Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Crime & Accidents
Audubon man faces domestic assault charges
MnDOT adds North Star Route to U.S. bicycle system
Local National Guard unit wins acclaim during grueling training in Mojave Desert
DL man faces first-degree drug charge for meth
Tags: Detroit Lakes
Offensive woes continue for Laker girls
Pelican Rapids completes sweep at Frazee
Viking girls hold on for win at Frazee
Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Diana Lynn Aker
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Ruth I. Knapp
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
Severe Weather Announcements (3)
May 23, 2016
Apply now to hunt elk in Minnesota
Hunters have until Friday, June 17, to apply for one of seven elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “The number of hunting licenses available is influenced by the state’s elk management plan,” said Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program...
May 23, 2016 - 5:00am
February 13, 2016
DNR to begin elk research project in NW Minnesota
A new research project on free-ranging, wild elk of northwestern Minnesota aims to improve understanding of elk movements and habitat use. The study will run through June 2018. Beginning Feb. 15, the DNR will collar approximately 20 adult female elk in northwestern Minnesota, from...
February 13, 2016 - 5:00am
December 6, 2015
The sight, sound, scent of elk unique in the wild
Surprisingly few Minnesotans know that giant bull elk adorned with impossibly large antlers gather each September during the annual rut throughout secluded areas of the far northwestern corner of Minnesota. Their roaring vocalizations, or “bugling/bugles” as the calls are commonly...
December 6, 2015 - 5:40am
March 14, 2015
Survey reports 131 elk in three herds in NW MN
Three distinct herds totaling 131 animals that roam portions of far northwestern Minnesota comprise the state’s elk population, according to results of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ annual aerial population survey. Spotters counted 79 elk in the Caribou-Vita...
March 14, 2015 - 5:10am
February 5, 2015
Tribe seeks studies of reintroducing elk into northeast Minnesota
DULUTH, Minn. -- An effort to restore elk to northeastern Minnesota continues to slowly move ahead, but don’t expect to hear bulls bugling anytime soon. Natural resources officials with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are applying for state conservation grants...
February 5, 2015 - 8:34pm
December 9, 2014
Elk citation in front of cameraman angers hunter
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Jim Latvala, a 65-year-old fishing guide from Two Harbors, Minn., shot a six-point bull elk while hunting with his brother...
December 9, 2014 - 8:28am
May 20, 2014
DNR reduces northwest Minnesota elk tags
As a result of lower elk numbers, the Department of Natural Resources is offering fewer elk licenses this fall in Kittson County of northwest Minnesota. The Grygla, Minn., elk zone again will be closed in an effort to rebuild the herd to population goal levels. “The number of...
May 20, 2014 - 9:30am
May 17, 2014
Apply now to hunt elk in Minnesota this fall
Hunters have until Friday, June 13, to apply for one of nine elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Hunters interested in applying for a license can find maps of the two hunting zones and other pertinent information on the DNR website....
May 17, 2014 - 8:00am
March 15, 2014
Blane Klemek: Elk are well adapted for the wilds of Minnesota
It was within the Cabinet Mountain range of extreme northwestern Montana near the Idaho border where I saw my first wild elk. I was alone, walking a rugged and steep mountain trail some 6,000 feet above sea level, when a movement caught my attention. At first I couldn’t identify...
March 15, 2014 - 8:00am
March 10, 2014
Fond du Lac Band mulls elk restoration
A plan is in the works to restore wild, free-roaming elk to parts of east-central and Northeastern Minnesota for the first time since they were...
March 10, 2014 - 9:17am
December 12, 2013
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
MOORHEAD — The rack of a massive bull elk shot this fall in northwest Minnesota has been scored by a certified measurer for the Boone and Crockett...
December 12, 2013 - 5:30pm
September 26, 2013
DNR seeks info on elk poaching
Authorities are seeking information on a large bull elk that was shot and left last week in eastern Marshall County north of Grygla, Minn. According to 1st Lt. Pat Znajda, District 1 enforcement supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the elk was reported...
September 26, 2013 - 8:35am
September 23, 2013
Minnesota man's caribou hunt produces big elk
Brad Penas had never hunted elk and had never seen one in the part of northwest Minnesota where he hunts deer. So, when Penas, 45, of Moorhead,...
September 23, 2013 - 9:17am
March 8, 2013
Former Detroit Lakes man bags second largest elk ever taken in MN
I was lucky enough to be drawn for an either-sex elk tag in the 2012 Minnesota elk hunt’s first season Sept. 15 through Sept. 23 in the Kittson...
March 8, 2013 - 2:22pm
December 5, 2011
Identity of Otter Tail County crash victim released
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department has released the identity of a 19-year-old woman who died in a single-vehicle crash Friday night on a gravel road east of New York Mills. Carlie Ann Ellingboe, of Elk River, Minn., was driving on 610th Ave. N. just...
December 5, 2011 - 8:44am