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Home and Sport Show set for next weekend in DL
'Nowhere to Lay Their Heads': March 25 forum at Ecumen turns spotlight on homelessness
Man reported missing from the Cormorant area
Local agencies team up to fight elder abuse
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Good luck, Thunderbirds!
Laker wrestling season stats
Thunderbirds co-op fulfills lifelong dreams of players and coaches
Thompson breaks through; state wrestlers cap banner season
Tucker Hibbert claims 11th Pro National Snocross Championship
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Here's what's coming to lakes area this month
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
August 20, 2016
Let your local library help you update your home
You can still beat old man winter, and accomplish those plans to update your home. Whether it's as simple as a new coat of paint or as extensive...
August 20, 2016 - 5:00am
August 13, 2016
Explore the fascinating world of aviation
National Aviation Day is Thursday, Aug. 19. According to the United States Department of Transportation statistics the total number of passenger enplanements for scheduled domestic flights during 2015 was 696,027. That’s a lot of potential readers on the subject of aviation. If...
August 13, 2016 - 6:00am
August 11, 2016
Library can help learn about wheat harvest
Wheat harvest is a yearly ritual that usually takes place in August.
August 11, 2016 - 5:35am
MN authors featured in new free program from Wadena County Historical Society
Minnesota Voices is a new free program from the Wadena County Historical Society featuring Minnesota authors writing about both the past and the present. On Thursday, Aug. 11, Mike Lein will be on hand to talk about his book “Firewood Happens.” This week’s program will be held...
August 11, 2016 - 5:25am
August 4, 2016
Pick up ‘Mama Loved to Worry’
Your Mama is really tall. She can reach the cabinets where the cookies are stored. She can touch the upper shelf of your closet and the tippy-top...
August 4, 2016 - 5:30am
July 30, 2016
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), “the diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to help it...
July 30, 2016 - 5:40am
July 23, 2016
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
Since this is the last 2016 SRP program, we decided to stage our own Olympic Games. Come prepared to take part in some fun Minute-To-Win-It Games and celebrate all you’ve achieved during this year’s “Summer Reading Program.” This final SRP program is scheduled for Thursday,...
July 23, 2016 - 5:00am
July 16, 2016
Olympic art presentation set July 21 at library
Kids, this is the week to put your artistic talents on display. Join local artist and instructor Rick Pechmann as he helps us to prepare our own Olympic designs. This Summer Reading Program art presentation is scheduled for Thursday, July 21 at 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting rooms....
July 16, 2016 - 5:15am
July 9, 2016
Brush up on your swim strokes at the library
This week’s “Summer Reading Program” presentation features another premier Olympic Sport-Swimming. Carol McCarthy, head coach of the Detroit Lakes Girls Swim Team and some of her students, will talk to us about different swimming strokes, Olympic swimmers and their speeds. The...
July 9, 2016 - 5:05am
July 7, 2016
‘Cards for Brianna’ is a treat
The mail’s here. Mostly, you know, it’s bills, fliers for a new dentist in town, sometimes a magazine, and a reminder from your veterinarian. You got two requests for donations and a letter from an organization you belonged to, years ago… but look again. Maybe, as in “Cards...
July 7, 2016 - 5:10am
July 1, 2016
Animal competition at Detroit Lakes Library
Calling all children to join Detroit Lakes Public Library staff for the next “Summer Reading Program” event, scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday,...
July 1, 2016 - 1:50pm
June 25, 2016
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
The theme for the 2016 Summer Reading Program at Detroit Lakes Public Library is “Read for the Win,” with a focus on the Olympics. Curling may not be a summer Olympic event, but we can’t forget one of Minnesota’s popular winter activities. Members of the Detroit Lakes Curling...
June 25, 2016 - 5:20am
June 17, 2016
June 20 is World Refugee Day
Imagine fleeing your home with only the things you can carry, under constant threat of violence, and making your way to another country where...
June 17, 2016 - 2:51pm
June 11, 2016
Learn more about horseback riding
This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Read for the Win,” and our next program is set for this Thursday, June 16 at 2 p.m. The staff from JF Stables of Detroit Lakes will be here to tell us about equipment and horseback riding techniques. Sorry, no horses are allowed in...
June 11, 2016 - 5:50am
June 9, 2016
Lakes area libraries hosting summer reading program
Local libraries are celebrating summer with the annual Summer Reading Program for youth ages 0-18. This free program will encourage youth to “Read for the Win” during the summer months, by inviting them to track their reading progress to earn prizes and to attend free events at...
June 9, 2016 - 5:10am