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WE Fest plans surprises for 30th anniversary

August 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For most surprise parties, the guest of honor is usually the one to be surprised. For the 30th WE Fest, which officially opens today, promoters of one of the nation’s biggest country music festivals promise lots of surprises for attendees. Continue Reading

Video of Detroit Lake hockey player’s shorthanded goal grabs Internet attention

February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Watch at bottom of articleIn a game last Friday, Alex Mason, 18, used his backhand to lift the puck going left to right before throwing the puck over the goalie’s shoulder for what many are dubbing as the “goal of the year.” Continue Reading

Area fishing and hunting report

November 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

At Lake of the Woods, the cold weather has moved in with temperatures in the 20- and 30-degree range most nights ice is forming on the ponds and creeks overnight. The best walleye fishing is at the Lighthouse Gap in 21 to 25 feet of water. Reports from the Rainy River remain inconsistent with flurries of activity early and late in the day. Hunters seem to be getting their deer, but it’s taking them longer to do so this season. Continue Reading

AREA HUNTING AND FISHING REPORT: With a sparse season opener area-wide, bigger bucks should be on the move this weekend

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

LAKE OF THE WOODS: The fishing still has been good. The nights are getting cold with lows in the 20s, but during the days the temperature has been getting up to the 40s and 50s. There is no ice yet. Best fishing spots this week include Lighthouse Gap and Zippel Bay on the lake, and the Rainy River near the Baudette Airport, Clementson Rapids and farther upstream near the Little Fork River and the Little Fork itself. Pink, orange and gold jigs tipped with a shiner have produced the best results. Duck and grouse hunting has taken a backseat to the deer season. Most hunters said the opener could have been better, but the deer weren’t moving much because of the wind. Continue Reading

AREA HUNTING AND FISHING REPORT: Mixed waterfowl results in Devils Lake

October 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The week was a mixed bag of results for waterfowl hunters in the Lake Region, reports Mark Fisher, biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Devils Lake. Some hunters did very well with limits; others had very poor luck. Continue Reading

Detroit Lakes, Minn., woman gets scare when bitten by venomous spider

October 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Rita Alaniz of rural Detroit Lakes, Minn., got a pre-Halloween scare she likely won’t forget anytime soon. She was bitten by a venomous red-backed jumping spider that possibly hitched a ride from California with some bananas. Continue Reading

PREP FOOTBALL: Mollberg, Lakers power past Wave

September 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Detroit Lakes quarterback scores four touchdowns in the first half as Senior High falls Detroit Lakes quarterback and UND football recruit Joe Mollberg hadn’t displayed much of the running portion of his dual-threat style so far this season because of an ankle injury. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior unveiled his rushing capabilities Friday night against East Grand Forks Senior High. Continue Reading

PREP FOOTBALL: Mollberg, Lakers power past Wave

September 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Detroit Lakes quarterback scores four touchdowns in the first half as Senior High falls Detroit Lakes quarterback and UND football recruit Joe Mollberg hadn’t displayed much of the running portion of his dual-threat style so far this season because of an ankle injury. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior unveiled his rushing capabilities Friday night against East Grand Forks Senior High. Continue Reading

PREP FOOTBALL: Mollberg, Lakers power past Wave

September 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Detroit Lakes quarterback scores four touchdowns in the first half as Senior High falls Detroit Lakes quarterback and UND football recruit Joe Mollberg hadn’t displayed much of the running portion of his dual-threat style so far this season because of an ankle injury. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior unveiled his rushing capabilities Friday night against East Grand Forks Senior High. Continue Reading

WE Fest kicks off tonight

August 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The final preparations are being put together for this year’s WE Fest, but the country music festival’s owner is already building for the future. Continue Reading