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Highway 59, County Road 22 roundabout partially opens
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For the love of our vets: Veteran's Invitational Golf Classic held in DL
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Post 15 splits with Perham Buzz
Hole in one
Labine leaves three-decade legacy with DL track and field
Richards joins RPI in group of nine new faces
Lamoureux Named Force Associate Head Coach
DL Eagles score big in ritual competition
Gardening for the food shelf
Saturday celebration set for Russell Kent's 90th birthday
What your grandchild can teach you about Social Security
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Friends & Neighbors
Essentia Health welcomes hospitalist in Detroit Lakes
Lakeland Mental Health Center welcomes new therapist
From family to family: New York Mills Dean’s Country Market has new local owners
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
Edible architecture at the DL Public Library
MSUM Summer Cinema Series opens July 10: Four summer Mondays to feature silent films and live music
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
James "JJ" Wilcox
Daniel S. Loberg
Ronald L. Brett
Letter: Veteran supports raising tobacco age
Opinion: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
Brad Laabs column: Not all 'keepers' should be kept
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
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'
Pine to Palm
February 17, 2017
Lake Ida, Little Detroit to welcome little fishermen: DL, Cormorant youth fishing derbies will provide free family fun
When a trip to the movies costs an arm and a leg (and another arm, if someone gets hungry), family outings are becoming more and more difficult...
February 17, 2017 - 6:00am
February 15, 2017
Battle of the bait: 7th annual Poles N' Holes derby lures competition to Little Detroit Lake
Whether they had to drive half a mile or 1,200 miles, nothing seemed to stand between fishermen and the ice of Little Detroit Lake this Saturday....
February 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 3, 2017
Where everybody knows your game: Lake Lida ice fishing bar is hotspot for a cold one
The door to the Hillbillies Ice Hole Bar shakes open, making a slight popping noise as the seal releases. Audible gasps can be heard as a pair...
February 3, 2017 - 2:33pm
November 9, 2016
Zebra mussels found in Otter Tail County lake
FERGUS FALLS, N.D. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Adley Lake in southern Otter Tail County about 45 miles east of Fergus Falls. This is one of several confirmations this fall as docks and boat lifts are being checked for invasive species...
November 9, 2016 - 12:44pm
Zebra mussels found in Lake Maud and Sybil Lake near Vergas
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Maud Lake in Becker County and Sybil Lake, south of Vergas in Otter...
October 9, 2016 - 5:43am
September 27, 2016
Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
A group of duck hunters has a west central Minnesota woman to thank for a dramatic rescue over the weekend. Erin Houselog was hunting with her...
September 27, 2016 - 12:28pm
September 24, 2016
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
As predicted, the showcase of the Bass Masters Elite series Angler of the Year tournament on Lake Mille Lacs was a huge success. The top bass fishing pros not only caught a lot of bass, but they weighed in huge weights. The winning angler had a three day total of 15 bass for over...
September 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
August 26, 2016
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Park Rapids lake
One man remains missing on Fish Hook Lake on the north edge of Park Rapids in northwest Minnesota following an accident involving two boats on...
August 26, 2016 - 2:32pm
August 17, 2016
Lake activity is winding down in the Detroit Lakes area with the end of summer closing in on us and fall right around the corner. Walleyes are still deep during the daylight hours in the 18-28ft depths on most area lakes. With the full moon, night fishing on the flats with crankbaits...
August 17, 2016 - 11:39am
July 30, 2016
Franklin, Lizzie, Loon won’t get muskies
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has withdrawn its proposal to stock muskellunge in Franklin, Lizzie or Loon lakes in Otter Tail...
July 30, 2016 - 5:05am
July 12, 2015
Blue-green algae suspected in dog death
Blue-green algae can be bad news for dogs – it is believed to have killed one near Elk River last month – and Detroit Lakes is not immune:...
July 12, 2015 - 5:25am
July 9, 2015
Alexandria teen dies after contracting rare brain infection from lake
An Alexandria, Minn., teen has died after contracting a rare and severe brain infection while swimming in Lake Minnewaska in Pope County, according...
July 9, 2015 - 2:49pm
June 6, 2015
Is flowering rush treatment killing the cabbage?
For those that have been fishing on Big Detroit Lake, you have already noticed some significant changes since last year (and all the many years before). Those that put their first day in chasing musky Saturday will also have noticed. What is different? The many cabbage patches that...
June 6, 2015 - 5:15am
May 24, 2015
Not responsible for all buoys
After years of marking various hazards in several lakes around the county, some are asking county deputies to mark even more. “Basically, it’s our responsibility to mark certain hazards, but we also do not have to mark every single hazard that is out there,” Becker County...
May 24, 2015 - 5:50am
February 3, 2015
Two believed missing in southwest Minnesota lake
LAKE BENTON, Minn. -- Authorities were searching Tuesday afternoon for a Lake Benton man and his girlfriend who apparently have died after going through the ice on the sprawling southwest Minnesota lake, which has the same name as the nearby town. Lake Benton is southwest of Marshall,...
February 3, 2015 - 4:11pm