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DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
'The Ash Girl': DLHS's spring play offers darker take on familiar fairy tale
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gorden to be inducted to MHSGCA Hall of Fame
Nordick selected as new Park Rapids Activities Director, head football coach
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
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
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
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
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
September 25, 2015
New Dept. of Public Safety guide helps parents teach teens safe driving habits
The Safe Roads Alliance, Cenex and West Bend Mutual Insurance have partnered with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) to produce a new guide that provides parents and guardians with a simple, easy-to-follow plan designed to help teens to get the experience they need to...
September 25, 2015 - 5:05am
June 22, 2015
Whitetail dangers increase with arrival of summer
It is a dangerous time of year for white-tailed deer in Minnesota and the rifle season is still many months away. With green grass growing...
June 22, 2015 - 3:21pm
December 12, 2014
SD yanks 'Don’t Jerk and Drive' campaign
A public safety campaign in South Dakota backfired when officials heard its “Don’t Jerk and Drive” push and forced them to pull the ad. Officials...
December 12, 2014 - 11:33am
November 23, 2014
Aaron's Weather Talk: Road Conditions
With the holidays coming up, road conditions are of great importance. It does not take much for roads to become slippery. In fact, more accidents occur during minor events than bigger ones because there are usually more drivers on the road. One useful tool to use when travelling...
November 23, 2014 - 2:58pm
May 15, 2014
Click It or Ticket campaign beginning May 19
Motorists and passengers are reminded of the importance of buckling up as extra Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols take to the roads statewide for two weeks – May 19-June 1. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies increasing patrols to encourage...
May 15, 2014 - 3:30pm
December 4, 2013
Deadly Monday prompts safe winter travel tips
Four fatal crashes on snowy and slippery Minnesota roads are a reminder that motorists need to plan ahead and adjust their driving to the weather, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. The four fatal crashes occurred Monday, Dec....
December 4, 2013 - 1:30pm
August 21, 2013
Marijuana effects on driving
Question: What are the real facts on marijuana, and can you be arrested for driving after smoking it? How bad is it really? I know some people want to legalize it to tax it and for medicinal purposes. Thanks! Answer: Yes, you can be arrested for impaired driving. Minnesota has...
August 21, 2013 - 7:21am
March 15, 2013
Expect a 'wee bit' extra DWI enforcement on St. Patrick's Day weekend
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Partygoers are reminded to plan ahead for a sober ride this St. Patrick’s Day weekend as several law enforcement agencies around the state will be adding extra DWI patrols on the roads to prevent alcohol-related crashes.
March 15, 2013 - 8:05am
February 20, 2013
Feb. 20 was the deadliest day on MN roads in 2012
On Feb. 20, 2012, eight people were killed on Minnesota roads, making it the deadliest day of the year. Among those killed were four female North Dakota State students who crashed on I-94 near Alexandria. To underscore how traffic crashes remain a serious -- and constant -- issue...
February 20, 2013 - 9:58am
February 19, 2013
Tips for choosing vehicles with 'smart features' for older drivers
AAA recommends that if you: Suffer from hip or leg pain, decreased leg strength or limited knee range of motion, look for vehicles with six-way adjustable power seats and seat heights that come between the driver's mid-thigh and lower buttocks. These features can make it easier...
February 19, 2013 - 8:41am
How to approach conversation when it's time to evaluate driving capabilities in an elderly relative, friend
Dealing with a relative or friend who wants to continue to drive -- but shouldn't -- is a dilemma many people would rather not face, but more...
February 19, 2013 - 8:38am
February 13, 2013
What is the best way to warn drivers of snow plows ahead?
I recently moved back to Minnesota I bought a big bad truck and a snow plow. I now have more friends than I ever knew! I plow for friends and family but am not a professional, I do not charge for such, I get the occasional bakery treat for my work! My mom lives in rural St....
February 13, 2013 - 11:25am
October 25, 2012
Extra DWI patrols to hit the streets for Halloween party weekend
ST. PAUL -- The scariest thing on Halloween isn't your Zombie NFL Replacement Referee costume, it's drunk driving -- which has resulted in seven deaths and 24 serious, life-altering injuries during Halloween party weekends in the last five years. Minnesota State Patrol troopers,...
October 25, 2012 - 1:04pm
October 24, 2012
Park Rapids man dies in head-on crash in North Dakota
A 30-year-old Park Rapids man died after a head-on collision with a semi truck near Stanley, N.D. Tuesday. According to the North Dakota State Patrol, Jason Burton's vehicle was "northbound on Highway 8 Tuesday afternoon when he tried to pass one semi truck and was hit, head-on,...
October 24, 2012 - 3:10pm
State Farm tallies odds of hitting a deer
North Dakota ranks 11th nationally among states where motorists are most likely to run into a deer, State Farm insurance company reported Tuesday. The...
October 24, 2012 - 8:34am