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Update: Names of two people killed in crash near Ice Cracking Lodge released
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
DL track teams compete at Eagle Relays
Frazee girls second, boys third at PR Track
Lakeview Golf Course to open Wednesday
Girls basketball summer camp registration open
Eighth-grade DL Pacesetter team advances to state
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Harriet E. Anderson
Delores D. Halverson
Armand A. Mayoue
Benneth "Benny" Braseth
Philip Edward Warren
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
September 29, 2017
Keeping score: DL school board talks new athletic screens, levy
New sports screens are set to grace the face of the Detroit Lakes athletic field, both outside and inside. In the next week and a half the screens will be delivered and put up—but these aren't just for keeping score. Dave Hutchinson and Janet Mace, Booster Club members who presented...
September 29, 2017 - 8:28pm
December 14, 2016
Business as usual and goodbyes: District talks levy, goals at Buboltz, Lyngaas and Seaworth’s final board meeting
It was the final school board meeting for Jackie Buboltz, Ladd Lyngaas, and Dr. Tom Seaworth, full of warm goodbyes and business as usual, beginning with the 2016 property tax levy certification. After the Sept. 28 meeting, which capped the levy hike at 7.92 percent, the board agreed...
December 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
October 2, 2016
What's in a levy? DL School board sets a capped levy hike of 7.92 percent in special board meeting
The Detroit Lakes School Board met Wednesday evening (Sept. 28) to go over the preliminary tax levy certification for the 2017-18 school year. After a presentation of last year's tax evaluations from the school's business manager, Ryan Tangen, the board approved a capped 7.92 percent...
October 2, 2016 - 5:00am
September 7, 2016
LP-A asks voters to extend operating levy
Hoping to avoid budget cuts, the Lake Park-Audubon school District is asking voters to extend a $136,000 excess operating levy that has been on the books for seven years. "It's really just a continuation of what we've been doing," said LP-A Superintendent Dale Hogie. The operating...
September 7, 2016 - 10:29am
December 16, 2015
Frazee Schools passes levy decrease
Holding steady, Frazee-Vergas School District’s levy for 2016 will be in line with the 2015 levy. The 2015 budget and levy was set at $2.091 million, and the 2016 budget and levy was set at $2.089 million Monday evening during the regular board meeting. That’s a decrease of $2,400,...
December 16, 2015 - 10:21am
County plans to increase levy by 3%
The Becker County Board of Commissioners has set the county’s preliminary levy for the 2016 year – a 2.94 percent increase. This is not the final levy. That will be set in December after the public hearing.
September 16, 2015 - 11:06am
September 9, 2015
DL city sets tax levy
Though the Detroit Lakes City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a preliminary 2016 property tax levy of $4.5 million — a 9.1 percent increase over the 2015 levy — most city residents will see their property taxes stay level, or even decrease slightly next year. This...
September 9, 2015 - 10:44am
October 17, 2008
He's a teacher and longtime supporter of schools--but he says 'no' to Perham levy hike
It is a dilemma for him, but retired teacher Roger Vettleson will be voting 'no' on the levy referendum for the Perham-Dent schools. For Vettleson, who taught in the Moorhead school system and retired to the Perham area, his property taxes will rise $800 a year if the levy passes--this...
October 17, 2008 - 12:00am
October 14, 2008
Perham group pushes for levy
PERHAM - Supporters of a school operating levy on the November ballot in Perham are going all out in their pitch. They raised more than $13,000, sent direct mailings and, on Monday, unveiled a campaign headquarters - in a vacant grocery store across from the town's Dairy Queen. Like...
October 14, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Frazee-Vergas OKs 2% levy hike
The Frazee-Vergas School Board on Tuesday certified a preliminary levy of 2.4 million for the 2009-2010 school year. The levy increase is 1.99 percent, for the maximum amount allowed under state law. "We do this every year at this time," board chair Dana Laine said. "To finalize,...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Growing pains? DL schools hikes levy 15 percent
Growth can be a blessing or a curse. The Detroit Lakes School District is experiencing those growing pains when it comes to school funding and class size issues. As the School Board approved the maximum levy for 2009-10 during a special meeting Friday morning, it addressed concerns...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 10, 2008
County levy hike at 4.6 percent
Though it was a short meeting of the Becker County Board on Tuesday, the commissioners did have at least one major task to take care of: certifying the preliminary 2009, payable 2008 property tax levy. County taxpayers will be asked to pay a maximum of $17,263,004 next year -- an...
September 10, 2008 - 12:00am
July 6, 2008
Letter: Frazee: 'Let the levy do it's work'
To residents of the Frazee-Vergas school district: I understand there is a move underway to reduce or revoke the operating levy passed last year. Before you do that I would like you to know...I attended three of the 13 informational meetings held last year. The meetings I...
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am