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Celebrating 50 years of music: Heart O'Lakes Harmony Chorus putting on reunion performance this weekend
Man sentenced for breaking roommate's jaw
Man sentenced for breaking roommate's jaw
Anti-pipeline video game sparks bill over Legacy funds
Leading ladies of the lakes: Museum launches series focusing on region's female leaders
Good luck, Thunderbirds!
Laker wrestling season stats
Thunderbirds co-op fulfills lifelong dreams of players and coaches
Thompson breaks through; state wrestlers cap banner season
Tucker Hibbert claims 11th Pro National Snocross Championship
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
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Here's what's coming to lakes area this month
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
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
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
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
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
March 14, 2018
DL School Board hires Fargo architects for facility improvements
With an eye toward a possible November building bond referendum for a new school facilities construction project, the Detroit Lakes School Board approved a letter of engagement with Zerr Berg Architects of Fargo at its Monday night meeting. The action was the result of two special...
March 14, 2018 - 10:35am
March 8, 2018
History in the making: Proposed $6 million museum to be connected to Historic Holmes Theatre
It's been almost three years since the Becker County Historical Society first unveiled plans for constructing a new museum to replace its aging...
March 8, 2018 - 6:14am
January 13, 2018
From Becker to Clay: Moorhead's 11-county juvenile detention center to get $7.5 million expansion
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The juvenile detention center here is doubling its capacity with a $7.5 million expansion and renovation of its existing...
January 13, 2018 - 1:00pm
December 18, 2017
No more middle child syndrome: DLMS set to get a 'facelift' this summer with new skin, parking outlay
The Detroit Lakes Middle School should have a whole new look come fall 2018. Monday evening, the school board approved a $2.2 million project,...
December 18, 2017 - 10:47am
November 30, 2017
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
November 30, 2017 - 5:00pm
October 18, 2017
Cruisin' (and improvin') the strip: City of Detroit Lakes proposes changes to West Lake Drive
Detroit Lakes's "strip," West Lake Drive, is set to be resurfaced Thursday, somewhat of a temporary fix until a bigger plan unfolds. The complete...
October 18, 2017 - 10:12am
October 11, 2017
Construction begins on $18 million airport runway extension project
City and county officials gathered at the end of the main runway at the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport Monday morning to officially break...
October 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
July 31, 2017
Highway 113 culvert project begins Aug. 3, detour starts Aug. 7
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Motorists on Highway 113 east of Waubun will encounter lane closures beginning Thursday, Aug. 3, and a detour starting Monday, Aug. 7, as crews begin work on a culvert project. Crews will line or replace several culverts along two sections of Highway 113. All...
July 31, 2017 - 10:58am
July 14, 2017
West leg of Highway 59, County Road 22 roundabout opens
The final leg of the Highway 59 and Becker County Road 22 roundabout south of Detroit Lakes has opened to traffic. Drivers can now access all four legs of the roundabout. Minor delays may continue through July as crews install pavement markings and complete cleanup work. The project...
July 14, 2017 - 3:27pm
June 12, 2017
130th Avenue at County Road 22 closes today
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - The intersection of Becker County Road 22 and 130th Avenue south of Detroit Lakes will close to all traffic on Monday, June 12, as crews continue work near the new Highway 59 / County Road 22 roundabout. Motorists will need to use an alternate route for about...
June 12, 2017 - 8:44am
May 19, 2017
County Road 22 closed at Highway 59
The west leg of the Highway 59/County Road 22 intersection is closed and will remain closed until the completion of the roundabout project. The Minnesota Department of Transportation planned to maintain access from southbound Highway 59 to westbound County Road 22 during the current...
May 19, 2017 - 1:04pm
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