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The day Curt Felt died
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Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
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1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
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August 15, 2017
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
There are 15 lakes within Douglas County that will have temporary no wake zoning on them beginning, today, Aug. 15. The temporary 300-foot no...
August 15, 2017 - 5:18pm
October 19, 2016
Threat of another AIS
It may have a pretty name and sound more like a fun character from Harry Potter, but a new form of aquatic invasive species is being called...
October 19, 2016 - 6:00am
July 1, 2016
New signs designate area as boat-free zone
Concerns over the safety of children is what started it all. Rotary Beach in Alexandria, although not an official designated swimming beach,...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 14, 2016
Minnetonka man found not guilty in fatal Cass Lake boating accident
By Forum News Service BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Minnetonka man has been found not guilty in a boating accident that killed an Eden Prairie youth swimming coach last Fourth of July. Matthew Allen Kinghorn, 45, was cleared Friday morning of a criminal vehicular homicide charge in the death...
March 14, 2016 - 9:16am
Man pleads guilty in boat crash that killed Detroit Lakes woman
By Becky Jacobs, Forum News Service A Grand Forks man pleaded guilty Thursday in connection to a fatal boat crash in Devils Lake.
January 14, 2016 - 4:50pm
August 10, 2015
Detroit Lakes woman killed in boating crash on Devils Lake
By Forum News Service DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Officials have identified the victim in a fatal boating crash on Devils Lake. Ramsey County...
August 10, 2015 - 2:16pm
June 27, 2013
Booze and boating don't mix; DNR ramps up enforcement this weekend
Boaters should think twice before having too many cocktails on the water, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. The DNR and other agencies around the state are stepping up patrols for impaired boaters this weekend -- June 28-30. The enforcement is part of Operation...
June 27, 2013 - 11:43am
May 25, 2013
Cold water dangerous to boaters this Memorial Day weekend
Minnesotans are eager to hit the water for Memorial Day weekend, but the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters that warmer weather does not mean warm water. "For boaters and swimmers, our current water temperatures can prove dangerous, or even deadly, if they...
May 25, 2013 - 7:13am
May 19, 2013
Report shows lowest number of boating fatalities on record, overall drop in accidents and injuries
May 19, 2013 - 4:12pm
June 23, 2012
DNR to crack down on drunk boating this weekend
Thinking about going out on the boat this weekend and tossing back a six-pack of beer? Better reconsider that. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers and county sheriff's water patrol deputies will be out in force June 22-24 for Operation Dry Water...
June 23, 2012 - 8:11am
May 27, 2012
Graduation time often brings water accidents
During this time of year there are often reports of young people involved in high school graduation festivities, who either drown or are seriously injured in water accidents, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Unfortunately, most accidents could have...
May 27, 2012 - 12:19pm
May 8, 2012
Boaters play key role in preventing spread of aquatic invasive species
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging boaters to take more responsibility in stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species. "In the past our boating recreation messages were largely safety oriented, which is still important, but more than ever preventing...
May 8, 2012 - 3:30pm
June 3, 2011
Beware of hazards floating in lakes this weekend, says Douglas County Water Patrol
Attention all those who will be out on the lakes this weekend: The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol is advising boaters and other persons on the lake to pay special attention for hazards in the water. Over the course of the last week, mostly because of the storms Monday...
June 3, 2011 - 2:19pm
May 22, 2011
UPDATE SUNDAY 1:30 P.M.: Two killed in boating accident near Alexandria
A day on the lake among friends turned tragic in Alexandria Saturday - two were killed in a boating accident on Lake Victoria. The victims were Nicole Marie Getz, 27, and Matthew Paul Spletzer, 30, both of Alexandria, according to new information released by the Douglas County Sheriff's...
May 22, 2011 - 1:06pm
May 21, 2011
Two people dead after boating accident on Lake Victoria
Two people died in a boating accident near the Lake Victoria boat landing in Douglas County Saturday. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about the incident and upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered six victims who were all passengers in a single watercraft. Two...
May 21, 2011 - 11:26pm