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If the shoe fits, paint it: Sisters create custom shoes in Bemidji
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
MN state agencies receive 10 government innovation awards
MN minimum wage set to go up August 1
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
The smell of football is in the air
DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Hole in one
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Adults playing their games...
Letter: Unendorsed 7th District candidate should bow out
Letter: Union workers advocate for pipeline
Cheers to young volunteers
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
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