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Open house for future Highway 87 projects in Frazee scheduled for May 7
Drop the drone during fire season
Giving Back to Mom Contest
Inebriated man leads Becker County sheriff's deputy on pursuit Easter morning
Minn. woman sentenced for attempted murder
Laker softball remains unbeaten in road sweep
Laker baseball splits conference opener
DL tennis falls at home to Perham
Minnesota boys to be allowed on high school dance teams
Detroit Lakes summer boys basketball camps
Family histories: N.P. Hanson family
Eagles give $300 to Food Pantry
Area students are excelling academically at colleges across MN, N.D.
Area students earn academic honors
friends & neighbors
Detroit Lakes hotel named best of AmericInn
HOMe offers to help homebuyers
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
The Pinke Post: How Vergas Hardware and this column are related
Country Kitchen building purchased; new owners set their sights on sushi, hibachi
Miranda Lambert, Elle King, more to play the Fargodome
Patrick Scully is Walt Whitman April 18 in Wadena
Country superstar Chris Janson coming to Shooting Star Friday
Sneaky cents: Parents say finances can be impacted by children's 'Fortnite' spending and threats from hackers
Police chief orders ‘Pokemon’ to go as players create hazards at Minn. fairgrounds
The Family of
Boyd and Ruby Sharp
Abigail Mae Staab
Essentia Health St. Mary's births
Area students achieve academic honors
Archie B. Henderson
Creative? Want to raise your I.Q.? Let's talk toothpicks
Guest Editorial: End the secrecy and release federal BWCA study
Letter: DL community rallies to find Manda Panda
Letter: Rep. Green on why he skipped the League forum in DL
Letter: Here's why I'm voting no on the Frazee School referendum
DNR seeks input about deer seasons, changes for youth deer, wild turkey and trapping seasons
Laabs column: Even hardcore ice angers are now done for the season
It gets interesting when squirrels try to beat 'squirrel-proof' feeders
Ravens are among the smartest of birds
Catching the end of the walleye season at Rainy River
'I'm a good person': Schizophrenia has turned Kyle Larson's life upside down
'It's just something you deal with': Erika Gilsdorf, creator of the 'Inside Out' campaign, talks about her experience with OCD
'Not just sadness': Depression has many faces for DL grad Jessica Ekholm
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
'A big demon': Joe Johnson shares his story of addiction, getting clean, and the changed man he is today
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
April 12, 2019
And the ice thickness on Little Detroit Lake is.....
J&K is counting down to ice-out for us, as they're out there doing an ice check in Detroit Lakes. Don't be fooled by the big storm and the...
April 12, 2019 - 2:07pm
July 26, 2018
Volunteers needed for citizen science event
Volunteers from across Minnesota are needed on Saturday, August 18 to participate in a statewide search for starry stonewort, Minnesota's newest aquatic invasive species. Hundreds of volunteers will gather at rendezvous sites statewide to learn how to identify starry stonewort and...
July 26, 2018 - 8:27am
June 17, 2018
They’re Minnesota’s lake detectives: Volunteers trying to tame invasive species
MARCELL, Minn. — Steve Long maneuvered his big pontoon boat closer to a patch of weeds on the north side of the Turtle Lake and then held the...
June 17, 2018 - 8:42am
July 19, 2017
Century-old Minnesota resort keeps them coming back
NAYTAHWAUSH, Minn.—Pinehurst Resort, situated between North Twin Lake and South Twin Lake in Naytahwaush, will be 100 years old in 2018....
July 19, 2017 - 11:28am
March 15, 2017
Community of Minnesota Resorts to hold workshop in April
The Community of Minnesota Resorts, a non-profit organization of "Resorters Helping Resorters," will hold their Spring Workshop on April 6 at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail, MN. The workshop will begin with registration at 8:15 a.m. and will conclude by 5:00 p.m.
March 15, 2017 - 11:53am
February 25, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing gets tricky now, but it's not over yet
The significant amount of rain we received last Sunday and Monday, along with the week or more of warm weather the week before, has deteriorated ice all over northern Minnesota. The snow cover on the lakes is gone. With the re-freeze we are getting now, conditions will be very slippery...
February 25, 2017 - 1:30pm
February 21, 2017
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Unseasonably warm temperatures and steady rainfall have prompted local and state officials to urge caution when venturing onto...
February 21, 2017 - 5:31pm
February 17, 2017
Lake Ida, Little Detroit to welcome little fishermen: DL, Cormorant youth fishing derbies will provide free family fun
When a trip to the movies costs an arm and a leg (and another arm, if someone gets hungry), family outings are becoming more and more difficult...
February 17, 2017 - 6:00am
January 29, 2017
Brad Laabs column: With colder temps, ice anglers need lures with more sound, color, movement
The unseasonably warm January thaw of the last week or 10 days has knocked the snow cover on the lakes to almost nothing on the majority of our area lakes. During the warm stretch, fishing the lake conditions was slushy, wet, and flooding occurred around heavier permanent houses (nothing...
January 29, 2017 - 6:00am
December 17, 2016
Lakes are making ice fast, but no trucks for another week
Ice thicknesses on area lakes range from about 6 to 9 inches and continues to develop well with the severe cold of the last week. Areas that have no or minimal snow have thicker ice, since the snow acts as an insulator and slows ice development. Through this weekend and the rest of...
December 17, 2016 - 6:00am
November 19, 2016
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Across the tranquil lake in the darkness of a moonless sky, I can barely make out the faint yellow glow of a campfire. My fire is behind me, about 50 feet, crackling in a dreamy and muffled series of pops and snaps as the dry pine slowly burns.
November 19, 2016 - 7:06am
October 1, 2016
Small lakes have 'turned,' big lakes still cooling down
The high winds, cold fronts, and rain made for challenging fishing conditions and challenging fishing this last week. The weather is improving and looks to be more stable for this week. The bite activity for all species should improve, and the conditions to fish for them will be much...
October 1, 2016 - 10:04am
September 23, 2016
Zebra mussels found in two more popular western Minnesota lakes
Zebra mussels have now been confirmed in two popular recreational lakes in western Minnesota. They were found in Lake Sallie and Lac qui Parle...
September 23, 2016 - 8:29am
July 26, 2016
Zebra mussels found in lakes near Vergas, Alexandria
The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in northwestern Minnesota’s East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County and central...
July 26, 2016 - 10:10am
July 1, 2016
DNR asks boaters to preserve lakes
The Independence Day weekend is one of the busiest of the Minnesota boating and fishing season. The Department of Natural Resources reminds...
July 1, 2016 - 2:21pm