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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
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
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
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
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
April 23, 2015
Essentia DL receives stroke education fund
The Essentia Health-Fargo Stroke and Neurovascular Program received a $75,000 grant to promote stroke education and awareness in rural communities throughout northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. The gift comes from the Otto Bremer Foundation, an organization dedicated...
April 23, 2015 - 5:35am
April 16, 2015
Essentia DL named ‘stroke ready hospital’
Essentia Health St. Mary’s Detroit Lakes has been designated an Acute Stroke Ready hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). It joins eight other Essentia Health hospitals that have been recognized for stroke care and treatment. In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature...
April 16, 2015 - 5:50am
March 5, 2015
Essentia Health DL earns national recognition for hypertension care
Essentia Health Detroit Lakes has been recognized as a national leader in hypertension control. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts initiative is recognizing 30 public and private health care practices and systems across the country as Hypertension...
March 5, 2015 - 5:30am
January 29, 2015
Herman named CEO of Essentia Health
Dr. David C. Herman has stepped into his new role as chief executive officer for Essentia Health. Herman says he’s excited to lead an organization...
January 29, 2015 - 9:30am
December 28, 2014
Crisis teams play big role locally
Essentia Health St. Mary’s and the Becker County Crisis Team have a plan – and it’s getting national attention. At the start of the...
December 28, 2014 - 9:30am
July 31, 2014
Orthopedic surgeon joins Essentia DL
Dr. Qing-Min Chen, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined the Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes. Chen will offer...
July 31, 2014 - 9:30am
May 1, 2014
April full of awards for Essentia Health DL
It’s been a banner month for the staff at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes — literally. A March of Dimes banner near the...
May 1, 2014 - 9:00am
October 10, 2013
Essentia Health earns top ACO accreditation
Essentia Health is one of the first two organizations in the country to receive the highest level of accreditation as an Accountable Care Organization. Essentia Heath and HealthPartners have received a level 3 designation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which...
October 10, 2013 - 10:00am
October 6, 2013
Essentia Health hosts flu shot blitz in Frazee
Essentia Health is offering a series of flu shot blitzes across the region. At Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Frazee Clinic, flu shots will be available without an appointment on Friday, Oct.
October 6, 2013 - 11:00am
September 25, 2013
Dermatologist opens practice at Essentia
Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Beehler is now seeing patients at Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic once a week. She also has a practice at Essentia’s South University Clinic in Fargo. Beehler grew up in Detroit Lakes and says she is happy to be back in the area...
September 25, 2013 - 12:24pm
Essentia DL earns top award
Three Essentia Health living facilities in Detroit Lakes were recently honored for outstanding service to residents there. The facilities received...
September 25, 2013 - 12:22pm
July 17, 2013
Essentia now offers pain management
Laura Bergs, a nurse practitioner in the Pain Management Department at Essentia Health in Fargo, is now seeing patients in community clinics as well. Bergs is providing pain management care at Essentia Health clinics in Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids and Jamestown. Bergs cares...
July 17, 2013 - 7:13am
June 5, 2013
Leedahl wins honors in Dale Carnegie class
Deborah Leedahl, ambulatory pharmacy manager with Essential Health Pharmacy in Detroit Lakes, has earned the highest award for achievement for her participation in the Dale Carnegie Course she completed in Fargo. The recipient for the award is voted on by class members upon...
June 5, 2013 - 12:16pm
May 29, 2013
St. Mary’s receives $4,000 grant
Essentia Health St. Mary’s Foundation was awarded a $4,000 matching grant from Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF). The money will go to St. Mary’s “Move That Machine” initiative to relocate the MRI machine from the mobile unit to within the hospital. The funds will support...
May 29, 2013 - 10:40am
September 14, 2011
St. Mary's clinic grand opening
Essentia Health St. Mary's is opening its new clinic doors in anticipation of serving the next generation, while still serving those who have...
September 14, 2011 - 2:23pm