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Waubun woman sentenced for writing bad checks
A hero among us: Perham man turns 95, flag flying over the U.S. Capitol today in his honor
DL Eagles donate $300 to RRV hospice
Area students continue to excel academically
June 15 benefit set for Ogema man injured after becoming trapped in a trench
Laker girls finish regular season with win at Park Rapids
Seebold and Hanninen place fourth at sections
Laker softball scores late to advance to third round
Twins smack 8 HRs in rout of Angels
Wild hire former star Modano as adviser
Area students continue to excel academically
Richwood Lutheran honors Erickson for 45 years as church organist
Area students graduate from MN colleges
It's graduation time at area colleges
Extension recognizes Audubon couple as 2019 'emerging leaders'
friends & neighbors
40 years and counting: BTD celebrates 40 years in business this month
Markuson-Baer Insurance acquires Community Development Insurance Services, LLC
Farmers under pressure
Forum Communications to purchase Rochester newspaper
Passing the torch: Detroit Lakes Overhead Door sells to new ownership
What's happening in lakes area entertainment this weekend
Theater, magic and art camps set for this summer at Holmes
A little art, a little music, and a lot of fun: Holmes Art Cellar hosts its first Open Mic Night
Take a look: Red Bridge Park Sculpture Walk will change soon
'Walk for Hope & Peace' exhibition opens at Nemeth
Wayne & Gail Quittschreiber
George Richard Manke
The Family of
Boyd and Ruby Sharp
Abigail Mae Staab
Elaine L. Kertscher
James Dennis "Jim" Conklin
Gerald (Gene) Eugene Miller
Troy Lee Bruce
Harry O. Fuglie
Opinion: Klobuchar bill takes aim at senior fraud
Memorial Day:Thank our soldiers
Letter: Volunteers, public feedback needed by Food Pantry
Letter: Support for coach who quit after allegations of inappropriate contact
Letter: GOP abortion concerns lost in politics?
Minnesotans love their ruby-throated hummingbird
Glamping app offers quirky, quaint camping: Hipcamp.com encourages landowners to open space for camping
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener
This Saturday, about 500,000 anglers will visit Minnesota waters to catch a fish. Here's a closer look.
Anglers can find nutritious, plentiful sunfish in all areas of the state
Riding on faith: Emily Mingo opens nonprofit, faith-based youth ranch in Vergas
Turning a corner in Frazee: CornerStone community and youth center now in development
'Race For Survivors' at Holbrook Farms: Eagle Scout plans 5K to benefit the families of fallen service members
'A really cool situation': College student Laker alums create scholarships for new grads
'I'm a good person': Schizophrenia has turned Kyle Larson's life upside down
Polar Fest 2019
Breaking boards and swinging swords: Martial arts Break-A-Thon raises $2,200
A Chocolate Fantasy: Museum fundraiser was a hit with Polar Fest-ers
Cold molds: Snow sculptures a sight to see at City Park
Oodles of noodles: Hundreds had a (meat) ball at Polar-ific Spaghetti Dinner
Deuces Wild returns to Holmes Theatre stage Saturday
May 2, 2019
Here's where to find the fish on opening weekend
Since the ice has come off the lakes, the water has not had much of a chance to warm this last week, with the weather we have had. The temperatures will be better all week this week until the fishing opener, but we will be lacking the sunshine. Shiners will be hard to come by for...
May 2, 2019 - 11:07pm
April 26, 2019
Brad Laabs column: Surprise! Could be a good opener after all
Only two weeks until fishing opener! Conditions are setting up very nicely for this to be a very good opener. We seemed to have turned the corner to some real spring weather. The walleye spawn is over now, and the DNR had met the quota for egg harvest this year several days before...
April 26, 2019 - 10:27pm
April 21, 2019
Laabs column: Even hardcore ice angers are now done for the season
Several hardcore, veteran, experienced ice anglers continued to venture onto the ice on area lakes right up until Sunday, April 14. Ice thicknesses continued to be around 18-20 inches of good clear ice with several inches of mushy ice on top. Those that did continue to venture out...
April 21, 2019 - 8:27am
April 15, 2019
Catching the end of the walleye season at Rainy River
I am sorry I did not have an article for you to read from me last week. I hope you missed me. I am up at Rainy River fishing the last two weeks...
April 15, 2019 - 8:19am
April 1, 2019
Ice fishermen now targeting hungry panfish, tullibee
This last week has knocked our snow cover down significantly. The ice thickness on the lakes has not been worked on too much by Mother Nature due to the energy going into dealing with our snowpack. The ice is easier for travel now than it was a week ago, and way better than two weeks...
April 1, 2019 - 2:48pm
March 16, 2019
Laabs column: Ice fishing comes to a close, expect long 'tweener' season
Last week, I wrote about how difficult the ice conditions were due to flooding and slushing. Well after another foot of snow, wind, drifting, and a stretch of warm weather, sun, and rain, the conditions are even worse. The best plan now is to stay off the lakes. It is possible we...
March 16, 2019 - 12:03am
March 6, 2019
Laabs column: Mille Lacs to be open again to harvesting walleye
Well, the big news, just released from the DNR recently, is that there will be some type of allowable walleye harvest on the nationally renowned...
March 6, 2019 - 8:03pm
February 17, 2019
Remember, your license for walleye, northern only good until Feb. 24
Travel on area lakes continues to be a challenge unless you stay to plowed roads or trails to community fishing spots. We again, this last week,...
February 17, 2019 - 1:45pm
January 22, 2019
Brad Laabs column: Time for fishing derbies, boat shows
Starting this weekend you can find a fishing derby or two available to participate in every weekend from now until the middle of February. In...
January 22, 2019 - 12:40am
January 8, 2019
Now is the time to catch some walleye dinners
Welcome to the start of the 2019 portion of the ice fishing season. The end of the year brought us an additional 16 inches of snow, followed...
January 8, 2019 - 1:24am
January 1, 2019
Heavy snow adds new element to ice fishing
The snow we have now will add extra weight to the ice. Keep that in mind for traveling on the ice. We will need a significant cold snap to build...
January 1, 2019 - 12:27am
December 22, 2018
Challenges for ice fishing; here's where the walleye are hiding
Ice conditions remain very good in our area, with ice thicknesses ranging from 11 to 15 inches on most area lakes. This past week has been above-normal...
December 22, 2018 - 4:04am
December 15, 2018
Ice fishing is in full swing, just in time for Christmas
Ice season is into full swing in our area. The number of hard houses and portables out, especially on the weekends, is clearly an indication...
December 15, 2018 - 1:19am
December 13, 2018
Brad Laabs column: Ice conditions are good and getting better
Ice conditions are in great shape and getting better. We have very solid clear ice ranging from 8 to 12 inches as of Thursday. We will continue...
December 13, 2018 - 11:16am
December 3, 2018
Ice conditions are good, but it's still too early for trucks on the lake
Ice conditions remain very good for this early season, and continue to improve with the cold weather. The minimal snow cover has helped very...
December 3, 2018 - 4:06pm