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Malaysia says no evidence missing plane flew hours after losing contact
Patrols will be out St. Patty’s Day weekend
Ponsford woman charged with drugs
Rescuers search site of NY building collapse; 7 dead
Second alleged victim comes forward in trucker kidnapping case
Girls Hockey Wrap-up: Lakers keep making progress
Lady Raiders’ playoff runs deep, but ends vs. Cougars
Surviving the Birkie and Seneca
Braun's late game heroics give Bison berth into NCAA tournament
Lakers hit goal of winning 18 games
In the Zone
Lakes Area Photography Show proves picturesque for second year in a row
M State cyber team wins state competition
Franken seeks poetry entries for contest
Everday Gourmet: Prep and freeze recipes for your slow cooker
Social Security: Federal, but not state, taxes can be voluntarily withheld from benefits
Friends & Neighbors
Fond du Lac Band mulls elk restoration
Prairie chicken blind available next month at Hamden Slough
Brad Laabs: When do you think area lakes will be ice free?
Blane Klemek: Like Aladdin’s carpet, flying squirrels really don’t fly — they glide
Learn how to make maple syrup at Minnesota state parks
Hospice RRV hires account executive
MN gas prices jump up faster than nation
Farmers encouraged to get crop insurance
Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20, risks consumer wrath
Computer businesses install themselves in town
Our Opinion: New sales tax is a smart move
Lynn Hummel: A boxful of unused commas
All voters should get involved in political process
Women’s history: by the numbers
Teacher exams important but not a one-size-fits-all
Author to read from new book Friday in NYM
Sweet Colleens coming to Top Hat Theatre March 22
‘Magic of Dr. Seuss’ at area libraries next week
Red River Valley Fair to feature Pickler, Hairball
Grace Lutheran hosts Hop Into Spring Dinner March 22
St. Patrick's Day Specials
Miss Northwest Committee looking for volunteers
Northland Real Estate Guide
Guide to Becker County 2014
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