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White Earth celebrates Earth Day
Fergus Falls courthouse is renamed
Mahnomen library moving back to old digs next week
Peterson, Cramer start 2014 with campaign fundraising edge
Woman seriously injured in head-on collision in Otter Tail County
Swegarden baffles Hornet batters
MSU-Mankato players expected to return to practice Friday
Timberwolves, Adelman to part; went 97-133 with team
Mankato football players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
Homers carry Lakers to 2-0 start to season
In the Zone
LP-A students win national award
Holly McCamant: World comes to life once spring is here
Goeun Park: L.A.’s Union Station proves that the American Dream is still alive today
Sign up to represent community at first Minnesota Sings event
Free bike rodeo is April 26 at Kent Freeman Arena
Friends & Neighbors
Students were asked: What concerns me about the environment?
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Burning restrictions start Monday in Becker County
Wildfire Prevention Week raises awareness
Arbor Month celebration encourages nature play
Brad Laabs: Stay off the ice; Give Rainy River sturgeon a try
Blane Klemek: Sweet sounds of the bluebirds are back in northern MN
Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
Otter Tail Power gets new president/COO
Spanky’s hires new general manager
Reining in the cost of prom
The secret sauce behind wage increase opposition
Wear green for mental health awareness
Reported MNsure numbers are misleading
State roads are slip sliding away
Lynn Hummel: Early morning fog makes the imagination run wild
Third annual Bean Bags, Beer and Beach Bums set April 26
‘Carrie’ at MSUM
Danell Haspel: Free trip to the MN History Center
‘Vintage’: An old-fashioned tale of friendship
Magic show closes out Top Hat season
August 5, 2013
Mayor Robert Tufts re-elected in Dorset
DORSET, Minn. – Hundreds were holding their breath Sunday in Dorset as a member of the audience reached into the vote bin. The ballot determined 4-year-old incumbent Robert Tufts would serve another term as mayor of the village. The restaurant capital’s epicurean event and...
news / legislative
August 5, 2013 - 8:33am
May 27, 2011
Robert Morast column: Fargo gets ready to fete 'Fargo'
Few things are as polarizing to Fargo-Moorhead residents than "Fargo," the 1996 movie that reminded the rest of the world how we speak. Many of us hate the film because it branded us as a pack of slow-speaking yokels who live in a permanent winter. On the flip side, there are those...
May 27, 2011 - 8:35am
November 12, 2010
Morast: Minnesota was a gangster's paradise
Whether hanging around the Red River Valley or traveling around the continent, we hear a lot about "Minnesota nice." Sure, we're a friendly...
news / events
November 12, 2010 - 8:47am
October 29, 2010
Morast: Abbi Noah is back to reality
It's easy to feel like we "know" Abbi Noah. After all, we watched the woman, who grew up in Detroit Lakes and spent time in Fargo, pour her heart's hope into a reality TV dating show that dubbed her "Cornfed." And, later, we saw Noah's heart crack on TV as the beau from her "Real...
October 29, 2010 - 12:20am
January 23, 2009
Briards both facing felony charges in Becker County
Here's an update on the legal status of Frazee hog farmers Robert and Virginia Briard, who both face felony charges in Becker County District Court. Although court dates shift frequently, especially with high-profile cases, here are the current dates and charges: Robert Briard,...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Briard found not guilty on all charges
After roughly nine hours of deliberation, the jury came back Wednesday afternoon to find Robert Briard not guilty of all criminal sexual conduct charges. Before the verdict was read, Judge Peter Irvine instructed the audience that this was "an emotional case for everyone but behave...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
November 18, 2008
Level 3 sex offender notification meeting held in Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES - For the first time since legislation was passed over 10 years ago, allowing law enforcement officials to notify the general public about a Level 3 predatory offender moving to town, Detroit Lakes is seeing its first. Monday evening, the Detroit Lakes Police Department...
news / crime
November 18, 2008 - 12:00am
October 28, 2008
Robert C. Wachlin, 74, Vergas and Mesa, Ariz., died Oct. 23, 2008, in Hospice of the Valley in Mesa. Robert C. Wachlin was born on June 1, 1934, in Wadena to Victor and Mary Pearl (Haines) Wachlin. He worked for the iron mines for 27 years, employed by Erie Mining Company. Robert...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
July 17, 2008
Ogema man faces two felony DWI charges
Robert John Thompson, 35, of 34754 County Road 143, Ogema has been charged with two felony first-degree DWI counts in Becker County District Court. At 1:41 a.m. on July 14 a White Earth police officer was dispatched to Dump Road, south of White Earth Village on a complaint about...
July 17, 2008 - 12:00am
March 12, 2008
Naytahwaush man gets two years in prison for domestic assault, threats
Robert Duane Brown, 31, of N-114 Old Projects, Naytahwaush has been sentenced to two years in prison for felony domestic assault and felony terroristic threats. On Dec.
March 12, 2008 - 12:00am
March 5, 2008
Two men charged with receiving stolen property
DETROIT LAKES - Robert David Dobbelaere, 32, of 505 Heartland St., Park Rapids and Derek Wayne Greenfeather, 25, of 18894 Estate Drive, Park Rapids appeared in Hubbard County District Court Feb. 4. Both men are charged with receiving stolen property. According to court records,...
news / crime
March 5, 2008 - 12:00am