00am
November 11, 2016
Hunters register 68,958 deer during first weekend of season
Minnesota firearms hunters registered 68,958 deer during the first two days of firearms deer season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary numbers from opening weekend show that the number of deer registered fell 3 percent from 2015. Of the deer harvested,...
November 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
November 5, 2016
Deer hunting opener: Top 10 points to know
Excitement turns to deer hunting and blaze orange—the Minnesota firearms deer hunting season is now underway. It started a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 5. "Deer season is talked about as a major holiday among hunters, and it's a great time to reconnect with family,...
November 5, 2016 - 11:06am