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Tax preparer accused of not paying her taxes
Level four special education facilities in the works
Klobuchar bill aims to bring in more rural doctors
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues: MN leaders start negotiations and twinhome sprinkler requirement nixed
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing
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Bison third, Roth fourth heading into Summit Championship final round
Summer softball camp registration open
Richter has big performance for Dragons in spring game
GIRLS GOLF: Parsons places at HOL Perham
Raider track teams compete at Anderson-Cole Invite
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Replacement for SSA benefit statement easy to get anytime
Friends & Neighbors
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
Secrets to saving on your summer city vacation
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
It's Shakespeare... with an apocalyptic twist: Detroit Lakes High School's spring play views British history through a zombie-infested lens
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Richard M. Gordon
Patrick Dwayne Buckanaga Sr.
Richard M. Gordon
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
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'
Pine to Palm
December 11, 2013
Love's return helps Timblerwolves win
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kevin Love was back in his comfort zone and made the Detroit Pistons feel uncomfortable every minute he was on the court....
December 11, 2013 - 7:57am
January 26, 2013
Update: Double-shooting near Detroit Lakes leaves one dead, one injured, one in jail awaiting murder charge
Investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Becker County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man in connection with...
January 26, 2013 - 5:07pm
August 3, 2012
WE Fest stars, thousands of fans get their groove on
The weather for the first day of WE Fest was Minnesota nice, but the temperature coming off the stage was Georgia hot. A pair of Peach State...
August 3, 2012 - 8:52am
July 16, 2012
Detroit Lakes woman injured when car rear-ended by semi
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - A 50-year-old woman was injured after her car was rear-ended by a semi near here Monday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol: Susan Just of Detroit Lakes was eastbound in a 1995 Buick Park Avenue on Highway 34. She stopped to make a left-hand...
July 16, 2012 - 10:28pm
June 22, 2012
'Operation Dry Water' takes place on the lakes
Detroit Lakes -- With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, area law enforcement will be cracking down on drinking and boating on area lakes. This weekend, the Minnesota DNR along with county water patrol units, will activate what is being called: "Operation Dry Water." One...
June 22, 2012 - 8:54pm
December 11, 2011
WE Fest adds more acts
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - WE Fest has added two more acts to its 30th anniversary show Aug. 2-4 here. The country music festival announced that Brantley Gilbert and the JaneDear Girls will both make their debut at the country music festival. Gilbert's "Country must be Country Wide"...
December 11, 2011 - 2:53am
September 2, 2011
Tamarac Wildlife Refuge to hold photo contest
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Entries must be received by Sept. 16 for a photo contest sponsored by the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. All entries must have been taken on the refuge within the past two years. Only two entries per category per person are allowed, and the contest is only...
September 2, 2011 - 8:38am
August 6, 2011
Lamb: WE Fest people-watching
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - WE Fest is first and foremost about country music. Drinking comes in a close second. But you don't have to be a hard-core...
August 6, 2011 - 7:01am
August 3, 2011
Lakeside hangouts: 'The Hotel' is a shore thing
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Hotel Shoreham is the neighborhood hangout for those who call lakes country home during the summers. "I call it the 'hood,"...
August 3, 2011 - 10:06am
New Jumbotron, VIP upgrades at WE Fest this year
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - The final preparations are being put together for this year's WE Fest, but the country music festival's owner is already...
August 3, 2011 - 10:01am
August 1, 2011
Follow WE Fest online
Forum reporter John Lamb will be covering WE Fest live throughout the week. Read his reports from the Soo Pass Ranch at wefest.areavoices.com, where he'll be posting photos, music information and random tidbits from the annual country music festival. The site can also post your photos...
August 1, 2011 - 11:10am
Summer events: 'Super Bowl' of country music kicks off Thursday
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - "It's almost time for heaven in 2011." That is, if your idea of heaven includes three days of live country music and...
August 1, 2011 - 9:19am
July 4, 2011
Law enforcement cracking down on drinking and driving
For some people, drinking and tubing usually mean drinking and driving afterwards. Law enforcement is cracking down. Detroit Lakes Police, Becker County Sheriff's office and state troopers are all taking part in the safe and sober program. They are using the Bat-Mobile, an Rv-like...
July 4, 2011 - 3:50pm
May 11, 2011
Bringing back Detroit Mountain -- does it make cents?
The city of Detroit Lakes has agreed to help fund a business study on the Detroit Mountain project. After the Becker County Board failed to support the "Bring Detroit Mountain Back" group's effort to purchase the Detroit Mountain land, the organization -- called Detroit Mountain...
May 11, 2011 - 11:34am
May 3, 2011
DL police warn residents to lock car doors at night
Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena is warning residents to lock their car doors and remove valuables at night. "We've had a lot of pilfering from unlocked vehicles over the last three weekends," he said Monday. "People are missing loose change and CDs and anything else you can...
May 3, 2011 - 3:27pm