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Over 200 birders flocked to Detroit Lakes for 21st Festival of Birds
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Minnesota man sentenced for beating newborn 'like grown man'
Fire destroys church in north-central Minnesota town
DL council approves West Lake Drive plan: Public hearing on proposed plan lasts over two hours
Laker Softball summer camp June 20-21
Lacasa, Hanninen place fourth at section tennis
UND's Kyley Foster has been on a fast track to pole vault success
Jacks sweep Laker baseball
Lacasa, Hanninen vying for state doubles berth
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
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
friends & neighbors
Spicer Castle to close
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
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
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Betty Jean Wilson
Darla Kay Soholt
Donald L. Askelson
Over a million died protecting our freedom
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
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
December 16, 2017
Ecumen gets top rating from U.S. News & Worldwide Report
Ecumen has received a "Best Nursing Home" rating by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Fewer than 15 percent of nursing homes in the nation achieve the "best" status. Ecumen received a 5.0 "top performing" rating — the highest rating possible. "We are so pleased to receive this...
December 16, 2017 - 9:00am
September 6, 2017
Ecumen Detroit Lakes named one of Minnesota's best workplaces for 10th time by Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal
Ecumen Detroit Lakes, along with other Ecumen communities, has been named one of Minnesota's Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal for the 10th time. The award is based on rankings from an independently conducted employee survey in a variety of categories...
September 6, 2017 - 8:57am
August 23, 2017
The Madison's heavenly helpers: Women’s group takes on projects to help brighten the lives of local residents
"Every act of kindness is like a pebble thrown in a pond, sending out ripples far beyond where the pebble entered the water. When we're caring...
August 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
May 25, 2017
Okeson named Director of Nursing for Emmanuel Nursing Home
Bridget Okeson, RN, has been named Director of Nursing for Emmanuel Nursing Home at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Okeson, who has been serving as Interim...
May 25, 2017 - 5:30pm
May 19, 2017
Built with an 'Eagle' eye: DL teen designs picnic shelter at Ecumen as Eagle Scout project
The residents at Ecumen Detroit Lakes' long term care, transitional care and senior housing facilities now have a new place to enjoy an afternoon...
May 19, 2017 - 9:00am
April 27, 2017
Spirit, soul and body: Free seminar this Saturday at Ecumen to focus on keys to healthy living
Eating right, exercising, avoiding stress... these are the things that most people talk about when they're discussing healthy living. But according to Wendy Gordon, registered dietitian and president of Detroit Lakes' Manna Food Co-op, there's a little more to it than that. "We are...
April 27, 2017 - 1:25pm
April 22, 2017
Exploring profession pathways: DLHS students network with local employers during career day
This year's freshmen are the last bunch of high schoolers before the academy model is phased in next year, but they were still able to explore...
April 22, 2017 - 11:07am
April 14, 2017
Legislative Town Hall meeting draws big crowd to Ecumen DL
More than 100 people packed the Forest Conference Center at Ecumen Detroit Lakes on Monday night for a Legislative Town Hall hosted by the local...
April 14, 2017 - 10:00am
March 23, 2017
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Senator Al Franken—who satirically calls himself the "Giant of the Senate" in his new book—stopped by BTD Friday afternoon on his...
March 23, 2017 - 11:10am
March 10, 2017
Drastic changes to Medicaid?: GOP plans could put the hurt on MN nursing homes, including Becker County’s
A local nursing home administrator is very concerned about a game-changing Republican plan to quit fully funding Medicaid. The plan would cap...
March 10, 2017 - 12:04pm
February 3, 2017
Healthcare worker shortage has M-State and Ecumen expanding scholarship program
In further efforts to combat the increasing worker shortage, as well as to create a better-educated workforce, M State and Ecumen have teamed up to create more incentive to work at the assisted living facility. The two have begun collaborating to make a loan-free scholarship program...
February 3, 2017 - 1:50pm
January 5, 2017
Companies getting creative: Ecumen applies for grant to fund on-site child care facility
With a daycare (and worker) shortage in Becker County as well as surrounding areas, some employers are getting creative with their solutions....
January 5, 2017 - 5:00am
December 21, 2016
Childcare shortage: Becker County parents struggle to find licensed care
Finding a sitter while the mister and misses go out for the evening may be difficult, but lately Becker County parents are also having trouble...
December 21, 2016 - 5:43pm
November 23, 2016
Area nursing homes get national 'best' rating; Sunnyside, Ecumen DL lauded by U.S. News & World Report
Both Ecumen Detroit Lakes and Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park recently received a "Best Nursing Home" rating from U.S. News & World Report. In a report released last week, the national magazine evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide, across each state and in 100 major metropolitan...
November 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
September 22, 2016
Lundmark takes reins at Ecumen Detroit Lakes; Green moves up to regional post
For the first time in 22 years, there's a new woman at the helm at Ecumen Detroit Lakes—but she's a familiar face to those residents and...
September 22, 2016 - 8:02am