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DL man gets 33 months for burglary
Woman sentenced for meth sale
ND native, husband living in Minnesota die during fishing accident in Iceland
Twin Cities man sentenced to 25 years for producing child porn
Vergas man sentenced for choking girlfriend
Lakers, Herzog dominate only home meet of the season
Kirchner blanks Flyers in 8AAA opener
Heden takes main event at No Mercy VIII
Hornets pick up 10th win
DL tennis advances to semis, falls to top-seeded Prowlers
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Spicer Castle to close
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
John "Jack" Burns
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Some things you don't brag about
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
May 7, 2017
Highway 59 resurfacing between Winger and Ogema to begin May 8
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Motorists on Highway 59 will experience lane closures and delays between Winger and Ogema as crews begin a resurfacing project on Monday, May 8. An open house will be held on May 9 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the White Earth Tribal and Community College (2250...
May 7, 2017 - 9:00am
May 1, 2017
Highway 32 resurfacing project begins May 1
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Motorists on Highway 32 will encounter intermittent lane closures between Highway 10 and Highway 34 starting Monday, May 1, when a resurfacing project begins. Drivers should expect minimal traffic impacts for the first two weeks of the project while crews work...
May 1, 2017 - 10:23am
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
February 16, 2017
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) will be participating in a joint effort to deliver natural gas to the Deer Creek and Parkers Prairie areas. Construction of natural gas distribution infrastructure will begin this spring. The $1.6 million investment by LREC is expected to have...
February 16, 2017 - 10:00am
November 3, 2016
Major state highway projects wrap up as 2016 road construction season comes to an end
Motorists are starting to see the benefits of the 2016 road construction season as many of the state's 246 construction projects wrap up for the season, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Some of the big projects completed this year include the Dresbach Bridge...
November 3, 2016 - 5:18am
October 6, 2016
Fairfield hotel, Holiday station projects on target for 2017 opening
It's been a busy summer for business development in Detroit Lakes, from the opening of McKinley Plaza in late August, to ongoing construction...
October 6, 2016 - 9:08am
May 25, 2016
Hwy. 59 turn lanes to be built this week
Motorists on Highway 59 north of Pelican Rapids may encounter brief delays this week, as crews construct turn lanes. A southbound right turn lane will be added for a new hotel development at Dunvilla, just north of Highway 34. Crews will also extend a northbound bypass lane in the...
May 25, 2016 - 10:41am
May 15, 2016
Hwy 9 detour to begin
Motorists on Highway 9 south of Ada will experience a detour beginning May 23 as crews replace the bridge over the Wild Rice River. The detour follows Norman County Road 24 located three miles east of Ada to County Road 39 near Borup. It is expected to last about four months, weather...
May 15, 2016 - 5:35am
April 3, 2016
Look for a quieter construction season this year
Last summer was an unusually hectic one for road construction in Detroit Lakes, with not only the complete reconstruction of Washington Avenue...
April 3, 2016 - 5:05am
November 16, 2015
MN road work wraps up
Those traffic headaches you may have experienced this summer are now paying off as many of MnDOT’s 290 construction projects around the state wrap up for the season. “It was a busy, but successful, year for construction around the state. While no one likes the inconvenience...
November 16, 2015 - 5:15am
October 28, 2015
Highway 10-Highway 59 work mostly complete
It cost more than $14 million and took nearly six months, there were bottlenecks and lane closures, but the big Highway 10 West-Highway 59 project...
October 28, 2015 - 10:17am
September 23, 2015
Hwy 59 underpass open to traffic
The new Holmes Street underpass at Highway 59 opened Tuesday, giving motorists a through street from downtown to the Tesoro frontage road near Perkins. Signs have been installed and permanent striping has been added. Traffic on West Avenue now has to stop at new stop signs at...
September 23, 2015 - 11:42am
September 18, 2015
Celebration goes on at Vikings' new stadium, despite storms
ST. PAUL — U.S. Bank Stadium construction superintendent Dave Mansell felt pretty good about pulling off the project when he first reviewed...
September 18, 2015 - 8:53am
September 4, 2015
Highway 108 detour near Pelican Rapids to start Sept. 8
Motorists on Highway 108 west of Pelican Rapids will encounter a one-week detour when a culvert replacement project begins Tuesday, Sept.
September 4, 2015 - 5:20am
July 19, 2015
‘Over the hump’ on Hwy 10 project
There has been a lot of maneuvering to maintain access to businesses on Highway 10 West during the reconstruction project there this summer,...
July 19, 2015 - 5:50am