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The Winter Olympics come around every four years and that’s when Minnesotans get to watch some of their own compete on the Olympic ice. The television coverage generates interest in...
On a frigid early morning in January, thick steam can be seen rising from the Lake Country Bakery building on Washington Avenue. The vapor wafts sweet aromas to your nose — doughnuts, bread, cookies — if you venture out that early. As most of Detroit Lakes sleeps, Dan and Kim Grandbois rise to make delicious baked goods for their business of 19 years. They report to work at 1 a.m. during the winter, 12:30 a.m. in the summer. Their shift ends sometime in the late morning or early afternoon, depending how busy the bakery is. “Pretty much the same thing every day.
It’s the middle of a cold winter, there’s three feet of ice on his favorite lake and his season doesn’t start for another four months. So what’s a muskie angler to do in northwest Minnesota in February? Paint. Being it has been such a long cold winter, local muskie guide Jerry Sondag decided it was time to revive his artistic side along with his 2½ year old son, Xander.
Photographer Brian Basham shares some of his favorite photos from the past year
If a picture is worth a thousand words, and if walls could talk, the Round Lake Deer Camp would speak millions of words every fall when about 20 hunters open the camp for the annual deer hunt. Nearly every square inch of wall space in the hunting shack is covered with years of history, names, pictures, articles, mounts and other various trinkets and memorabilia. Oh the stories it tells — and oh the stories that are
Get out your rifles and blaze orange: The Minnesota firearms deer hunting season opens a half hour before sunrise Saturday morning. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects a good 2013 deer hunt. “There’s nothing that beats Minnesota’s firearm deer hunting season,” Detroit Lakes DNR Area Wildlife Manager Blane Klemek said. “I’ve got blaze orange fever right now.
As if on cue, a pair of swans gracefully flew over and seemingly honked their approval as the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge broke ground on their new Discovery Center building Tuesday morning. Construction on the new education building just north of the visitor center will begin next week and be completed by Sept.
A spark from an incinerator was believed to have started a fire that destroyed the office and feed mixing building at the Sonnenberg Mink Farm east of Detroit Lakes Friday morning. An ember from the incinerator presumably landed on a large pile of mink bedding, which quickly caught fire and spread to the building next to it. Firefighters from Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Audubon, Lake Park and Vergas attempted to control the fire and keep it to just one building on the property.
The aurora borealis or northern lights were visible Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. This 30-second exposure was taken looking over Sands Lake north of Detroit Lakes about 1 a.m. Wednesday. To the naked eye, these lights just appeared as a dull glow along the northern horizon.