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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rose Ensemble in Detroit Lakes Tuesday
'Winning by a hair' the second annual Hairy Man Run is set for October 1
Slow and steady wins the race; so far $500,000 has been raised toward new Becker County museum
County disaster drill helps prepare emergency workers for the real thing
HALL OF HONOR: Raboin enjoying special opportunity in St. Cloud
Detroit Lakes blows out Park Rapids 46-0
HALL OF HONOR: Barrett a versatile leader for three Laker teams
Jackets sweep singles, down Lakers 4-3
Golf: Lunn wins Maple Hills club championship
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Logan completes core curriculum training
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
Vernon A. Sellers
Douglas Daryl Miller
Helen Mae Williams
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Michael C. Selck
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Landscape planning can help 'sharpies' thrive
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
January 9, 2016
Father-son duo exhibiting art in their hometown
The Lake Region Arts Council Gallery in Fergus Falls is currently hosting a unique exhibition featuring hometown artists, Jeff and Carl Zachmann. “Zachmann, Father and Son Exhibit” opened Jan. 4 and will run until March 5. This exhibit features 23 works by the duo, including Jeff...
January 9, 2016 - 5:50am
January 5, 2016
Laker girls defeat Fergus Falls 40-27
The Laker girls basketball team continued to excel coming off a Hawley holiday tournament championship with a 40-27 victory over visiting Fergus...
January 5, 2016 - 11:38pm
Lemke banks buzzer beater to sink Lakers
Fergus Falls’ senior guard Isaiah Lemke banked in a 30-foot jumper at the horn to give the undefeated No. 10 Minnesota Class 3A ranked Otters...
January 5, 2016 - 10:23pm
December 29, 2015
Boys Hockey: Lakers skate to tie with New Ulm
Detroit Lakes and New Ulm each avoided two consecutive losses to start the Fergus Falls Invitational hockey tournament by skating to a two-all tie Tuesday afternoon. Unofficially, New Ulm won the game in a shootout 3-2 for tournament purposes, but the game is recorded as a tie in...
December 29, 2015 - 5:16pm
Boys Hockey: Packers shutout Lakers in Fergus tourney opener
Detroit Lakes boys hockey lost for the second consecutive game and was shutout for the first time this season in a 3-0 loss to West Fargo in the opening round of the Fergus Falls Invitational tournament Monday afternoon. The Packers outshot DL in all three periods of play, the closest...
December 29, 2015 - 9:07am
December 15, 2015
Swimmers third at Fergus Invite
Freshman Tanner Olson won two events and junior Zane Freeman placed first in diving leading the Lakers boys’ swimming and diving team to a third place finish in the season-opening Fergus Falls Invitational. Detroit Lakes scored 440 team points to finish behind the host Otters (579)...
December 15, 2015 - 11:43am
December 13, 2015
Kirkbride mothballing costs estimated at nearly $4 million
To keep the Kirkbride Building from deteriorating any further over the next decade, Fergus Falls would need to spend nearly $4 million to mothball...
December 13, 2015 - 5:20am
November 23, 2015
Lakers have chances, but drop home opener to Otters
Fergus Falls scored a pair of goals in the second period and sophomore goalie Drew Luhning stopped 28 Laker shots to upend Detroit Lakes 2-1...
November 23, 2015 - 11:21am
November 9, 2015
Otters spoil girls hockey opener 8-3
Abby Hobbes collected five points and Fergus Falls scored six goals in the second period to spoil the Detroit Lakes girls hockey home opener 8-3 Saturday afternoon at Kent Freeman Arena. Hobbes opened the scoring with the only goal of the first period scoring unassisted at even...
November 9, 2015 - 2:25pm
November 6, 2015
Muskie discussion draws crowd
It was an overflow town hall meeting last Thursday evening, when people for and against stocking more muskies in Otter Tail County lakes gathered...
November 6, 2015 - 5:45am
November 4, 2015
Bad timing for robber: Officers were nearby
A man is in custody after an armed robbery at Shopko in Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls police Sgt. Connor West says that at around 4:30 p.m. a man showed a knife and demanded money at the store at 226 E Lincoln Ave. The man ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of cash,...
November 4, 2015 - 11:01am
October 2, 2015
Laker boys battle Sabres again at Hermes Invite
The Detroit Lakes boys cross country team has gotten their fair share of Sartell-St. Stephen in the past week placing second to the Sabres at the Milaca Mega Meet Saturday and again at the John Hermes Invitational Thursday at Fergus Falls. Aaron Johnson has cemented himself at...
October 2, 2015 - 10:44am
Girls XC fifth at Hermes Invite, Frazee eighth
Makenzie Ostlie continues to lead the Detroit Lakes girls cross country team placing in the top five and helping the Lakers to a fifth place...
October 2, 2015 - 9:51am
September 30, 2015
17-month-old is hit, killed by car in Fergus Falls
A 17-month-old child was pronounced dead Monday afternoon after being hit by a car in Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls police say Avah Mae Dirkman was struck about 12:30 p.m. by a 2009 Dodge Journey driven by Katie Diane Black, 29, of Fergus Falls. Reports from witnesses said Black...
September 30, 2015 - 11:29am
Police say man shot at wife on freeway, then shot by officers
A Fergus Falls man suspected of shooting at his estranged wife’s car on Interstate 94 died early Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a confrontation with police officers, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Richard David Blondeau, 52, was...
September 30, 2015 - 11:08am