DL News Staff
Although many bodies of water in the Midwest are still covered with a layer of ice, the rivers across the region are starting to provide some walleye action. And much of that action is being provided by jigs. When opening day for walleyes rolls around, many anglers will have a jig on the end of their line, and as the season progresses, that jig might just stay on the end of the line. Jigs catch walleyes year 'round, but if we want to be more successful jiggers, we need to consider the type of jig we're tying onto our line. Jigs come in many shapes, sizes, and colors.
The Becker County Sportsmen's Club will begin its trap shooting season on Tuesday, April 4, with practice rounds at its range east of Detroit Lakes. The league opener is Thursday, April 27. A number of changes are being adopted this year. Last fall, the officers and trap committee circulated a questionnaire asking its members what they adjustments they would like. Some of the rules will be adjusted in order to accommodate trap shooters, and thus making it more fun. In past seasons, BCSO trap shooters have participated in a 16-week season involving 400 targets.
In an aggressive effort to improve walleye fishing in Leech Lake, the Department of Natural Resources will stock up to 23 million walleye fry in the lake this spring. The stocking, part of an intensive management approach that includes cormorant control, special fishing regulations, and habitat protection, aims to improve a fishery that has relatively few small- and medium-sized walleye and a dwindling population of large-sized breeding walleye.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Gene Merriam will designate state forest lands in Hubbard County as "limited" to highway-licensed and off-highway vehicles (OHV) in commissioner's orders to be published April 10. The orders will also designate trails for specific types of motorized uses on state forest lands in the county, which include all of the Paul Bunyan and Badoura state forests and other state forest lands scattered throughout the county.
Flooding conditions improved Saturday in parts of the region while some areas stepped up sandbagging efforts. Authorities in Minnesota's Norman County closed highways on the west and south sides of the town of Ada because of flooding Saturday and residents of vulnerable homes were sandbagging, dispatcher Joel Andersen said. The town of Hendrum, Minn., about 20 miles north of Moorhead on the North Dakota border, was bracing for a record flood stage, expected to hit Tuesday. "Hendrum's a little nervous," said Kevin Ruud, emergency manager for Norman County.
Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland stood in front of a crowd of camera crews and reporters Sunday afternoon before a background of houses stacked high with sandbags fighting back the rising Red River. "I quit," Voxland joked, clad in sand-covered gloves from an afternoon of sandbagging in Moorhead's Alm Park neighborhood. Light moments have been few and far between for Moorhead officials, who've spent the weekend bracing as the Red River lapped closer each hour to homes along its banks. The National Weather Service announced today the river will crest in Fargo-Moorhead at 37.5 feet late Tuesday.
A Detroit Lakes woman made her first appearance in Becker County District court Thursday after stabbing a man in Detroit Lakes two days earlier. District Judge John Pearson set bond at $50,000 against Rachel Fairbanks, 23, of 240 Cherry Ridge Drive. Her next court appearance is Monday. Fairbanks is charged with one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
The rush is on. Warm temperatures and rain Wednesday night pushed the region's flood picture into fast-forward, advancing crest predictions and erasing much of the winter's accumulated snow cover. As of Thursday, the Red River was expected to crest in Fargo-Moorhead at more than 36.3 feet on Tuesday, almost a week sooner than forecasted just days before. Residents in Wahpeton, N.D., and Breckenridge, Minn., can look for the Red River to crest at 16.3 feet on Saturday or possibly today. While officials up and down the Red River Valley expressed confidence that flooding will be manageable, t
By BRIAN WIERIMA firstname.lastname@example.org Red is once again in Garrett Raboin's future. After donning Detroit Lakes Laker red for three years during his high school years, the color will now come in the shade of a St. Cloud State University uniform for Raboin. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound defenseman from DL, verbally committed to the Huskies this past week to finish a dream-like journey, which started in Kent Freeman Arena and went through Lincoln, Neb. and will end up on the ice of SCSU's National Hockey Center.