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Challenge yourself and your friends to end hunger this summer: 'Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless" campaign launches in July
DL School Board approves $39 million budget for FY 2018
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner starts 'A Little Summer Fun' to keep town alive
Collin Peterson to speak at health care forum in DL
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Thielen draws a crowd at Norseman Motors
Grunewald inspires; Ukkelberg third at USATF decathlon
State BMX Championship Series in DL July 1-2
Lamoureux campers, organizers wrapping up successful venture
Vikings' special teams spots up for grabs
What your grandchild can teach you about Social Security
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Column: The most significant Minnesota address in 1790
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
A flavor for everyone: McKinley Nutrition serves teas, shakes in McKinley Plaza
If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
It's time to party!: Oak Crossing fundraiser set for June 23 at Holy Rosary
Rock of the 70s Tour comes to Shooting Star June 23: Iconic bands to take the stage in Mahnomen for one night only
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Richard M. Lynch
LilyAnn Evelyn (Flermoen) Roed
Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
McFeely: Star Lake Casino project hits a possible snag
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
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
August 11, 2016
‘Foodies’ fill the streets for annual Taste of Dorset
Food, flashmobs and fair-like fun made up the annual Taste of Dorset held this past Sunday in the self-proclaimed “Restaurant Capital of the...
August 11, 2016 - 5:40am
October 14, 2015
Companeros to rebuild in Dorset after fire
Compañeros and the Dorset House will be rebuilt, likely beginning this fall. Rick and Laura Kempnich, owners of the buildings that were destroyed...
October 14, 2015 - 11:10am
July 30, 2015
Taste of Dorset food fest is Sunday
Dorset, Minnesota, the internationally known Restaurant Capital of the World, is rebounding in the wake of a devastating fire that shook its downtown last fall. The Dorset Business Association will host the 29th annual Taste of Dorset this Sunday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sure...
July 30, 2015 - 5:05am
October 8, 2014
With Compañeros future in limbo, other Dorset businesses move forward with plans to reopen
Decisions on future plans for the Compañeros and Dorset House site remain in limbo, but the Dorset Business Association agrees. “We’re...
October 8, 2014 - 11:20am
September 19, 2014
Not enough evidence: Dorset fire left undetermined
The investigation into the Sept. 4 fires in Dorset has gone inactive. “We just don’t have enough evidence to prove it was lightning,” said Park Rapids Fire Chief Donn Hoffman. The state fire marshal could not find another cause, Hoffman said, but could also not conclusively...
September 19, 2014 - 3:07pm
September 10, 2014
Restaurant owners give out mementos
Four days after fire destroyed their livelihoods, Rick and Laura Kempnich greeted friends and well-wishers at Dorset’s annual garage sale Sunday. They...
September 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
July 26, 2014
Taste of Dorset festival is on Aug. 3
The tiny town of Dorset will be hosting its 27th annual Taste of Dorset Festival next Sunday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come to the “Restaurant Capital of the World” for a fun-filled food extravaganza. An amazing variety of food and drink awaits visitors as they stroll...
July 26, 2014 - 9:30am
June 27, 2014
Dorset to host author, art festival Saturday
Dorset’s annual Festival of Authors and Artists is set for this Saturday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a juried art show outdoors, featuring photography, jewelry, weaving and much more. Live music will be performed on the boardwalk. Indoors at Sister...
June 27, 2014 - 10:00am
April 22, 2014
Woman charged in horse death
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - A suspect has been charged in connection with a case of animal abuse after authorities discovered two horses that starved...
April 22, 2014 - 8:32am
April 18, 2014
Two horses found dead from starvation near Dorset
Hubbard County authorities are investigating a gut-wrenching case of animal abuse after finding two horses that starved to death tied to trees...
April 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
August 5, 2013
Mayor Robert Tufts re-elected in Dorset
DORSET, Minn. – Hundreds were holding their breath Sunday in Dorset as a member of the audience reached into the vote bin. The ballot determined...
August 5, 2013 - 8:33am
June 24, 2013
Dorset ‘mayor’ to host fundraiser walk for Ronald McDonald House
Robert “Bobby” Tufts, 4, who’s gained international fame in his role as Dorset mayor, is now taking on the role of philanthropist. Tufts, who’s been enjoying the Heartland Trail since he was 2, is hosting a Walk for Kids to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House of the...
June 24, 2013 - 10:08am
May 15, 2013
Dorset mayor draws national attention
DORSET, Minn. – Dorset’s mayor, Robert “Bobbie” Tufts, has become a national sensation after a WCCO TV interview went viral over the...
May 15, 2013 - 10:55am
May 7, 2013
Former teacher critically injured
A retired Detroit Lakes teacher was struck by an elderly motorist while bicycling Monday evening north of Dorset. Both were airlifted to area hospitals and are listed in critical condition, according to the Park Rapids Enterprise. Linda Larson, 63, of Park Rapids, was struck...
May 7, 2013 - 11:32am
August 1, 2009
Taste of Dorset invites all comers
DORSET - The metropolis of Dorset, population 22, will swell 100-fold in number (and girth) when the restaurant capital of the world hosts its...
August 1, 2009 - 7:05pm