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Hawley woman hurt in Highway 10 rollover
Woman hurt in Mahnomen County crash
Local soldiers are remembered as a decade passes since their ultimate sacrifice
DL school plans go back to square one
Lakers cruise by Otters in first round
8A BASEBALL: Raiders fall at Red Lake County
Prowlers sweep DL baseball
DL wraps regular season with solid win
Smith, Cihak lead Laker girls to home victory
Midwestern ingredients give hummus local flair
Maximum monthly Social Security benefit changes year to year
Reva Jean Adams
McDougall earns Harvard degree
Friends & Neighbors
DL Speak Easy opens new Bean & Cream
Jeremiah Dagel joins Essentia Urgent Care
Michael Norby named as a retail champion
Joining a wedding on a budget
Low gas prices prompt more road trips
Tuesdays in the Park: Concert series starts June 7 in DL
World Ocean Day will be celebrated June 8
Next week in entertainment
Street Faire at the Lakes returns to DL
Glacial woman statue unveiling June 18 in Pelican
Kathryn Isabel Money
Michael P. King
Sharon Leigh Christopherson
Kathryn Isabel Money
Claire "Pat" Meagher
Instead of just hoopla, let’s really support vets
The case for limited government
Letter: ‘Ashamed and embarrassed’ at school vote results
Letter: Voting is a right, not a privilege
Age not a factor in presidential race
Deer management good but needs improvement
Fishing, like the weather, is heating up
The wonderfully wild world of wetlands
State parks expand self-service options
What are ATV laws and regulations in MN?
150+ fun things to do!
2016 Detroit Lakes High School Grad Book
May Summer Scene
2016 events around the surrounding lakes area
North Country Scenic Trail runs through here
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
May 12, 2016
Saturday is Clean Drain Dry Day in MN
At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, May 14, Governor Mark Dayton will cast his line and proclaim Clean Drain Dry Day, signaling the start to a time honored tradition, the Minnesota Fishing Opener! With over 1.6 million anglers hitting the water, fishing opener is the perfect opportunity...
May 12, 2016 - 5:50am
April 22, 2016
Bill clarifying Minnesota water buffers headed to Dayton
ST. PAUL — Nearly a year after he signed the first one, another bill regulating the use of vegetative buffers strips to protect Minnesota’s waters is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk. Dayton has said he supports the bill that the House passed Thursday by a 105-24 vote and that...
April 22, 2016 - 8:37am
April 20, 2016
County forms new Land Department
In a bid to streamline county operations, the Becker County Board on Tuesday voted 4-1 to create a new Land Department led by Steve Skoog, the former county assessor and current environmental services director. The move restructures and consolidates the departments of Planning and...
April 20, 2016 - 10:57am
March 18, 2016
Lawmakers to revisit ‘buffer strip’ law
A key water-quality initiative of Gov. Mark Dayton last year — vegetative buffer strips along streams and drainage ditches — is returning...
March 18, 2016 - 5:35am
March 1, 2016
Anti-pipeline protesters interrupt Dayton speech at water summit
Anti-pipeline protesters interrupted Gov. Mark Dayton Saturday as he spoke to more than 800 Minnesotans at a summit about how to clean the state’s...
March 1, 2016 - 3:12pm
Ideas flow at clean water summit
Balancing water is tough. Still, Gov. Mark Dayton brought together more than 800 Minnesotans to do that on Saturday, looking at ways to clean...
March 1, 2016 - 3:10pm
February 21, 2016
DNR will not review Offutt irrigation wells
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources decided last week not to carry out an environmental review of two permits affecting about 195 acres of former forestland that R.D. Offutt Co. plans to convert to potato fields. R.D. Offutt Co., based in Fargo, planned extensive conversion...
February 21, 2016 - 5:00am
February 12, 2016
Enbridge calls regulatory action on Sandpiper ‘unreasonable’
Enbridge Energy on Monday called an order by regulators in the Sandpiper pipeline permitting process “unlawful and unreasonable” and requested it be altered. The company’s complaint centers on when an Environmental Impact Statement, or environmental study of the proposed crude...
February 12, 2016 - 5:35am
January 14, 2016
Opposition agrees to more time for DNR pines-to-potatoes study
Groups petitioning for an environmental review of a local potato grower’s expansion into the pinelands of north-central Minnesota say they’re...
January 14, 2016 - 5:40am
November 4, 2015
Minnesota second in U.S. for climate change
Things are literally heating up in our neck of the woods - that's according to climate experts with a group called Climate Minnesota. The advocacy...
News / Detroit Lakes
November 4, 2015 - 11:57am
October 31, 2015
Climate MN seminar set Monday in DL
You may remember the name Will Steger. He is a polar explorer who has traveled tens of thousands of miles via kayak and dogsled. He has also traveled to Detroit Lakes, speaking here in 2012. While he isn’t back in town, his project, “Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community...
News / Detroit Lakes
October 31, 2015 - 9:48pm
October 27, 2015
Nelson is Becker SWCD’s 2015 Conservationist of the Year
Each year, the 89 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) comprising the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts...
Life / Friends & Neighbors
October 27, 2015 - 2:29pm
October 18, 2015
Callaway native gets environmental award
Stephanie Reynolds, daughter of Bonnie Reynolds of Callaway, was just awarded the prestigious Floyd Forsberg Environment Quality Scholarship....
October 18, 2015 - 5:20am
October 1, 2015
Minnesota reports warmest September on record
DULUTH, Minn. – The long, glorious summer of 2015 just kept rolling along into early fall, giving Minnesota its warmest September in recorded history. The Minnesota State Climatology Office says the average statewide temperature for September 2015 will come in above 64 degrees,...
October 1, 2015 - 9:01am
August 7, 2015
Clean Power Plan good for the planet, public health
The Obama administration’s new Clean Power Plan is a historic step forward in the fight to slow climate change. Less well-known is that it’s also a dramatic public health advance. Limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the leading source of this climate change...
opinion / editorials
August 7, 2015 - 5:30am