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MnDOT adds North Star Route to U.S. bicycle system
Local National Guard unit wins acclaim during grueling training in Mojave Desert
DL man faces first-degree drug charge for meth
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Viking girls hold on for win at Frazee
Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Hornet wrestlers take Unruh Invite
Laker girls hockey shutout at Sartell
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Diana Lynn Aker
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Ruth I. Knapp
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
Severe Weather Announcements (3)
June 9, 2016
Lakes area libraries hosting summer reading program
Local libraries are celebrating summer with the annual Summer Reading Program for youth ages 0-18. This free program will encourage youth to “Read for the Win” during the summer months, by inviting them to track their reading progress to earn prizes and to attend free events at...
June 9, 2016 - 5:10am
June 4, 2016
International Picnic Day celebrated June 18
The idea of picnicking has been around for centuries, and now we have International Picnic Day to commemorate the practice. In a couple of weeks, we can celebrate International Picnic Day on June 18. There are examples of picnicking in literature such as: “To the Lighthouse,”...
June 4, 2016 - 5:40am
May 28, 2016
World Ocean Day will be celebrated June 8
We all know how important it is to take care of our environment for our own good. Many programs and organizations exist to help with this. The United Nations recognized June 8 as World Ocean Day in late 2008. This year’s theme for World Ocean Day is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet,”...
May 28, 2016 - 5:40am
May 21, 2016
Summer weather finally arrives at the lakes
It feels like summer even though the northern hemisphere’s summer solstice isn’t until June 21. As you well know, there are all kinds of activities and foods that are associated with our warmer temps. Many of us turn to gardening in our spare time, so we can have fresh produce...
May 21, 2016 - 5:50am
May 14, 2016
Celebrate National Burger Day May 28
The origins of the hamburger are very fuzzy, but it is most often identified with the U.S. in the category of fast food. Burgers rank right up there with Mom, apple pie and baseball, and they even have their own day set aside; May 28th is National Burger Day. There are many recipes...
May 14, 2016 - 5:05am
May 7, 2016
Happy Mother’s Day from the DL Library!
Mother’s Day has been an official holiday since 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating the second Sunday in May as Mothers’ Day. We’ve had over a hundred years of officially celebrating Moms, plenty of time to generate many library materials on...
May 7, 2016 - 5:45am
April 30, 2016
Tuesday, May 3 is National Teacher’s Day!
If you were asked to name your favorite teacher from kindergarten through graduate school, I bet you would have no problem coming up with an answer, and many wonderful memories would come back to you! National Teacher’s Day is May 3, and here’s a hats off to all the area teachers!...
April 30, 2016 - 5:40am
April 23, 2016
Celebrate Duke Ellington, Jazz Day
Celebrate Duke Ellington Day on April 29 and International Jazz Day on April 30. The word jazz is very simple, but the genre of music it labels is very complex. The evolution of jazz has produced many sounds. There is New Orleans-style jazz, and Dixieland jazz from the 1920s. The...
April 23, 2016 - 5:50am
April 21, 2016
April is National Donate Life Month
Did you know the first attempted transplant was a kidney in June of 1950? The kidney functioned for 53 days before they had to remove it. Unfortunately, it had been rejected, because this was before immunosuppressant drugs and tissue typing. Transplantation has come a long way since...
April 21, 2016 - 5:15am
April 9, 2016
Tax Day is set for April 18 this year
No it’s not a typo — tax day in 2016 is April 18. We get three extra days to get everything together, because April 16 lands on a Saturday. Emancipation Day is usually celebrated on April 16th, but because it lands on a Saturday, it has been moved to April 15, with Tax Day falling...
April 9, 2016 - 5:50am
April 2, 2016
Celebrate National Tartan Day April 6
Did you know there is a holiday similar to St. Patrick’s Day for Americans of Scottish descent? It’s called National Tartan Day, and is April 6 each year. The usual mode of commemoration is big city parades… of course including bagpipers. The holiday is a tribute to the Scottish...
April 2, 2016 - 5:55am
March 26, 2016
Ebooks MN available at DL Library
The Detroit Lakes Public Library is pleased to introduce its customers to Ebooks Minnesota, an online ebook collection. The collection is accessible...
March 26, 2016 - 5:40am
March 12, 2016
Celebrate St. Pat's Day with ‘wearin’ o’ the green’
You’ve heard it said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. That sweet sentiment is probably closer to the truth than you think! Consider the number of Irish immigrants to the United States during the potato famine of the 1840s. According to World Book Encyclopedia, about...
March 12, 2016 - 5:50am
March 5, 2016
Detroit Lakes Library to host Fairy Festival on Thursday, March 17
Fairy Festival, which is a children’s event, is scheduled for Thursday, March 17 at 4 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library main meeting room. Celebrate spring this year with Fairies, Gnomes, and Trolls! We have fantastical snacks and crafts for our tinker fairies (including...
March 5, 2016 - 5:30am
March 4, 2016
DL Public Library: Make a food donation this month, have your fines forgiven
Detroit Lakes and other area libraries are encouraging customers to take advantage of “Food for Fines,” a fine forgiveness program that will be held during the month of March. Customers can watch their overdue balance go down to zero simply by bringing unexpired, non-perishable...
March 4, 2016 - 5:15am