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Level four special education facilities in the works
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Yellowjackets edge Lakers by one match
BASEBALL: Raiders even record with win at Win-E-Mac
Nielsen selected as Detroit Lakes’ new AD
FM Youth football registration open
Laker girls sweep Rangers in home opener
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Replacement for SSA benefit statement easy to get anytime
Friends & Neighbors
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
Secrets to saving on your summer city vacation
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Uglies' beautiful music recognized: Band that got its start in DL to be inducted into SD Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Week of the Young Child: Free, family friendly activities scheduled from April 18-May 4
Richard M. Gordon
Patrick Dwayne Buckanaga Sr.
Anne M. Alexander and John C. Alexander
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Letter: The real reason Trump bombed Syria
Letter: House Speaker Daudt needs to do his job
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
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
April 17, 2017
Highway 87 detour starts April 18 in Frazee
Motorists on Highway 87 in Frazee will encounter a detour starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad crossing. BNSF Railway is doing a maintenance project at the crossing; work is scheduled to be complete by 8 p.m. Friday, April 21. During...
April 17, 2017 - 10:50am
April 11, 2017
MnDOT looking for Adopt a Highway volunteers
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for individuals and organizations to join the more than 4,500 groups and 45,000 people in the state who are Adopt a Highway volunteers. The program is a public service project that helps reduce litter along the...
April 11, 2017 - 10:00am
March 31, 2017
Open house: Hwy 10 from Hwy 59 to Summit Avenue
An open house is set for April 6 for a project affecting the west side of Detroit Lakes this year. Starting in mid-April, crews will be working on Highway 10 between Highway 59 and Summit Avenue. They will replace the eastbound Highway 10 bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway line...
March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 3, 2017
Changes they are a comin': Presenters at DL's Economic Development Summit have big news to share
Great news for the 99 percent of Detroit Lakes residents who stated they are sick of the cold, snow, and ice (unofficial poll numbers)—next...
March 3, 2017 - 2:27pm
January 23, 2017
Speed limits to increase on several west central Minnesota highways
The speed limits on several highways in west central Minnesota will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour beginning the week of Jan. 23, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The new speed limits will take effect when the new signs are posted. Highways that will...
January 23, 2017 - 5:00am
December 30, 2016
'It's something different every day': Weird weather is keeping area highways icy
A combination of unfortunate weather events over the past week has kept highways in the Detroit Lakes area icy and has led to a number of rollover accidents with injuries. In particular, the stretch of Highway 10 from Detroit Lakes to Wadena, and the stretch of Highway 10 from Detroit...
December 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Woman hurt when her Honda Civic rolls while trying to pass MnDOT truck near Perham
A Baxter woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries Thursday after her Honda Civic went into the ditch while trying to pass a MnDOT truck on Highway 10 west of Perham. Alexandria A. Erickson, 23, of Baxter was taken to Perham Memorial Hospital, according to the State Patrol. She...
December 30, 2016 - 1:09pm
December 3, 2016
MnDOT adopts new mowing/hay baling standard and permit
The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges those who want to mow and or bale hay on state right of way, land along Minnesota's state roadways, to put in their permit applications early next year. MnDOT recently adopted a statewide standard for mowing and baling in the right...
December 3, 2016 - 10:00am
November 30, 2016
MnDOT releases statewide freight system plan
The Minnesota Department of Transportation released the 2016 Statewide Freight System Plan, which guides the agency and its partners in preserving and improving the state's freight transportation system. The freight plan describes the state's current freight system and its role in...
November 30, 2016 - 7:00pm
October 21, 2016
Highway 34 culvert replacement set for Oct. 24
Motorists on Highway 34 near Height of Land Lake east of Detroit Lakes may experience short delays on Monday, Oct. 24, while crews replace a culvert. A temporary signal system will restrict traffic to a single direction at a time. The work is necessary to repair an emergency drainage...
October 21, 2016 - 7:03am
October 5, 2016
MnDOT announces availability of $7.5 million in grants for local community projects
ST. PAUL, Minn. — 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 $7.5 million is available through the Transportation...
October 5, 2016 - 9:40am
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