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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
June 21, 2017
Tough stretch continues for Post 15
The Detroit Lakes Post 15 Legion team continued a stretch of four games against the top two teams from spring baseball in a doubleheader sweep...
June 21, 2017 - 9:29am
May 24, 2017
Alexandria girl who drowned entered water willingly
A 12-year-old girl who drowned in Alexandria on April 28 entered the water on her own before getting swept up in the current and going under...
May 24, 2017 - 3:37pm
April 29, 2017
Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 12-year-old girl died Friday in an apparent drowning in a swampy area between two lakes near here. JaLysa Anne Cook of...
April 29, 2017 - 5:21pm
January 9, 2017
Dance teams compete at Alex Invite
The Laker jazz team placed sixth and the varsity kick team finished in seventh place at the 13-team Alexandria Invitational Saturday. Rocori swept both competitions with three rank points from the jazz judges. Detroit Lakes scored 19.5 to finish above Alexandria in seventh place (21.5)...
January 9, 2017 - 11:14am
October 7, 2016
Adding to the tourist town feeling
Two summers ago, Tracy Ford was shopping for a new sign for the Sugar Shack when she moved to a new spot on Broadway in downtown Alexandria....
October 7, 2016 - 10:07am
July 23, 2016
Bottom two seeds end Post 15 season
Heated frustration matched sweltering temperatures for losing teams at day two of the American Legion Sub-state 14 baseball tournament in Thief...
July 23, 2016 - 11:36am
July 22, 2016
Alexandria woman dies after crash
One of the drivers in a two-vehicle crash near Nelson in central Minnesota, has died. The St. Cloud Hospital confirmed the death of Amber Lynn Martinson, 28, of Alexandria, Monday. The crash happened about 5 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of County Road 9 and County Road 73, north...
July 22, 2016 - 5:40am
June 27, 2016
Post 15 takes Alexandria tourney title
The Detroit Lakes Post 15 baseball team improved to 13-2 overall after going 4-1 over the weekend to take the championship of the 16-team Alexandria...
June 27, 2016 - 11:14am
June 1, 2016
No. 2 Alex slips by top-seeded Lakers to section final
A two-run homer in the first inning by Ellie Ronning held up for the winning runs in a close 2-1 pitcher’s duel Wednesday, as No. 2 Alexandria...
June 1, 2016 - 6:53pm
May 9, 2016
Bank robbery reported in Alexandria
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that was reported at US Bank, 701 Broadway, in Alexandria this morning, Monday. The robbery was reported at about 10:50 a.m., according to Police Chief Rick Wyffels. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing and...
May 9, 2016 - 1:17pm
May 5, 2016
Bystander shoots video of police chase outside Minnesota restaurant
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Judd Hoff of nearby Glenwood and his wife happened to be parked by China Buffet when the chase happened. All he wanted...
May 5, 2016 - 8:17am
May 4, 2016
Police chase theft suspect through Alexandria restaurant
Alexandria police officers chased a 22-year-old Fargo man on foot and through a restaurant before arresting him Monday afternoon. The incident began at about 3:45 p.m. when officers were called to Walmart for a theft and transaction card fraud. The suspect was reportedly stealing...
May 4, 2016 - 8:35am
April 29, 2016
Laker softball wins in walkoff
The Laker softball team picked up their second walk-off victory this week with a thrilling 10-9 home victory over Alexandria to remain undefeated in Section 8-3A play Thursday at Snappy Park. A Laker error in the top of the seventh set up a two-run home run by Cardinal first baseman...
April 29, 2016 - 9:39am
GOLF: Laker girls second to Red Wing at Alex
A trio of Red Wing golfers placed in the top four to lead the Wingers to a four-stroke victory over Detroit Lakes at the Alexandria Girls Golf Invitational Wednesday afternoon. “It was out first meet in cold temperatures this season,” DL head coach Cali Harrier said. “Add the...
April 29, 2016 - 8:30am
April 26, 2016
Driver faces four felonies after crash that injured toddler in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – A 41-year-old Sauk Centre woman faces five alcohol-related charges, four of them felonies, in connection with a crash that...
April 26, 2016 - 8:07am