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No smoking in public housing? New federal smoke-free rule affects Minnesotans
Man wielding knife is arrested in lobby of Becker County Human Services
MnDOT releases statewide freight system plan
Felony charge of violating a restraining order is dismissed
Fluctuating home values?: New software at Becker County Assessor’s Office could be responsible
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Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Panthers send Lakers to defeat in overtime
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
St. Luke's Episcopal Church has a new Little Free Library outside their doors
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
It's beginning to look a lot like...
Lorna M. Schons
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
What goes around comes around?
This DFLer hopes Trump is a pragmatist
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Pine to Palm
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
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