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Elderly, disabled care top priorities for legislators
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
State denies Duluth's request on police body cameras
Winter Trails Day celebration planned
Meth use, winter cold led to Mahnomen men’s deaths
Eiter, Rislund receive Officials Distinguished Service Awards
Lakers pick up 10th win
Laker boys seventh at Brainerd
Ramstad-Skoyles runner-up at Brainerd
Laker gymnasts No. 1 in season's first state poll
Homemade crescent rolls
Jesus was Jewish
The importance of meeting enrollment deadlines
Social Security COLA became law in 1950
Local student gets MSUM scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
Samuelson named VP at Bell State Bank
Beware: Online flower scams claim locality
Smart tax moves to consider
RDO’s John Deere Equipment moves, grows
Tri-State to announce scholarship winners
In 'Wild,' scenery provides backdrop for life's journey
Oyster: It’s like Netflix for the bookworm
'Theory of Everything' is high on talent, low on story
Reviewing the best reads of 2014
Variety of events planned in area
‘Merry Christmas!’ I shouted
Letter: Farm groups, townships oppose Red River dam
Letter: DL basketball players rally around their 4-year-old fan
Legacy funds have not been idle
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Voyageurs National Park grows by 61 acres
Wolf ruling may have national impact
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
October 2, 2014
Battle Lake School honored as National Blue Ribbon School
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Battle Lake School was honored Tuesday as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The kindergarten through 12th-grade school is one of eight schools in Minnesota to earn National Blue Ribbon honors, and one of four in the state...
news / government
October 2, 2014 - 9:22am
July 3, 2014
Battle Lake potter receives LRAC/McKnight artist fellowship
This year’s recipient of the LRAC/McKnight Fellowship for Visual Arts/Music Artists is ceramic artist Sean Scott of Pomme de Terre Pottery in Battle Lake. By providing him with the uninterrupted time to work in his home studio, the LRAC/McKnight Fellowship will allow him to...
entertainment / art
July 3, 2014 - 8:00am
May 31, 2014
Battle Lake to host art celebration
Battle Lake is celebrating their new streetscape and community-created art on June 7, and everyone is welcome to help them celebrate. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Main Street West at the Lakes Area Community Center, but there will be other activities...
May 31, 2014 - 2:00pm
August 4, 2013
Battle Lake craft show scheduled for Aug. 10
Art of the Lakes will hold its annual Art & Craft Affair Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Railroad Park, located on the south end of Battle Lake along Highway 78. In its 36th year, the 2013 event features beautiful and unique art and jewelry, original hand-made crafts...
August 4, 2013 - 11:00am
April 22, 2013
Battle Lake man arrested after truck ends up in slough
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Battle Lake man is facing drunken-driving charges after authorities received word he was sitting in his partially submerged pickup in a ditch south of town. Brady Muchow , 19, was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, driving...
news / crime
April 22, 2013 - 9:01am
April 3, 2013
Battle Lake museum may soon be on National Register of Historic Places
BATTLE LAKE — Though he didn’t grow up in Prospect House, Jay Johnson has many, many memories of visiting his grandparents in the 18-room mansion that was built in 1882 by his great grandfather, James “Cap” Colehour. Eventually, Johnson’s parents moved into the historic...
April 3, 2013 - 9:04am
March 28, 2013
Drunken 911 call at issue in custody case prompted by teen murder-suicide
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Battle Lake couple raising their 2-year-old granddaughter who was orphaned in a murder-suicide want to restrict visitation by her maternal grandmother after an “extremely concerning” 911 call. Darrin and Catherine Cox have custody of the 2-year-old, Emma,...
March 28, 2013 - 8:41am
March 6, 2013
Area house up for historic registration
The Minnesota Historical Society has informed Jay Johnson that the Prospect House at 403 Lake Ave North, Battle Lake, Otter Tail County, will be considered by the State Review Board for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The State Review Board meets on Tuesday,...
March 6, 2013 - 12:52pm
July 8, 2010
Authorities: Battle Lake dog owner slit animal's throat in fit of rage
A 23-year-old Battle Lake man faces animal cruelty charges after telling investigators he slit his dog's throat in a fit of rage because she wasn't trainable. Benjamin James Stavaas is charged in Otter Tail District Court with leaving the German shepherd mix for dead around June...
July 8, 2010 - 9:40am
May 29, 2010
Three hurt in Battle Lake crash
Three people suffered minor injuries in a two-car accident at the junction of Highway 210 and Highway 78 in Battle Lake Saturday afternoon. The accident occurred when a southbound 2004 Buick LeSabre at a stop sign on Highway 78 pulled out in front of an eastbound 2007 Chevy Impala...
news / accidents
May 29, 2010 - 6:11pm