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White Earth receives $100,000 Legacy funding for new skate park
Menahga man dies in head-on crash
Moorhead woman hurt in crash near Detroit Lakes
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Israelson siblings highlight field of Birchmont returning champions
Sub-State 14 Legion: Walkoff double forces second title game for Moorhead Blues
Angels finish regular season in shootout win over Bertha
Lake Lida junior golf tournament August 13
Frazee 14U fourth at Class C State
More than margaritas: National Tequila Day stirs up new recipes
Ticket to Work puts people back in the driver's seat
Recent storms spark memories of past tornadoes
Find strength, serenity this summer: Local yoga studios offer wide range of classes
Here comes the sun: Tips for summer skincare
Friends & Neighbors
Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic
Save on your summer road trip adventure
Minnesota Lottery continues to be recognized for its accounting and financial reporting
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
Top three acts chosen at WE Fest Karaoke Roundup Grand Finals
'Reeling in' some family fun:Frazee's 63rd Turkey Days celebration is July 28-30
When we were young: Friday show at Holmes Theatre pays tribute to legendary rock musicians
A relaxing day of shopping beneath the trees: DL's 39th Arts & Crafts in the Park set for this Sunday
Margaret Mary (Sloan) Krenelka
Edwin A. Lundberg
Thomas Jerome Bridges Sr.
Delores "Dee" Lugert
Lynn Hummel column: What if Moses had 10 more commandments?
Letter: City needs to give veteran, landlord a break
Letter: DL should show compassion towards landlord, veteran
Port: I'm pretty sure we elected Zaphod Beeblebrox as president
Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
The intelligent, friendly gray jay
Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Some tips for successful warm-weather fishing
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
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
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. warned Thursday that more heat and more fires means more unhealthy air to breathe. The Natural Resources Defense Council released a list of 31 states — including...
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
August 23, 2013
Fire causes evacuation, more than $15,000 in damages at MSUM
MOORHEAD – A fire that started in some construction materials piled near Snarr Hall at Minnesota State University Moorhead caused about $15,000 to $20,000 worth of damages and an evacuation of students here early Friday, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to...
August 23, 2013 - 9:05am