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DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
'The Ash Girl': DLHS's spring play offers darker take on familiar fairy tale
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gorden to be inducted to MHSGCA Hall of Fame
Nordick selected as new Park Rapids Activities Director, head football coach
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
December 3, 2017
In bits and pieces, Heartland Trail is coming together
Good news on the Heartland Trail between Detroit Lakes and Frazee: The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has agreed to let the trail be built...
December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
October 6, 2016
Hot on the trail; What’s new with bike trail construction around Becker County
Anyone inconvenience by road construction this summer knows there's been quite a bit of resurfacing and rerouting in the area, but the road surfaces...
October 6, 2016 - 5:00am
May 8, 2016
Bonding bill failure puts Northland Trail in limbo
The Heartland State Trail project and its supporters thought they were getting a boost from legislators early this past week, when the Minnesota Senate introduced a capital investment bill that includes $3.3 million for the planned trail extension between Detroit Lakes and Frazee....
May 8, 2016 - 5:05am
July 5, 2015
Heartland Trail project faces tricky road blocks
The Heartland Trail extension project between Detroit Lakes and Frazee has been divided into three segments – Frazee to Acorn Lake, Acorn Lake by itself, and Detroit Lakes to Acorn Lake. Design on all three components are ongoing, and construction could start next year, said...
July 5, 2015 - 5:10am
June 3, 2015
Heartland Trail hits bump in road
The Heartland Trail extension between Frazee and Detroit Lakes has run into headwinds and likely won’t get started as soon as organizers had hoped. The problem is the stretch of trail between Frazee and Highway 10, which was to run between the BNSF railroad line and County Road...
June 3, 2015 - 12:30pm
January 28, 2015
Three Heartland Trail routes through Clay County discussed at Hawley meeting
HAWLEY, Minn. – Zenas Baer looks forward to the day he can bike from his Moorhead home to his law practice here. That’s why he’s keenly interested in a 10-foot-wide trail that would span the entirety of Clay County, showing off some of its natural beauty. Three possible...
January 28, 2015 - 9:00am
January 26, 2015
Officials study trail to link Moorhead, Park Rapids
MOORHEAD – Officials are working on the next steps for a 100-mile extension of a hiking trail that would link Moorhead and Park Rapids. Minnesota legislators in 2006 approved the addition to the Heartland Trail, a 49-mile road authorized in 1974 that connects Park Rapids to Cass...
January 26, 2015 - 10:46am
December 7, 2014
Committee trying to help move Heartland Trail along
A local committee made up of officials from Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Becker County, the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce and two snowmobile clubs is doing everything it can to help speed the process of building the Heartland Trail extension between Frazee and Detroit Lakes. “It’s...
December 7, 2014 - 9:00am
November 30, 2014
Heartland project moves at tricycle speed
Construction on the Heartland Trail between Detroit Lakes and Frazee will almost certainly not begin before 2016. The state provided $2.7 million for the trail extension in this year’s bonding bill, but that just means the design work will now get underway in earnest, said Kent...
November 30, 2014 - 11:30am
May 21, 2014
Trail cash nailed down
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed the $846 million bonding bill into law, and it includes funds for the Heartland Trail from Frazee to Detroit Lakes. “We’re happy,” said Detroit Lakes Alderman Bruce Imholte, who has been a major backer of the project since day one. “We were always...
May 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
March 23, 2014
With Dayton and state House on board, bonding looks good for local Heartland Trail project
After plenty of rallying, lobbying and planning, the residents of Detroit Lakes and Frazee may soon have something big to rejoice about. So far Gov.
March 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
February 20, 2009
Detroit Lakes works to link area trails together
With some off-road trails here, some paved trails there and some shared roads everywhere, Detroit Lakes has just over 26 mile of paths for bikes. The next step is a design to link them all together, including linking them to the nearly 5 miles of existing county trails and 9.9 miles...
February 20, 2009 - 5:18pm
June 21, 2008
Where to put the trail?
DETROIT LAKES - With several options to take a look at, the Heartland Trail connect from Park Rapids to Moorhead is a "blank canvas" at this point. Those are the words of Tim Browning, Department of Natural Resources Northwest regional manager of the Trails and Waterways Division. Browning,...
June 21, 2008 - 12:00am