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May 23, 2012
Detroit Lakes resident Richard Renner, who turned 80 in January, took part in his third Fargo Marathon this past Saturday. Renner, a native of Pelican Rapids, first became interested in the sport about five years ago, after watching his daughters compete in area events. He finished the half-marathon (13.1 miles) in 3 hours, 24 minutes. (Vicki Gerdes/DL Newspapers)
Detroit Lakes retiree, 80, participates in his third Fargo Marathon
May 23, 2012 - 11:38am
March 28, 2012
Isanti native Jillene Gallatin became the new senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes in February. She and her family made the move from Scandia, Minn., to a new home near Long Lake earlier this month.
Answering the call to Detroit Lakes
March 28, 2012 - 2:19pm
March 14, 2012
FRED CROWELL IS THE NEW PASTOR at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Detroit Lakes, but he's no stranger to the community, having spent his childhood years here until the family moved to St. Paul when he was in fifth grade. He and his wife, Roberta, have two grown daughters, and one 13-year-old granddaughter.
'It's nice to be back home'
March 14, 2012 - 8:01am
February 29, 2012
For the love of libraries
February 29, 2012 - 2:06pm
February 22, 2012
PATRONS CROWD the Ice Hole bar on frozen Lake Lida in western Minnesota. The fish house/watering hole was the brainchild of Chris Haugen, whose business partner, Josie Norgren provided the liquor license that allowed the business to open this winter. The bar is nestled among fish houses on the frozen Lake Lida.
Ice Hole bar really making a splash
February 22, 2012 - 12:23pm
February 15, 2012
Staying fit while saving money
February 15, 2012 - 11:13am
February 1, 2012
'Next Year in Jerusalem'
February 1, 2012 - 11:19am
January 25, 2012
Harmonies from the heart
January 25, 2012 - 12:37pm
January 18, 2012
Looking through the artist's eye
January 18, 2012 - 12:45pm
January 12, 2012
OTTER TAIL COUNTY NATIVE BLANE KLEMEK is the new area wildlife supervisor for the Detroit Lakes office of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He and his family live near Itasca State Park, but hope eventually to make the move to DL.
Fulfilling his life's dream
January 12, 2012 - 8:25am
December 28, 2011
AN AUGUST 2010 MISSION TRIP TO HAITI  to clean, paint and prepare the first TeacHaiti School of Hope building for its first group of students in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake included (left to right) Tom Klyve, Gretchen Norby, Miquette Denie (TeacHaiti founder), Annie Norby, Melissa Bergman and Lynn Hummel. Missing from photo: Jeff Norby.
A brighter future for Haiti's children
December 28, 2011 - 11:01am
December 21, 2011
Christmas crafter: Waubun native spends his days at The Cottages in Detroit Lakes making holiday decorations
December 21, 2011 - 11:36am
December 14, 2011
BECKER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESIDENT Ann Shroyer, right, formally presented Wilbur Joy with the Community HIstorian Award at the society's annual meeting in October.
Ode to Joy: Becker County Historical Society honors rural Ponsford man with first-ever 'Community Historian' Award
December 14, 2011 - 11:25am
December 7, 2011
NICOLE SCHAFFER started work as a soil conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field office in Detroit Lakes on June 20. The Hastings native divides her time between her new job and her home in Hastings, which she and her husband Jeff purchased back in April.
Between two worlds: NRCS soil conservationist divides time between job in Detroit Lakes, husband in Hastings, Minn.
December 7, 2011 - 12:51pm
November 30, 2011
PASTOR PHILIP HOLTAN stands in front of the 'TWIGS' tree that he designed and made for a social ministry project at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham. The tree, which stands for Together Winning in God's Service, is one of about 50 such outreach projects currently going on at the church.
Faithful to his flock
November 30, 2011 - 12:20pm