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County museum abloom with events this weekend
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
'The Ash Girl': DLHS's spring play offers darker take on familiar fairy tale
High court allows counties to pick financial auditors
Moorhead looks to new development strategies as Herbergers set to close
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Nordick selected as new Park Rapids Activities Director, head football coach
Area golf courses waiting on Mother Nature
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Smith, Huskers to battle for Big Ten 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
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
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
May 14, 2014
Oil safety provisions avoid pipelines
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of considering a bill that would help prevent oil train disasters and respond better if they...
May 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
May 12, 2014
50 coal train cars derail in Pillager, Minn.
PILLAGER, MN — Coal and crushed metal littered the train tracks early Monday as crews worked to clear the scene of a massive train derailment...
May 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
April 16, 2014
Franken adds to push for more rail inspectors
MOORHEAD, Minn. – U.S. Sen. Al Franken spent part of Monday afternoon driving down Main Avenue alongside the railroad tracks in Moorhead, where...
April 16, 2014 - 9:17am
April 2, 2014
Perham officials fear dangerous results from never-ending rail traffic
Every day, as many as 10 oil trains a day leave North Dakota and six to eight travel through Minnesota. They pass through places like Perham,...
April 2, 2014 - 9:39am
March 26, 2014
Minnesota bills focus on communications during response to oil spills
ST. PAUL - North Dakota oil is a regular discussion item around the Minnesota Legislature, with improving communications among oil transportation...
March 26, 2014 - 8:22am
March 19, 2014
Committee moves toward oil disaster preparedness
ST. PAUL -- Plans to train first responders such as firefighters to battle oil disasters are gaining traction in the Minnesota Legislature. "It...
March 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Oil traffic causes BNSF slowdown
No, it’s not your imagination — there have been more Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight trains parked idling in the area than there used...
March 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
March 14, 2014
Train spills small amount of fuel in central Minnesota
RANDALL, Minn. -- A train spilled fuel Thursday morning along Highway 10 in this central Minnesota town, but a fire crew that responded said...
March 14, 2014 - 8:33am
March 6, 2014
Minnesota lawmaker seeks more state railroad oil safety oversight
ST. PAUL – Western North Dakota’s oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should increase...
March 6, 2014 - 9:30am
February 20, 2014
Emergency responders want Legislature's help with safety concerns as crude oil is transported through state
ST. PAUL – Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways...
February 20, 2014 - 8:23am
February 13, 2014
Lawmakers seek oil transportation fee for safety programs
ST. PAUL -- Improved crude oil safety measures should be funded by charging 0.01 cent per gallon on all crude transported in Minnesota, the state...
February 13, 2014 - 8:03am
February 5, 2014
Train sprays oil for nearly 70 miles
RED WING, Minn.
February 5, 2014 - 8:21am
January 29, 2014
Transportation Board: Oil cars a threat
Railroads should re-route oil-filled trains to avoid heavily populated areas, according to recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board. The board also urged transportation regulators to work with railroads to make sure they have plans in place to handle “worst-case”...
January 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
August 18, 2013
Keen eye, true aim needed for spike-driving contest
Though he has been competing in Canadian Pacific Railroad’s spike driving contest since 2006 — and has won the U.S.
August 18, 2013 - 7:00am
July 4, 2012
Perham considers 'Quiet Zones' at railroad crossings
City officials are considering making Perham a "Quiet Zone." The designation would mean far less train noise, as crews would no longer be required to sound the horn at railroad crossings. At a meeting last week, City Manager Kelcey Klemm brought a proposal to city councilors that...
July 4, 2012 - 1:39pm