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Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
In-home daycare providers particularly feeling the stress of new regulations
Introducing the Ice Harvest 440: CMPR vintage sled races coming to Little Detroit Lake Feb. 24
Missing 27-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Tips to make being on ice safer
Hibbert extends points lead at Eastern National
DL PeeWee A’s advance to Regions
Perham’s Lopez seals section title over DL
U.S. women's hockey team breezes past Finland, will play for gold
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
Lakeshirts announces annual profit share
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Hildur "Peg" Coen
Leo Riegert Sr.
Jerome H. Hunke
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
To the ends of the earth and back: Minnesota native Ann Bancroft has visited both North, South Poles
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February 15, 2018
DL council approves$16.3 million state loan for wastewater plant
Moving another step closer to the start of construction on Detroit Lakes' new $30 million, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, the DL City Council approved a $16.3 million project loan agreement with the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority at its regular meeting Tuesday....
February 15, 2018 - 9:00am
January 28, 2018
DL council considering sales tax to fund new police department
A local option sales tax to raise funds for a new police department building? That's one of the goals that came out of a special strategic planning meeting of the Detroit Lakes City Council on Thursday. The council has been considering implementation of a new local option sales tax...
January 28, 2018 - 8:00am
January 14, 2018
'Another exciting and productive year': Detroit Lakes' mayor reflects on successes of 2017
The year 2017 will be remembered as one where "our city moved to a new level," said Detroit Lakes Mayor Matt Brenk in his "State of the City" address to the City Council and the general public at Tuesday night's council meeting. "We continue to enjoy tremendous development, expansion...
January 14, 2018 - 8:00am
December 18, 2017
DL sets $5.1 million tax levy, tax rate drops 8%
The Detroit Lakes City Council approved a $5.1 million certified levy and $30 million budget for 2018 at its regular meeting on Tuesday. The total levy of $5,114,009 marks a 6.2 percent increase from last year, according to City Administrator Kelcey Klemm — yet thanks to a 15...
December 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
September 15, 2017
No more live music at Zorbaz: DL council's decision to sanction popular hangout has Zorbaz owners taking action
Following a Tuesday public hearing about repeated noise complaint violations at Detroit Lakes' Zorbaz restaurant, the city council took action,...
September 15, 2017 - 12:20pm
September 13, 2017
Change is not gonna come... at least not yet: DL City Council opts not to give first reading to Tobacco 21 ordinance
After almost two hours of testimony on Tuesday night, some of it quite emotional, the Detroit Lakes City Council opted to take no action on a...
September 13, 2017 - 11:50am
August 8, 2017
Council reverses rental property decision for disabled veteran
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—After the firestorm of controversy that erupted following the Detroit Lakes City Council's July 11 decision to revoke...
August 8, 2017 - 11:20pm
June 18, 2017
Two large housing developments coming to DL
The Detroit Lakes City Council has given its stamp of approval to two major housing developments that are being planned for the coming year, in the vicinity of Big and Little Detroit lakes. Both the Highland Estates condominium development near the intersection of Highland Drive and...
June 18, 2017 - 8:00am
June 15, 2017
Criminal activity at city parks leads to 10:30 p.m. closing proposal
Local residents will soon be able to stay out on the city beach a little bit later at night — but all other city parks will close at 10:30 p.m., according to a new city ordinance that was given its first reading at Tuesday night's Detroit Lakes City Council meeting.
June 15, 2017 - 10:00am
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