Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
'The Ash Girl': DLHS's spring play offers darker take on familiar fairy tale
High court allows counties to pick financial auditors
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gorden to be inducted to MHSGCA Hall of Fame
Nordick selected as new Park Rapids Activities Director, head football coach
Area golf courses waiting on Mother Nature
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
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
September 1, 2017
Crime & accidents
Tuesday, Aug. 15 At 3:09 p.m. a caller reported the doors to a residence on the 28000 block of Anchor Road in Detroit Lakes had been kicked in, but nothing was reportedly missing from the home. At 4:33 p.m. a table saw and stand, VCR, and batteries were reportedly stolen from a vehicle...
September 1, 2017 - 8:14am
August 23, 2017
Crime & accidents
Thursday, Aug. 3 At 9:52 a.m. a mailbox was reportedly hit by a motor vehicle on the 100 block of Shorewood Drive. At 4:23 p.m. a wallet was reported stolen from the Northwoods Campground at WE Fest. Friday, Aug. 4 At 5:39 p.m. a caller reported a package stolen from a mailbox on...
August 23, 2017 - 10:19am
August 3, 2017
Rochert man hurt in semi crash
A Rochert man was injured Monday afternoon when the semi he was driving crashed in Norman County. Timothy Mark Somerville, 54, was airlifted to Sanford Health hospital in Fargo with non-life-threatening injuries. According to the State Patrol, the 2015 Volvo semi was southbound on...
August 3, 2017 - 2:42pm
August 2, 2017
Building collapses at Minneapolis private school, firefighters extricating victims
MINNEAPOLIS -- Fire and police emergency responders are on the scene of a building collapse at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Fire Department initially reported one fatality but later said the death was not confirmed. Firefighters were working to extricate people...
August 2, 2017 - 12:15pm
July 22, 2017
Moorhead woman hurt in crash near Detroit Lakes
A Moorhead woman was injured when her car left the roadway on Highway 59 near Detroit Lakes on Friday. Terese Nadine Jacobs, 47, of Moorhead was transported to Essentia St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. She was...
July 22, 2017 - 6:12pm
July 20, 2017
Woman injured in head-on collision on Highway 34
A Barnesville woman was injured in a head-on collision on Highway 34 in Clay County Wednesday afternoon. Marlene Hosmer Avery, 56, was transported to Sanford Hospital in Fargo with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. The driver of the other car, Brooke Elizabeth...
July 20, 2017 - 2:24pm
July 19, 2017
Perham man hurt when strong winds cause semi to crash
A Perham man was injured when the semi he was driving was blown off the road by strong winds during a storm Monday afternoon on Highway 10 in Otter Tail County. Myron Leo Steinhofer, 54, of Perham was transported to the Perham hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries,...
July 19, 2017 - 12:29pm
July 13, 2017
Callaway woman injured in Highway 59 crash
A Callaway woman was injured in a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 59 in Callaway Township. Lavonne Ione Molacek, 61, was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary's for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. The driver of the other vehicle,...
July 13, 2017 - 11:17am
July 4, 2017
One dies in ATV rollover in rural Becker County
An ATV crash early Tuesday morning in Becker County has left one man dead and another injured, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office. Anthony Robert Ortiz Sr., 47, of Soap Lake, Wash., died at the scene after the side-by-side ATV he was driving rolled over on South Elbow...
July 4, 2017 - 2:23pm
July 1, 2017
Ogema man dies after being trapped in trench near Richwood
RICHWOOD, Minn. — A 25-year-old man died Friday, June 30, after being trapped in a trench near here, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Department. Emergency crews responded to a 911 call shortly before 1 p.m. Upon arrival, co-workers of the man were trying to free him after...
July 1, 2017 - 2:09pm
June 19, 2017
Park Rapids man hurt in rollover in Becker County
A Park Rapids man was injured early Friday morning in a rollover accident in Green Valley Township in eastern Becker County. Kyle Andrew Bethel, 19, was transported to Essentia Hospital in Fargo with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. He was driving a 1999...
June 19, 2017 - 12:27pm
May 25, 2017
Man dies in three-vehicle crash near DL
A 32-year-old Grand Forks man was killed in a three-vehicle crash east of Detroit Lakes yesterday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the...
May 25, 2017 - 9:22am
May 3, 2017
One student airlifted after school bus crash north of Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- One Bemidji Area Schools student was airlifted and five others removed by ambulance from the scene of school bus accident this morning....
May 3, 2017 - 7:22pm
March 29, 2017
'I just share from my heart': A sister speaks out against drunken driving
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Rylie Langer regrets that she turned down her brother's invitation on that fateful night. Now she wants something good...
March 29, 2017 - 7:11pm
March 22, 2017
6-year-old Minnesota girl critically injured in crash on spring break trip
BRAINERD, Minn. - A first-grader from Brainerd was critically injured in a crash during spring break, while on her way to Los Angeles, the child's...
March 22, 2017 - 12:23pm