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Two-car crash sends four to the hospital
BNSF crossing in DL closed until Tuesday afternoon
New roundabout on Hwy 59 partially opens
Laker Prep Preschool to host book fair
A storied past: Oak Grove Cemetery Walk deemed a huge success
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Labine leaves three-decade legacy with DL track and field
Richards joins RPI in group of nine new faces
Lamoureux Named Force Associate Head Coach
The 10th annual Youth Golf series begins June 29
GOLF: Laker Open registration available online
What your grandchild can teach you about Social Security
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Column: The most significant Minnesota address in 1790
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
A flavor for everyone: McKinley Nutrition serves teas, shakes in McKinley Plaza
If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
MSUM Summer Cinema Series opens July 10: Four summer Mondays to feature silent films and live music
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
It's time to party!: Oak Crossing fundraiser set for June 23 at Holy Rosary
Ronald L. Brett
Richard P. Molstre
Rick "Joey" Lynch
Jerome (Jerry) Thielen
Letter: Veteran supports raising tobacco age
Opinion: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
October 2, 2016
High school instructors boost their welding skills at M-state
Area high school teachers donned welding gear recently as part of a pilot project that's intended to help their students qualify for high-demand technical jobs. The two-day welding training took place Sept. 22 and 23 in Minnesota State Community and Technical College's custom mobile...
October 2, 2016 - 11:02am
September 30, 2016
XC: Laker boys third, girls fifth at Hermes Invite
The Laker boys cross country team leader Aaron Johnson battled more than just the course in rallying Detroit Lakes to a third place finish at the John Hermes Invitational in Fergus Falls Thursday. Johnson suffered a bee sting prior to the meet and again at the first mile mark making...
September 30, 2016 - 9:05am
September 21, 2016
Lakers defeat Class AA Moorhead for first time in program history
The Detroit Lakes girls swimming and diving team made a habit of breaking records in 2015 in the pool and on the diving board. Tuesday, the Lakers...
September 21, 2016 - 7:59pm
U of M to host MN Sparks even in Fergus Falls
On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the University of Minnesota hosts Minnesota Sparks in Fergus Falls, Minn., at the Bigwood Event Center. The event brings three University researchers—who are tackling some of the area's most critical issues—into conversation with members of the local...
September 21, 2016 - 9:54am
September 20, 2016
SOCCER: Laker girls complete sweep of Otters
Detroit Lakes defeated Fergus Falls for the second time this season improving to 6-2 in section play with a 2-1 victory over the Otters on the road Saturday. Both teams put the ball on net frequently with the Lakers leading with 26 shots and six corners. The Otters answered with...
September 20, 2016 - 11:25am
August 26, 2016
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls met Thursday night for the annual under the lights night match with the Otters prevailing in a 7-0 shutout, the...
August 26, 2016 - 12:03pm
Second half flurry gives Laker boys first win in 20 games
The Detroit Lakes boys soccer team really needed a victory to begin play this season and got one Thursday night in exciting fashion over highway...
August 26, 2016 - 11:21am
July 23, 2016
Bottom two seeds end Post 15 season
Heated frustration matched sweltering temperatures for losing teams at day two of the American Legion Sub-state 14 baseball tournament in Thief...
July 23, 2016 - 11:36am
June 3, 2016
Murder charges against Fergus Falls man accused of killing father
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The son of a Fergus Falls man has been charged with killing his father. Dustin Defiel, 28, is charged with second-degree...
June 3, 2016 - 2:17pm
June 2, 2016
Police investigating possible homicide in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS – A homicide investigation is underway here after police found someone dead in a home. Police responded to a call for assistance around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. Officers said it appears the victim died of homicidal violence. The suspect ran from the scene before...
June 2, 2016 - 11:30am
May 27, 2016
Lakers cruise by Otters in first round
No. 8-ranked and Section 8-3A top-seeded Detroit Lakes dispatched of eighth-seeded Fergus Falls 12-2 in six innings to advance to the second...
May 27, 2016 - 9:47am
May 23, 2016
Laker girls win at Fergus; Smith records sixth straight victory
Four Lakers shot career lows to complement medalist Kate Smith as the Detroit Lakes girls golf team won handily at the two-day Fergus Falls Invitational...
May 23, 2016 - 11:46am
May 16, 2016
TENNIS: Lakers swept at home triangular
A shorthanded Laker boys tennis team dropped a pair of matches at home Saturday falling 7-0 to Thief River Falls and 5-2 to Fergus Falls. DL was playing without Conner Froke, Jon Richards, and Trey Seebold, all key players at the heart of DL’s success this season. “When you are...
May 16, 2016 - 11:40am
May 13, 2016
Fergus woman accused of selling meth
Julie Ann Bertrand, 43, of 16642 County Road 116, Fergus Falls has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Oct. 25, 2015, a confidential reliable informant working with the West Central Minnesota...
May 13, 2016 - 5:35am
May 11, 2016
Emergency workers respond to report of explosion at Fergus convenience store
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- An explosion at the Pebble Lake Take 5 convenience store in Fergus Falls injured one person and heavily damaged the business...
May 11, 2016 - 3:53pm