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Street Faire at the Lakes was held last Friday and Saturday on Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes.
Last saturday’s Minnesota fishing opener was a cold day in the Lakes Area. With ice hanging from the tips of their fishing rods, Curt Kozitka, Marv Walter and Walt Kozitka of Detroit Lakes braved the cold windy conditions at Long Bridge. It’s been their tradition for many years to fish Long Bridge on opening day instead of dealing with crowds at a public access. All were fishing within ten feet of each other, but Walter is the only angler to have caught any fish that morning — six walleye, five bass and two northern.
It’s May in the Lakes Area. The crappies are biting, the leaves on the poplar trees are the size of a squirrel’s ear, temperatures during the day are in the 60s and in the 40s at night – and all of that means its mushroom season. Many Minnesotans this time of year are going crazy for their Minnesota morel mushrooms, and they are scouring the woods and trails looking for the delicacy. You can fry them in butter, cook them in a soup or make a mushroom sauce out of them, but try them once, they say, and you’re hooked.
A black bear that spent Tuesday morning in Detroit Lakes is now safely back in the woods, thanks to White Earth conservation officers. The bear was reported early Tuesday morning in a backyard at 410 Bowling Avenue in Detroit Lakes. The homeowner’s dogs had run the bear up a tree, where he spent much of the morning napping. DNR conservation officers on the scene speculated he was in town raiding bird feeders when, “it got light on him.” DNR conservation officers and Detroit Lakes police kept a close watch on the bear the entire morning.
Volunteers from the Lake Region Builders Association, along with several non-members, all pitched in to give an area resident, who is battling cancer, a new roof over her head. Last...
Greater Prairie Chickens have started their annual spring mating ritual “dance” on the Bluestem Prairie “booming grounds” near Glyndon. The male chickens strut, puff up their feathers and large air sacs and fight all to impress the females. Bluestem Prairie offers two prairie chicken blinds to view the morning ritual of the chickens by reservation at 218-498-2679.
If you’ve attended a Detroit Lakes Laker sporting event in the last, say, 50 years, then chances are pretty good you’ve bought a ticket from Janice Johnson. Johnson started her career with the Detroit Lakes School District right out of high school in 1957, working in the principal’s office in the old Holmes building. Since that time, she has sold tickets to just about every Laker sporting event from hockey to football to gymnastics.
Take a 40-pound granite rock and slide it 100 feet across a sheet of ice with pinpoint precision to hit a 16-foot circle, and you have the antiquated gentleman’s sport of curling. And thanks to the televised Winter Olympics, curling in the United States has been growing in popularity the last several years.
The end of summer signals many species of animal, bird and insect to start to prepare for the upcoming winter. Nuts are gathered, migrations followed and nutrition is sought to...
Gravel will fly, rubber will burn and metal will most likely be bent and twisted when the Ojibwe Forests Rally returns to Detroit Lakes Aug. 27-29. Race chairman Erick Nelson said the one major difference from last year’s road rally will be some changes made to the street portion of the race, including adding a night stage on the streets of Detroit Lakes. The street stage, which runs from the Becker County Fairgrounds to the Detroit Lakes High School parking lot, was popular last year, according to Nelson, despite not so favorable weather for the event.