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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
September 1, 2017
‘My world turned upside down’: Fire guts popular BBQ restaurant near Minnesota's Otter Tail Lake
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Elmer’s Texas Barbeque restaurant here was heavily damaged in an early morning fire, but no one was injured, area firefighters...
September 1, 2017 - 4:57pm
April 20, 2016
April, May are busiest months for Northland forest and grass fires
Fire doesn’t much like cold, and it definitely doesn’t like snow, so the Minnesota and Wisconsin wildfire seasons got off to a slow start...
April 20, 2016 - 5:10am
July 22, 2014
Neighbor, 16, saves fire victim in St. Paul duplex
ST. PAUL -- Ricardo Martinez looked outside and saw the flaming St. Paul duplex. Then the shoeless teenager leaped into action. “I heard...
July 22, 2014 - 8:33am
May 30, 2014
Arson suspected in Cass County wildfire; boy taken into custody
CASS LAKE, Minn. -- A wildfire that consumed more than 75 acres Wednesday in Cass County is believed to be arson, and a boy found near the scene was taken into custody, the Cass County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday. The investigation is continuing with the cooperation of the...
May 30, 2014 - 10:30am
May 29, 2014
Wildfire near Cass Lake estimated at 60 acres
CASS LAKE, Minn. -- Aerial water tankers and helicopters aided ground crews in dousing a 60-acre wildfire south of Cass Lake on Wednesday afternoon. The...
May 29, 2014 - 11:30am
May 14, 2014
After year of rebuilding, scars of wildfire remain
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- “She was a hot one!” Russ Knowles said as he recalled watching a raging wildfire blow past his Wadena County home,...
May 14, 2014 - 7:45am
April 21, 2014
Space heater causes Frazee house fire
FRAZEE, Minn. – Blankets too close to a space heater started a house fire here Saturday night. Fire crews from Perham, Vergas and Frazee responded to a house fire around 10:30 p.m at 51249 428th Ave. here. Saturday, after a resident awoke to find blankets near an infrared space...
April 21, 2014 - 8:18am
February 5, 2014
Fire chiefs attribute flurry of blazes to alternative heating sources
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A spate of weekend structure fires could be the beginning of something worse to come, warns one fire chief. The Carsonville department rushed from one hot spot to another over the weekend with little sleep in between. And Fire Chief Roger Wilson warns that...
February 5, 2014 - 8:37am
January 14, 2014
Reward offered in Ada house arson
ADA, Minn. – Police here are looking for information about who might have deliberately set a man’s home on fire here in early September. Ada Police Chief Jody Bueng said an investigation had determined that the Sept. 1 fire, which happened at about 11 p.m. at the home of Brock...
January 14, 2014 - 7:59am
January 9, 2014
Fire destroys home near Shell Lake
Fire destroyed a home off County Road 37 near Shell Lake Wednesday afternoon. Nobody was injured in the fire, but a cat is missing. The two-story...
January 9, 2014 - 11:41am
Century-old Hawley farmhouse destroyed by fire
HAWLEY, Minn. – A fire destroyed a 100-year-old farmhouse near here Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported by a rural mail carrier,...
January 9, 2014 - 8:55am
December 15, 2013
Up in flames
The Detroit Lakes Fire Department, and many times the surrounding towns' departments, were kept quite busy years ago. Not that the current day...
December 15, 2013 - 6:45pm
October 24, 2013
Worldwide wildfires increase health risks of bad air
DULUTH -- As huge swathes of Australia’s Outback burn in wildfires spurred by drought, health experts in the U.S.
October 24, 2013 - 7:54pm
October 23, 2013
Fire totals Breckenridge home, family unharmed
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. – Fire destroyed a home here early Wednesday, displacing a family of five. Smoke alarms were working and the family was able to escape the blaze unharmed. The Dakotas Region of the American Red Cross is providing assistance to two adults, three children...
October 23, 2013 - 9:32am
August 24, 2013
Wildfire danger intensifies as fuels dry out in MN
As precipitation over the last 30 days has been at 50 percent of normal over most of Minnesota, fire managers from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are seeing an increase in fire danger and are urging people to use caution when working and recreating in dry areas. So far...
August 24, 2013 - 8:00am