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Update: Names of two people killed in crash near Ice Cracking Lodge released
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Eighth-grade DL Pacesetter team advances to state
Members wanted: Maple Hills Golf Course set to open 42nd season
NDSU increases lead at Summit Championship
Green Wave even series with Lakers 4-3
Nielsen season best shot put in California
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Delores D. Halverson
Armand A. Mayoue
Benneth "Benny" Braseth
Lottie Ann Thomas
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
February 22, 2015
$18 million awarded for MN public housing
Minnesota Housing approved funding awards today to make urgent safety and energy conservation improvements to the state’s aging public housing stock. These funding awards are part of the record level of support for affordable housing approved by the Legislature and Governor Dayton...
February 22, 2015 - 5:15am
February 10, 2015
Greater Minnesota officials seek apartment-building aid
ST. PAUL -- Greater Minnesota leaders say that apartment houses may be the answer to their housing shortages. The Greater Minnesota Partnership and Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities propose a state program to give grants and tax credits to companies willing to erect apartment...
February 10, 2015 - 8:06am
April 25, 2014
Report highlights housing woes for low-income Minnesotans
DULUTH -- Shannon Redbrook spent a year homeless in Duluth. Finding housing has been difficult the past eight years she’s lived here. With four children, she’s struggled to afford a rental large enough for her family. There are application fees and, worst of all, too many...
April 25, 2014 - 2:30pm
April 24, 2014
Help with home ownership: Unique pilot program launched in Becker County
Home ownership just got a little easier to achieve for some Becker County residents. The Detroit Lakes based Midwest Minnesota Community...
April 24, 2014 - 9:00am
January 30, 2014
Reverse mortgage eligibility changing
Reverse mortgages have become increasingly popular in recent years, as cash-strapped seniors seek ways to keep pace with rising expenses – not to mention cope with the pummeling their retirement savings took during the Great Recession. But the Department of Housing and Urban...
January 30, 2014 - 2:00pm
September 28, 2013
Apartments on the way
Earlier this month a housing study came back, saying that Detroit Lakes is in need of rental property. Several area developers are taking advantage of that and trying to fill that need immediately. The four partners making up Stonebrook Apartments, LLP include developers Jim Buus...
September 28, 2013 - 3:00pm
November 15, 2012
Report confirms housing in Grand Forks 'unaffordable'
GRAND FORKS - The cost of housing for some renters and potential homeowners in Grand Forks has reached the point of being unaffordable, according...
November 15, 2012 - 8:57am
October 24, 2012
Housing starts to pick up
Housing construction is picking up this year, after several years of being in the doldrums. "I do see it getting better, it's coming along...
October 24, 2012 - 11:59am
March 2, 2009
Fargo facility for chronically homeless on schedule for May opening
FARGO - Construction on Cooper House, a residential facility for Fargo-Moorhead's chronically homeless, will begin in May and should be completed...
March 2, 2009 - 5:51pm
February 16, 2009
Fargo to use $4.8 million for housing
FARGO - The city of Fargo is planning to put nearly $4.8 million in federal funds to use buying foreclosed, vacant and abandoned properties and rehabilitating or replacing them with new housing. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds are part of $19.6 million the Department...
February 16, 2009 - 8:00am
January 21, 2009
Washington School may become senior housing
North Washington Avenue may be seeing some redevelopment in the near future. Roger Winter, Casey Bristlin and John Winter came before the Detroit Lakes Development Authority Tuesday afternoon to request tax increment financing to refurbish and build new at the Washington School...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
DL housing market holding its own
By NATHAN BOWE Detroit Lakes Newspapers Realtors say the housing market is in pretty good shape in the Detroit Lakes area -- especially compared to the Twin Cities area -- and at least one is seeing boom times. "We've been having a record year," said Jack Chivers, owner of Jack...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
July 29, 2008
First-time homeowners, those facing foreclosure, to benefit from new housing law
Congress has passed an ambitious housing bill and the legislation is expected to be signed into law by President Bush. Here are some of the provisions: Facing foreclosure? The law will enable homeowners who can't make their mortgage payments to refinance into more affordable, fixed-rate...
July 29, 2008 - 12:00am
Success in being small: Builders stay busy despite low housing market
CORMORANT - What do you get when you combine a former rodeo rider from Nebraska with a construction worker from Montana and transplant them in small town Minnesota? A growing contracting business. Josh Lessman and Kirk Ivankovich met each other about three years ago when they...
June 29, 2008 - 12:00am
January 26, 2008
Consensus says MN housing market on the rebound
Minnesota's housing market is beginning to strengthen and homebuyers are getting more square footage for the dollar than consumers just a few years ago. That was the consensus belief by professors from the University of St. Thomas, Opus School of Business and Shenehon Center for...
January 26, 2008 - 12:00am