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It's a mystery: Bronze Star earned by DL man in WWII found at gun show
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100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads
Bow fishers take 10,000 pounds of carp in Frazee tourney
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Busker, Lakers head to postseason with win in Bemidji
Raider runners qualify for section track
Frazee wrestlers aid VFW with holiday flags at Oak Grove
Parsons, Lormis repeat all-conference performances
Foster 29th at NCAA Outdoor West Prelims
Honoring our heroes on Memorial Day
Column: Big winners, big losers
Turning back the pages
Ehnerts celebrate 50 years together
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
Friends & Neighbors
Okeson named Director of Nursing for Emmanuel Nursing Home
Food waste is money down the drain
MN gas prices up two cents
DL Public Utilities earns Reliable Public Power Provider designation
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, other acts headed to Fargo later this year
Local chef publishes culinary memoir
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
Victor M. Lindstrom
Dale Wayne Fagerlie
Marcella O. Jernberg
Florence I. Gilbertson
Neil L. Edwards
Sen. Amy Klobuchar column: Honoring our fallen heroes, by caring for those heroes still with us
Remember to look around at the hurting heros among us
Lynn Hummel column: Everybody needs a Bud
Letter: Bad time to cut opioid drug prevention program
Letter: More than just a three-day weekend
Blane Klemek column: Starlings and sparrows both play to win
Conditions prime for nice bass bite opening weekend
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
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
November 24, 2016
Frazee officials to dig into liquor store 'losses'
Trying to figure out what's behind losses at the city-owned liquor store the past two years is almost enough to drive Frazee officials to drink. Last year, the municipal on- and off-sale reported an $8,888 loss, and in 2014, it reported a $24,877 loss. "We've been trying to figure...
November 24, 2016 - 11:52am
November 5, 2016
Audubon puts its city-owned liquor store up for sale
The city of Audubon is putting its liquor store up for sale after it recorded a loss of $10,178 last year—the eighth straight year of losses....
November 5, 2016 - 5:21am
May 13, 2016
Proposal for Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota sinks again
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who forget to buy booze will remain out of luck on Sundays after the state House Thursday rejected a proposal to allow liquor stores to be open seven days a week. The proposal failed 70-57 as an amendment to a small bill with other liquor-related provisions...
May 13, 2016 - 8:05am
April 10, 2016
Sunday liquor chances slim in MN legislature
Advocates of legalizing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota must turn their attention to the floor of the Minnesota House. Bills authored in the House and Senate to allow local governments to decide whether to allow liquor stores to sell alcohol on Sundays have had no hearings in committee...
April 10, 2016 - 5:35am
May 12, 2014
Minnesota Sunday liquor-law feud ends quietly
ST. PAUL -- State lawmakers pushing to chip away at — and eventually repeal — the Minnesota law that prohibits liquor stores from opening on Sundays threw in the towel Friday. The effort is dead, for now. “I guess I consider the Rest In Peace date on this today, for the...
May 12, 2014 - 9:30am
March 7, 2014
Another try at Sunday liquor sales could start with 'baby step'
ST. PAUL -- Allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays remains a steep climb in the Minnesota Legislature, so its prime proponent is willing to...
March 7, 2014 - 8:10am
March 2, 2014
City amends liquor law
Everyone wants a piece of the pie, but only if it’s a big slice. A few years ago, the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center needed a more organized way of providing alcohol during events that they hosted, as well as at private events that individuals hosted in the facility. So,...
March 2, 2014 - 3:00pm
February 9, 2014
City liquor sales up by $500,000
According to Mayor Matt Brenk, 2013 was a good year in Detroit Lakes. Brenk gave his State of the City address Thursday afternoon prior to...
February 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
February 8, 2014
Detroit Lakes municipal liquor sales hit record high in 2013
The Detroit Lakes liquor store had a record year in 2013, despite being hacked and causing a lot of people credit card hassles. Thursday afternoon, council members and city staff gathered for the city’s annual planning meeting, discussing what happened in 2013 and planning ahead...
February 8, 2014 - 3:00pm
January 29, 2014
Municipal liquor stores funnel millions into city coffers
MOORHEAD – City-run liquor stores and bars across Minnesota are often profitable operations that funnel millions of dollars into cities and...
January 29, 2014 - 9:44pm
May 2, 2013
Minnesota House defeats Sunday liquor sales
ST. PAUL — Another year, another defeat for Sunday liquor sales. The Minnesota House voted 106-21 Wednesday to retain state law forbidding Sunday liquor store hours. The issue arises regularly in the Legislature, always failing by a large amount. The vote came on an amendment...
May 2, 2013 - 8:29am
May 27, 2009
I'll drink to that...
On June 22, 1969, White Elephant Liquors opened its doors. Forty years later, now called Lake Park Liquors, the establishment is going strong and providing revenue for the city. The city paid cash for its $100,000 municipal liquor store 40 years ago, most likely saved from the profits...
May 27, 2009 - 2:32pm