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Man with gun prompts lockdown of school near Food-N-Fuel in Detroit Lakes

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One man with a gun has been arrested following a dramatic scene near the Detroit Lakes Middle School/Roosevelt Elementary complex today. According to Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd, management ...
Paula Quam

Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes and Perham, both in Minnesota.

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Thompson stuns Panthers with big scores

Isaiah Thompson (22) provided a pair of knockout blows early scoring from beyond 80 yards on two consecutive touches of the ball to lead the Lakers to a blowout victory over Park Rapids and improve to 4-0 on the season. Robert Williams / Tribune
No. 5AAAA Detroit Lakes scored 42 consecutive points to blowout Park Rapids 42-14 Friday night at Mollberg Field to improve to 4-0 on the season after a rocky start. Park ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Piepkorn named new DL head girls hockey coach

Scott Piepkorn has been named the new varsity head girls hockey coach at Detroit Lakes, according to a release by Activities Director Rob Nielsen. He replaces Gretchen Norby, who resigned ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Adam and Caitlin Thielen launch foundation with $100K donation

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen, along with his wife Caitlin, officially launched the Thielen Foundation by announcing a partnership with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in its Behavioral Unit. Photo courtesy: Vikings.com
Adam, his wife Caitlin and their son, Asher, on Tuesday officially launched the Thielen Foundation, through which they aim to make a difference in the Twin Cities Community. The Thielens ...
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Metelak goal lifts DL to first win over Spuds

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A late second half goal by senior co-captain Cole Metelak gave Detroit Lakes a first-ever victory over the Moorhead Spuds 1-0 at Moorhead high school Thursday, Sept. 20 in a ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Turning back the pages: A selection of local headlines from 25 and 50 years 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) 1 / 2
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25 Years Ago Fluid poisoning case: DL men fined, must do community service: Two rural Detroit Lakes men were sentenced to 15 days in jail Tuesday for poisoning five people ...
Marie Johnson

Marie Johnson joined the Detroit Lakes Tribune as a reporter and magazine editor in November 2017 after several years of writing and editing at the Perham Focus. She lives in Detroit Lakes with her husband, Dan, their 3-year-old son and baby daughter, and their yellow Lab.

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Laker volleyball evens record at Crosby

Detroit Lakes evened their season record at 6-6 overall after a 3-0 road victory in Crosby over the Rangers Thursday, Sept. 20 in a Mid-State Conference match. The Lakers dominated ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Spuds slip by Laker girls in wet conditions

Matteya Borah (18) scored the lone goal for Detroit Lakes in a 4-1 loss at home to Moorhead Thursday night at Rotary Soccer Park. Robert Williams / Tribune
The Moorhead Spuds managed wet conditions after a full day of rain Thursday, Sept. 20 handing the Lakers a loss for the first time in six games by a score ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Priem Maple Hills medalist

Jordan Priem shot a 2-under-par 68 to claim medalist honors at the Maple Hills Men’s Club tournament Saturday, Sept. 8. Despite a scratch handicap, Priem’s score of 68 was also ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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Lakers No. 5 in 4A football poll

Gabe Hanninen (5) and the Laker football team (3-0) are ranked fifth in the Class 4A state rankings after week three. Robert Williams / Tribune
Detroit Lakes (3-0) dropped one spot to No. 5 in the Minnesota Class 4A football state rankings Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Lakers are averaging 41.7 points per game while allowing ...
Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

(218) 844-1442
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