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Rain Totals: May 28-29
MDH says new strain of dog flu, found in Detroit Lakes, was treated successfully
Car salesman rescues trucker in fiery crash in Roseville, Minn.
Former Minneapolis cop gets longer sentence for assaulting girls
Fargo man charged with fleeing officer
Laker boys south subsection golf champions
Minnesota 8U hockey numbers increase
Three Raiders receive all-conference baseball nods
Six Lakers named to Mid-State all-conference softball team
Angels improve to 4-1
Two friends paddle the remote Little Fork River
What happens when a company won’t fix a misspelled name
Being the perfect packer
DL couple plans wedding visit around national parks
Artichokes can help kids learn to love veggies
Friends & Neighbors
Youth, volunteers produce TV ad for Ice Cream Truck
National Star of Life Award goes to Kaiser
Lamppa steps away from oil pipeline biz
Low interest loans available for farmers
Beware: Not all pay-day loans legit
'Tomorrowland' is a well-intentioned mess
Book signing Friday in Detroit Lakes
June 11 concert set to support Vergas Trail
Magic and music show set June 4 at local library
Watercolor exhibit opens June 21 at Hjemkomst Center
Minnesota tobacco use down
Bad luck gets the blame and a bad rap
Marquart: ‘Every vote I take’ is for rural MN
Letter: Saddam Hussein was a WMD himself
Follow the rules and stop AIS
More bears, likely looking for food, wandering near homes in Minnesota this year
Minn. DNR using iFish app to net data with the help of anglers
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
Northern Minnesota study focuses on sandhill cranes
Lake & Home Real Estate - June 2015
Summer Scene - May 2015
Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Try one of the many golf courses in the area
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
May 17, 2015
It’s been a very rainy May
The Detroit Lakes area has seen a lot of rain fall so far this month, more than 3.5 inches total, but Becker, Otter Tail, Hubbard and Mahnomen counties remain in severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor website. On the plus side, Clay, Wilkin and (half of) Norman counties,...
news / Detroit Lakes
May 17, 2015 - 5:35am
May 15, 2015
DNR lifts burning restrictions in much of Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources lifted burning restrictions Thursday in numerous Minnesota counties due to decreased fire danger because of precipitation and green-up. This means burning permits will be available for burning of vegetative materials. Although...
May 15, 2015 - 8:50am
May 14, 2015
Fire destroys Ottertail, Minn., apartment building
OTTERTAIL, Minn.—Several fire departments were unable to stop a blaze from destroying an apartment building here Wednesday night. The fire at 40283 Otter Road, reported at about 4:30 p.m., did not cause any injuries, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office stated in a news release....
May 14, 2015 - 8:29am
May 13, 2015
Experts probe cause of Minn. hog barn fire that killed two women
JASPER, Minn.—A state fire marshal and insurance company investigators were on the scene of a fatal fire in a hog barn three miles east of Jasper in far southwestern Minnesota, while co-workers and family members grieved the loss of two women who were cleaning the facility when...
May 13, 2015 - 12:00pm
May 11, 2015
Two women dead in Minn. hog farm fire
JASPER, Minn.—Two women died in a hog barn fire near Jasper in southwest Minnesota on Monday morning. Sharla Drew, 50, and Kristy Giesler, 32, both of Jasper, died when a barn the two were inside caught on fire. A statement from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said employees...
May 11, 2015 - 8:01pm
May 6, 2015
Wildfire season isn't over yet
One reason there seems to be so many grass fires this year is that there were so few last spring. The 12-county Minnesota Department of Natural...
May 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
Firefighters working tirelessly this year
Thankfully, rain is in the forecast for the near future. No question about it, we still need a lot though. Thursday, Sunday and Monday are all forecasted for rain. With a drier than usual winter, this drier than usual spring is causing problems. There seems to be no happy...
opinion / editorials
May 6, 2015 - 12:15pm
Bills rolling in for LP elevator clean-up
After the Lake Park elevator went up in flames April 27, the county, which has owned the tax forfeited land since 2014, is looking at how quickly it can clean up the site. While the county is still waiting for the fire investigation report — which will include where the fire...
May 6, 2015 - 11:00am
Fire destroys barn near Breckenridge
DORAN, Minn.—A fire burned down a barn and spread to two other structures on a property here Tuesday, the Wilkin County Sheriff's Office said. Breckenridge and Campbell firefighters responded to the Don Wanek residence following the report of a barn fire. The cause of the fire...
May 6, 2015 - 8:39am
May 1, 2015
Lake Park, Audubon fire crews battle blaze
Fire crews from Lake Park and Audubon were called out to the Cormorant area Thursday evening for a large compost fire just off of County Highway 1. According to Lake Park Fire Chief Vance Larson, it began just after 5 p.m. when a vehicle sitting in between the leaf pile and the...
news / Lake Park-Audubon
May 1, 2015 - 2:59pm
April 30, 2015
2,000 hogs die, barn destroyed in Hector, Minn. fire
HECTOR, Minn. — About 1,400 adult hogs and 600 piglets died Wednesday as the result of the fire that also destroyed a barn about four miles west of Hector. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls shortly after noon reporting the fire, according to a...
April 30, 2015 - 8:41am
April 29, 2015
Historical Lake Park elevator total loss
When the emergency pager went off just after 7 p.m. Sunday about a grass fire in Lake Park, Fire Chief Vance Larson looked out his front door, saw the flames and shook his head. “I could see right away it was more than a grass fire,” he said. “The old elevator in Lake Park...
news / Lake Park-Audubon
April 29, 2015 - 1:30pm
April 27, 2015
Flames engulf Lake Park elevator
Fire Crews are battling a large elevator fire in Lake Park tonight. The cause of the fire is yet unknown and a witness said it started around...
news / Lake Park-Audubon
April 27, 2015 - 10:47pm
April 20, 2015
Arson suspected in two Frazee wildfires
Arson is suspected in a pair of wildfires that burned several acres near Eagle Lake near Frazee Wednesday night. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander said firefighters from five agencies responded. The first fire was reported around 8:15 p.m. at a pine tree plantation near Eagle...
news / crime
April 20, 2015 - 1:27pm
April 19, 2015
Greenhouse lost to fire in Forest Lake
It’s a blow Mara and Chris Bergen of Detroit Lakes couldn’t have seen coming — one of the three Bergen Greenhouses burned to the ground Wednesday morning at its Forest Lake location. The 12-acre structure is similar to the Bergen’s in Detroit Lakes, said Mara Bergen. “It...
news / Detroit Lakes
April 19, 2015 - 5:45am