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Suspect in custody after deputy wounded in Norman County near Perley
9-year-old boy left home alone found wandering outside Eagan, Minn., bar late at night
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Girl injured in two-vehicle crash on Highway 10 West
Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs minimum wage increase bill into law
Lakers drop close one vs. Rebels
Hansen takes role on ‘Heads Up’ program
Golf Preview: Lady Hornet linksters ready for next step
Track and Field Preview: Lady Hornets to rely on youth
Boys Tennis: DL starts season with 2 losses in TRF
In the Zone
Let’s Go Fishing trips being scheduled; volunteers needed
Plan B: Life doesn’t always go according to plan
Holly McCamant: Finally, a Disney movie with a different message
Schools participate in Native American Celebration Week
Friends & Neighbors
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Brian's Beer Brew
Local archer given lifetime achievement award
Brad Laabs: Use caution on ice; get ready for open water
Blane Klemek: The American crow is one of the smartest wild birds
Bear hunt application deadline is May 2
Migratory bird funding in MN and ND
Fine dining at the 59er: The Lake Room is their latest addition
Two stylists join team at Creative Mix salon
T.S. Dock & Lift is now Shoremaster affiliate
DL man joins staff of Karvakko Engineering
Don’t forfeit past tax returns
A low health ranking for Becker County
Eric Bergeson: Goodbye writing, hello politics
Senate, governor need to follow House lead on rural broadband, local gov’t aid
Lynn Hummel: Spring is the season for optimists
End DWI immunity for lawmakers
Danell Haspel: Last chance to file income taxes!
Cash tribute set May 6
New exhibit at NYM Cultural Center
Celebrating our heroes: United Way event is April 24 in Detroit Lakes
Artists sought for show
February 23, 2009
West Fargo dive training doubles as search for missing Minnesota woman
The search for Gina Anderson, the missing Thief River Falls woman, is taking a turn in West Fargo. According to Jackie Pagel, Anderson's sister, law enforcement officers and divers from a local water rescue team will search a pond today or Tuesday in Rendezvous Park in southwest...
February 23, 2009 - 10:54am
Hubbard County daily jail rates to decrease by $9
PARK RAPIDS - Competition, price wars and hard times have caught up with the Hubbard County Correctional Center. Wednesday, the county commission reduced the inmate boarding charge from $55 per day to $46 per day to match a price war initiated by Crow Wing County. Losing $9 per...
February 23, 2009 - 9:25am
Akeley star performer bound for Iraq
AKELEY - On Brian Hitchcock's home turf in Akeley, residents know him as council member, percussionist and vocalist, wowing audiences from behind the karaoke microphone at the muni. Down in the National Guardsman's hometown of the Twin Cities, he's engaged Vikings, Twins and Gophers...
February 23, 2009 - 9:21am
February 21, 2009
Callaway woman dies after vehicle strikes culvert in Clay County
A 55-year-old woman from Callaway died Friday following a one-vehicle crash in Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff's Department said Lorraine Marie Straswell was the lone occupant of a vehicle that drove off the road and struck a culvert in the area of 90th Avenue and 110th Street...
February 21, 2009 - 7:41pm
February 19, 2009
Jail costs crippling Hubbard County
PARK RAPIDS - When Don Carlson decided to run for public office in 2006, he campaigned against government spending run amok, with one target in mind - the Hubbard County Law Enforcement building, under construction at the time. "It was so far out of skew that I just knocked on doors...
February 19, 2009 - 10:03am
February 18, 2009
DL, other cities are feeling the bite of proposed LGA cuts
Detroit Lakes is feeling the crunch of possible local government aid cuts. But there are other cities with worse cuts and some that won't feel the cuts much at all. With Detroit Lakes, a total of $187,493 is proposed to be cut from the $1 million 2009 LGA allotment. In 2010, there's...
Detroit Lakes / news
February 18, 2009 - 3:00pm
City residents protest summer program cuts
A small group of people voiced concerns Tuesday evening to about half of the Detroit Lakes City Council about the proposed cuts the city plans to make next week, cutting $250,000 from the 2009 budget. Most of the public comment came when it was time to discuss dismissing lifeguards...
Detroit Lakes / news
February 18, 2009 - 2:57pm
Job slump sharpens interest in new careers
His blue button-up shirt neatly ironed, his tie tightly knotted, John Smith walked down a familiar hallway last Wednesday before passing through...
February 18, 2009 - 9:01am
February 17, 2009
Verizon Wireless offering PDA and smartphone workshop
Verizon Wireless is offering a free PDA (personal data assistant) and smartphone workshop for residents of the Detroit Lakes area. The complimentary class will be held at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store located at 1648 Highway 10 West in Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Feb....
Detroit Lakes / news / business
February 17, 2009 - 11:00am
February 16, 2009
Hubbard County seniors struggle to pay bills
PARK RAPIDS - Many Hubbard County elderly don't receive enough Social Security to maintain living independently, according to a report released Tuesday. The "Elder Economic Security Standard Index," a study released by the Minnesota Women's Consortium, addresses income adequacy...
February 16, 2009 - 10:30am
Fire destroys Hubbard County home Friday night; no injuries reported
PARK RAPIDS - Twenty firefighters battled a fierce blaze for hours in Hubbard County late Friday night, trying to contain a house fire. "When...
February 16, 2009 - 10:30am
Double billing case dismissed against Cass County deputy
Robert Karbowski agreed Friday to write a letter of apology to Pike Bay Township and pay restitution for the hours he billed the township when he worked for Cass County and was also paid by Cass County. He had been charged with submitting overlapping hour time sheets to claim pay...
February 16, 2009 - 9:00am
New e-cigarette hits Minnesota's lake country
ALEXANDRIA - Sitting across from a pregnant public health official, Terry Loeffler didn't think twice about puffing several times on his cigarette. Despite...
February 16, 2009 - 8:00am
February 13, 2009
Victims of hay bale accident in Wadena County identified
WADENA - The victims of a farm accident Wednesday evening in northeastern Wadena County have been identified. Harold W. Skov, 45, and Douglas A. Amundson, 62, both of Sebeka, were pronounced dead at the scene by rescue workers after a load of hay bales fell on them, Wadena County...
February 13, 2009 - 9:00am
February 12, 2009
Fergus Falls picks up big section win over Laker girls' basketball
FERGUS FALLS - The Laker girls' basketball team had their five-game winning streak halted Tuesday night in a 60-45 loss to section rival Fergus Falls (11-8). "Fergus Falls came out hungrier than us," said head coach Mike Hoganson.
Detroit Lakes / sports
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am