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Zebra mussels found in lakes near Vergas, Alexandria
Upcoming fair fun for all
Deputy injured when his vehicle was hit while responding to crash near Detroit Lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Crash with injuries in Otter Tail County Friday
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
DCC 100 celebration Thursday at Pavilion
Region 14C amateur baseball playoffs begin Friday
16U softball state runners-up
Bottom two seeds end Post 15 season
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Marlin M. Ziegler
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
April 24, 2015
Museum to host Hidden History event
The Becker County Historical Society is hosting another Hidden History Happy Hour on Friday, June 5. This installment hosts historian and musician Mark Bridges as he talks about “Historical Notes,” which covers Victorian music from the American Minstrel and antebellum period...
April 24, 2015 - 5:10am
March 27, 2015
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Despite living around the turn of the century, Mary E. Lewis was a well-known woman in Detroit Lakes. When women were known more for staying...
March 27, 2015 - 5:20am
Turning back the pages
75 years ago March 28, 1940 – An alienation of affections suit for $50,000 brought by C. Ernest Olson of St. Cloud, former Detroit Lakes resident, against W. L. Taylor of Detroit Lakes, drew to a close before a packed courtroom today. Seeking to recover damages, Olson has charged...
March 27, 2015 - 5:15am
Turning back the pages
75 years ago Feb. 22, 1940 – With the Detroit Lakes to Park Rapids proposed reconstruction project at its present hub of activity, a new Highway 34 association was organized at a meeting 58 civic enthusiasts from eight towns on the route. Lectures on subjects of vital interest...
February 27, 2015 - 5:15am
Learn more about Babe
History After Hours: Paul Bunyan and Other MN “Don’t cha Know!” Tall Tales is presented Thursday, March 5, at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Little Falls. Think you know every tall tale about Minnesota’s own Paul Bunyan? Come hear a new spin on why Paul and Babe...
February 27, 2015 - 5:10am
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
There’s buzz around town about a new hotel and restaurant being built at the corner of West Lake Drive and Washington Avenue, but it wouldn’t...
February 27, 2015 - 5:05am
February 25, 2015
First White Earth newspaper found at Becker County Museum
For about the last month or so, staff at the Becker County Historical Society has been sifting through manuscripts and papers that had yet to...
February 25, 2015 - 12:00pm
January 31, 2015
Museum hosts ‘Hidden History’ event
Does anyone know directions to Oak Lake? Or Voss? Johnson or Linnell? They may not be well-known towns, if they’re even known at all nowadays,...
January 31, 2015 - 5:20pm
January 28, 2015
Before texting and e-mail, there were penned messages of affection
“My Darling, Lovable hubby, Say, I am really getting good beginnings on my letters now, aren’t I, or don’t you like them? Who am I trying...
January 28, 2015 - 8:30am
Turning back the pages
85 years ago Jan. 30, 1930 — Dr. Arnold Larson has opened an office in the Becker County National Bank building and expects to practice his profession in this city. A per capita payment of $25 will be distributed among the Chippewa Indians entitled to a circular issued by...
January 28, 2015 - 8:00am
January 19, 2015
Woman finds Native American axe head near Minnesota lake
LAKE IDA, Minn. -- It was just a routine walk. Taryn Flolid and her husband, Chuck, took one every day on the west side of Lake Ida. But on one...
January 19, 2015 - 9:43am
August 20, 2014
100 years ago: Inferno in DL
One hundred years ago on Aug. 13, 1914, at 12:07 p.m., the face of downtown Detroit Lakes changed dramatically. With just the right winds...
August 20, 2014 - 12:30pm
June 3, 2014
DL’s original power couple
On just about any given summer Friday afternoon when Highway 10 coming into town is packed, the aroma of barbeque everything is floating through...
June 3, 2014 - 4:00pm
March 5, 2014
'Mr. History' comes to Detroit Lakes Library March 12
If it had not been for the original Lake Agassiz, the largest glacial lake in the history of the world, the Red River (and likely all of us)...
March 5, 2014 - 12:10pm
January 3, 2014
Lund brothers combined their way home in 1944
BY ROGER ENGSTROM Editor’s note: This is the second and final installment of the series on the Massey-Harris Harvest Brigade. In 1944, Orie, Tim and Andrew Lund went to their Massey-Harris dealer at Danube, Minn., to pursue purchasing two Massey-Harris 21 self-propelled...
January 3, 2014 - 12:38pm