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Hottest ticket in town: Lakes Crisis & Resource Center’s banquet, auction sells out
St. Jude's Radiothon set for April 6-7 on local stations: BTD Manufacturing is challenging area businesses to match its contribution
Child sex charges pending for Bemidji middle school assistant principal
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Friends & Neighbors
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
December 22, 2016
Buildings on the rise: Three businesses building in Becker County
Detroit Lakes has seen a lot of changes lately, new buildings like the Downtown Crossing and McKinley Plaza rewriting the small-town skyline--and...
December 22, 2016 - 9:00am
August 17, 2016
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Linda Grefsrud and her siblings grew up working and playing at the old Dunvilla resort, Dunn's Lodge, which was founded by the Dunn family on...
August 17, 2016 - 11:42am
June 8, 2016
Down with Capri Hotel and houses, construction begins on Marriott Hotel in Detroit Lakes
Once demolition work started on the hotel project near the Detroit Lakes City Beach last week, it didn’t take long for the old Capri Motel...
June 8, 2016 - 11:07am
May 15, 2016
Marriott hotel is a go for next year
About a year from now there will be a new four-story hotel and restaurant kitty-corner from the Pavilion near the Detroit Lakes City Beach. The...
May 15, 2016 - 5:45am
April 13, 2016
Hotel planners get extension from DL
Though Tuesday night’s vote was, once again, not unanimous, the Detroit Lakes City Council has granted a one-year extension on the conditional use permit for building a new hotel, condominium and restaurant complex at the corner of West Lake Drive and Washington Avenue. Developer...
April 13, 2016 - 11:11am
March 4, 2016
Resort fees rise 25 percent, consumers fight back
If you’ve ever found a bargain on a hotel only to discover a few clicks later that the property charged a nonnegotiable “resort fee,” you’re...
March 4, 2016 - 5:00am
December 2, 2015
Hotel moving forward: Developer says it's strategic
Developer financing is the only thing standing in the way of the hotel project at Washington Avenue and West Lake Drive, according to Brad Wimmer, who owns some of the property that will be used for the project. Brad said he and his wife, Debbie Wimmer, own the Capri Motel (as BWcapri...
December 2, 2015 - 11:48am
August 23, 2015
Hotel permit process nearly done
Three houses are empty on Lake Avenue, two commercial buildings are empty on the corner of Washington Avenue and West Lake Drive, and the Capri Hotel is down to just three units rented, out of 32 units. All are slated to be torn down to make way for the Fairfield Inn & Suites...
August 23, 2015 - 5:40am
July 15, 2015
DL council approves $1 million in TIF for hotel development
Though it was not unanimous, the Detroit Lakes City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that will establish a tax increment financing district and TIF financing plan for the proposed hotel, condominium and restaurant redevelopment project at the northwest corner of Washington Avenue...
July 15, 2015 - 11:45am
June 10, 2015
DL hotel jumps final hurdle
The controversial new hotel, condominium and restaurant project at the corner of West Lake Drive and Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes moved another step closer to completion on Tuesday. The Detroit Lakes City Council approved, on a 6-2 vote, the final plan for a planned unit...
June 10, 2015 - 11:15am
May 24, 2015
Detroit Lakes, DNR come to agreement
Detroit Lakes and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have reached a preliminary agreement: The DNR will drop its threatened lawsuit against a hotel project near the city beach, and the city will work with the DNR to improve its shoreland ordinance. The DNR is drafting...
May 24, 2015 - 5:45am
May 15, 2015
City agrees to discuss ordinance if DNR agrees not to sue
The Detroit Lakes City Council took action at its Tuesday night meeting to formalize the city’s commitment to continued discussions with the Minnesota DNR regarding updates to the city’s shoreland ordinance. A resolution was passed, by a 7-1 vote, that authorized city staff...
May 15, 2015 - 9:22am
May 10, 2015
City, DNR may talk about possible change to future ordinance
The talks were cordial and frank, but there was no major breakthrough in the impasse between the Minnesota DNR and the city of Detroit Lakes over the development of the Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel project near the city beach. The developer, city staff and the DNR did agree...
May 10, 2015 - 5:25am
April 29, 2015
Will the DNR sue DL?
In a bid to avoid a possible DNR lawsuit against the city of Detroit Lakes, the commissioner of the Minnesota DNR wants to have a conference...
April 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
April 19, 2015
New hotel is legal, ethical wasp’s nest
Who would have thought it would be so controversial for the city of Detroit Lakes to follow its long-range plan? One key aspect of the plan...
April 19, 2015 - 5:50am