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Oak Grove Cemetery in DL flying 1,950 flags
Park Rapids woman hurt in rollover crash near Waubun
Want to win the lottery in Minnesota? History provides some tips
Man sentenced for check forgery
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Late inning heroics: Lakers advance with lively last at-bats
Laker Softball summer camp June 20-21
Lacasa, Hanninen place fourth at section tennis
UND's Kyley Foster has been on a fast track to pole vault success
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
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
friends & neighbors
Spicer Castle to close
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
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
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Barbara A. Ware
Collin Peterson on observing Memorial Day
Dayton's vetoes will harm Minnesotans
Over a million died protecting our freedom
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
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
Becker County Museum
April 19, 2018
County museum abloom with events this weekend
The weather outside may not show it yet, but spring has sprung at the Becker County Museum, which will be hosting a plethora of spring-themed...
April 19, 2018 - 12:17pm
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
Did you, your older siblings, cousins, parents, grandparents or great-grandparents ever attend classes in a country schoolhouse? Do you have...
April 19, 2018 - 12:06pm
April 9, 2018
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Detroit Lakes' downtown will once again be 'crawling' with creativity come Thursday, April 19, as a plethora of the community's downtown businesses...
April 9, 2018 - 3:13pm
April 8, 2018
Cabin fever: fur trader's log cabin is a beloved longtime exhibit at Becker County Museum
This is the second in an occasional series of stories for our monthly History page. Called "A Closer Look," the series will spotlight some of...
April 8, 2018 - 8:21pm
March 21, 2018
Leading ladies of the lakes: Museum launches series focusing on region's female leaders
Back in 1911, a woman by the name of Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote an essay titled, "Our Androcentric Culture, or, the Man-Made World." In it,...
March 21, 2018 - 1:08pm
March 9, 2018
'Old Three Legs': The legend of Minnesota's infamous lone wolf
This is the first in a new occasional series of stories for our monthly History page. Called "A Closer Look," the series will spotlight some...
March 9, 2018 - 7:12am
February 8, 2018
A 'dirty' little dry cleaner: Museum's latest exhibit spotlights Becker County's boozing business
It looked like a harmless dry cleaning business. Customers would bring their stained garments in to husband-and-wife shop owners, Mr. and Mrs....
February 8, 2018 - 12:42pm
February 4, 2018
Ice palaces, valentines and moonshine...oh my!: Becker County Museum is hopping with activity with month
For the past month or so, ice harvesting, King Isbit and the Polar Fest Ice Palace have been dominating local headlines... and the Becker County...
February 4, 2018 - 11:00am
January 17, 2018
New museum could be addition to community center
The Becker County Historical Society wants to build a $6 million addition to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center to hold its new history...
January 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
With temperatures plunging into the minus 20s toward the end of last week, plans for Detroit Lakes's 2018 Ice Harvest had to be modified slightly...
January 17, 2018 - 4:30pm
January 10, 2018
A glimpse at the future...of Becker County's history: Ice harvest exhibit at Pavilion this weekend will offer sneak peak at plans for new museum
Since this Monday, Jan. 8, the staff of the Becker County Museum has been spending most of its time at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion, preparing the "History of Ice Harvesting" exhibits and interactive displays that will be open to the public during DL's first official ice harvest since...
January 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
January 3, 2018
Nice ice, baby: Conditions look good for DL's first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
Conditions are go for Detroit Lakes' first ice harvest in nearly 50 years, say event organizers: As of Tuesday morning, the ice on Little Detroit...
January 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 24, 2017
Kids' Week: Becker County Museum will host family-friendly activities Dec. 27-30
Ah, the good old days... when families would spend the week between Christmas and New Year's playing board games, doing jigsaw puzzles, or just...
December 24, 2017 - 8:00am
December 6, 2017
Holly jolly history: From nostalgic Christmas postcards to hymns in native languages, Becker County Museum hosts new seasonal displays
Cliff Oftelie has been collecting historical postcards for about 30 years. A frequenter of local farm and estate sales and member of the Twin...
December 6, 2017 - 4:55pm
December 5, 2017
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
It's been more than 40 years since the last ice harvest took place in Detroit Lakes, but harvesting lake ice was a big part of Becker County's...
December 5, 2017 - 5:00pm