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'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
No need for Obamacare?: Farmers can now get group insurance through their co-ops
'Christmas miracle at the mall': Free sleigh rides in DL interrupted by spooked horse, no injuries result
Crime & accidents
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
Severe Weather Announcements (1)
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