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Clay Target League Trapshooting Championship June 12-20
Doubles teams pick up first round section wins
BASEBALL: Korfe in command in victory over Hornets
Herzog leads Laker girls to victory
Laker golf wraps regular season with home victory
Ehnerts celebrate 50 years together
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
DL's Weber graduates from NSU
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud
Friends & Neighbors
MN gas prices up two cents
DL Public Utilities earns Reliable Public Power Provider designation
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
MN gas prices up (almost) one cent
Detroit Lakes photographer earns master of photography
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, other acts headed to Fargo later this year
Local chef publishes culinary memoir
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
Ronald D. Lanoue Sr.
Tanner J. Bahr
Charles G. Henrikson
Clarice Lucille Ernst
Lynn Hummel column: Everybody needs a Bud
Letter: Bad time to cut opioid drug prevention program
Letter: More than just a three-day weekend
Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Advice to my son as he graduates high school
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
Preparing to slay? Suggestions for opening weekend
MN CREP sign-up begins May 15, 2017
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
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'
Pine to Palm
May 11, 2017
On board with the state: DL council authorizes Sunday liquor sales starting July 2
It's official: Starting on July 2, Sunday afternoon liquor runs to Fargo will be a thing of the past for lakes area residents. The Detroit Lakes City Council passed a resolution at its Tuesday night meeting that will authorize its municipal liquor store, Lakes Liquor, to be open on...
May 11, 2017 - 9:19am
March 20, 2017
A park just for canines: DL council approves plans for dog park; will be open by summer
The City of Detroit Lakes is getting a dog park. Plans for the new four-acre park were approved at Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Detroit...
March 20, 2017 - 10:00am
March 15, 2017
Highland Estates condo project fails to win DL council's approval
It was a good news, bad news situation for Bob Spilman and his proposed $25 million, 52-unit condominium project this week. While his request to rezone the 5.5-acre property at 16239 Highland Drive from "R-A," or residential agriculture, to "R-3A," or limited multi-family housing,...
March 15, 2017 - 3:45pm
March 9, 2017
Detroit Lakes to seek half-cent local sales tax: Resolution passes by 7-1 vote at Monday’s meeting
A possible extension of North Shore Drive into the Minnesota/Lake Avenue neighborhood was once again the hot topic at a public hearing on the proposed local option sales tax that was held during a special Detroit Lakes City Council meeting Monday night. Roughly half of the dozen or...
March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 6, 2017
The roads well traveled: Popular DL roads to see new construction
West Avenue, along with portions of both Willow Street and West Lake Drive in the city of Detroit Lakes, will be getting major facelifts within the next three to four years. The upgrades to West Avenue and the east end of Willow Street were given the green light at a special meeting...
March 6, 2017 - 11:00am
March 1, 2017
Special council meetings set: Scheduling conflicts result in separate sessions for street project, sales tax
Last week, the Detroit Lakes City Council set a special meeting for Feb. 28, to deal with a couple of items they were not ready to take action on at their regular monthly meeting.
March 1, 2017 - 9:17am
February 16, 2017
Detroit Lakes council tables sales tax proposal, sets Feb. 28 public hearing
The Detroit Lakes City Council proved that citizen input can make a difference at its Tuesday night meeting, as not just one, but two items on the agenda were shot down by opposition from local residents — although it may only be a temporary delay in one instance. By a 6-1 vote,...
February 16, 2017 - 9:21am
January 25, 2017
Another local sales tax?: City eyes special legislation for new tax to fund needed facilities, infrastructure improvements
A total of $35-$36 million to use on city infrastructure and facilities projects over the next 25 years: That is what the Detroit Lakes City Council is hoping to gain from a new half-cent local option sales tax that they could put before voters for approval as early as this November....
January 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
January 20, 2017
A 'remarkable' year: DL mayor calls for local option sales tax during 'State of the City' address
The year 2016 was a "remarkable" one for the City of Detroit Lakes, according to Mayor Matt Brenk. "(It was) remarkable, I think, in several areas," Brenk said during his "State of the City" address, which concluded Tuesday night's council meeting.
January 20, 2017 - 9:47am
January 15, 2017
City sets goals for next five years at long-range planning session: Local option sales tax tops the list for council, staff members
About two dozen Detroit Lakes city staff and council members took part in a long-range planning session Thursday at city hall. During the full-day...
January 15, 2017 - 7:30am
DL residents concerned about West Lake Drive improvements
A dozen or so Detroit Lakes residents turned up at the city council meeting Tuesday, concerned about a plan to renovate West Lake Drive, add a bike trail, and clean up stormwater runoff into Little Detroit Lake. The project is in its preliminary stages, with construction scheduled...
December 15, 2016 - 3:23pm
October 12, 2016
Kyle Braaten will do a great job on DL City Council
If you are standing in the voting booth on Nov. 8 and flipping a coin on your city council representative, please consider voting for Kyle Braaten. I hardly ever get into politics as a general rule. But, Kyle is just so made for this position that I felt I had to get the word out...
October 12, 2016 - 9:25am
August 28, 2016
City Council holds special meeting
At a special meeting of the Detroit Lakes City Council on Tuesday, the city moved a step closer to finalizing plans for expansion of the city-county airport by approving a $1.32 million purchase agreement with Turtle Properties for the acquisition of a parcel of land formerly occupied...
August 28, 2016 - 5:00am
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