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April 27, 2009
The Becker County commissioners toured the Polk County Solid Waste Resource Recovery Plant in Fosston on Tuesday, and saw how the facility recycles garbage from five area counties into steam energy, which is sold to industrial park customers. (Vicki Gerdes/DL Newspapers)
A burning issue
April 27, 2009 - 7:24am
A prairie chicken takes flight last May at the Rydell Refuge. Herald file photo by Eric Hylden.
These birds bring new meaning to chicken dance
April 27, 2009 - 7:12am
April 25, 2009
Cabin improvements must follow ordinances closely
April 25, 2009 - 1:00pm
The cacophonous sounds coming from a wooded area west of Long Lake are the cries of dozens of Great Blue Herons nesting. It's a rarity to have herons nest in upland forests, said Tom Stursa, DNR wildlife technician. He said they usually prefer lowland areas such as tamarac trees, but this group has been nesting here for years. They are slowly killing off the jack pine forest and once it dies, they will move on to another location, Stursa said. The organic matter from their droppings causes soil changes a...
Herons are nesting noisily at rookery near Long Lake
April 25, 2009 - 1:00pm
Experts will discuss bluebird recovery
April 25, 2009 - 1:00pm
April 23, 2009
Black bear adrift
Adrift for hours on Lake Superior ice floe, bear finally floats to safety
April 23, 2009 - 7:21am
Ainsworth Lumber Co.seeks new uses for OSB plants
April 23, 2009 - 7:16am
Brian Ehnert uses a front end loader to break up a burning hay bale in a field northeast of New York Mills.
Wind fuels Homestead Township grass fire
April 23, 2009 - 7:08am
April 15, 2009
Teaching to appreciate our environment
April 15, 2009 - 1:00pm
A cabin on Big Cormorant Lake south of Audubon was destroyed early Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded to a call at 12:32 a.m. from a neighbor who reported the fire. The cabin belongs to Milt Tweten of Moorhead, but no one was home at the time of the fire. It is located on Maple Lodge Road, Pikes Bay on County Road 11, south of Audubon. Audubon and Detroit Lakes fire departments were on scene.
Fire destroys cabin on Minnesota's Big Cormorant Lake
April 15, 2009 - 7:13am
April 4, 2009
Greenwood Connections told to reinstate fired worker; adopt better documentation of job performance
April 4, 2009 - 1:00pm
Letters: Thank you for outdoor learning
April 4, 2009 - 1:00pm
April 2, 2009
The Alpena, Lee A. Tregurtha, and the USCG cutter Alder battle heavy ice conditions in Lake Superior near Duluth Wednesday afternoon. The lakers were stuck in the heavy ice and are waiting for a heavier ice breaker to make its way to this area of the lake. (Clint Austin /
Lake Superior ice snares two lakers
April 2, 2009 - 7:37am
March 28, 2009
Excess runoff from a quick spring thaw has recently filled ditches, driveways, streams and lakes.  The water is beneficial for bodies of water experiencing historically low water levels, yet can cause extra nutrients to enter our lakes, ponds and streams too. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Water, water everywhere will be good for our thirsty lakes
March 28, 2009 - 4:00pm
March 18, 2009
The architect for this Island Lake home proposed an addition that would be built on the left side of the photo. Excavation concerns from the Board of Adjustment necessitated moving the addition to the right. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Aging cabins in need of improvements
March 18, 2009 - 4:00pm