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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
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
'The Ash Girl': DLHS's spring play offers darker take on familiar fairy tale
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gorden to be inducted to MHSGCA Hall of Fame
Nordick selected as new Park Rapids Activities Director, head football coach
Area golf courses waiting on Mother Nature
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
friends & neighbors
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
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
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
Armed man taken into custody at Fergus-area rest stop
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—A man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, May 11, after Otter Tail County authorities and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a report of a man armed with a gun at an Interstate 94 rest stop east of Fergus Falls, according to media reports published...
May 11, 2016 - 3:23pm
May 2, 2016
GOLF: Lakers boys win third straight meet
The Laker boys golf team erased a one-stroke, day one deficit to Bemidji to win for the third consecutive meet taking the Fergus Falls Invitational by 16 strokes, led by medalist Wyatt Blomseth. “We need to really work on putting and chipping; we are throwing a lot of strokes away...
May 2, 2016 - 1:47pm
April 25, 2016
Lakers win two at home tourney, prepare for Patriots Tuesday
The No. 7AAA Detroit Lakes softball team won two games but was unable to finish the championship game versus Fargo Shanley/Oak Grove Saturday...
April 25, 2016 - 1:18pm
Family raising awareness of vaccine after losing son to rare form of meningitis
FERGUS FALLS - Cayden Burud is described as an energetic all-American boy. "He was full of life, could make anybody smile. He was a special boy...
April 25, 2016 - 8:57am
April 18, 2016
TRACK: Nephew discus winner at Otter Invite
Dannah Nephew picked up the lone Laker victory at the Otter Girls Track and Field Invitational in Fergus Falls Friday. Nephew won the even with a throw of 104-feet, 10 inches. Teammate Breanna Price placed third (97-09). Price added a fourth place shot up (32’ 09). Moorhead scored...
April 18, 2016 - 3:08pm
April 14, 2016
Otters strike early in 6-3 victory over Lakers
Fergus Falls came out hot at the plate scoring all of the Otter runs in the opening two innings and holding on for a 6-3 Section 8-3A victory...
April 14, 2016 - 7:57pm
April 6, 2016
Fergus Falls teacher contracts approved, negotiations end
FERGUS FALLS - Fergus Falls Schools can now get back to normal now that new teacher contracts have been approved. The board accepted them with...
April 6, 2016 - 11:08am
March 11, 2016
Otters headed to Class 3A title game
In the land of giants, the Fergus Falls boys basketball team may not be as tall in the paint. But the Otters certainly stand tall against any...
March 11, 2016 - 9:51am