Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
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
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
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
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
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
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
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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
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
July 8, 2015
Highway 34 work begins next week
Motorists on Highway 34 on the east side of Detroit Lakes will encounter traffic shifts, lane closures and possible delays when an intersection improvement project begins the week of July 13. Crews will construct left turn lanes at the intersection of Highway 34 and Becker County...
July 8, 2015 - 8:53am
July 1, 2015
Construction worker killed in Lakeville, Minn., trench collapse
LAKEVILLE, Minn. - A construction worker was killed Tuesday afternoon in Lakeville when a trench he was working in collapsed. The man in his early 50s was one of two workers laying drain tile in a trench near the intersection of 179th Street and Hyde Park Avenue when the trench...
July 1, 2015 - 10:02am
June 24, 2015
Downtown open to traffic this week
Washington Avenue should be open for use “Thursday-ish,” but for sure Friday, according to City Engineer Jon Pratt. “It’s been a lot...
June 24, 2015 - 1:54pm
Use extra caution in road construction work zones
This weekend, as summer construction roadwork around the state revs up, the Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extra caution while driving through highway work zones. “We will suspend work on many projects during the holiday weekend,” said Sue Mulvihill,...
May 24, 2015 - 5:10am
May 22, 2015
Tough traffic expected in DL after Memorial Day
Drivers in the Detroit Lakes area can expect a brief reprieve this weekend from some of the area’s recent construction-induced traffic delays...
May 22, 2015 - 2:29pm
May 21, 2015
Lane closures on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes lifted for Memorial Day weekend
Motorists will find all four lanes of Highway 10 on the west side of Detroit Lakes open for Memorial Day weekend travel. A traffic shift will remain in place on Highway 59 just south of Highway 10. The four driving lanes on Highway 10 will open from midday Friday, May 22, until...
May 21, 2015 - 12:30pm