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Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Travel alert: Westbound I-94 blocked between Osakis and Alexandria
Frost Advisory: Areas Of Frost May Develop Overnight
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 just before heart surgery
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
Roth, Smith tied heading to Chip-N Club final round
DL swimmers second to Visitation at Otter Invitational
FOOTBALL: Raiders beat up on winless Gators
Johnson’s first place finish leads DL boys to second at Milaca Mega Meet
Fostering hope: Local woman organizes ‘kid kits’ fundraiser for county’s foster care program
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
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!
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
David Melvin Hagen
Joan Elaine Wilson
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
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
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
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
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
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