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Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Area gymnasts ready for state USAG
Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Good luck at State, Raiders!
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
Friends & Neighbors
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Irene Leona Johnson
Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
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
August 12, 2010
Levy questions to be on fall ballot for Perham-Dent school district
Administrators and the Perham-Dent Board of Education hope voters in the district will approve three levy questions that will be placed on the November election ballot. The three questions ask for additional dollars to be provided to the district to help provide for student education...
August 12, 2010 - 8:23am
December 29, 2009
City poised to take over Dent school
DENT -- The Dent City Council will be taking over ownership of the Dent school building. Last year was the final year for the Dent Elementary School, and the plan for Perham school officials was to turn over the facility to Dent city-which is planning to utilize it as a multi-use...
December 29, 2009 - 9:12am