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Deadly bird flu strain makes first strike at a poultry farm in Mississippi Flyway
Tearful father supports poison control funds
Transportation brings together Bakk, Dayton
DL sex offender going back to prison
Local woman sentenced for felony check forgery
Hedstrom named Mid-State player of the year
Titans end Raiders season in 6A subsection
McArthur leads Bombers to 6A subsection semis
Vikings edge Hornets in 8AA playoff thriller
Albany knocks off top-seeded Lakers in Section final
The ‘hairy’ issue of pet vaccinations
Local team developing anti-body for dog virus
Ice caves draw thousands opening day
Death in the family: Getting a refund from the airline
Friday Matters: Everyday Valentine
Friends & Neighbors
Business manager named for DL Newpapers
Waller joins Bell State Bank in Detroit Lakes
Eyelash extension tech opens DL studio
Refinery issues spark fuel price jump in MN
Booking a scam-free vacay
Artists to take up residence at Kirkbride
Book ‘1965’ shines spotlight on music’s ‘most revolutionary year’
Emerging writers grant meeting is set for March 16 in Bemidji
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Letter: Thanks for supporting Giving Hearts Day
Letter: Environmental record ‘mischaracterized’ in letter
Federal shield law sorely needed
An Oscar for school bus drivers
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Search for lone wolf in Voyageurs National Park comes up empty
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
December 16, 2014
Can’t find the perfect toy? Make your own
Cedar Jameson puffs out his chest in a regal manner while he wears a felt crown. The 4-year-old is, after all, the king. His older brother, Thorin, plays the knight in a shimmery silver helmet and green and white tunic. Soon, 7-year-old Thorin’s a stinky skunk and 4-year-old...
December 16, 2014 - 3:20pm
Holiday Fun Day draws big crowds to Washington Square Mall
The halls of the Washington Square Mall were filled with kids, parents and grandparents Saturday afternoon, as the mall held its annual Kids’ Fun Day. “Kids Fun Day at the mall went great — about 125-150 kids in two hours,” said Dawn Olson, manager of Washington Square...
December 16, 2014 - 3:13pm
December 14, 2014
Kids in need looking for a few angels
Area residents are once again showing the caring sides of their hearts, as the Angel Tree continues to be picked apart name by name. The tree, which is set up in the Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store in Detroit Lakes, is helping ensure area children in need get presents for Christmas. Tags...
news / Detroit Lakes
December 14, 2014 - 9:30am
Concordia Christmas program to air on KDLM
A 30-minute radio program of the 87th annual Concordia College Christmas Concert, “Before the Marvel of This Night,” will air on KDLM, Detroit Lakes, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 25. The Concordia Christmas concert is a nationally acclaimed tradition for more than 80 years. Each...
December 14, 2014 - 7:00am
December 13, 2014
Celebrate the holidays responsibly this month
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. According to MADD (in 2013), “Everyday in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.” That’s a sobering statement isn’t it? The staff at Detroit Lakes Library wishes everyone a safe...
entertainment / books
December 13, 2014 - 11:30am
December 10, 2014
Lots of Christmas events coming up
The lakes area is the place to be this weekend, with Christmas concerts and open houses, a visit from the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, and a plethora of holiday happenings at the Washington Square Mall. The fun starts Friday afternoon with a Christmas Open House at the Detroit...
entertainment / events
December 10, 2014 - 2:00pm
December 7, 2014
Holiday Train fundraiser one of top two each year for Becker County Food Pantry
Heart disease is becoming one of the most pervasive health issues in society today — and in answer to that problem, the Becker County Food Pantry and Canadian Pacific Holiday Train are asking local residents to take part in their Healthy Donations Challenge when the Holiday Train...
news / Detroit Lakes
December 7, 2014 - 9:30am
December 2, 2014
Minnesota tree lit as official U.S. Christmas tree
WASHINGTON -- A tree felled from northern Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest was lit Tuesday as the official 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas...
December 2, 2014 - 9:19pm
November 27, 2014
Snowplow Parade is Dec. 6
The first Snowplow Parade sponsored by the Frazee Area Community Club two years ago broke new ground, so to speak, but last year’s pre-Christmas event proved one thing for certain: Weather will ultimately decide the success of an outdoor winter event. In 2012, 87 units from all...
November 27, 2014 - 8:30am
November 26, 2014
Bundle up! Santa's Grand Parade is Monday in downtown DL
With 30 entries registered so far, Santa’s Grand Parade of Lights is shaping up to be Detroit Lakes’ biggest kickoff to the holiday season to date. “Sometimes we have a few backing out on the day of the parade, depending on the weather, but I think we’ll be right around...
November 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Drive carefully over Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving begins a busy travel season and the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution when driving across the state and to take advantage of the tools MnDOT makes available for safer, more predictable travel. “The holidays are a busy time on...
November 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
Some big box employees ‘give thanks’ for day off
For a growing number of retail workers, Black Friday is a commercial black hole inexorably nibbling away at their Thanksgiving holiday. But for some, Thanksgiving Day remains a moment of calm before the shopping season storm. One quiet spot Thursday will be the West Fargo Costco...
November 26, 2014 - 12:30pm
November 24, 2014
Smartphone apps help ease holiday woes
FARGO – Now that we’ve made it to the most wonderful time of the year, our smartphones can become a handy way of making the holiday season easier and more fun. Don’t forget to stock up on apps to ensure modern technology will be your best friend between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Making...
November 24, 2014 - 8:31am
November 23, 2014
Homeschoolers Christmas musical Dec. 16 open to the public
While the Lakes Area Christian Home School Educators group of children usually performs a spring musical for the public, this year they are taking part in a Christmas musical. The kids will be performing “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen” on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in Lakes...
news / Detroit Lakes
November 23, 2014 - 9:15am
Minnesota-grown Christmas trees ready to go
Minnesota Christmas tree growers look forward to another great season of local, fragrant Christmas trees thanks to overall good growing conditions this year. Many tree farms are stacked with a variety of trees and ready to open the day after Thanksgiving. Happy Land Tree Farms...
November 23, 2014 - 8:00am