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Dakota Access Pipeline camp closure goes fairly peacefully despite 2 hurt and 10 arrested
Just do it: Klobuchar, Grassley, McCain urge new HHS secretary to consider importation of prescription drugs from Canada
Digging for treasures: Detroit Lakes diver finds 500 year old antler, among other historic finds
White Earth's Soule to be Minnesota State board member
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Patriots fend off Laker girls
Lakers hand Rangers second blemish, win 10th in a row
Youth hockey teams advance in District play
BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Fly Girls Jazz runners-up, Kick sixth at State Dance
Two local students graduate from UM-Morris
Smith named to dean's list at University of Nebraska
Detroit Lakes students on dean's list at Mankato
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home
She's ready...: New Holiday gas station opens to ‘pumped’ community
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
BTD met their (donation) match at 21st annual Polar Fest Plunge
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
Albert M. Finch
Lynn M. Alexander
Joan Alice Watland
Dean W. Iverson
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
An early start for a strong farm bill
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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
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
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