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History Column: How Becker County got its name
46 min 3 sec ago
The Detroit Lakes Cubs, who played in the Vacationland Little League baseball program, finished 10-10 on the season and won the consolation title in the year-end tournament. Team members are, Front row, left to right: Pat Wood, Jason Landry, Steve Frank and Ryan Manke; Middle: Eric Odens, Derrick Fechtner, Ryan Nelson, Jacob Wood and Darrin Sprague; Back: Fred Heggeness (coach), Jacob Gunderson, Chris Perry, Jim Chivers, Jon Chounard and JoAnn Maves.
(Thursday, Sept. 19, 1993 Becker County Record)
Turning back the pages: A selection of local headlines from 25 and 50 years ago
3 hours 40 min ago
August 23, 2018
Detroit Lakes Lakers began football practice this week to prepare for the 1968 grid season. Returning lettermen include, left to right, first row: Dave Wething, Dave Schneider, Bill Brekken, Craig Yocum and Steve Olson. Back row: Laurel Tollefson, Mark Mancell, Bruce Paskey, Jim Wiedewitsch, Steve Swanson and John Flatt. 
From the Monday, Aug. 19, 1968 Detroit Lakes Tribune
Turning back the pages
August 23, 2018 - 11:11am
June 3, 2018
Senior skip day at the Castaway: Matt McKenzie and three other seniors prepare to enjoy the hot tub by pushing the cover back. Senior Skip Day was on May 19. It is a school event to allow seniors a chance to be together before graduating.  From the Thursday, May 27, 1993 Detroit Lakes Tribune
Turning back the pages
June 3, 2018 - 7:26am
May 29, 2018
With flags billowing in the breeze, the Lake Region Veterans Color Guard led off Monday morning's Memorial Day Parade in downtown Detroit Lakes. The parade was followed by a program at the Pavilion, which was filled almost to capacity. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
'Peace is expensive': WW II vet delivers poignant Memorial Day address
May 29, 2018 - 5:26am
April 9, 2018
Otter Tail County Township Historian Meeting set for April 10
April 9, 2018 - 3:26pm
The Wild Rice Orphan's Home, near Twin Valley, Minn., in the early days. Submitted photo
How the Lake Park-Wild Rice Children's Home came to be
April 9, 2018 - 11:05am
Fifty-year-old advertisement from the Monday, April 1, 1968 Detroit Lakes Tribune
Turning back the pages
April 9, 2018 - 10:32am
Wolf pic:
Old Three Legs outwitted a sheep farmer’s best efforts to capture him by chewing his own leg off to get out of a trap. He went on to cause problems for many more farmers and settlers for years after that, with his tracks spotted around a wide region of central Northwestern Minnesota. Today, he’s on permanent display at the Becker County Museum.  
Marie Johnson / Tribune
'Old Three Legs': The legend of Minnesota's infamous lone wolf
March 9, 2018 - 7:12am
February 11, 2018
Multicolored neon lights lit up the castle from the inside at night. Photo courtesy Becker County Museum
The one that came before: The Detroit Lakes Ice Castle of 27 years ago
February 11, 2018 - 10:00am
February 8, 2018
Bottles of "moonshine" are exhibited on the bar at the Becker County Museum. "The History of Prohibition in Becker County" will be on display at the museum Feb. 15 through the end of April. Marie Johnson / Tribune
A 'dirty' little dry cleaner: Museum's latest exhibit spotlights Becker County's boozing business
February 8, 2018 - 12:42pm
February 4, 2018
Ice palaces, valentines and moonshine...oh my!: Becker County Museum is hopping with activity with month
February 4, 2018 - 11:00am
January 12, 2018
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The big blizzard of 1872
January 12, 2018 - 9:00am
January 11, 2018
Otter Tail County celebrates 150th anniversary in 2018
January 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
Scott Abbey of KDLM, Gary Thompson of Tri-State Diving, and Ron Zeman of Norby’s encouraged local folks to take the first-ever Polar Fest Plunge leading up to the event in February of 1996. Zeman was one of the two people credited with starting the festival 22 years ago. Tribune File Photo
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
January 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
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