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Detroit Lakes Attractions Quiet this Labor Day

The temperature is getting lower and the water is getting colder, but that isn't stopping people from soaking up their last days of summer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Labor Day signals the last day of summer vacation for many people and that means they are pulling out all the stops to make it last. The temperature is getting lower and the water is getting colder, but that isn’t stopping people from soaking up their last days of summer. “It’s very sad that summer’s almost…

Body Recovered in West Battle Lake Identified as Missing Grand Forks Man

An autopsy will be performed

  WEST BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — The body of a Grand Forks man has been recovered in West Battle Lake, Minnesota. Authorities were using sonar equipment on the lake Wednesday afternoon when they found the body of 39-year-old Peter Akinboro. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team recovered the body with the help of water patrol members. An…

Jet Ski Rider Goes Missing at West Battle Lake

Search crews say they will not stop until he is found

WEST BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — A jet ski was found on West Battle Lake Saturday night, but its rider is still missing. Squad cars with empty boat trailers line the east entry port around noon on Sunday. This is day two of the Otter Tail County dive team’s search for a missing man, likely in his 40’s. Several electronic sensors…

Minot Man Drowns in Ward County

They were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him

WARD COUNTY, ND — A man who lost his inflatable device, drowned on Nelson Carlson Lake in Ward County. Authorities say two bystanders heard the man’s calls for help Monday about 6:30 p.m. and tried to help him. They were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him. Rescue divers found the man’s body about 8…

Ban on Walleye Fishing on Mille Lacs Lake Begins Thursday

The ban will take effect tonight and last for most of the month

  AITKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A planned temporary shutdown of walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs is set to begin. The ban will take effect tonight and last for most of the month. It also prohibits catch and release. Wildlife officials are hoping to preserve the struggling population of the prized species on the lake. Fish are especially vulnerable this…

Gov. Dayton to Fish on Mille Lacs for Minnesota Bass Fishing Opener

Bassmaster Magazine says Mille Lacs is one of the 10 Best Bass Lakes in the United States for smallmouth bass

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Dayton will spend the Minnesota bass fishing opener in Mille Lacs. Dayton will be joined on May 27 by outdoor celebrity Ron Schara and Bassmaster Champion Seth Feider. Bassmaster Magazine says Mille Lacs is one of the 10 Best Bass Lakes in the United States for smallmouth bass. The lake and recreation area took…