Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Woman injured in head-on collision on Highway 34
UPDATE: Police confirm death of Chester Bennington
O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison
Screeching sound leads to DWI charges
Man sentenced for assault with knife
Tags: Detroit Lakes
Beau Hanson gets fresh start after injury layoff
Pine to Palm Senior Division turns 50
Lakeview Junior Club Championship July 28-29
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan in 2018
Detroit Lake 5th-graders add Pacesetter Great Four-State crown to state and region laurels
Column: Breaking the ice--an introduction to Becker County
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Albright on dean's list at St. Cloud Tech
Oberg on dean's honor roll at Montana State
Scherzer turns 80
Friends & Neighbors
Minnesota Lottery continues to be recognized for its accounting and financial reporting
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
Department of Revenue offers tips for property tax refund filers ahead of August deadline
Plan your own adventure: DL Escape Room opens in Washington Square Mall
So close they can taste it: DL's Holmes Theatre to host WE Fest Karaoke Roundup finale on Saturday
Arts and music at Maplewood
Comedian Rodney Carrington comes to Shooting Star Friday
Coming home: Fargo native Shannon Curfman brings solo act to Shooting Star this Thursday
Looking for a good summer read? Your local library can help
Edwin A. Lundberg
Thomas Jerome Bridges Sr.
Oran L. Wilberg
Burl E. Bellanger
Letter: City needs to give veteran, landlord a break
Letter: DL should show compassion towards landlord, veteran
Port: I'm pretty sure we elected Zaphod Beeblebrox as president
Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
Guest Editorial: Disabled veterans now get free access to state parks
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Some tips for successful warm-weather fishing
Blane Klemek column: A sleepy squirrel that acts like a prairie dog
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
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
May 16, 2017
Stop the spread: Efforts continue to control aquatic invasive species
If you’ve lived in lakes country for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard about aquatic invasive species--the small and oftentimes microscopic...
May 16, 2017 - 1:22pm
January 20, 2017
Busy year for Becker AIS crew: A constant battle to keep invasives out of area lakes
Here's what the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District has been doing to fight the spread of aquatic invasive species in area lakes: It spent about $227,000 on 33 watercraft inspectors, six of them hired to operate mobile decontamination equipment. They decontaminated nearly...
January 20, 2017 - 10:00am
October 22, 2016
For the sake of the lakes: Community AIS forum set Monday at M State
Citizens are invited to learn more about emerging issues in Aquatic Invasive Species at community forum on Monday, Oct. 24. This public forum will be held in the conference center (C101) at M State in Detroit Lakes from 2 to 4 p.m. Nicole Kovar, a DNR AIS Specialist, will provide...
October 22, 2016 - 4:24pm
April 23, 2016
Keep boats clean to prevent AIS spread
With boating and fishing season almost here, the Department of Natural Resources is issuing a reminder that preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species is everyone’s personal responsibility. As part of Water Action Week in Minnesota, DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr is encouraging...
April 23, 2016 - 5:25am
January 13, 2016
Report highlights some close calls with boaters disregarding AIS laws locally
Several years ago, when flowering rush infiltrated Detroit Lake, aquatic invasive species became a common term used in the area. Not that it...
January 13, 2016 - 11:26am
October 21, 2015
Lake Ida becomes latest lake invested with zebra mussels
Lake Ida in Becker and Otter Tail counties is the latest area lake to be declared infested with zebra mussels, and the discovery of the aquatic...
October 21, 2015 - 11:55am
September 6, 2015
Authorities remind local lake lovers to follow the AIS rules
As the final holiday weekend of summer comes to a close, many lakeshore residents are already thinking about pulling their boats, docks and lifts...
September 6, 2015 - 5:15am
August 16, 2015
Simple device detects zebra mussel infestation at an early stage
With two more Becker County lakes — Eunice and Big Cormorant — having recently joined the official list of Minnesota water bodies that are...
August 16, 2015 - 5:45am
August 1, 2015
‘Think Zero’ AIS violations
Boaters and anglers are encouraged to “Think Zero” this weekend: Zero spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and zero violations. The number of people violating AIS laws is significantly decreasing each year. The preliminary violation rate for 2015 is 11.6 percent, compared...
August 1, 2015 - 5:00am
July 29, 2015
Zebra mussels confirmed in Big Cormorant Lake
So now that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels have infested Big Cormorant Lake, how will life be different for people with property on the lake? “For boats, pontoons, anything like that the DNR recommends a five-day dry period between water...
July 29, 2015 - 11:38am
July 22, 2015
Mussels in Big Cormorant Lake?
Big Cormorant Lake could soon become the latest area water body to fall victim to the invasion of zebra mussels. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is in the process of investigating a report that zebra mussels were discovered in Becker County’s second largest lake. “We...
July 22, 2015 - 12:45pm
July 18, 2015
There’s more to fight than mussels
Though zebra mussel infestation has been garnering the lion’s share of media attention in Becker County thus far, there are other aquatic invasive species (AIS) that can be equally destructive to the county’s abundant water resources, if not more so. “There are other invasives...
July 18, 2015 - 5:55am
Several lakes, Red River added to ‘infested’ list
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will list three water bodies as infested with zebra mussels: Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns counties, Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County, and the Red River bordering northwestern Minnesota. Clearwater Lake and Ruth Lake were infested...
July 18, 2015 - 5:20am
July 8, 2015
Zebra mussels found in Eunice
Residents of Lake Eunice got some bad news late last week, when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources made the official announcement...
July 8, 2015 - 1:18pm
June 27, 2015
AIS training, decal repealed
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources aquatic invasive species (AIS) training and trailer decal program, which was due to launch this year, was repealed by the Minnesota Legislature during its special session. In its place, the Legislature added an AIS affirmation provision...
June 27, 2015 - 5:15am