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Driver sentenced for hit-and-run that killed northwest Minn. girl near Lake Mille Lacs
Driver sentenced for hit-and-run that killed Lake Park girl near Lake Mille Lacs
Frazee FFA team to compete at State
Crime & accidents around Becker County
Jaguars end Mahnomen-Waubun's season in consolation semis
Activities commitment celebration Monday, March 26
Top-seeded Crusaders blow out Mahnomen-Waubun in Class A quarters
Brooklyn Center hands Breckenridge first-round loss
Prep boys basketball: Triple the heartbreak for Esko
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
After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Music, dancing and more coming to lakes area this month
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
William "Willy" Weber
Catherine S. Doll
Raymond "Ole" Mounts
Lyle Byron Oja
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
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
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
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
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
Severe Weather Announcements (6)
August 31, 2017
Few answers for Grand Forks man's death in Otter Tail County lake
GRAND FORKS — An autopsy is pending for a Grand Forks man who drowned last weekend in a popular Minnesota lake, but a deputy with the local...
August 31, 2017 - 9:04pm
April 29, 2017
Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 12-year-old girl died Friday in an apparent drowning in a swampy area between two lakes near here. JaLysa Anne Cook of...
April 29, 2017 - 5:21pm
July 15, 2016
Not all fun & games on the lake
Two drownings have occurred on Douglas County lakes this summer. Last Saturday, a swimmer was struck in the head by a personal watercraft and is still recovering. The incidents serve as reminders that being on the lake is not all fun and games. Although our lakes are brimming with...
July 15, 2016 - 5:35am
October 7, 2015
Man is charged with animal cruelty after chasing buck with pontoon on area lake
A Moorhead man has been charged with animal cruelty and chasing a wild animal in a motor vehicle in the Sept. 6 drowning death of a buck on Tulaby Lake. The two misdemeanor charges were filed Tuesday in Mahnomen County District Court. Steven William Timm, 55, of Moorhead, is...
October 7, 2015 - 12:04pm
October 4, 2015
Boater said he was trying to herd buck to shore
A Moorhead man faces possible charges in the drowning death of a buck on Tulaby Lake. Steven William Timm, 55, of Moorhead, is accused by...
October 4, 2015 - 5:55am
Teen drowns after kayaking accident on Douglas County lake
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at Wildridge Campgrounds on Lobster Lake on Sunday, August 3, after 15-year-old Brennon David Johnson from Montevideo did not return from kayaking on the lake. According to his mother, Jazell Holverson,...
August 4, 2014 - 12:12pm
July 17, 2014
Death near Alexandria may have been drowning
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A person died Wednesday in what may have been a drowning on Maple Lake near Forada, south of Alexandria. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said it received a 911 call just after 5 p.m. of a possible drowning at 12146 Forada Beach Rd SE. The caller said the...
July 17, 2014 - 7:56am
May 30, 2014
Parents of drowning victim hope loss saves others
ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. -- Dylan Thorp loved being with friends and spending time outdoors. A smiley 14-year-old, Dylan liked swimming, fishing and geocaching. He also liked to bring the outdoors inside. “He loved to rescue animals,” recalled his mother, Danelle Johnson. “We’ve...
May 30, 2014 - 9:30am
August 26, 2013
Boy drowns while swimming in Grand Rapids lake
Updated-1:54pm (08/26/2013) Authorities have identified the boy who drowned while swimming in a Grand Rapids lake Saturday. Five-year-old Ayden Lee Demarre died following the incident at Crystal Lake, Grand Rapids police said Monday. The police previously reported that officers...
August 26, 2013 - 1:55pm
August 9, 2013
Preliminary autopsy: East Grand Forks boy died of accidental drowning
Anthony Kuznia died of accidental drowning, a preliminary autopsy report shows, Polk County Deputy Michael Norland said this afternoon. Norland has been in charge of the investigation and search for the 11-year-old East Grand Forks boy who went missing Wednesday afternoon....
August 9, 2013 - 4:37pm
September 23, 2010
Near drowning in Grand Forks: 'If it weren't for them, I would be dead right now'
Lois Ustanko said it happened quietly. "People always say that if someone is drowning, there'll be a lot of screaming and thrashing, and there...
September 23, 2010 - 10:08am
April 6, 2009
Montevideo 4th-grader dies following swimming pool incident
GRANITE FALLS -- Granite Falls Police are still looking for answers in the apparent accidental drowning Friday of a Montevideo fourth-grader at the Kilowatt Community Center swimming pool. "We're just in limbo right now," Granite Falls Police Chief Russ Blue said today. Eddie Ojer...
April 6, 2009 - 1:40pm
December 24, 2008
Moorhead man, grandson drown in Texas
A Moorhead man and his 4-year-old grandson drowned during a fishing trip in Texas when the boy fell into the water and the man - who didn't know how to swim - jumped in to try to save him, authorities said. Ramon Alonzo, 58, was visiting family when the accident happened Saturday...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
November 26, 2008
Hawley man who drowned in Buffalo River had a blood alcohol level of 0.27
HAWLEY - A provisional autopsy report indicates a 66-year-old man whose body was pulled from the Buffalo River in Hawley on Sunday morning drowned and had a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle. James "Jim" L. Johnson was pulled from...
November 26, 2008 - 12:00am
November 23, 2008
Hawley man's body pulled from Buffalo River
A 66-year-old man's body was pulled from the Buffalo River in Hawley on Sunday morning, about two hours after family members reported him missing, the city's police chief said. Chief Ernest Rhodes identified the deceased as James L. Johnson of Hawley. (Rhodes earlier said Johnson...
November 23, 2008 - 12:00am