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Minnesota's school oversight plan approved by federal education officials
SKOL! Purple pride alive and well in DL for Vikings playoff run
Aggravated sentence sought for allegedly meth dealer
Man faces felony charge for 3.5 pounds marijuana
Minnesota job gains lead to lowest unemployment rate for blacks on record
Saints punter says he wants to meet fourth-grade class from Thielen’s hometown
Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles
Jacket defense shuts down Frazee girls
Hot start gives Patriots win over LP-A girls
Alexandria sweeps season series from DL girls
'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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Cold-weather snafus cause 3.2-cent gas price hike
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
A winter...triathlon?: DL community center to host indoor competition Jan. 20
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Michael L. Jackson
Marcella M. Eberhardt
Chrystle L. Mortensen
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Keep America's family immigration system
Taking stock as we begin a new year
Marijuana: Feds intrude onto states' rights
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing has come a long, long way
Don't make waves--slow down on the ice
Blane Klemek column: To attract different birds, try new things
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
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
November 8, 2017
Many grieve the loss of Naytahwaush husband, father
NAYTAHWAUSH—Family members and loved ones are grieving the loss of a 33-year-old Naytahwaush dad who went to go find help after he and his...
November 8, 2017 - 3:50pm
August 31, 2017
UPDATE: Body of missing jet skier found
On August 30, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office located a body in approximately 47’ of water in West Battle Lake. The body was identified as missing jet skier Peter Akinboro of Grand Forks, North Dakota, who was reported missing on August 26 after a family member discovered...
August 31, 2017 - 10:17am
July 20, 2017
UPDATE: Police confirm death of Chester Bennington
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead on Thursday morning, police confirmed to Variety. He was 41. At about 9 a.m. on Thursday,...
July 20, 2017 - 2:22pm
May 3, 2017
Police searching wide area for man after woman found dead in Crookston home
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A woman is dead and police say they are searching for man she lived with after her body was found in an apartment in downtown...
May 3, 2017 - 7:48pm
January 17, 2017
1 dead, 4 injured by apparent carbon monoxide in Minn. fish house
FAIRMONT, Minn. — Sheriff's officials say a woman died and four other people were hospitalized after they were overcome by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday, Jan. 15, while ice fishing in southern Minnesota. Authorities say the group was in an ice shanty on Wilmert Lake...
January 17, 2017 - 9:37am
December 23, 2016
Western Minnesota man may have died in last weekend's cold weather
BENSON, Minn. —The Swift County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota is investigating the death of a 57-year-old rural Benson man who was found last Sunday, Dec. 18, near the Lake Hassel access north of Benson in western Minnesota.. It's believed he may have died due to the cold weather....
December 23, 2016 - 5:45pm
November 19, 2016
Man disintegrated in boiling Yellowstone hot spring looking for a hot soak
A 23-year-old man who was scalded to death after falling into a boiling Yellowstone National Park hot spring in June was trying to test the temperature of the bubbling pool for a soak when he slipped in, according to a report on the incident. Colin Nathaniel Scott was seen by his...
November 19, 2016 - 6:20am
September 11, 2016
Letter: Ghosts of Sept. 11, 2001: Take time to honor those heroes who died for us
Have we forgotten the events of 9-11? Time has passed, and this Sunday, September 11th, will mark the 15th anniversary of that tragic day when terrorists attacked our nation. It was on September 11th, 2001, that in one hundred and two minutes. We saw the loss of more citizens than...
September 11, 2016 - 5:00am
August 23, 2016
Wife of man who died in camper at WeFest last year, still searching for answers
Moorhead, MN (WDAY/WDAZ News) - A Moorhead woman is frustrated after the one year anniversary of her husband's death has passed, and questions...
August 23, 2016 - 11:01am
July 19, 2016
3-year old pulled from septic tank dies
A 3-year-old boy found unresponsive in a septic tank on Sunday night in Duluth Township has died. Mick Johnston of Two Harbors, Minn., died late Monday night at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported. The exact cause of...
July 19, 2016 - 1:43pm
July 1, 2016
Motorcyclist, 74, dies in crash
A 74-year-old Clitherall man died in a motorcycle crash Tuesday, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. Jon Greenwood was riding his 2015 Yamaha FZ motorcycle southbound on Otter Tail County Road 65 south of Henning Tuesday afternoon. As he entered a left curve near...
July 1, 2016 - 1:36pm
August 25, 2015
Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office investigating suspicious death
Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Monday in Naytahwaush. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call Monday at about 12:05 a.m.
August 25, 2015 - 8:32am
December 10, 2014
20-year-old BSU student dies after being found in wooded area
BEMIDJI -- A 20-year-old female BSU student was pronounced dead Wednesday morning after she was found unconscious in a wooded area in Bemidji. Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said a person out for a morning walk noticed Sandra Lommen, 20, lying in a wooded area near 10th Street...
December 10, 2014 - 8:43pm
August 13, 2013
Man dies in accident north of Mahnomen
MAHNOMEN -- A 65-year-old man was declared dead Monday after a single-vehicle accident was reported north of Mahnomen. According to a press release from the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office: David Janisch, of rural Mahnomen, was pronounced dead after he was found lying outside...
August 13, 2013 - 10:15am
June 20, 2013
Father of 5-month-old Moorhead infant who died in overheated van surrenders to police
MOORHEAD – The father of a 5-month-old Moorhead girl who died last week after being left unattended in a van on a warm day has surrendered himself to police. Andrew J. Sandstrom, 24, turned himself in to the Moorhead Police Department at about 1:15 p.m.
June 20, 2013 - 1:58pm