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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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DL swim team captures first 8A title in more than a decade

Jennifer Tracy and the Detroit Lakes swimming and diving team will be well-represented at the Class A state meet this coming weekend after the Lakers captured their first Section 8A team championship in more than a decade Saturday, Nov. 10 in Warroad. Brian Basham / Special to the Tribune
The Detroit Lakes swimming and diving team has looked up the podium often at the seven-time defending champion Bemidji Lumberjacks, including a runner-up finish by only nine points in 2017, ...
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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Otters down Laker girls in hockey opener

Senior forward Lily Burnside got her season off to a strong start with a multi-goal performance in a 5-2 Detroit Lakes loss at Fergus Falls in the season-opener for both ...
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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Former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson found dead after hunting-related incident

Former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson was found dead this weekend. Multiple sources close to WDAY confirm that Jay Nelson's body was found after a hunting-related incident in the ...
Kevin Wallevand

Kevin Wallevand has been a Reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. He is a native of Vining, Minnesota in Otter Tail County. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia and the Middle East. He is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award recipient.

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Thunderbirds unload on Deer River to advance to state semis

Parker Syverson had all kinds of room to run through the Deer River defense on his way to a 200-yard rushing game with three touchdowns as Mahnomen-Waubun defeated Deer River 42-0 in the Class A state quarterfinals at Brainerd high school Saturday, Nov. 10. Robert Williams / Forum News Service
In film sessions after the section final, the Mahnomen-Waubun coaching staff made it known the offensive line needed to play better and the Thunderbird blockers opened up huge holes in ...
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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Cardinals shut down Titans to advance in state 9-man

Cromwell-Wright senior Kannon Korpela (22) carries the ball during the Cardinals' 14-7 Nine-Man state quarterfinal win over Norman County East/Ulen Hitterdal on Friday night in Bemidji. Jamey Malcomb / Forum News Service
The Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal Titans scored on their opening drive, but were shut down the remainder of the game and held off the scoreboard for three quarters in a 14-7 ...
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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Back in the field one year after cancer

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Colfax, ND woman left her corporate job, then cancer, behind to return to farming. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the latest agri-weather outlook with WDAY's John ...
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Laker swimmers qualify for section finals in every event

Detroit Lakes will be represented in the finals of each event at the Section 8A swimming and diving championships after the completion of the preliminary rounds Friday, Nov. 9 in ...
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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Barnesville blows out Rebels in state quarterfinal

Kellen Hinsz dives for the goal line in the second quarter as Barnesville opened up a 28-0 lead by halftime en route to a shutout victory over Moose Lake-Willow River to advance to the state semifinals. Robert Williams / Forum News Service
The Barnesville Trojans dominated the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels posting a 40-0 shutout in the Minnesota Class AA state quarterfinal game at Brainerd high school Friday, Nov. 9. “It was ...
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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After 2 years of investigating, central Minnesota murder remains unsolved

Terrence "Terry" Brisk
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the investigation of Terrence “Terry” Brisk’s death on Nov. 7, 2016. The sheriff’s ...
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