Tag: Minnesota

Legislature Approves Post 9/11 Service Bonuses

St. Paul, MN — One of the first bills passed by the Minnesota Legislature this session will help give a boost Minnesota Veterans, and specifically post 9/11 veterans and Gold Star families. The legislature has appropriated $24 million towards service bonuses for those post 9/11 veterans and depending on their level of service, could receive…
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May 20, 2022 0

MN Legislative Leaders Agree on How to Spend Budget Surplus

St. Paul, MN — Legislative leaders and Gov. Walz on Monday announced a broad bipartisan budget framework for the end of the legislative session including $4 billion to invest in education, public safety, and health care, and $4 billion for a tax bill to provide financial relief for Minnesotans. The plan includes $1 billion for…
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May 17, 2022 0

Detroit Lakes Area Fisheries Supervisor Nathan Olson Previews the Walleye Opener

Detroit Lakes, MN — Anglers across the state of Minnesota will return to open water this weekend with the walleye season opener set for this Saturday. Weather looks to be favorable for anglers, especially compared to most fishing opener in recent history. But fishing for walleye and catching walleye are two different things. Nathan Olson,…
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May 13, 2022 0

Boat or Not, Many Opportunities for Beginning Fisherman in Minnesota

Minnesota, MN — One of the great things about the fishing tradition in the State of Minnesota is that it’s a past-time that is easily accessible by all. While your neighbor or friend might be hitting the water in $100,000 boat with another $10,000 worth of fish finding electronics, it’s important to know that you…
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May 11, 2022 0

Preparation Key Ahead of this Weekend’s Minnesota Fishing Opener

Detroit Lakes, MN — Just a few days remain before the great Minnesota angling tradition known as the Fishing Opener and fisherman and women can get back out into the boat to target walleye and northern pike. And while there is still time, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging anglers to not just…
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May 10, 2022 0

Northern MN Teams to Compete at State Robotics Meet this Saturday

Minneapolis, MN — A number of teams from the Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference will be participating in this weekend’s State Robotics Meet at the Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. Teams from Brainerd, Warroad, Greenbush-Middle River, Babbit, Pequot Lakes, and Keliher will represent the Northern conference and R & J Broadcasting had the…
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May 6, 2022 0

Representative Rob Ecklund (DFL) Int’l Falls.

Rob Ecklund called in from St. Paul to discuss the topics and issues that are being taken up on the House floor and debated. Main topic was the unemployment payback as well as the Hero Pay agreement.


May 2, 2022 0

Take Steps to Avoid Bear Encounters this Spring

Detroit Lakes, MN — Bears that have woken up out of hibernation are probably wishing they’d stayed in their den a little bit longer, but nonetheless they are hungry and looking for food, which is very scarce this time of year. Conflicts often arise this time of year when bears interact with domestic pets, tip…
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April 27, 2022 0

Representative Marquarts Comments on State of the State & State of District 4

Dilworth, MN — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz gave his annual State of the State Address on Sunday night. The address was given in the House of Representatives for the first time since 2019. The previous two messages were given virtually from the Governor’s home. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart shared his thoughts on the State…
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April 25, 2022 0

Harsh Winter Appears to Have Impact on Fawn Population

Detroit Lakes, MN — With heavy snow, colder than average temperatures, and constant wind, the Minnesota DNR says it will have an impact on the overall deer population. Fawns were especially hit the hardest, according to Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Rob Baden. Baden notes that the winter made it very difficult for deer to…
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April 20, 2022 0