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From Perham to Philly: Game was worst experience ever
Congressman Peterson's meeting with 'Ikes' tonight is cancelled
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
Laker defense shuts down Cardinals
Hallisey two-point night in one-goal victory over Bemidji
BASKETBALL: DL win streak at five after nail-biter in Hawley
Freeman stars on shorthanded diving lineup at California Baptist
Area college track update
'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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Richard "Moon" Mellen
Cordell "Corky" Kittelson
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Here comes the plow - what do you do?
To curb climate change, cities need the right design
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Hawk or falcon? Tricks to ID look-alike bird species
Bad things happen out there if you aren't prepared
The ice angler's landing net: Alexandria's Dresch makes a product to help get more fish in the pail
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
July 30, 2015
New Minnesota laws take effect Saturday
ST. PAUL -- A new Minnesota law taking effect Aug. 1 will make it illegal to put bodily fluids into another person's food or drink. The law was inspired by the case of a Blaine man who ejaculated into a co-worker's coffee cup. But it turned out nothing in state law actually made...
July 30, 2015 - 8:46am
March 9, 2012
Seat belts are required by law in back seat, too
Seat belt use is required in the back seat in Minnesota. Many teens and young adults aren't buckling up in the back seat, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Only three (10 percent) of the 30 back-seat passengers ages 13-24 killed...
March 9, 2012 - 2:39pm
January 20, 2012
New law: Those hired to remove docks, lifts must have state permit
Another tactic to stop the spread of zebra mussels will take place throughout the state this winter -- training sessions for those who are hired to install and remove boats, docks and lifts. According to Minnesota Waters, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is initiating...
January 20, 2012 - 4:30pm
March 24, 2010
Lawmakers look into ice rink air
Linda Davis taught figure skating for more than 15 years, taking her time on the ice after hockey players were done. A year ago, Davis was diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning that she blames on her years in the ice arenas that skaters, hockey players, coaches and parents visit...
March 24, 2010 - 11:39am
January 14, 2009
Bagley woman faces drug, alcohol charges
Tambra Ann Laws, 50, of Box 334, Bagley has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of fifth-degree controlled substance crime - possession, and two gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI charges. According to court records: On July 17 a trooper on Highway...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
New dog-breeding laws may be on the horizon
Minnesota animal welfare rights groups say they are continuing the fight for tighter regulation of the state's numerous puppy and kitten mills through new legislation, despite some hesitation from lawmakers and large-scale breeders. Last year, Sen. Don Betzold, DFL-Fridley, and...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am
July 31, 2008
New laws in Minnesota take effect Friday
ST. PAUL -- If you are a health-care professional looking to make a profit, don't chase an ambulance. If you are a musician, don't claim to be someone you are not. If you are in the habit of sending text messages while driving, don't. If you own a home, you must have carbon monoxide...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am
July 6, 2008
Minnesota's anti-meth law is a big success story
An anti- methamphetamine law passed in Minnesota three years ago has been a big success. The law change resulted in drastically fewer meth labs, and in much less meth available to users, according to Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon, and a new report by the Minnesota Department...
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
Last chance to complete winter clean-up; know your burning laws
As the spring thaw approaches, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds residents of open burning restrictions. "When there is more than three inches of continuous snow cover, permits are not needed for open burning," said Ron Stoffel, Minnesota Department of...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am
March 20, 2008
State considers changes in sex offender laws
March 20, 2008 - 12:00am
March 6, 2008
City of Hawley didn't break laws when it released data on fired police chief
The city of Hawley did not violate Minnesota's Data Practices Act when it released information tied to the firing of its police chief, Mark Hanson, more than two years ago, a judge has ruled. Hanson filed a lawsuit in Clay County District Court in 2006 claiming the city wrongfully...
March 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 5, 2008
Opinion - No need to expand state self-defense laws
DETROIT LAKES - It's one of the most frightening scenarios imaginable: While enjoying the sanctity of your own home, intruders break in. When that happens, shouldn't you have every right to defend yourself? Under current Minnesota laws, you can. That's one of several reasons why...
March 5, 2008 - 12:00am