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Frost Advisory: Areas Of Frost May Develop Overnight
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 just before heart surgery
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rose Ensemble in Detroit Lakes Tuesday
DL swimmers second to Visitation at Otter Invitational
FOOTBALL: Raiders beat up on winless Gators
Johnson’s first place finish leads DL boys to second at Milaca Mega Meet
No stopping Hall of Honor nominee Brent Eidenschink
FOOTBALL: Mahnomen defense solid in shutout at Fosston
Fostering hope: Local woman organizes ‘kid kits’ fundraiser for county’s foster care program
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Ronald R. Aanerud
Vernon A. Sellers
Douglas Daryl Miller
Helen Mae Williams
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
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
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