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Man in custody after Becker County chase that hit speeds of nearly 120 mph
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Park Rapids lake
Lakers prepare in annual Red White scrimmage
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
Second half flurry gives Laker boys first win in 20 games
SOCCER: Last second OT goal lifts Flyers over Laker girls
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
Barbara (Duncan) Erickson
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
July 24, 2016
Lots of school, city seats open
Interested in running for school board or city council positions? Filing opens next month. Seven of the 10 seats on the Detroit Lakes City Council will be up for grabs in the general election Nov. 8. Third Ward Alderman Marty Waller has announced that he would not be seeking re-election,...
July 24, 2016 - 5:35am
June 15, 2016
City denies paving project at Washington Square Mall, approves tubing project at mountain
The parking lot at Washington Square Mall will not be getting resurfaced this summer, after the Detroit Lakes City Council voted Tuesday against proceeding with a mill and overlay project on the lot as part of over $2 million in proposed street rehabilitation projects throughout the...
June 15, 2016 - 10:43am
May 11, 2016
Bad DL streets to get re-done this summer
To take advantage of unusually low prices for bituminous paving materials, the Detroit Lakes City Council has approved letting bids for an estimated $1.86 million in street rehabilitation projects to take place later this summer. Following a public hearing that took up a large portion...
May 11, 2016 - 11:00am
February 10, 2016
DL upgrades rating, reports steady growth
The year 2015 was an “exciting and productive” one for the City of Detroit Lakes, according to Mayor Matt Brenk. In his annual State of the City address on Tuesday night, Brenk outlined the city’s many accomplishments over the past year, from “strong, steady growth” in housing...
February 10, 2016 - 11:09am
January 6, 2016
DL Council decides to keep hands off charter
Good news! All you civic-minded Detroit Lakes residents won’t have to bone up on the city charter after all – there won’t be a public vote on changes, because the city council has decided not to make any changes. That spares dedicated voters from having to educate themselves...
January 6, 2016 - 11:25am
December 13, 2015
DL Council sets levy at nine percent, residents may see decrease in taxes
For the second year in a row, a growing local tax base has lessened the impact of an increase in the City of Detroit Lakes’ property tax levy. The Detroit Lakes City Council approved a final 2015, payable 2016 property tax levy of $4.5 million at its December meeting on Tuesday....
December 13, 2015 - 5:25am
December 2, 2015
No ‘Plan B’ for DL: Little support for dropping home rule charter
The updating of the Detroit Lakes city charter to remove some “archaic language,” as well as clarify the range and scope of the duties of the city administrator, will have to wait until after the new year. The city’s Community Development Committee did not reach any concrete...
December 2, 2015 - 11:11am
October 18, 2015
Louiseau to retire, other DL City Council news
Some of the news that came out of the Detroit Lakes City Council meeting Tuesday: Detroit Lakes City Administrator Bob Louiseau is retiring...
October 18, 2015 - 5:15am
September 27, 2015
City of Menahga faces financial dilemma
Menahga Mayor Patrick Foss recalled when the city council set a high levy several years ago. “This year’s levy won’t be any sweeter,” he said. The council set its preliminary payable 2016 levy at $489,035. The 2015 final levy was $414,306. The proposed general fund...
September 27, 2015 - 5:15am
August 12, 2015
Boeke fills Ward 3 spot on DL council
For the first time since Ward 2 Alderman Dave Aune submitted his resignation back in April, the Detroit Lakes City Council is back to its full...
August 12, 2015 - 12:45pm
July 15, 2015
DL council approves $1 million in TIF for hotel development
Though it was not unanimous, the Detroit Lakes City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that will establish a tax increment financing district and TIF financing plan for the proposed hotel, condominium and restaurant redevelopment project at the northwest corner of Washington Avenue...
July 15, 2015 - 11:45am
July 1, 2015
City now looking to fill Ward 3 spot
The Detroit Lakes City Council met in special session Tuesday to declare a vacancy on the council for a Ward 3 alderman. The vacancy was created when incumbent Ward 3 Alderman Jay Schurman decided to apply for the open Ward 2 alderman’s position created by the resignation of...
July 1, 2015 - 12:45pm
June 24, 2015
Ward 3 alderman moved to Ward 2
Following a brief question and answer session with both candidates, current Detroit Lakes City Ward 3 Alderman Jay Schurman was chosen to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ward 2 Alderman David Aune last month. Nevertheless, fellow candidate David Brainard indicated...
June 24, 2015 - 1:57pm
May 15, 2015
City agrees to discuss ordinance if DNR agrees not to sue
The Detroit Lakes City Council took action at its Tuesday night meeting to formalize the city’s commitment to continued discussions with the Minnesota DNR regarding updates to the city’s shoreland ordinance. A resolution was passed, by a 7-1 vote, that authorized city staff...
May 15, 2015 - 9:22am
April 29, 2015
Detroit Lakes City Council is taking applications for Ward 2 spot
The City of Detroit Lakes will be accepting applications for the position of Ward 2 city alderman until June 1. Interested individuals who live within the city’s second ward are invited to submit their resumés to the city administrator’s office for consideration. At a special...
April 29, 2015 - 12:45pm