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Man injured in snowmobile crash on Many Point Lake
Wrong winner first announced at Oscars, but it’s ‘Moonlight' for best picture
Major shrimp growing, processing operation to begin in Minnesota
Father, who lost 3 children in ND fire, is in Twin Cities burn unit
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Perham’s Olsen takes state all-around bronze
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakers cap regular season with victory
BOYS BASKETBALL: Cardinals snap Laker win streak
Congratulations and good luck Laker Gymnastics!
VIDEO: Lakers three-peat in convincing fashion
America Saves Week: Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically
Tjepkes graduates from UM-Crookston
Are you ready? Life's big questions...
Area students graduate from MSUM
Area students graduate from NDSU
Friends & Neighbors
Dan's Service Center has new service advisor
MN gas prices down 2 cents
Arvig Donated More Than $450,000 Back to Communities in 2016
Economic Development Summit scheduled for March 3
Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home
Picture perfect images: Lakes Area Photography Show opens this weekend at Washington Square Mall
Celebrate Women's History Month
Vince Neil coming to Shooting Star March 3: Motley Crue frontman to perform solo set for Mahnomen fans
That magic touch: ‘Experience the extraordinary’ with Craig Karges at Ulen’s Top Hat Theatre
Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight at Maplewood Saturday
Noreen M. Huwe
Dell D. Holm
Joanne B. Anderson
Kirk L. McDonald
Lee Hamilton column: The threats to our democracy
Letter: Trump is my president
Letter: DL City Council way out of line with projects to be funded by new sales tax
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Blane Klemek column: Energetic, cheerful chickadees make for good company
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing gets tricky now, but it's not over yet
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
July 6, 2016
Artist blossoms near Battle Lake
Forget watercolors, Mary Jo Wentz is having too much fun with alcohol inks. Her home studio on Blanche Lake (near Otter Tail Lake) holds an array...
July 6, 2016 - 11:55am
October 15, 2015
Woman identified in fatal crash near Battle Lake
The driver of a car involved in a head-on crash with a semi truck was killed on Highway 210 west of Battle Lake Wednesday morning, the State...
October 15, 2015 - 9:20am
June 25, 2015
New dinner theater show provides laughs, entertainment and good food
One boo, hiss and cheer at a time, organizers of a new melodramatic dinner theater in Battle Lake are hoping to make a splash in the Otter Tail...
June 25, 2015 - 5:10am
March 6, 2015
Redemption for Battle Lake in Section 6A final
MORRIS, Minn. – Battle Lake’s boys basketball team made sure history did not repeat itself Friday night. One year after suffering a heartbreaking, season-ending loss in the Minnesota Class 1A, Section 6 championship, No. 4-ranked Battle Lake claimed this year’s championship...
March 6, 2015 - 11:52pm
February 4, 2015
Barlund hot first half paces Hornets over Battlers
Kennady Barlund is on a roll and so are the Hornets as Frazee went on a tear to get up early on Battle Lake defeating the Battlers 49-41 in girls basketball Tuesday. “We got off to a great start as we scored the first 20 points,” Frazee head coach Dave Conzemius said. Barlund...
February 4, 2015 - 10:23am
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
May 29, 2010 - 6:11pm