Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Truck driver being charged in Callaway train derailment
Gas pump explodes at Detroit Lakes Cenex
Frazee man injured in motorcycle crash on Highway 10
AgweekTV: Selling the farm
ATV crash near Ogema injures three teens
No Mercy V thrills big MMA crowd
EGF eliminates Laker tennis 4-3
BASEBALL: Hornets end regular season with 11th win
Frazee track ninth at Class A True Team
Keeler-Johnson named Laker girls basketball coach
Reva Jean Adams
McDougall earns Harvard degree
St. Mary’s-Essentia Health births
Tuesday Matters: Everyday Lice
Friends & Neighbors
Mai’s ‘mini’ nail salon
Student places at national conference
Department receives plain lanuage award
‘Pressure on gas prices this summer’
Readying finances for adoption
AHA Heart Walk set: June 2 event to raise funds, awareness
Summer weather finally arrives at the lakes
Things to do during week of May 23-30
Peter Cetera coming to Shooting Star May 27
DLHS students showing off their artwork at Trinity Lutheran this week
Leo J. Johnson
Delsmore "Lee" Anderson
Delores L. Mayfield
A salute to those with quiet dignity
The slow progress on Colombian peace
Letter: Why isn’t MPCA holding pipeline hearings?
At least get a few things done
A computer that cries will still never have a soul
DL’s 19th Festival of Birds brings picture-perfect weather, big crowds
Bird watchers aren’t creepers
Bite picking up as weather gets better
Yellow-headed blackbird, yellow-bellied sapsucker return with warmth
Apply now to hunt elk in Minnesota
2016 Detroit Lakes High School Grad Book
May Summer Scene
2016 events around the surrounding lakes area
North Country Scenic Trail runs through here
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
May 20, 2016
MnDOT seeks input on freight system plan
The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to comment on the 2016 Statewide Freight System Plan. The public meeting will be Wednesday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Transportation Building in St. Paul, 395 John Ireland Blvd. The meeting will be held in...
May 20, 2016 - 5:20am
May 8, 2016
Winners of MnDOT bike poster contest announced
The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program today announced the winners of its first Bike to School Day poster contest. Six winning entries in two age categories were selected from more than 100 entries statewide. Theme of the contest was for students...
May 8, 2016 - 5:25am
March 25, 2016
MnDOT creates noise barrier program
Cities and townships are eligible to apply for funding under the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s newly created Greater Minnesota Stand-Alone Noise Barrier program. The agency has approximately $700,000 to award to 172 eligible cities for building noise barrier projects....
March 25, 2016 - 5:45am
March 11, 2016
MnDOT to start using LED roadway lighting
The Minnesota Depart-ment of Transportation is undertaking a statewide lighting conversion project and saving some money along the way. The project involves converting more than 28,500 roadway lights from traditional high-pressure sodium to LED or light emitting diode technology....
March 11, 2016 - 5:45am
December 23, 2015
MnDOT looking for transit input
The public is invited to help shape the future of transit in Greater Minnesota by sharing ideas with the Minnesota Department of Transportation as it refines investment priorities and strategic direction for the 2016 Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan. The goal of the five-year...
December 23, 2015 - 10:24am
November 16, 2015
MN road work wraps up
Those traffic headaches you may have experienced this summer are now paying off as many of MnDOT’s 290 construction projects around the state wrap up for the season. “It was a busy, but successful, year for construction around the state. While no one likes the inconvenience...
November 16, 2015 - 5:15am
MnDOT reports increase in transportation funding gap
The funding necessary to provide Minnesotans with an economically competitive transportation system over the next 20 years has increased significantly, according to recent Minnesota Department of Transportation projections. Planning experts working on the Minnesota State Highway...
November 16, 2015 - 5:05am
November 11, 2015
MnDOT assisting with winter travel plans
The dubious joys of winter driving aren't far away, but those trying to plan a winter trip in Minnesota can now see for themselves how the roads are looking, thanks to real-time road condition cameras operated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The cameras are among...
November 11, 2015 - 11:31am
October 17, 2015
MnDOT seeking input on state bicycle plan
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on the statewide bicycle system plan. A draft of the plan is online for review at www.mndot.gov/bike/system-plan. Interested persons may email comments on the plan to bikeplan.DOT@state.mn.us. Comments may be...
October 17, 2015 - 5:35am
October 14, 2015
MnDOT, Detroit Lakes look at possible traffic lights
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and City of Detroit Lakes are looking at the possibility of installing traffic lights at the intersection of Highway 10, County-State Aid Highway 54 and East Shore Drive at the east edge of Detroit Lakes. MnDOT District Engineer Tom Lundberg...
News / Detroit Lakes
October 14, 2015 - 1:02pm
October 11, 2015
MnDOT to offer $9.7 million in grants for community projects
Minnesota communities, schools and their partners are invited to apply for funding for local projects that enhance transportation goals, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. A total of $9.7 million is available through two competitive grant programs: the Transportation...
October 11, 2015 - 5:15am
September 27, 2015
Snowplow drivers practicing
Just in case winter decides to show up again this year, MnDOT snowplow drivers have to be ready. It’s no joke to be behind the wheel of one of those new 35-ton tandem-axle truck plows. First off, you have to control the front plow, and if you can’t see the road for the snow,...
September 27, 2015 - 5:40am
September 14, 2015
MnDOT to install intersection warning systems
More rural areas of the state this summer are getting intelligent transportation systems at high-risk intersections that will help reduce crashes and improve safety, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT is installing the Rural Intersection Conflict Warning...
September 14, 2015 - 5:15am
June 12, 2015
MnDOT working to reduce rail crossing fatalities, injuries
June is Rail Crossing Safety Awareness month and the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota Operation Lifesaver remind citizens about the importance of safety around trains. “Minnesota ranks in the top 15 states with the most highway-rail grade crossing incidents,”...
News / accidents
June 12, 2015 - 5:10am
June 1, 2015
MnDOT nears completion on Mississippi River Trail signs
The Minnesota Department of Transportation expects a three-year project installing signs to mark the 800-mile Mississippi River Trail in Minnesota...
June 1, 2015 - 8:00pm