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'A tradition of excellence': Detroit Lakes newspaper's history goes back...way back
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high
Picturesque Cooking: Summer class at DL's Boys & Girls Club teaches gardening, cooking – and photography
Minn. 9-year-old helped his sister escape rollover before his death
‘American Idol’ to hold auditions in Dakotas in early September
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PREVIEW: Injuries hampering preseason workouts of Waubun Bombers
Frazee to forfeit football season because of low roster numbers
Thielen celebrates 27th birthday Tuesday
PREVIEW: Laker football opponents in for DL’s culture shock
Area teams fall at state Class C baseball tournament
Mental health matters: How to stay emotionally healthy this school year
Guide to lakes country camping
The light of an eclipse: An essay on the experience
Column: The legend of Old Three Legs
Why it pays to keep a careful eye on your earnings record
friends & neighbors
Learning to lead: LEADERship Detroit Lakes now accepting applications
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota remain unchanged
Disney to end Netflix deal, sets launch of ESPN and Disney-branded streaming services
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Minnesota Resort & Campground Association launches Century Resort Recognition Program
Autumn nuptials are latest wedding trend
Boats & Bars & so much more
Local author to speak about latest work Aug. 23 at Perham library
Holmes Theatre's 15th season to include plenty of surprises
Dixieland band coming to Pelican Rapids
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Vivian (Silovich) Lee
Leonard "Pete" Thielen
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Mason J. Smith
Byrne Ray Hildebrand
Frederick A. Coughlin
Marlene Rae Andring
Gary L Braasch
How dark will it get during total eclipse?
Vaping is not any "cooler" than smoking
Letter: Charlottesville shows Trump is morally destitute
Klobuchar: 'Alternative facts' and muzzling the press are unacceptable
Lee Hamilton: My impression of nine presidents I've worked with
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
Here's how to get kids to love going fishing
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
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
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
Swenson versus Miller for Pine to Palm championship
July 19, 2017
Century-old Minnesota resort keeps them coming back
NAYTAHWAUSH, Minn.—Pinehurst Resort, situated between North Twin Lake and South Twin Lake in Naytahwaush, will be 100 years old in 2018....
July 19, 2017 - 11:28am
March 15, 2017
Community of Minnesota Resorts to hold workshop in April
The Community of Minnesota Resorts, a non-profit organization of "Resorters Helping Resorters," will hold their Spring Workshop on April 6 at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail, MN. The workshop will begin with registration at 8:15 a.m. and will conclude by 5:00 p.m.
March 15, 2017 - 11:53am
February 25, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing gets tricky now, but it's not over yet
The significant amount of rain we received last Sunday and Monday, along with the week or more of warm weather the week before, has deteriorated ice all over northern Minnesota. The snow cover on the lakes is gone. With the re-freeze we are getting now, conditions will be very slippery...
February 25, 2017 - 1:30pm
February 21, 2017
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Unseasonably warm temperatures and steady rainfall have prompted local and state officials to urge caution when venturing onto...
February 21, 2017 - 5:31pm
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
January 29, 2017
Brad Laabs column: With colder temps, ice anglers need lures with more sound, color, movement
The unseasonably warm January thaw of the last week or 10 days has knocked the snow cover on the lakes to almost nothing on the majority of our area lakes. During the warm stretch, fishing the lake conditions was slushy, wet, and flooding occurred around heavier permanent houses (nothing...
January 29, 2017 - 6:00am
December 17, 2016
Lakes are making ice fast, but no trucks for another week
Ice thicknesses on area lakes range from about 6 to 9 inches and continues to develop well with the severe cold of the last week. Areas that have no or minimal snow have thicker ice, since the snow acts as an insulator and slows ice development. Through this weekend and the rest of...
December 17, 2016 - 6:00am
November 19, 2016
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Across the tranquil lake in the darkness of a moonless sky, I can barely make out the faint yellow glow of a campfire. My fire is behind me, about 50 feet, crackling in a dreamy and muffled series of pops and snaps as the dry pine slowly burns.
November 19, 2016 - 7:06am
October 1, 2016
Small lakes have 'turned,' big lakes still cooling down
The high winds, cold fronts, and rain made for challenging fishing conditions and challenging fishing this last week. The weather is improving and looks to be more stable for this week. The bite activity for all species should improve, and the conditions to fish for them will be much...
October 1, 2016 - 10:04am
September 23, 2016
Zebra mussels found in two more popular western Minnesota lakes
Zebra mussels have now been confirmed in two popular recreational lakes in western Minnesota. They were found in Lake Sallie and Lac qui Parle...
September 23, 2016 - 8:29am
July 26, 2016
Zebra mussels found in lakes near Vergas, Alexandria
The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in northwestern Minnesota’s East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County and central...
July 26, 2016 - 10:10am
July 1, 2016
DNR asks boaters to preserve lakes
The Independence Day weekend is one of the busiest of the Minnesota boating and fishing season. The Department of Natural Resources reminds...
July 1, 2016 - 2:21pm
Be patient, helpful to rookie boaters
With the 4th of July holiday weekend upon us, it is a great time for some fishing etiquette reminders. The public accesses and lakes will be busy with fisherman and pleasure-recreational boaters. Starting with launching and loading at the landing, remember to act with an attitude...
July 1, 2016 - 2:18pm
January 2, 2016
Thin ice creating safety issues for ice fishermen in the region
Two Wisconsin fishermen are dead after falling through the ice this week. The tragedy serves as a reminder to ice anglers in the Detroit Lakes area. For anglers like Tim Jacobson, the wait for the ice to freeze takes a lot of patience. Warm winters like the one we’ve had so far...
January 2, 2016 - 5:50am
December 23, 2015
Ice conditions not ideal yet
A couple of snowmobilers on Little Detroit learned the hard way not to taunt Mother Nature after they - and their sleds - ended up falling into...
December 23, 2015 - 10:26am