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And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
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Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Magical music moments: Spring concerts galore set for lakes area this week
Historic Moorhead buildings open for tours on April Fools' Day
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
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A special church helps those with special needs
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Toxic fumes: Bill would help protect firefighters from cancer
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Very bad news for bats in Becker County: White-nose syndrome, which wipes out bat colonies, is now killing them here
Blane Klemek column: Winter camping and trout fishing in the Boundary Waters
Brad Laabs column: Time to get ready for open-water fishing
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
Sheriff's airboat rescues 2 ice fishermen on Height of Land Lake
March 7, 2017
Step by step...by step: DL school district holds work session to begin solving space issues
The Detroit Lakes School Board (and community) met Monday night to begin brainstorming solutions for tackling the rampant space issues in the...
March 7, 2017 - 9:30am
February 23, 2017
Making room: High school principal Darren Wolf discusses space issues specific to his school
With the community polled and a new school board regime settling in, it's time to start looking at the district's space issues once again. The...
February 23, 2017 - 9:00am
March 6, 2016
DL voters set to go to the polls May 17
School bond referendum advocates are once again getting ready to launch into a full-force, community-wide campaign to win over voters as the...
March 6, 2016 - 5:50am
February 10, 2016
DL school looking at spring vote
Proponents of a school bond referendum in Detroit Lakes are hoping third time’s a charm, as the school board has taken the next steps in going forward with its plan to get the voters back out there on May 17. That’s the date school administrators have in mind for the next school...
February 10, 2016 - 11:11am
November 26, 2015
Perham district passes school referendum
The Perham-Dent School board and Superintendent Mitch Anderson will be a new kind of busy in the next few weeks, months and years with the passage of question one on today’s school referendum. Moments after the tally was checked and double-checked, Anderson admitted he was still...
November 26, 2015 - 5:40am
November 15, 2015
Superintendent: Limiting open enrollment wouldn't solve DL's problem
Some critics of the Detroit Lakes School District's building plans say district officials are ignoring an easy solution to overcrowding — get rid of the students who now open-enroll in from neighboring school districts. More than 10 percent, or about 320, of the 2,954 students...
November 15, 2015 - 5:10am
November 11, 2015
DL School making plans for referendum in near future
When the Detroit Lakes School bond referendum failed last week by a very small margin, people started wondering, what's the game plan for the school district? Would they try again in six months or wait? Will it be the same plan or will it be changed? At Monday night's regular school...
November 11, 2015 - 11:22am
November 4, 2015
DGF school referendum goes down in flames
Students here will not get $31 million in new and improved school facilities after voters in the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District overwhelmingly killed a bond referendum Tuesday, according to complete but unofficial results. Only 18 percent voted in favor of the referendum,...
November 4, 2015 - 11:02am
DL School referendum fails by small margin
The voters have spoken, and for the second time in two years, they have said "no" the Detroit Lakes School bond referendum. The $68 million...
November 4, 2015 - 10:55am
November 3, 2015
One last look at the DL School referendum
On Tuesday, voters in the Detroit Lakes school district will make one of the biggest decisions in school history. The $68 million school bond...
November 3, 2015 - 2:15pm
Where to vote today regarding DL referendum
Voting for the Detroit Lakes School referendum is today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here is a list of who votes where: Community Alliance Church: Audubon Township, Callaway, Callaway Township, Detroit Lakes Ward 1 - Precinct 1 (City of Detroit Lakes), Detroit Township, Eagleview Township,...
November 3, 2015 - 11:29am
October 25, 2015
Propane companies say school in safe location
A couple of important, lingering questions that Detroit Lakes residents have raised regarding the plan for the upcoming school bond referendum are being decisively answered by industry experts in those fields. The issues: propane and fire dangers. Fuel to the fire As district...
October 25, 2015 - 5:15am
October 24, 2015
DL schools need help, referendum should pass now
Get ready to vote on Nov. 3: It’s time to do something about the schools in Detroit Lakes. The youngest students in the district are in the most crowded conditions – four of the five schools are overcrowded and the fifth, the high school, will benefit from $18 million in renovations...
October 24, 2015 - 5:35am
October 14, 2015
Figures and work behind the school referendum proposal
Wake up, people: In less than three weeks you're going to be asked to vote on a $68 million school bond referendum in Detroit Lakes. Or is it an $84 million project? Or a $76 million one? Or all three at once? See? You should know this stuff. Here's the deal: The main project...
October 14, 2015 - 12:56pm