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Grain bin catches fire northwest of Lake Park
Update: Two people escape house fire in Detroit Lakes
Studies suggest legalizing marijuana could help opioid epidemic
Central Minnesota boy dies month after crash with semi-truck
Striking down barriers: Frazee's new Adaptive Bowling Team, Unified Phy Ed class get acceptance, friendship and inclusion on a roll
Hornet nine open with win at Crookston
UCB track teams fourth at Barnesville Booster
Sharp “best boxer” in Proctor
Herzog medalist, Laker girls win at The Meadows
Smith claims Top 20 Big Ten finish
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
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
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Rose R. Duescher
Steven P. Leitheiser
The wolf is a Minnesota treasure
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
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
March 8, 2018
Teenager arrested after making shooting threat to central Minn. school
BRAINERD, Minn.—A student, who reportedly was making verbal threats to commit a shooting at Brainerd High School, was taken into custody...
March 8, 2018 - 3:20pm
Crime & accidents around Becker County
Tuesday, Feb. 27 At 4:22 p.m. a vehicle was reported to be on fire on 370th Street in Ogema; it was fully engulfed in flames when authorities arrived. Wednesday, Feb. 28 At 9:55 a.m., a theft was reported at Detroit Lakes High School; cash had been taken out of a jacket in the locker...
March 8, 2018 - 9:13am
February 28, 2018
Stabbing suspect pleads guilty to lesser charge in death of DL native: Klimek likely to be sentenced to four years
A 30-year-old Alexandria man accused in a 2013 fatal stabbing pleaded guilty to count one of manslaughter Monday morning. Kody Lee Klimek was...
February 28, 2018 - 11:45am
Crime & accidents
Tuesday, Feb. 20 At 8:40 a.m. a caller reported an attempted break in on West Elm Street in Detroit Lakes. At 10:06 a.m. a package was reportedly stolen from the mail area of a building on the 200 block of Barbara Avenue in Detroit Lakes. At 3:02 p.m. a caller reported a drill, batteries,...
February 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Local church leaders respond to school shootings: Pastors address questions like, 'Why does God keep letting this happen?' and 'Where is God in all of this?'
The nation is still reeling after suffering yet another mass school shooting, this time on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...
February 28, 2018 - 9:00am
February 27, 2018
Street in far western Minnesota town barricaded, however standoff is over
APPLETON, Minn. — West Central SWAT has safely resolved the second armed standoff in seven months with a 37-year-old Appleton man. The Swift...
February 27, 2018 - 11:01pm
February 26, 2018
Man charged in fatal Alexandria stabbing pleads guilty to lesser charge
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—A 30-year-old Alexandria man accused in a 2013 fatal stabbing pleaded guilty to count one of manslaughter Monday, Feb....
February 26, 2018 - 6:31pm
February 23, 2018
DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
The Detroit Lakes police detective and the ex-convict who got into a fight at a local bar on Christmas Eve are now seeking restraining orders...
February 23, 2018 - 2:07pm
February 21, 2018
Crime & accidents
Friday, Feb. 9 At 2:16 p.m. a caller reported $200 taken from a change safe at Orton's gas station in Audubon. Saturday, Feb. 10 At 7:31 p.m. the owner of a home on the 19000 block of County Highway 47 in Osage returned home from a trip to find that items had been taken from his residence,...
February 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 15, 2018
Minn. man with history of DUIs charged in hit-and-run death of pedestrian
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A 47-year-old northwest Minnesota man who has been convicted of drunken driving at least six times appeared in district court Monday, Feb. 12, facing two felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian near Pine Point...
February 15, 2018 - 11:00am
February 12, 2018
Crime & accidents
Tuesday, Jan. 30 At 7:54 a.m. the maintenance door on a building on the 500 block of Highway 59 was reportedly kicked in, but nothing was missing from the facility. At 12:23 p.m. someone reportedly left garbage at a storage facility, but the perpetrator was easily identified by names...
February 12, 2018 - 8:00am
February 11, 2018
Bemidji school administrator sentenced to serve local jail term concurrent with federal prison time for sexual conversations with students
BEMIDJI, Minn.—An emotional and largely symbolic sentencing hearing brought legal proceedings against Brandon Bjerknes to a close Thursday. Even Ninth District Judge Paul Benshoof described his sentence as "moot" during the hearing, shortly before sentencing Bjerknes—the...
February 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 10, 2018
UPDATE: Suspects named in pedestrian death near Pine Point
A Ponsford man had died following a hit and run on Pow Wow Highway, about a half mile east of Pine Point. The crash happened Thursday, Feb. 8...
February 10, 2018 - 3:09pm
January 31, 2018
Crime & accidents
Tuesday, Jan. 23 At 3:07 p.m. a caller reported the theft of an employee phone from the 21000 block of Pickerel Lake Road in Detroit Lakes. At 5:02 p.m. a caller reported losing money to an internet scam. At 8:59 p.m. a gun was reportedly stolen from a residence on the 20000 block...
January 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 25, 2018
Detroit Lakes woman sentenced in Nazi memorabilia theft case
MOORHEAD — A woman who earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit theft in connection with thousands of dollars worth of collectables...
January 25, 2018 - 3:36pm