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Minn. Supreme Court to hear teacher union protections case
Deer that struggled for hours in Minnesota's icy Gull River before being rescued improving
‘I’m just a bum’: Anonymous man making his way around the DL area handing out hundreds of dollars to strangers
Statewide crime & accidents
Crime & accidents
Laker diving seasons end in state semis
Gallatin’s fast track slowed to a steady pace on way to MSUM
State semifinalists Ada-Borup-NCW co-op had hiccups in first season
Pazdernik scores a dozen in Cobbers’ victory
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
World Kindness Day is November 13
It's time to 'Light Up the Lakes'!: Santa's seeking entries for his Nov. 27 Parade of Lights in DL
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Gerald Adrian Triggs
Carl Laverne Albin
William M. "Bill" Sanger
Christine M. (Cris) Eidenschink
Letter: Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt
Coots and bald eagles
Letter: Patriotism can take many forms
Letter: Election brought many 'firsts' to America
Don't fall for the old "I'm with the school" scam
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
The northern cardinal: handsome and talented
Sometimes it's fun to sit back and watch rutting bucks
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
May 22, 2015
Black leaders decry ruling in fatal shooting by St. Paul police
ST. PAUL -- The St. Paul NAACP president said Thursday that he’s “deeply disappointed” a grand jury did not indict two police officers in the fatal shooting of Marcus Golden. But the head of the St. Paul police union said some in the community had rushed to judgment “with...
May 22, 2015 - 8:26am
May 21, 2015
Minneapolis cop indicted for unreasonable force while off duty
MINNEAPOLIS – An officer of the Minneapolis Police Department has been indicted after two reported instances of him using unreasonable force in assaulting four people while off duty. Michael Lewis Griffin, 40, is also charged with falsifying records and lying to investigators,...
May 21, 2015 - 8:48am
May 20, 2015
Body found in Little Detroit Lake shows no sign of foul play
No foul play is suspected in the death of a Detroit Lakes man whose body was recovered from Little Detroit Lake on Friday. The body of Markus Fales, 33, was found in about six feet of water straight out from the Pavilion. He was fully clothed and there were no visible injuries...
May 20, 2015 - 12:30pm
May 19, 2015
Lake Park asking for cop coverage
Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson retired on Friday, and the city is now looking into how best to provide policing services to the community. The city is considering several options, including replacing the police chief; contracting with the Becker County Sheriff’s Office to...
May 19, 2015 - 9:34am
May 6, 2015
DL officer injured subduing suspect
Monday late afternoon’s call for help did not turn out to be a great one for Detroit Lakes Police Officer Joseph Sternhagen. At about 5:40 p.m., the police department got a call from a woman who said a man outside her house was stalking and harassing her. Officers Sternhagen...
May 6, 2015 - 1:15pm
May 1, 2015
Husband upset with wife drives SUV through his house
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- A Cottage Grove man drove his SUV through his house early Wednesday morning after a fight with his wife, police said. Michael Aaby, 38, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and domestic assault. He's jailed and awaiting charges. According to Cottage...
May 1, 2015 - 8:39am
Slain Minn. officer was suing employer
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.—At the time of Scott Patrick's murder, the Mendota Heights police officer was in the midst of a lawsuit in which he...
May 1, 2015 - 8:33am
April 22, 2015
Gunman called his mother during fatal standoff with St. Paul police
A 28-year-old man fatally shot by St. Paul police last month was on the phone with his mother during his standoff and said he feared officers would kill him, according to a 911 transcript. Police had been called to a report of an armed man in the area of White Bear and Wilson avenues...
April 22, 2015 - 4:16pm
April 8, 2015
Counterfeit bills and other scams
The same counterfeit money that has been popping up in the Fargo-Moorhead area is also beginning to circulate in Detroit Lakes — that’s according to Detroit Lakes police, who say they’ve collected some of the fake money from Subway and Lakes Liquor so far. The bills are smaller...
April 8, 2015 - 12:30pm
March 17, 2015
St. Paul man wielding assault rifle killed by police
ST. PAUL -- Wearing an armored vest, a St. Paul man hugged and kissed the woman he lived with before engaging in an hour-long police standoff...
March 17, 2015 - 11:02am
March 10, 2015
House OKs 'blue alert' to catch police attackers
ST. PAUL -- Suspects in police attacks could be caught quicker if statewide alerts were issued, the Minnesota House decided Monday. Representatives voted 129-0 to establish a "blue alert" program to notify the public when a law enforcement officer is killed or seriously injured. "This...
March 10, 2015 - 5:10am
March 1, 2015
DL man sentenced for threatening cop
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to 23 months in prison after continuing to threaten the life of a Detroit Lakes police officer after he arrested him. Burt Gregory Alan Stover, 39, was found guilty of felony terroristic threats after an incident that occurred on Oct.
March 1, 2015 - 5:50am
February 20, 2015
Senators consider police body camera privacy issues
ST. PAUL -- The national debate about how much police body camera video is public landed in the Minnesota spotlight Thursday. A bill a Senate...
February 20, 2015 - 8:16am
February 5, 2015
Authorities find missing Sauk Rapids woman
SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. – The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has found a missing Sauk Rapids woman with mental health issues. The...
February 5, 2015 - 10:51am
January 29, 2015
Local man is sentenced to over 13 years in prison
A Detroit Lakes man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison after throwing drugs out of his car while fleeing a police officer. Eric Christopher Bakke, 34, was first charged with two felonies of fleeing a police officer in a vehicle and driving after cancellation. Charges...
January 29, 2015 - 11:00am