Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
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
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
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
March 9, 2016
Otters advance to state semifinals
Nathan Rund and Matthew Monke each scored 22 points to lead No. 3 Fergus Falls to a 70-63 victory over Waseca in the Minnesota Class 3A state...
March 9, 2016 - 7:29pm
March 3, 2016
Otters rally late for section championship
Nathan Rund watched his older brother cry after three losses in the Class 3A, Section 8 championship with Fergus Falls in his brother's sophomore,...
March 3, 2016 - 9:53pm
March 2, 2016
Laker girls advance to meet Prowlers in section semis
Update: Saturday's semifinal game moved to Moorhead High School.
March 2, 2016 - 9:20pm
February 27, 2016
Otters advance with big second half against Lakers
The top-seeded Fergus Falls Otters broke open a nail biter with a big run early in the second half and finished off the No. 4 Detroit Lakes Lakers...
February 27, 2016 - 4:25pm
Lakers hold off Spuds for second at home tri
Lance Parzyck and Zane Freeman picked up wins and the 400-freestyle relay teams scored important points in the final race to give the Laker boys...
January 27, 2016 - 4:24pm
No charges against Fergus Falls officers involved in shooting of armed man
FERGUS FALL, Minn. – The Otter Tail County Attorney's Office has decided that three Fergus Falls police officers won't face criminal charges...
January 27, 2016 - 8:25am
January 26, 2016
Fergus Falls man, 25, sentenced for sexual assault
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A 25-year-old Fergus Falls man was sentenced Friday in Otter Tail County District Court for a year in jail and 10 years of probation for giving the victim alcohol throughout the day on Sept. 1 and then sexually attacking her. Battern allegedly forced her into...
January 26, 2016 - 8:15am
January 20, 2016
Wrestling: Huwe sets new fall record at OTC quad
James Huwe won his 150th career match and broke the school record with his 100th career pin as Detroit Lakes defeated Fergus Falls and dropped matches to Ottertail Central and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle-Browerville Tuesday at the OTC Bulldogs wrestling quadrangular. Huwe picked up two...
January 20, 2016 - 2:57pm
January 11, 2016
Hockey: Otters sweep season series from DL
The Otters swept the season series from Detroit Lakes with a 5-1 victory Saturday night at home in non-conference girls hockey in Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls scored twice in the first period to counter just two shots on goal from the Lakers in the opening frame. Sophie Rausch scored...
January 11, 2016 - 2:39pm
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