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DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
Pirates end Laker season in overtime
Outside shooting leads Alex over Laker boys
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Francis R. "Butch" Bellanger
Merlin V. Thompson
Sheena Marie Butcher
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
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
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
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