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DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
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
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
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
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
March 23, 2017
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Senator Al Franken—who satirically calls himself the "Giant of the Senate" in his new book—stopped by BTD Friday afternoon on his...
March 23, 2017 - 11:10am
July 20, 2016
Franken aims to help rural health
Rural Minnesota needs medical healing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he has part of a cure. The Minnesota Democrat said Monday that he is pushing three bills to help bring better medical services to rural areas: One would provide more ways to get to health-care services, including...
July 20, 2016 - 10:16am
July 6, 2016
U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff to visit DL
On Tuesday, July 12, U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff will be in Detroit Lakes to meet with officials from across the area to discuss the current state of the region’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water systems, and broadband services. The 1 p.m. meeting at Detroit Lakes...
July 6, 2016 - 10:37am
February 10, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Franken talks rural health care woes
U.S. Sen. Al Franken is taking on rural health care in his second term. The Minnesota Democrat is co-chairman of the Senate Rural Health Caucus and has traveled the state discussing the topic. “The conversations were vivid and personal, but also immensely practical,” Franken told...
February 10, 2016 - 11:05am
February 7, 2016
Sen. Franken to FCC: Stop cable and Internet companies from overbilling
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is pressing the Federal Communications Commission to explain what it is doing to protect consumers in Minnesota and across the country who are being overbilled by cable and Internet companies for rental equipment like modems. “We write today on behalf...
February 7, 2016 - 5:10am
September 4, 2015
Former Minnesota Rep. says broadband 'as important as textbooks'
ST. PAUL -- Many rural Americans compare providing high-speed Internet connections to the years when telephones and electricity were moving into...
September 4, 2015 - 8:10am
Sen. Franken launches project to record MN veterans’ memories
On Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced a new initiative to recruit Minnesota war veterans to take part in the national “Veterans History Project” to collect and preserve their personal accounts so that future generations...
September 4, 2015 - 5:25am
June 30, 2015
Franken: Rural health needs intensive care
An aging workforce is one of the problems U.S. Sen. Al Franken encountered when he crisscrossed Minnesota to examine the state's rural health. "We...
June 30, 2015 - 8:57am
August 9, 2014
Franken announces ‘21st century workforce tour’
Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has announced that he will be holding events throughout the state to highlight his efforts to build a 21st century workforce and help fill more than 3 million jobs around the country that need workers with the right skills. The 21st Century...
August 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
June 2, 2014
DFLers celebrate as Dayton nominated for second term
DULUTH -- Four years after his party denied Mark Dayton access to its state convention floor in Duluth, DFL delegates welcomed him to the same...
June 2, 2014 - 9:05am
March 13, 2014
Franken seeks poetry entries for contest
In recognition of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken announced that he is hosting his third annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. The theme of this year’s contest is “Celebrating the Veteran in My Life.” The contest...
March 13, 2014 - 6:00am
December 12, 2013
Franken recognized for energy legislation
December 12, 2013 - 11:00am
October 5, 2013
Franken to donate salary
U.S. Sen. Al Franken announced that he would be donating the salary he receives while the federal government is shut down to Second Harvest Heartland, a hunger relief organization that works throughout Minnesota. Franken chose this organization because he said people who rely on...
October 5, 2013 - 4:00pm
August 31, 2013
Franken bill links skills to new jobs
August 31, 2013 - 2:00pm
June 18, 2013
Moderate Republican enters race against Franken
ST. PAUL -- A moderate Minnesota Republican known for his work on health care legislation plans a U.S. Senate campaign. State Rep. Jim Abeler of Anoka Tuesday announced his intention to challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
June 18, 2013 - 12:50pm