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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
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
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
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
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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
Lottie Ann Thomas
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
February 7, 2018
Wash your hands: Lots of flu in Detroit Lakes
Doctors are busy treating influenza cases in Detroit Lakes, but they say the flu is not running rampant at this point in Becker County. "Right now we have a lot of flu cases," said ER doctor Darryl Beehler. "There's plenty of Influenza A in the neighborhood, but it's not an epidemic...
February 7, 2018 - 3:00pm
January 18, 2018
Flu hitting nursing facilities; Record number of outbreaks reported
DULUTH, Minn.—The flu bug has bitten Minnesota's nursing care residents particularly hard this winter, a state health official said. "We've...
January 18, 2018 - 7:10pm
One injured after car hits ice, rolls on Highway 34
A Fargo woman suffered non life-threatening injuries Sunday after a west-bound Chevy Silverado traveling on Highway 34 in the Height of Land Township hit a patch of ice, entered the ditch, and rolled to a stop just after 4 p.m. Jennifer Lynnette Wickham, 18, the injured passenger,...
January 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 15, 2018
Essentia Health launches online diagnosis and treatment service
Essentia Health has launched Essentia E-Visit — an online diagnosis and treatment service that puts care in the palms of people's hands. Through this online service, patients in Detroit Lakes and other communities Essentia serves can seek care from trusted Essentia care teams...
January 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 9, 2018
Hospitals target opioids, mental health: State's biggest health systems fashion cooperative effort
DULUTH — Thirteen Minnesota health systems — including Duluth-based Essentia Health — are joining forces to take on two of the state's most vexing health issues: opioid addiction and mental health care. "They are tremendous societal and health problems that all of...
January 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 24, 2017
Nurse union challenges firings: Essentia Health flu shot mandate passes deadline
DULUTH, Minn. — The union that represents registered nurses at Essentia Health announced on Monday, Nov. 20, it will file a grievance on behalf of every member fired for failing to comply with the health system's mandatory flu shot policy. But as of late Monday, the day employees...
November 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
July 22, 2017
Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic
Nurse Practitioner Jean Hinrichson has joined the Elder Care Department at Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes,...
July 22, 2017 - 10:00am
June 28, 2017
Essentia Health welcomes hospitalist in Detroit Lakes
Dr. Jaime Verano Chavez, a hospitalist, has joined Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes. "I am so excited to start my practice here at Essentia...
June 28, 2017 - 3:36pm
June 21, 2017
Essentia receives 249 high-ranking patient-feedback awards
Each year, Essentia Health contracts with Professional Research Consultants (PRC) to randomly survey patients about their experiences in its hospitals and clinics. PRC uses results from these surveys to rank Essentia physicians, staff and facilities within its national database of...
June 21, 2017 - 1:08pm
April 11, 2017
Minnesota top official says GOP cuts would deeply hurt mental health care
BAXTER—A top Minnesota official visited Baxter Tuesday to discuss the rural mental health crisis—and to decry proposed Republican...
April 11, 2017 - 9:41pm
December 27, 2016
Blazing that trail: DL Essentia's first midwife welcomes a second woman into the profession
After practicing midwifery with Essentia Health for 18 years, delivering roughly 1400 children, Marna Crow is ready to pass over the torch--and...
December 27, 2016 - 5:00am
December 24, 2016
Silent but deadly: Experts warn of risks, symptoms of carbon monoxide following Vergas death
"You don't know that you're actually being poisoned with it," says Matthew Massman, a physician assistant with Essentia/St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes....
December 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
October 23, 2016
On the cutting edge of lifesaving; new medical device in DL
Nobody knows when they wake up in the morning that that's the day they're going to have a heart attack and possibly die. Those days start out...
October 23, 2016 - 5:00am
August 7, 2013
How to fix a broken limb: Essentia staff bone up on techniques
The staff of Essentia Health St. Mary’s is learning the science behind casting, making them better at fixing breaks. Last week, members...
August 7, 2013 - 7:04am
April 4, 2013
Essentia plans $80 million expansion in Fargo
FARGO – Essentia Health is embarking on an $80 million construction initiative highlighted by a new wing on its hospital. The new, four-story...
April 4, 2013 - 1:39pm