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AgweekTV: Biotech Labeling
WE Tribal Council exonerates Tara Mason
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
Strong feelings arise about plans for DL Pavilion
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
Otters upset DL to end softball regular season
Playoffs begin Monday for DL tennis
Johnson honored in MIAC Women's Track and Field awards
Park Rapids sweeps Pequot Lakes, repeats as Mid-State champs
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
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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
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
Final three acts announced for Minnesota State Fair grandstand
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Andrew "Andy" L. Lindvig
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
Do Minnesotans value roads and bridges more than schools and public safety?
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
November 18, 2017
Dent man injured when car leaves roadway
A Dent man was hurt when the 2005 Nissan Sentra he was driving left the roadway and went into a ravine Friday afternoon. Gregory Joseph Lague, 55, of Dent was westbound on Highway 108 in Otter Tail County when he drove into the north ditch, hit a sign, and then drove into a ravine....
November 18, 2017 - 10:57pm
October 23, 2017
Update: Missing Otter Tail County man found
UPDATE: The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department reports that Paul Baker has been located and isn't in any danger. The report says that...
October 23, 2017 - 8:18am
February 13, 2017
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea--don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough. A swamp. A wetland. A marsh. Sorry, all you developers who were meant to get all excited, there's no magic wand that will turn mud bottoms...
February 13, 2017 - 9:23am
December 14, 2016
Fast-growing fire engulfs Minnesota tire store, six communities respond
PERHAM, Minn. — Fire crews and emergency response teams from Perham, Dent, New York Mills, Vergas, Bluffton and Detroit Lakes, along with...
December 14, 2016 - 11:09am
July 5, 2016
Amateur Baseball: Dent shuts out Perham 1-0
The Dent Wildcats used strong defense and just enough offense to spoil the annual Fourth of July baseball game at Krueger Field at Tuffy's Stadium in Perham, earning a 1-0 victory in Hi-10/Countryside action. Dent's Taylor Doll was at home on the mound at Krueger Field. Doll, a former...
July 5, 2016 - 12:10pm
March 18, 2015
Dent family wants further charges for ATV driver who hit child, fled
A Dent family is looking for answers after their son was allegedly run over by a person on a four wheeler who drove off without stopping. Six-year-old Jaxn Heintzelman sustained minor injuries, but his family says it could have been a lot worse and that they want the person responsible...
March 18, 2015 - 10:02am
June 23, 2014
Rollover crash near Dent injures 2
DENT, Minn. – A rollover crash that happened early Sunday west of Dent left two people with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Sergio Garcia, 25, of Pelican Rapids was driving west in a 1999 BMW on Highway 108 when the car went off...
June 23, 2014 - 1:12pm
December 7, 2013
Fire destroys home at rural Dent resort
DENT, Minn. – A fire has destroyed a house at a rural resort near here. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Deputy S.L. Brandner said the Sheriff’s...
December 7, 2013 - 6:30pm
August 3, 2013
New camp helps kids ‘Feed the Fish’
It’s said that every amateur angler will at first “feed the fish” by losing their worms in the water before learning how to reel one in...
August 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
September 6, 2012
Dent boy on bike a victim of hit-and-run
A 13-year-old boy from Dent was riding a bike when struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 78 and Thunder Road last week. The juvenile had minor injuries and was treated and released from an area hospital, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department. The vehicle...
September 6, 2012 - 8:41am
December 29, 2011
Minnesota teens from Perham, Dent injured in rollover crash
ROSEAU, Minn. - Two teenagers from Perham and Dent were injured in a rollover-type crash Wednesday night in Roseau County, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. A 1998 Chevy Cavalier was eastbound on State Highway 11 just before 8 p.m. when the driver failed to negotiate a curve....
December 29, 2011 - 8:46am
November 21, 2011
Perham-Dent School DIstrict: Millions in cuts, but few answers
PERHAM, Minn. - When science teacher Shawn Stafki was a 10th-grader here three decades ago, there were 17 students in his biology class. The...
November 21, 2011 - 8:42am
May 3, 2011
Dent man drowns when vehicle goes into slough
UNDERWOOD, Minn. - A Dent man drowned when his pickup went off a township road and became submerged in a slough early Saturday, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said. Paul Whitman, 35, and his dog both drowned in the slough, located along 310th Avenue near 240th Street about...
May 3, 2011 - 8:28am
January 8, 2011
Masked gunman robs Dent, Minn. convenience store
A person with a gun and wearing a mask allegedly robbed a convenience store in Dent, Minn., last night. The incident happened around 9:51 p.m. Friday. According to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, the suspect entered the Dent Oasis with a handgun and a...
January 8, 2011 - 12:33pm
October 3, 2010
Driftwood art: Dent resident Dick DuBord brings art and education to students
Dick DuBord's piece "Howling at the Moon" sits in the front right of the exhibit. It's comprised of two pieces of driftwood he spotted at Long...
October 3, 2010 - 11:29am