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Could being a 'yes man' get you scammed?
UPDATE: Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
Spring truck weight restrictions start for central frost zone
Correction: Poles 'n Holes derby winners
Water, water everywhere...: Smithsonian traveling exhibit ‘Water/Ways’ opens Saturday in DL
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BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Fly Girls Jazz runners-up, Kick sixth at State Dance
Hornets to make 24th state appearance
DL wrestlers section runners-up
Lakers dominate Section gymnastics championships
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Local students qualify for state Business Professionals of America competition
Beat cabin fever at Grace Lutheran Church supper: Fundraiser set for this Saturday, proceeds to benefit local charities
Speech team rules apply to life as well
Friends & Neighbors
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
United Community Bank honored for community involvement
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie returning to Park Rapids
Dean W. Iverson
Don L. Wilhelm
Betty Thorman Johnson
Joan A. Watland
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Tribune Editorial: Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
UPDATE: Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
December 24, 2013
Prosecutor drops rape charge against Halstad mayor
HALSTAD, Minn. – Sexual assault charges against the mayor here have been dropped after the alleged victim’s credibility was called into question....
December 24, 2013 - 12:30pm
December 21, 2013
Redwood Falls mayor dies; Revier ran for Congress in 1990s
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Redwood Falls Mayor Gary Revier died unexpectedly Friday morning in his home. KLGR Radio in Redwood Falls reported the death. Revier had turned 67 Wednesday. He was a graduate of Redwood Falls High School and a well-known local businessman. He had been...
December 21, 2013 - 2:30pm
November 27, 2013
Duluth mayor turns down 25 percent raise
DULUTH -- Despite a City Council vote Monday evening to boost the salary for the mayor’s position from $78,000 to $97,500 — a 25 percent increase — Mayor Don Ness said he will refuse the raise. “It’s been uncomfortable and a bit painful,” Ness said of the past week...
November 27, 2013 - 6:00pm
August 5, 2013
Mayor Robert Tufts re-elected in Dorset
DORSET, Minn. – Hundreds were holding their breath Sunday in Dorset as a member of the audience reached into the vote bin. The ballot determined...
August 5, 2013 - 8:33am
June 24, 2013
Dorset ‘mayor’ to host fundraiser walk for Ronald McDonald House
Robert “Bobby” Tufts, 4, who’s gained international fame in his role as Dorset mayor, is now taking on the role of philanthropist. Tufts, who’s been enjoying the Heartland Trail since he was 2, is hosting a Walk for Kids to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House of the...
June 24, 2013 - 10:08am
June 13, 2013
Halstad mayor facing rape charge gets restraining order against accuser
ADA, Minn. – In a courtroom here on Wednesday, the mayor of Halstad denied multiple rape charges against him and tried to make sure the alleged victim stays away from his children. A civil restraining order has been issued in Norman County District Court, not against Steve Sortland,...
June 13, 2013 - 8:21am
May 30, 2013
Duluth mayor’s wife aided shooting victim
The wife of Duluth Mayor Don Ness was the first to reach Deandre Norwood as he lay bleeding Tuesday night from a gunshot wound to his head. Laura Ness said she had just left Whole Foods Co-op and was approaching her truck when she heard a loud conversation across Seventh Avenue...
May 30, 2013 - 9:03am
Halstad mayor arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct
ADA, Minn. – The mayor of Halstad was charged here Wednesday with raping a female acquaintance last week. Steve Sortland, 44, made an initial appearance Wednesday in Norman County District Court after prosecutors filed felony charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and...
May 30, 2013 - 6:00am
May 15, 2013
Dorset mayor draws national attention
DORSET, Minn. – Dorset’s mayor, Robert “Bobbie” Tufts, has become a national sensation after a WCCO TV interview went viral over the...
May 15, 2013 - 10:55am
October 10, 2012
Two vying for Audubon mayor seat
The race is on to claim the title of Audubon's mayor, as two people are vying for the position this fall. Incumbent Jeff Quam is seeking his...
October 10, 2012 - 10:44am
November 5, 2008
Brenk is DL's new mayor; Marks Erickson elected to council along with incumbents
After 30-plus year under the direction of Mayor Larry Buboltz, the city of Detroit Lakes will see a new leader when Matt Brenk takes over as...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 25, 2008
DL city candidates talk downtown development, convention center, other city issues at forum
People gathered in the Minnesota Community & Technical College Tuesday evening to hear from the Detroit Lakes mayor and aldermen candidates. During the Lakes Area League of Women Voters-sponsored forum, the three mayor candidates faced off first, followed by council candidates...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
September 10, 2008
Record Editorial: Buboltz has been a great mayor
Detroit Lakes is losing a great mayor.
September 10, 2008 - 12:00am
September 5, 2008
Buboltz not running for re-election
After 20 years of service as mayor of Detroit Lakes, Larry Buboltz has decided not to run for re-election this November. "I decided a few months ago that I will not be running for mayor," he announced Thursday afternoon. Buboltz said it has been a great 20 years -- and 12 years...
September 5, 2008 - 12:00am