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Hottest ticket in town: Lakes Crisis & Resource Center’s banquet, auction sells out
St. Jude's Radiothon set for April 6-7 on local stations: BTD Manufacturing is challenging area businesses to match its contribution
Child sex charges pending for Bemidji middle school assistant principal
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Friends & Neighbors
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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
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