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Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Goodbye, phosphorus--Rice Lake project moving forward
Hot jobs in Becker County: Majority of jobs only requiring two-year degrees
Crime & accidents
Clay County man charged with taking video, photos of nude child
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
Congratulations Laker Gymnastics
Lamoureuxs ready for one more shot at gold
Warroad girls look to take home state hockey title
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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
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
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
To the ends of the earth and back: Minnesota native Ann Bancroft has visited both North, South Poles
Severe Weather Announcements (1)
October 18, 2013
Crackdown on commercial vehicles begins next week in Minn.
ST. PAUL – Commercial drivers in Minnesota can expect stricter enforcement of seatbelts, driver roadside inspections and regulatory compliance next week. The Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Section will be increasing traffic enforcement statewide Oct.
October 18, 2013 - 1:00pm
October 3, 2013
Deer collisions are on the rise
You better watch out, you better not cry. Not fat guys in red suits. Deer, and plenty of them, sporting their winter darks, are lurking by the roadsides. “I don’t know if it’s above normal but we’ve certainly had our share of them for this fall, no doubt,” said Hubbard...
October 3, 2013 - 9:00am
September 25, 2013
Getting to be that time of year: Maintain furnaces to ensure safety
The heating season is right around the corner, so it is time to make sure your heating system is working properly. Heating and cooling account for about 55 percent of the energy used in a typical U.S. home, the largest energy expense for most households. Furnaces and boilers, the...
September 25, 2013 - 11:23am
September 4, 2013
Area crews get x-ray-ready backboards
Victims of car crashes and other accidental injuries who are picked up by area first responders and rescue workers for transport to the hospital...
September 4, 2013 - 11:55am
September 3, 2013
University of Minnesota Duluth group on cutting edge in car safety
DULUTH -- When cars talk to each other, everyone on the road is safer. That’s the summation of University of Minnesota Duluth professor...
September 3, 2013 - 8:47am
August 31, 2013
Jesse Grabow: School safety tips for motorists, students
With school starting I wanted to have this article entirely focused on the safety of the most precious cargo in the world – our children.
August 31, 2013 - 12:00pm
August 28, 2013
Youth ATV training
Woods-n-Wheels ATV Club is offering youth ATV safety training Saturday, Sept. 21, in Detroit Lakes. Registration for the class will be Sept. 5 from 6-7 p.m. in the basement of the VFW Club on north Washington Avenue. The classroom session will be at 8 a.m. in the VFW basement....
August 28, 2013 - 10:25am
August 21, 2013
Marijuana effects on driving
Question: What are the real facts on marijuana, and can you be arrested for driving after smoking it? How bad is it really? I know some people want to legalize it to tax it and for medicinal purposes. Thanks! Answer: Yes, you can be arrested for impaired driving. Minnesota has...
August 21, 2013 - 7:21am
Make sure to check your canning equipment
Food preservation season is here. Now is the time to check your equipment. Pressure canners are either a dial gauge or a weighted gauge. Weighted gauges do not require testing but should be kept clean and rust-free. Dial gauges should be tested every year for accuracy. The...
August 21, 2013 - 7:20am
August 3, 2013
Deputies are in command at WE Fest
The law enforcement presence at WE Fest is receiving some extra support this summer. For the first year, the White Earth Police Department...
August 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
July 31, 2013
County goes with reverse E911 alert system -- messages go out to public in an emergency
Just in time for WE Fest, Becker County has implemented a “reverse E911” system to warn about approaching storms and other emergencies. Code Red system continually collects and updates local phone numbers, including some cell phone numbers, from a variety of sources, including...
July 31, 2013 - 4:16pm
July 17, 2013
Speeding through the ages: Younger drivers tipping scales of fatal crashes
Younger drivers feel the need to speed, and as a result accounted for nearly 60 percent of the speed-related deaths over the past three years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. In comparison, drivers 65 and older were involved...
July 17, 2013 - 7:01am
July 16, 2013
New highway messages posted on Minn. interstate signs
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota drivers Monday began to see a different type of message on electronic interstate signs that normally warn about crashes, closed lanes and the like. State transportation and public safety officials say they now also will use some of the 150 message boards to...
July 16, 2013 - 8:10am
July 5, 2013
Patrol explains work signs
It is the time of year where road construction mandates temporary signage restricting or detouring traffic. I contacted MNDOT Engineer Scott Thompson to define what it all means. ROAD CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC or LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY tells you that you need to take a different route...
July 5, 2013 - 8:33am
June 30, 2013
Prevent water illnesses
State health officials are reminding residents to “swim healthy” by taking steps to prevent recreational water illnesses this summer. The best way to prevent recreational water illnesses is to keep germs out of the water in the first place. Swimmers can take an active role...
June 30, 2013 - 7:00am