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December 4, 2015
Ox carts wheels were first ones on the prairie
December 4, 2015 - 5:05am
Turning back the pages
December 4, 2015 - 5:00am
November 11, 2015
John Fiandaca of Dilworth, smiles on the plane to Washington, D.C., (right) for the WDAY Honor Flight in October. Fiandaca served in the Army motor pool in World War II and worked for the Monuments Men in 1945. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Dilworth farmer helped rescue artifacts, paintings hidden by the Nazis
November 11, 2015 - 11:29am
November 6, 2015
Col. George Johnston was one of the founding members of Detroit, or Detroit Lakes as we now know it. He was instrumental in the land sale from Northern Pacific Railroad. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BECKER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Great-grandson finds war, profiteering, the founding of DL in ancestry
November 6, 2015 - 5:15am
Becker County big player in American fur trade
November 6, 2015 - 5:10am
Turning back the pages
November 6, 2015 - 5:05am
October 9, 2015
Human habitation in county spans centuries
October 9, 2015 - 5:15am
PFC. William Barker of Englewood, Colo.,   created this sketch of Pfc. Dennis Bellmore, depicting him holding the Germans at bay while his comrades retreated at Schillersdorf, Austria, during World War II. Bellmore, of Ogema, was killed in the battle, and the artist helped recover his body the next day.
Family receives letter after son dies in WWII
October 9, 2015 - 5:15am
Turning back the pages
October 9, 2015 - 5:10am
September 11, 2015
Virginia Doyle Holmberg grew up in Detroit Lakes’ Colonial Hotel (which was originally named the Phoenix Hotel as shown in this photo) during the 1920s. Her parents owned the hotel, and she and her family lived there. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BECKER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
‘Entertainment impossible to find elsewhere’
September 11, 2015 - 5:10am
Turning back the pages
September 11, 2015 - 5:05am
August 14, 2015
A look at the homes along Goat Ranch Road way before it became the heavily wooded area it is now. Photo courtesy of Jean Johnson
Different scenery: Memories along Goat Ranch Road
August 14, 2015 - 5:10am
Turning back the pages
August 14, 2015 - 5:05am
July 20, 2015
Longtime Detroit Lakes resident Percy Bartelt was awarded the American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal posthumous when Pres. Obama signed the bill on May 23, 2014. Bartelt was a part of the Flying Tigers group.
Deceased DL ‘Ace’ served as Flying Tiger
July 20, 2015 - 10:24am
July 9, 2015
Since the beginning, the Northwest Water Carnival incorporated water into its events. People packed the city streets, filled every available parking spot and lined the lakeshore for the first carnival events which included speedboat races, mile marathon swims, innertube races and many more.
People lined up for miles to witness the water carnival that made a historical splash
July 9, 2015 - 9:47am