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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
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
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
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
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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
Lottie Ann Thomas
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
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
BTD Manufacturing increased its production capacity after adding five new machines to its Minnesota operation. The additional machines--four press brakes and a fiber optic sheet laser--will help BTD significantly reduce setup times and meet customer demand for fast, reliable orders....
June 21, 2017 - 11:40am
March 23, 2017
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Senator Al Franken—who satirically calls himself the "Giant of the Senate" in his new book—stopped by BTD Friday afternoon on his...
March 23, 2017 - 11:10am
February 26, 2017
Must love heavy metal: Local manufacturers feeling that worker shortage too
(Part 2 of our series on worker shortages in Becker County) When BTD employee, Derrick Cariveau extends a hand to introduce himself mid-shift,...
February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
October 27, 2016
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center Receives $10,000 match from BTD for Give to the Max Day
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center has received a match in the amount of $10,000 from BTD to support our shelter, victims of general crime and those affected by domestic violence. Donations for Give to the Max Day are accepted from November 1-17. BTD will double every donation received...
October 27, 2016 - 5:02am
April 9, 2015
BTD sponsors blood drive of two dozen
BTD Manufacturing recently sponsored a blood drive in Detroit Lakes. According to Linda Elliott, Donor Recruitment Representative at United Blood Services, “BTD Manufacturing had a good turnout. Out of 24 people who volunteered to donate, 21 were able to give. Five people gave...
April 9, 2015 - 5:45am
October 16, 2014
BTD expands in DL, brings warehouse in
BTD in Detroit Lakes is manufacturing an expansion plan that’ll stretch its facility another 90,000 square feet. The metalwork fabrication...
October 16, 2014 - 9:30am
October 3, 2013
BTD wins top honors with state magazine
BTD has taken home some big honors as it won the Manufacturer of the Year: Large, award from Minnesota Business Magazine. After also being nominated last year, this is the first time BTD has won the award, which was presented in Minneapolis. BTD was the only metal manufacturing...
October 3, 2013 - 3:00pm
May 29, 2009
BTD Manufacturing receives grant
The Department of Employment and Economic Development's Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) announced a $192,000 grant to support required training in continuous improvement for employees of five Minnesota manufacturing companies. The five companies participating in the two-year...
May 29, 2009 - 4:14pm
February 6, 2009
Downturn comes to Detroit Lakes
The economic recession has hurt some area manufacturers more than others. While a few are hunkering down without resorting to layoffs, other...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
BTD Manufacturing sponsors tour for college students
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January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
Volunteers build playhouse for charity
DETROIT LAKES - In a matter of just a few short hours, about 25 people chipped in and a playhouse was built for some lucky kid. As part of...
November 23, 2008 - 12:00am
July 10, 2008
In DL visits, Franken, Coleman spar over politics of energy
DETROIT LAKES - Both U.S. Sen.
July 10, 2008 - 12:00am
June 15, 2008
BTD continues to grow
DETROIT LAKES - The clink of metal is heard often, as is the view of sparks from a welding torch, walking through the plant at BTD Manufacturing. Machinery bends and folds metal into shapes that companies need to build the things we use in everyday life, and the pieces line and...
June 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 11, 2008
BTD buys Miller Welding, to focus on wind energy
BTD Manufacturing, Inc., Detroit Lakes, announced recently that it has acquired Miller Welding & Iron Works of Washington, Ill. BTD Manufacturing is an operating company of Otter Tail Corporation. The transaction, the terms of which were not disclosed, involved an exchange of...
May 11, 2008 - 12:00am
May 8, 2008
BTD Manufacturing acquires Miller Welding & Iron Works
5-11 BTD in Business folder BTD Manufacturing Acquires Miller Welding & Iron Works, Adds Heavy Metal Fabrication and Wind Energy Capabilities BTD Manufacturing, Inc., Detroit Lakes, announced recently that it has acquired Miller Welding & Iron Works of Washington, Ill. BTD...
May 8, 2008 - 12:00am