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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
Raider girls snap 36-game skid
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
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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