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Level four special education facilities in the works
Klobuchar bill aims to bring in more rural doctors
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues: MN leaders start negotiations and twinhome sprinkler requirement nixed
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing
Backyard poultry? Here's how to stay safe
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Yellowjackets edge Lakers by one match
BASEBALL: Raiders even record with win at Win-E-Mac
Nielsen selected as Detroit Lakes’ new AD
FM Youth football registration open
Laker girls sweep Rangers in home opener
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Replacement for SSA benefit statement easy to get anytime
Friends & Neighbors
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
Secrets to saving on your summer city vacation
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Uglies' beautiful music recognized: Band that got its start in DL to be inducted into SD Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Week of the Young Child: Free, family friendly activities scheduled from April 18-May 4
Richard M. Gordon
Patrick Dwayne Buckanaga Sr.
Anne M. Alexander and John C. Alexander
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Letter: The real reason Trump bombed Syria
Letter: House Speaker Daudt needs to do his job
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
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
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
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