Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Airman identified as shooter in Grand Forks Wal-Mart
Capitol Chatter: State Senate changing as times change
Two injured after plane crash in western Minnesota
With more budget vetoes, preparations begin for partial government shutdown in Minnesota
Ex-Vikings star Randy Moss shows up at Pelican Rapids graduation
Rebels win 10th straight and advance in 8AA playoffs
Halverson paces Frazee track at subsections
Raiders qualify for section in three events
DL JV baseball finishes season 11-7
Frazee remains alive in Section 8AA softball playoffs
Wyatt Gene Swyter
Perham pastry blogger gains following with approachable posts
Museum finds photos used in murder trial, lots of misinformation
Turning back the pages
Friends & Neighbors
New early childcare center opens in DL
Minnesota adds 7,400 jobs, jobless rate drops
Zurn named Farmers Feed the World rep
B&G Club Thrift Store gives away furniture
March of Dimes gives Essentia DL honors
Street Faire at the Lakes still on
MN State Fair concert tickets now on sale
Library summer kickoff set May 28
Chappelle coming to Fargo June 23
Cormorant Art Show set July 11-12
Follow the rules and stop AIS
It’s time to reform crop insurance
MN lawmakers hit deadline with too much undone
Letter: DL City Council should be designated AIS
Letter: DL schools need to follow grading policy
Northern Minnesota study focuses on sandhill cranes
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
Cool weather, water slow the bite down
Bats are incredible creatures to enjoy during twilight travels
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
Lake & Home Real Estate - June 2015
Summer Scene - May 2015
Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Try one of the many golf courses in the area
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
May 1, 2015
Couple decides to take train west, enjoy scenery instead of driving
When John and Karen Thorpe decided to travel west to see their daughter, they decided to take a more scenic route this time around. “We’re...
May 1, 2015 - 5:25am
October 10, 2014
ND Amtrak trains reverse directions
Amtrak’s temporary detour of Empire Builder trains has reversed directions in North Dakota. Eastbound passengers boarding or leaving Amtrak in northern and northeastern North Dakota are now traveling by buses between Minot and Fargo, bypassing Rugby, Devils Lake and Grand Forks,...
October 10, 2014 - 1:56pm
September 27, 2014
Amtrak detour continues: Construction delays slow BNSF track work
Amtrak’s Empire Builder detour will continue at least until late this year through eastern North Dakota, the result of construction delays along BSNF Railway tracks. Amtrak has been using chartered buses since May to make connections for westbound rail passengers traveling to...
September 27, 2014 - 1:30pm
February 12, 2014
BNSF pledges to improve service, end Amtrak detour
BNSF Railway promised Tuesday to provide more locomotives and workers in the next few weeks to break the logjam of rail shipments that has dismayed North Dakota farmers and forced the detour of passenger trains through the state. In a meeting with North Dakota’s congressional...
February 12, 2014 - 12:05pm
Oil field traffic forces Amtrak cancellations Friday and Sunday
FARGO – Heavy freight train traffic in the oil fields has canceled several of Amtrak’s passenger trips between Chicago and Spokane, Wash., through the weekend, disrupting service for hundreds of customers. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said freight congestion – combined...
December 12, 2013 - 9:01am
December 7, 2013
Bemidji truck driver dies in crash with Amtrak train
Friday afternoon a 2011 Kenworth semi tractor-trailer collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Todd County. The driver of the semi, Donald Ray Hedlund Sr., was pronounced dead at the scene. Hedlund, 57, of Bemidji was travelling northwest on 317th Street in Fawn Lake Township...
news / accidents
December 7, 2013 - 5:30pm
September 11, 2013
On-time trains a rarity for Amtrak passengers
The train is late. Again. It’s 2:30 a.m. on a Friday, and the Amtrak train that hauls passengers east was supposed to be here 15 minutes ago. Seventeen minutes, actually, if you’re a stickler for that sort of thing. Fifteen people, spread among rows of plastic chairs...
September 11, 2013 - 10:04am
July 17, 2013
Tips for traveling via the Empire Builder
My watch read 4 a.m. as I stood alone and groggy on the platform of downtown Fargo’s Amtrak station. Cold rain had started to fall, and I swore the sky in the east was starting to get light. When travelers plan a cross-country trip, taking the train isn’t always an option...
July 17, 2013 - 11:37am
June 21, 2013
Amtrak passenger arrested after police find 12.5 pounds of pot during Grand Forks stop
A California man was arrested in Fargo early today after police in Grand Forks found 12.5 pounds of marijuana hidden in an unattended bag on an Amtrak train while it was stopped at the Grand Forks Amtrak Depot. Fargo police arrested Caesar Jay Leal Jr., 25, Olivehurst, Calif. According...
news / crime
June 21, 2013 - 11:48am
March 24, 2009
Amtrak detours trains in North Dakota
BISMARCK - Amtrak says it's detouring its Empire Builder around three North Dakota communities for at least a week due to flooding. Spokesman Mark Magliari says the communities of Devils Lake, Grand Forks and Rugby will not have Amtrak service until further notice. He says passengers...
March 24, 2009 - 10:14am