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Late goal not enough for Lakers against Crookston
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In the Zone
Get ready to climb
Holly McCamant: Jumping off bridges and drinking too much, just another day at the lake
Credit 101 for college freshmen and parents
Older driving safety: Warning signs and how to know when to stop driving
Freezing herbs: Preserve those fresh summer flavors
Friends & Neighbors
Attorney opens new office in hometown of DL
A Creative Mix Hair Salon hires new staff
MN gas prices take smaller dip this week
Minnesota Chamber leadership named
DL doctor helps local health care students
Ulen’s Top Hat Theatre celebrates 10 years
Auditions for DLHS fall musical open Sept. 2
Mah Jongg tournament is set for Thursday, Sept. 4 in Park Rapids
Tonic Sol-fa coming to Holmes Sept. 3
‘Rockin’ on the Red’ set Sept. 20
Pine to Palm Traditions
Tamarac Refuge: Come check out the climate and its changes
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
Letter: Things are better, thanks to top-tier tax increases
Lynn Hummel: Gestures can be powerful stuff
Bad news for bottom 60 percent
Don’t fall for this clever phone scam
Letter: ‘Gouen’ to miss Park
Brain matter or delicious mushroom?
Brad Laabs: Lots of favorite lakes, many ways to prepare fish
Blane Klemek: Mallards are perhaps the most widespread duck on Earth
Recreational activities to be expanded at MN SNA’s
Learn the basics of hunting upland birds at DNR clinic
Pine to Palm
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 Monday if they are located south of Highways 10 and 34. That includes Big and Little Detroit lakes. This year, early snowfall caused water...
news / Detroit Lakes
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 ingredient was first used decades ago in Dial soap and pesticides. It can now be found in personal care products, housewares and toys....
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...
outdoors / news
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...
news / accidents
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
December 29, 2010
No pay raise for county commissioners next year
Once again, Becker County commissioners failed to get a pay raise for next year, and once again they have no one to blame but themselves. The board on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution keeping their pay and per diem rates unchanged from this year. Commissioners are paid...
December 29, 2010 - 10:23am
August 12, 2010
Detroit Lakes City Council agrees to put 1 percent food & beverage tax on November ballot
The wording is set. "The City of Detroit Lakes proposes to provide and allocate resources to pay for control of Flowering Rush infestations of waters within the City; construction and improvement of bike trail facilities; parking improvements near City facilities; and redevelopment...
August 12, 2010 - 9:24am
July 18, 2010
Inventory, sales up in Detroit Lakes area this year
Four years into the real estate business, Kevin Cummings laments that he missed the heyday of selling seasonal homes in Minnesota when hungry...
July 18, 2010 - 1:19pm
July 7, 2010
Protecting area lakes
With so many of this area's recreational and tourism opportunities centered on its lakes and rivers, it's no secret that water quality is a priority issue in west central Minnesota. At no time in state history have its surface waters been at greater risk than they are today -- with intense...
July 7, 2010 - 10:15am
May 28, 2010
Weekend entertainment coming to lake near you
BY THRESSA JOHNSON Staff Intern Grab your beach towels and get into gear for next weekend, when Quake the Lake will race into town for its fourth year churning up wakes and waves. On June 5 and 6, the Twin City Power Boat Association is teaming up with Zorbaz, J&K Marine,...
May 28, 2010 - 3:46pm
Crawford wins Class 1A state beam championship
MINNEAPOLIS - Detroit Lakes junior Amy Crawford has been where no other Laker gymnast has been before -- on the state meet's first-place podium stand. Crawford won DL its first-ever gymnastics state championship Saturday inside the University of Minnesota's Sports Pavilion, when...
February 28, 2010 - 2:02pm