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Celebrating 50 years of music: Heart O'Lakes Harmony Chorus putting on reunion performance this weekend
Man sentenced for breaking roommate's jaw
Man sentenced for breaking roommate's jaw
Anti-pipeline video game sparks bill over Legacy funds
Leading ladies of the lakes: Museum launches series focusing on region's female leaders
Good luck, Thunderbirds!
Laker wrestling season stats
Thunderbirds co-op fulfills lifelong dreams of players and coaches
Thompson breaks through; state wrestlers cap banner season
Tucker Hibbert claims 11th Pro National Snocross Championship
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Here's what's coming to lakes area this month
Lyle Byron Oja
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
September 14, 2016
Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic welcomes family medicine physician
Dr. Kavya Koppula, a family medicine physician, has joined the Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic in Park Rapids, Minn. "As a family physician...
September 14, 2016 - 10:00am
September 12, 2016
Butterfly numbers drop 20 percent
In 1993, my wife Marlene and I started conducting butterfly counts in north-central Minnesota. July 2016 marked the 137th count we have held...
September 12, 2016 - 9:32am
September 7, 2016
Trust issues? Challenge course just down the road may help with that
"Can I trust you?" "Yes you can!" screams the teachers of Blackduck High School. That's the type of thing you'll hear while driving into C4 -...
September 7, 2016 - 3:40pm
Couple builds unique floating sauna in time for wedding on Fish Hook Lake
Call it the ultimate wedding gift to each other. Greg and Kadie Elsner built a floating sauna and put in on the water of Fish Hook Lake for the...
September 7, 2016 - 10:30am
August 30, 2016
Park Rapids Senior Center bridges clubs hosting tournament
Billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are bridge aficionados, competing at large tournaments throughout the U.S. They would find equally...
August 30, 2016 - 11:44am
August 24, 2016
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) recently announced its fall schedule, set to begin Sept. 6. Programs will be held at Armory Square in Park Rapids, where renovations now include restrooms on the auditorium level. HCLL presentations are Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30...
August 24, 2016 - 10:28am
August 23, 2016
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Some 2,000 dancers from across the U.S. auditioned for the Rockettes summer intensive dance program. Emma Ellefson, an 18-year-old aspiring...
August 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
August 17, 2016
Hardwood Groove to play Park Rapids' Second Street Stage
Local favorites Hardwood Groove will bring roots inspired music to the 2nd Street Stage summer concert series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 on...
August 17, 2016 - 11:33am
August 4, 2016
Fatal crash leads to vehicle homicide charge
A Park Rapids man has been charged in connection to a fatal accident in Hubbard County. Dakota Walsh, 22, was arrested Friday and arraigned Monday on felony criminal vehicular homicide charges stemming from the July 23 crash that killed Avery Mikel, 19, of Park Rapids.
August 4, 2016 - 5:40am
July 28, 2016
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Pine Point’s Mike Swan silenced Armory Square in Park Rapids with the first few beats of his hand drum. As his voice fills the giant hall with...
July 28, 2016 - 5:35am
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Park Rapids’ Crazy Days, set for Thursday and Friday, July 28-29, makes finding bargains fun. Businesses go all out with sales on Main Street Thursday and on sidewalks Friday. The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association and Friends of the Library will sponsor free kids’ shows...
July 28, 2016 - 5:20am
July 14, 2016
Park Rapids man accused of assaulting woman now charged with calling her 76 times from jail
A Park Rapids man who was arrested for allegedly assaulting a female and then chasing and swinging a sword and hatchet at a man who intervened,...
July 14, 2016 - 3:37pm
June 26, 2016
Man wielding hatchet faces three felonies
A Park Rapids man is in the Becker County jail after allegedly assaulting a woman and then chasing around a man, who tried to intervene, around...
June 26, 2016 - 5:45am
Park Rapids DNR responds to grass fire near Whaley Resort
The Park Rapids DNR responded to a fire over the weekend, which was located about 1000 feet west of Whaley’s Resort & Campground. The call came in at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and the fire, which burned about 12 acres of land, was contained within about two hours. The...
May 26, 2016 - 2:22pm
May 23, 2016
GOLF: Laker boys runners-up at East-West Classic
Detroit Lakes hosted and finished runners-up to Moorhead by two strokes at the two-day East-West Classic at Bemidji Town & Country and at Headwaters Golf Course in Park Rapids over the weekend. The Lakers shot a season-low team score of the season with a 307 at Headwaters Saturday...
May 23, 2016 - 1:33pm