DL News Staff
The Becker County Sportsmen's Club trap league was off to a good start April 27. This marks the 34th year in our revamped gravel pit. There are 10 adult teams and three junior teams this season. Junior teams carry the names of young people who have had the state mandated firearms training and are not yet 18 years of age. Special instruction programs are provided along with reduced costs of shells and shooting rounds for the juniors. Any young person interested in trap shooting is welcome to visit the club. The adult teams are largely shooters who have been with us for several seasons.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will conduct an open water creel survey on Otter Tail Lake from the fishing opener, May 13, through Oct. 15. Otter Tail is part of the Ottertail River chain of lakes in Otter Tail County. Anglers are advised that a DNR creel clerk will likely approach them while fishing Otter Tail Lake throughout the summer. Anglers will be asked to participate in the survey by answering questions and allowing the creel clerk to measure some of the fish they caught.
The North Dakota Retriever Club is presenting a Smartwork Retriever Training Workshop June 2-4 at its facilities near Glyndon. Evan Graham will lead this workshop. He is an accomplished professional retriever trainer and author of the popular and respected SMARTWORK series of retriever training manuals and videos.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has finalized its plan to increase the state's breeding duck population to 1 million by protecting and restoring 2 million acres of habitat over the next five decades. The DNR's long-range duck recovery plan, a draft of which was presented for public review in January, builds on the 2001 plan to Restore Minnesota's Wetland and Waterfowl Hunting Heritage. The new plan outlines the state's most ambitious goals ever to restore and protect prairie wetland and grassland habitat, accelerate shallow lake management and improve statewide waterfowl habi
Many of the world's best walleye anglers, if limited to one lure family to use for their favorite fish, would choose a jig. In fact, jigs are a great bait for most species of fish that live here in the Midwest. Day in and day out, lakes or rivers, clear water or stained water, big fish or little fish, jigs are fish-catchers. Early in the fishing season, jigs are at their best. Here are some ideas for catching walleyes on jigs during the first few weeks of walleye season. Throughout May and into June, for most situations, an eighth ounce jig will be productive.
The Becker County Humane Society has the following animal that was recently found: female shepherd cross pup, at 320th Street, Ogema. male beagle, at White Earth by PAC. male border collie mix pup, at Country manor Trailer Park. To claim this pet or if interested in adoption, call 847-0511 and leave a message.
ST. PAUL - A meeting that began with promise of quickly resolving the Minnesota Legislature's main task ended amid confusion Wednesday night when Senate negotiators failed to return after a recess. Five House members and five senators met for the first time Wednesday to work out differences in a public works funding bill. Rep. Dan Dorman, R-Albert Lea, had recessed the meeting late Wednesday afternoon, asking senators led by Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, to return at 7 p.m. ready to vote on a House public works project funding proposal -- or to present a Senate offer.
50 Years ago May 9, 1956 -- Frazee's famous Sursely triplets received the solemn rite of baptism in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with Monsignor Adam Junghans officiating. William Boze, Detroit Lakes postmaster for 16 years and a postal worker for a total of 34 years, will retire June 30 at the close of business. He is 55 years old. He is retiring because of his health. An 18-year-old North Dakota youth was fined $40 and costs by Justice J.R. McDonald after he pleaded guilty to a charge of speeding.
The Minnesota 4-H program just completed its first annual statewide Friends and Family Fund raiser. The Minnesota 4-H Program, in partnership with the Schwan Food Company, raised more than $105,000 in sales. Thirty percent of the profits will help fund 4-H programs at the state and local level. The statewide undertaking involved several thousand 4-H members throughout Minnesota in 70 different counties contributing their time and effort.