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Special council meetings set: Scheduling conflicts result in separate sessions for street project, sales tax
Libraries (quietly and respectfully, of course) push for state funding change
Woman pleads guilty in beheading death of Minn. man
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Minn. man charged for swindling $60,000 from friend after faking cancer
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Congratulations and good luck Laker Gymnastics!
VIDEO: Lakers three-peat in convincing fashion
Anderson overtime winner redemption for Pirates
Lamoureux Hockey Camp coming to DL in June
Hibbert refocused for Michigan Snocross National
Area students graduate from MSUM
Area students graduate from NDSU
Getting to know Norway: Local pastor leads overseas trip
Rietsema graduates from RCTC
Time to take after the Good Samaritan
Friends & Neighbors
Dan's Service Center has new service advisor
MN gas prices down 2 cents
Arvig Donated More Than $450,000 Back to Communities in 2016
Economic Development Summit scheduled for March 3
Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home
Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight at Maplewood Saturday
BTD met their (donation) match at 21st annual Polar Fest Plunge
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Dell D. Holm
Joanne B. Anderson
Kirk L. McDonald
Noreen M. Huwe
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Lynn Hummel column: Lack energy? You just have to know where to look
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
An early start for a strong farm bill
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
April 1, 2011
Ready for flood overflow if needed
The Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes is getting ready to accept evacuees from Fargo-Moorhead if the metro area is once again hit by a major spring flood. And if that happens, a flood of local volunteers is going to be needed, along with temporary donations of beds, TVs, radios,...
April 1, 2011 - 3:27pm
March 22, 2011
Looming storm adds to uncertainty
At the polar ends of the Earth, spring's first day is hard to miss. In the north, the sun finally peeks above the horizon after six dark months,...
March 22, 2011 - 8:17am
March 11, 2011
Walaker predicts river to crest under 41 feet
As the region ramps up for major spring flooding, Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said Thursday he'd be "shocked" if the Red River crested above 41...
March 11, 2011 - 8:20am
March 1, 2011
Report: Valley moisture level high
The return of colder weather means the spring melt is probably a few weeks away. But when the melt comes, it will unlock moisture embedded in...
March 1, 2011 - 8:14am
February 25, 2011
Flood curiosity runs high in Moorhead
Hundreds pack a large meeting room Thursday evening at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead to learn about the city's preparations for a spring...
February 25, 2011 - 8:57am
May 4, 2010
Most landowners deny corps access for Red River diversion survey -- Feds will pursue legal action
Fewer than one in four landowners contacted by the U.S.
May 4, 2010 - 8:44am
April 9, 2010
Weather Channel's 'Storm Stories' features 2009 flood
"Storm Stories" typically gravitates toward nature's most violent moments. Tornadoes, in particular, are the bread and butter for the half-hour original show on The Weather Channel. The show will shake it up Saturday, when an episode about last year's Red River flooding will premiere. A...
April 9, 2010 - 8:05am
March 22, 2010
Height of relief: Red River tops out at 36.99 feet in Fargo-Moorhead
The Red River crested on Sunday - a quiet, uneventful ending to a weeklong flood fight in the Red River Valley. The National Weather Service measured the river's peak at 36.99 feet, giving Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker the right to say "I'm right" on Sunday. "I said it'd come under...
March 22, 2010 - 7:57am
March 17, 2010
Volunteers needed to fight flood
With the Red River expected to crest in Fargo-Moorhead at near-record levels on Saturday, Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena is organizing daily buses for volunteers to lay sandbag dikes. A bus will leave at 5 p.m. each day from the Detroit Lakes Police Department at 106 Holmes...
March 17, 2010 - 3:02pm
March 15, 2010
RED RAGES UPWARD: River to reach 38 feet by Saturday in Fargo-Moorhead
Here we go again. On Sunday, a traditional day of rest, those who live along area rivers and the officials who work for and govern them kicked into high flood-fighting mode in response to the latest news from the National Weather Service: The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, and the...
March 15, 2010 - 10:12am
March 13, 2010
Moorhead seeks sandbag volunteers
The city of Moorhead is asking for volunteers to assist with sandbagging efforts this weekend at the city's public works building at 700 15th Ave. N. Hours for voluntary sandbagging are 7 a.m.
March 13, 2010 - 12:08pm
March 12, 2010
Red River expected to rise 5 feet in Fargo area in next week
Rains and mild temperatures melted snow that now trickling into streams and rivers prompted forecasters to issue a flood watch Thursday for the southern end of the Red River Valley and predict the river in Fargo will surge five feet in the next week. The National Weather Service...
March 12, 2010 - 8:51am
Fargo-Moorhead hospitals, care centers make evacuation plans
Hospitals and nursing homes in Fargo-Moorhead are well along in drafting contingency plans in the event major flooding strikes again this spring. Administrators said they're better prepared than last year in the event river levels force evacuations, as happened last year. In fact,...
March 12, 2010 - 8:11am
February 23, 2010
Moorhead seeks volunteers for sandbag-filling site opening Monday
Moorhead will start its 2010 flood fight Monday with the opening of a sandbag-filling site on the north side of town the city hopes will be manned with volunteers. With a goal of having 300,000 sandbags ready and waiting for a potential flood, the City Council on Monday approved...
February 23, 2010 - 8:20am
February 16, 2010
Minnesota House approves protection for Red downstream residents
The Minnesota House voted Monday night to protect Red River Valley residents downstream from a proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood-prevention project, saying they should not face worse flooding just to protect the river's largest metropolitan area. The close voice vote came Monday night...
February 16, 2010 - 8:45am