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Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
In-home daycare providers particularly feeling the stress of new regulations
Introducing the Ice Harvest 440: CMPR vintage sled races coming to Little Detroit Lake Feb. 24
Missing pregnant woman found dead in Chippewa National Forest: Autopsy scheduled for 27-year-old from Akeley in Cass County
Tips to make being on ice safer
U.S. women's hockey team breezes past Finland, will play for gold
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Hornets 25th section title comes easy
Fly Girls sweep Class A Dance championships
Record-breaking Lakers advance to defend state title
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
Lakeshirts announces annual profit share
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Hildur "Peg" Coen
Leo Riegert Sr.
Jerome H. Hunke
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
To the ends of the earth and back: Minnesota native Ann Bancroft has visited both North, South Poles
Severe Weather Announcements (11)
January 2, 2016
Woman gets 4 years for meth
A Naytahwaush woman found guilty of fleeing police at the Detroit Lakes Walmart, leaving behind nearly a quarter-pound of meth in the car and swimming across Long Lake to escape authorities has been sentenced. Mariah Jean Giard, 24, was sentenced to four years in prison. According...
January 2, 2016 - 5:05am
August 25, 2015
Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office investigating suspicious death
Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Monday in Naytahwaush. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call Monday at about 12:05 a.m.
August 25, 2015 - 8:32am
June 5, 2015
Woman gets prison for meth
Mariah Renee Tibbetts, 24, of 3151 240th St, Naytahwaush, has been sentenced in Becker County District court to serve prison time for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, she was arrested March 22, 2013, by a deputy that responded to an accident...
June 5, 2015 - 5:25am
March 13, 2015
Nightriders raise $6,068 for Hospice
The Naytahwaush Nightriders Sno-Club recently announced this year’s Ride for Hospice, held in February, raised $6,068 for Hospice of the Red River Valley. In 11 years of the ride, the Nightriders have raised $74,752 to help provide hospice care to patients and families in Naytahwaush...
March 13, 2015 - 5:30am
January 30, 2015
Arson suspected in Naytahwaush fire
On Friday, Jan. 30, at approximately 10 a.m., an officer from the White Earth Police Department saw smoke coming from a residence at 218 Village Ave. in Naytahwaush. The Twin Lakes Fire Department was called to the scene, where they were assisted by firefighters from...
January 30, 2015 - 4:47pm
October 9, 2014
Public's help sought in case of missing Mahnomen County man
The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a man who has been missing since Saturday night. Francis...
October 9, 2014 - 3:18pm
June 26, 2014
Naytahwaush man jailed
A Naytahwaush man made his first court appearance for two felony charges of domestic assault. Ernesto Isa Leon, 28, was taken into custody and charged after White Earth Police responded to the Elbow Lake Store on reports of harassment. According to the complaint, a woman told...
June 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 23, 2014
Homeless housing complex being built in Naytahwaush to hopefully lower 1-in-3 statistic
One out of every three people living on the White Earth Indian Reservation today is homeless. It may not be immediately obvious, but officials...
February 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
Naytahwaush man heads to prison for burglary
A Naytahwaush man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of third degree burglary. Randy Lee Bellanger, 40, was ordered to serve 23 months in prison, with credit for 144 days’ time served, and fined $135, to be paid from his prison...
February 23, 2014 - 7:00am
January 12, 2014
Naytahwaush Charter School celebrates academic jump
In a small, off-the-beaten path White Earth Reservation school, soft echoes of Ojibwe can be heard floating through the hallways, mixing with...
January 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
December 18, 2013
Rossman, Naytahwaush schools designated ‘Celebration schools’
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) announced that 48 schools are being designated as Celebration schools. This year, 166 schools were eligible and applied for the honor. Local schools that were given the honor include Rossman Elementary School in Detroit Lakes and Naytahwaush...
December 18, 2013 - 11:00am
December 16, 2013
3 people seriously injured in head-on crash in Mahnomen County
Three people were sent to a Fargo hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle, head-on collision Monday afternoon in Mahnomen County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Dominic LaFriniere, 21, of Mahnomen, was traveling west on Highway...
December 16, 2013 - 8:17pm
September 28, 2013
Naytahwaush man gets prison for DL burglary
A Naytahwaush man has been sentenced to 34 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of first degree burglary for breaking into a Detroit Lakes home last July. Adrian Trent Olson, 25, of 29733 260th St., Naytahwaush, was also ordered to pay $210 in court fines and fees...
September 28, 2013 - 7:00pm
September 23, 2013
Man must pay back task force after faking drug deals as informant
A Naytahwaush man pled guilty Friday in Becker County District Court to a felony charge of possession of simulated drugs. According to court records, Kevin Lee Durant, 41, was hired as a police informant by a local drug task force, and was to set up a series of drug buys between...
September 23, 2013 - 10:01am
May 1, 2013
Woman in court on meth possession charge
A Naytahwaush woman will appear Monday in Becker County District Court on a felony drug possession charge. Mariah Renee Tibbetts, 22, whose address is listed as P.O. Box 36, Naytahwaush, is also facing a related misdemeanor charge of giving false information to an officer in connection...
May 1, 2013 - 1:28pm