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Couple, four children missing in Nevada found safe in canyon
Home lost to fire on Little Cormorant
Texas actress pleads guilty for ricin-laced letter sent to Obama
One of three teens pleads guilty in death of Willmar, Minn., grandmother
Three arrested in Fargo home break-ins
Wild get just enough offense to beat Sharks
Vikings place TE Rudolph on IR
Ravens storm past Vikings in frantic finish
Frazee Wrestling Preview: Hornets reload for another run at title
Scoring buckets to be strength for Lady Hornets
In the Zone
Snowstorms of the past
Lake Park Audubon High School Honor Rolls
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Krumkake is a uniquely Norwegian delicacy
Area couple helps decorate Tournament of Roses float
Friends & Neighbors
Mark Greenig: Shakespeare fly fishing reels — so many choices
Brad Laabs: Snow makes for sketchy ice conditions
Blane Klemek: Wildlife have their own winter survival techniques
Best start to winter rec season since 2010
12 lakes open to spearing
Twitter shares touch new high, sail past $52
Unemployment rate hits five-year low, eyes on the Fed
Old bar turns into new, cozy ‘Event 34’
Gas prices in MN dip faster than nation
Creative Mix hires new personal stylist
Eric Bergeson: Don’t be cruel, but that’s how we get our laughs
Jeers to poor winter drivers
Randy Wilson: Property tax hikes needed for cities to play catch-up
Our Opinion: Quit putting off that flu vaccine
Lynn Hummel: Imagination and a pile of junk
Pop singer Miley Cyrus named MTV's best artist of 2013
With children now grown, Garth Brooks says he will tour again
Holiday Train’s a-comin’: December 16 stop planned in Detroit Lakes
Danell Haspel: A Homemade Christmas
Terri Schlichenmeyer: ‘The Dogs of Christmas’ is a holiday treasure
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
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...
news / government
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 4-year-old incumbent Robert Tufts would serve another term as mayor of the village. The restaurant capital’s epicurean event and...
news / legislative
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,...
news / crime
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...
news / crime
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 weekend. Robert is no ordinary mayor. The 4-year-old from Nevis was “elected” mayor of the tiny town of Dorset (population 22) at last...
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 first elected term as mayor, after having been appointed to the position in June 2011 when then-mayor Terry Johnson resigned. He is being...
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 mayor after the first of the year. Brenk, who has served as an alderman and vice mayor for 18 years, Bob Renney and Jim Vareberg were compet-ing...
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