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Safe from lightning in a car? Think again.
MN Department of Education Releases 2016 MCA Scores
Crime & Accident Report
If the shoe fits, paint it: Sisters create custom shoes in Bemidji
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
Angels’ rally falls short in upset loss at Regions
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
The smell of football is in the air
DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Crazy Daze returns to Detroit Lakes Aug. 9
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
Mannheim Steamroller is coming to Bemidji Nov. 23
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Darla Rae Fisher
Julie Ann Stewart
Doris M. Mattson
Timothy J. Karsnia
Ban smoking in rental housing
Here’s how drug law will help
Letter: What’s gone wrong? America has lost its way over the past 60 years
Kudos to Minnesota’s improving credit rating
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Lakes are full, but too warm for muskie
Franklin, Lizzie, Loon won’t get muskies
‘A series of unfortunate events’ in the outdoors
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
July 30, 2016
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), “the diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to help it...
20 hours 54 min ago
July 23, 2016
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
Since this is the last 2016 SRP program, we decided to stage our own Olympic Games. Come prepared to take part in some fun Minute-To-Win-It Games and celebrate all you’ve achieved during this year’s “Summer Reading Program.” This final SRP program is scheduled for Thursday,...
July 23, 2016 - 5:00am
July 16, 2016
Olympic art presentation set July 21 at library
Kids, this is the week to put your artistic talents on display. Join local artist and instructor Rick Pechmann as he helps us to prepare our own Olympic designs. This Summer Reading Program art presentation is scheduled for Thursday, July 21 at 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting rooms....
July 16, 2016 - 5:15am
July 9, 2016
Brush up on your swim strokes at the library
This week’s “Summer Reading Program” presentation features another premier Olympic Sport-Swimming. Carol McCarthy, head coach of the Detroit Lakes Girls Swim Team and some of her students, will talk to us about different swimming strokes, Olympic swimmers and their speeds. The...
July 9, 2016 - 5:05am
June 25, 2016
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
The theme for the 2016 Summer Reading Program at Detroit Lakes Public Library is “Read for the Win,” with a focus on the Olympics. Curling may not be a summer Olympic event, but we can’t forget one of Minnesota’s popular winter activities. Members of the Detroit Lakes Curling...
June 25, 2016 - 5:20am
June 17, 2016
June 20 is World Refugee Day
Imagine fleeing your home with only the things you can carry, under constant threat of violence, and making your way to another country where...
June 17, 2016 - 2:51pm
June 11, 2016
Learn more about horseback riding
This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Read for the Win,” and our next program is set for this Thursday, June 16 at 2 p.m. The staff from JF Stables of Detroit Lakes will be here to tell us about equipment and horseback riding techniques. Sorry, no horses are allowed in...
June 11, 2016 - 5:50am
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