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Level four special education facilities in the works
Klobuchar bill aims to bring in more rural doctors
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues: MN leaders start negotiations and twinhome sprinkler requirement nixed
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing
Backyard poultry? Here's how to stay safe
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Yellowjackets edge Lakers by one match
BASEBALL: Raiders even record with win at Win-E-Mac
Nielsen selected as Detroit Lakes’ new AD
FM Youth football registration open
Laker girls sweep Rangers in home opener
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Replacement for SSA benefit statement easy to get anytime
Friends & Neighbors
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
Secrets to saving on your summer city vacation
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Uglies' beautiful music recognized: Band that got its start in DL to be inducted into SD Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Week of the Young Child: Free, family friendly activities scheduled from April 18-May 4
Anne M. Alexander and John C. Alexander
Mary A. Oellien
Constance Marlene Archer
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Letter: The real reason Trump bombed Syria
Letter: House Speaker Daudt needs to do his job
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
April 6, 2017
13-year-old seriously injured by train in Detroit Lakes
At 4:26 p.m. Wednesday the Detroit Lakes Police Department was notified of a train-pedestrian accident along Highway 10 between Corbett and Jackson...
April 6, 2017 - 11:05am
April 5, 2017
Payless in DL to remain open, 400 other store locations set to close
The Detroit Lakes location will remain open, but the discount footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource in Moorhead will close its store as well as...
April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
April 4, 2017
The future of medicine is here: Sanford hires integrated health therapist who will "video chat" with patients at area clinics
Mental health services can be hard to come by—that's where a system-wide mental health grant at Sanford comes in. Five years ago, Sanford was awarded a grant to "explore the impact of mental health therapists," that came with a triple aim: 1) to improve health outcomes, 2) to...
April 4, 2017 - 10:00am
March 16, 2017
Contrary to Wednesday's business article, "Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law," well-known local and former radio personality Bob Spilman has not changed his name to Bill. He remains "one 'L' of a guy," the only one of that letter being in his last...
March 16, 2017 - 2:19pm
March 15, 2017
Detroit Lakes School Board terminates contract with athletics director
The Detroit Lakes School Board parted ways with Athletics Director Mitch McLeod at the monthly board meeting Monday night, choosing to not renew his contract after his 10 years on the job--but it wasn’t the most amicable of splits. Before the board cast their vote to approve the...
March 15, 2017 - 10:38am
March 13, 2017
Must love a challenge: Paraprofessionals among the list of jobs hurting for workers
(This is part three of our series on worker shortages around Becker County, the first being bus drivers, the second being manufacturers.) Paraprofessionals...
March 13, 2017 - 10:26am
March 7, 2017
If a tree falls...: High winds cause tree to fall on South Shore Drive power line
High winds caused a tree to fall on a power line along the 1300 block of South Shore Drive at approximately 6:25 p.m. tonight. Public utilities responded quickly, meaning Detroit Lakes residents in the area were only without power for about an hour. The Detroit Lakes Fire Department...
March 7, 2017 - 7:54pm
March 1, 2017
Planning Commission vote on controversial condo project ends in tie
The vote on a rezoning request and conditional use permit for a 52-unit condominium project on Highland Drive, across Highway 10 from the Holiday Inn overlooking a bluff there, ended in a 3-3 tie at Thursday night's meeting of the Detroit Lakes Planning Commission. According to City...
March 1, 2017 - 9:15am
February 28, 2017
An uphill battle: DL school board operates under budget, yet faces tough tax crowd
It would appear there is some misinformation about property taxes permeating the district. The Detroit Lakes school board met Monday night, hearing presentations from both the state auditor, Jen Piekarski, and hearing the results of the public survey conducted by The Morris Leatherman...
February 28, 2017 - 11:06am
February 26, 2017
Must love heavy metal: Local manufacturers feeling that worker shortage too
(Part 2 of our series on worker shortages in Becker County) When BTD employee, Derrick Cariveau extends a hand to introduce himself mid-shift,...
February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
Request to DL city is Lima Charlie (loud and clear): Veterans groups propose display of tanks, fighter jet, navy boat
Imagine an F-16 fighter jet, a Navy patrol boat, a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and an M1A1 Abrams tank permanently on display in Veterans Park...
February 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 25, 2017
'The Last Word': Tribune columnist publishes book of favorite columns from past 40 years
It's been 40 years since local attorney Lynn Hummel first began contemplating writing a column for the Detroit Lakes Tribune. "I woke up early...
February 25, 2017 - 4:30pm
Practicing extravagant generosity: First Lutheran Church donates over $100,000 to local, global organizations
Extravagant generosity--that has been the mission of the congregation at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes over the last few months. "It's...
February 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
Defying the odds: Vergas woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Pregnancy, even of the "normal" variety, is no easy task. Forty weeks of mood swings, strange cravings and swollen feet being just a few of the...
February 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
Man caught in Callaway driving stolen car
Derrick Steven Laducer, 33, of Rolla, N.D., has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony receiving stolen property and gross misdemeanor giving a false name to a peace officer. According to court records, on Feb. 17, he was pulled over by a Callaway police officer...
February 25, 2017 - 12:00pm