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Waubun man hurt in motorcycle crash
Republicans jump on mining, timber bandwagon
Court allows childcare union election
DL man appears in court for burglary at parents’ home
Thielen making big progress in Mankato
Birchmont medalists crowned
Mary’s Place is No. 2 seed
Laker duo take part in summer tennis
Waubun U-12 team takes state silver
In the Zone
Photo of the Day
Cool summer treats: Make popsicles in your favorite flavors
Social Security: Wait for full retirement age for Social Security benefits
Local students on dean’s list at Bethel
Lundgren awarded scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
WE Fest 2014
79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Blane Klemek: Where have the swallows gone?
Brad Laabs: Tips to keep equipment working safely, properly
DNR seeks lake sturgeon info from area anglers
Minnesota DNR to allow more licenses, set higher harvest level for 2014 wolf hunt
Minnesota scales back deer hunt
Personal FX adds new nail technician in DL
Grieger receives 2014 MSC service award
Bergeson Gardens open to public viewing
Orthopedic surgeon joins Essentia DL
MN gas prices continue slow, summer fall
Moorhead homeless objections get sillier
Lynn Hummel: Is nostalgia only for sentimental fools?
Minnesota is at-risk for Ebola
Letter: Vote for Darryl Hensel for Becker County recorder
Letter: Most people want peace, some want power, control
NYM Sculpture Park gets new addition
Brekke to play Pioneer Fest
Switchfoot to play at the Sanford Center
Bloch Party set Sunday at Hjemkomst Center
Smith documentary to be featured at Square Lake Film Festival in Stillwater
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July 24, 2014
Radiologist joins DL’s Essentia-St. Mary’s
Dr. Ben Smith, a radiologist, has joined Essentia Health-St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes. Smith grew up in Little Falls, Minn., and likes living in a small town. “I wanted a small-town practice because you can have more personal relationships,” he said. As part of his practice,...
business / employee milestones
July 24, 2014 - 9:30am
Tuning up the business: Oil isn’t the only thing Valvoline is changing
There’s one thing that’s for sure about small towns — everybody knows your business. So when a local business gets a less-than stellar reputation, they know that as well. When Damon Sigman moved into the area in February and became part owner of Valvoline Express Care...
July 24, 2014 - 9:00am
July 23, 2014
Artist creating painted keepsakes for lakes area residents
Maybe you met your future spouse at one. Perhaps you pulled up on your pontoon and wiled away a long summer evening there. Or, it’s part of a family tradition to grab burgers at one on your last night at the cabin. No matter how we do it, those of us who spend our summer...
entertainment / art
July 23, 2014 - 11:30am
July 21, 2014
Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store - The Lakes Region LARGEST Thrift Store!
July 21, 2014 - 7:57am
July 18, 2014
Detroit Lakes FFA members travel to D.C. for conference
Emily Vogt, Kalon Meyer, Jack Waller were three of 45 FFA members that represented Minnesota FFA in Washington, D.C., June 16-21. Trescha Mitchell, Detroit Lakes FFA advisor, along with her husband, Chad, was nominated to travel with the 45 student Minnesota FFA members in June. High...
life / wave
July 18, 2014 - 9:30am
July 17, 2014
Northwest Water Carnival continues through this weekend in Detroit Lakes
Detroit Lakes’ 79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival is in full swing this week, with activities planned daily through Sunday, July 20. Bingo lovers can hit the jackpot on Thursday, as Bingo goes from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Pavilion. And who will be crowned the Home Brew Champion?...
entertainment / events
July 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
Norby traveling to D.C. for retail conference
Michael Norby of Norby’s Department Store in Detroit Lakes is heading to Washington D.C. at the end of the month to participate in the National Retail Federation’s annual fly-in, the Retail Advocates Summit. Norby will join over 150 small business owners, entrepreneurs, Main...
business / business briefs
July 17, 2014 - 12:30pm
DL woman opens up pet sitting business
Detroit Lakes woman Robyn Beck has opened up a pet sitting business called “Lakes Pet Sitting.” “For several years, friends and family members have requested that I watch their pets while they’re away,” said Beck, who says the experience was so rewarding that she decided...
business / business briefs
July 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
MMCDC gets $60 million for NMTC financing
When the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center was looking for a little help in financing its Backyard expansion three years ago, project organizers looked to the Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation’s New Markets Tax Credit program — as did the Detroit...
July 17, 2014 - 10:00am
Z Puppets coming to DL Library July 24
The Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, an award-winning company from Minneapolis known for imaginative, family-friendly performances, will perform the acclaimed “A La Cart: In a Fool’s Kitchen” at the Detroit Lakes Library on Thursday, July 24 at 2 p.m. “A La Carte” is a comic battle...
July 17, 2014 - 9:30am
July 16, 2014
Sutter Brothers bring stories, songs to Holmes
As young boys, Ross and Bart Sutter spent many a summer exploring the best fishing spots in the Detroit Lakes area. “Our dad grew up in that area, so we spent our summer vacations there, first with our grandparents, and then with our aunt and uncle,” says Bart Sutter. “There...
entertainment / events
July 16, 2014 - 11:52am
U-18 squad finish in 2nd place
The U-18 Detroit Lakes softball team finished as runner-up in the regional tournament in Hawley, missing a state berth by one game. The No. 4 seeded Lakers upset No. 1 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in the semifinals 5-2, but fell to Hawley in nine innings 5-4 in the championship game. They...
sports / Lakers
July 16, 2014 - 11:18am
July 14, 2014
A golden legend passes away
A Golden Legend passed away Tuesday, July 1, in Maitland, Fla. Grant “Spike” Johnson lived a full and productive 98 years, as he made his imprints in several Minnesota communities, as well as in University of Minnesota men’s basketball lore. Johnson first made a name for...
July 14, 2014 - 12:04pm
Officials ID Detroit Lakes woman found dead Saturday
MENAHGA, Minn. – A woman found dead in a home here Saturday has been identified by law enforcement. Kelly Marie Lund, 32, of Detroit Lakes, was found dead shortly before 9 a.m. at a home on the 300 block of Third Street NW in Menahga, according to a news release from the...
news / crime
July 14, 2014 - 12:38am
July 11, 2014
Kings of the kitchen
When you approach Zorbaz at midnight on a Friday, you hear the music, you see the lights. You know there’s a party going on. Out in the bar, a couple celebrates their anniversary, Dale, a regular, lets out one of his trademark howls and screams and giggles can be heard from a...
July 11, 2014 - 3:05pm