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Man in custody after Becker County chase that hit speeds of nearly 120 mph
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Park Rapids lake
Lakers prepare in annual Red White scrimmage
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
Second half flurry gives Laker boys first win in 20 games
SOCCER: Last second OT goal lifts Flyers over Laker girls
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
Barbara (Duncan) Erickson
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
June 12, 2015
Homes on area’s flooded lakes will likely get outlet
For at least a decade, high water levels on four lakes in the northeast corner of Otter Tail County have caused enough problems that the Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul Lake Improvement District has been advocating for an outlet. Nearby Devils Lake is in the same shape. Now there...
June 12, 2015 - 5:20am
June 5, 2015
Here’s some tips on keeping phosphorus out of the lakes
In the summer, Minnesotans enjoy every one of their 10,000-plus lakes. After months of being cooped up, it’s understandable! Yet summer is when people often unknowingly damage the very lakes they love by polluting them with phosphorous. Phosphorous is in anything that once...
June 5, 2015 - 5:15am
June 3, 2015
More industrial chemicals found in remote Minnesota lakes
ST. PAUL -- A chemical associated only with X-ray technology is showing up in Lake Kabetogama in Voyageurs National Park and other northern lakes, one of many industrial compounds showing up in samples taken from Minnesota waterways. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Tuesday...
June 3, 2015 - 8:01am
Dry spring: Lake level down a foot
This part of Minnesota is the driest in the state, and Becker County is among those listed being in “severe drought” by the U.S. Drought...
May 3, 2015 - 5:50am
March 14, 2015
Clean up after yourself, get ice houses off and be careful on the ice
First, just a reminder that Monday, March 16, shelters need to be removed from the lakes north of Highways 10 and 34. It looks like most anglers took advantage of the nice weekend last weekend to get most of the houses off the lakes. There are still some shelters out, and for those...
March 14, 2015 - 5:20am
Clean Minnesota lakes well worth the investment
There’s mixed news on a topic that’s near and dear to our area: clean lakes. As reported in a front-page Star Tribune story, keeping Minnesota lakes clean is hugely expensive. Over the next 20 years, the state will spend an estimated $2.5 billion from the 2008 Legacy Amendment...
February 14, 2015 - 5:50am
March 2, 2014
Some fish houses need to be off lakes by Monday
It’s time to reel up the lines and get ready to say goodbye to this year’s ice fishing season. Fish houses need to be off area lakes by...
March 2, 2014 - 11:00am
March 27, 2013
Washing your hands might be bad for fish
ALEXANDRIA— A lot of questionable decisions were made in the 1960s. Was introducing the antibacterial agent triclosan one of them? The antimicrobial...
March 27, 2013 - 8:53am
Time to take houses off area lakes
A good amount of snowfall is causing a good amount of trouble for area anglers. Snow pack and drifts on the lakes are making for a tough time...
February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm
January 26, 2013
Update: Double-shooting near Detroit Lakes leaves one dead, one injured, one in jail awaiting murder charge
Investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Becker County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man in connection with...
January 26, 2013 - 5:07pm
October 10, 2012
Return of an ancient fish
Cold winds and intermittent rain and snow blew over White Earth Lake Tuesday afternoon -- but that didn't stop students from the Circle of Life...
October 10, 2012 - 11:53am
September 27, 2012
Conservation officers come across a cart full of trouble
Aquatic invasive species are normally confined to waterways, so conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were surprised when they recently discovered a full-blown infestation in a parking lot. Conservation Officer candidate Jen Mueller and CO field...
September 27, 2012 - 3:46pm
June 11, 2012
Woman seriously hurt after being struck by boat on Cotton Lake
A rural Detroit Lakes woman was seriously injured Friday afternoon while boating on Cotton Lake. She fell out of the boat, which then circled around and struck her. Doris Gravelle, 51, was a passenger in a 14-foot Lund with a 15 horsepower motor that was being operated by Joseph...
June 11, 2012 - 4:20pm
May 3, 2011
DL police warn residents to lock car doors at night
Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena is warning residents to lock their car doors and remove valuables at night. "We've had a lot of pilfering from unlocked vehicles over the last three weekends," he said Monday. "People are missing loose change and CDs and anything else you can...
May 3, 2011 - 3:27pm
January 12, 2011
Lakes under attack by aquatic invasive species
On Saturday, Jan. 15, the Tri-County Aquatic Invasive Species Legislative Summit will convene in Detroit Lakes. The summit will begin at 9:30...
January 12, 2011 - 11:46am