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Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Area gymnasts ready for state USAG
Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Good luck at State, Raiders!
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
Friends & Neighbors
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Irene Leona Johnson
Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
Donna Mae Graffis
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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
November 18, 2015
An eclectic mix of music: DL Middle School band concert set for Thursday
The Detroit Lakes Middle School bands will present their first concert of the school year in their Fall Band Concert on Thursday, Nov. 19. The Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Bands will perform an eclectic variety of music. Included will be marches - both traditional and concert,...
November 18, 2015 - 11:00am
November 16, 2015
School districts lead the way on taxes
School districts and special taxing districts approved the highest percentage increase in property taxes this year, followed by cities, counties and then townships. According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue: Cities - The 2016 preliminary property tax levies for cities...
November 16, 2015 - 5:20am
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 13, 2015
DLHS students take on teachers in dodgeball
There was a bit of trash talking coming from both sides of the Detroit Lakes High School gymnasium Tuesday night. The high school intramural...
November 13, 2015 - 5:30am
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
November 3, 2015
DLHS fall musical ‘Aida’ opens Thursday
When Detroit Lakes High School became the first school in the United States to stage an amateur production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway...
November 3, 2015 - 4:26pm
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 28, 2015
LP-A looks at temp classrooms to ease elementary crowding
Feeling the squeeze, LP-A school board members discussed the ongoing space needs at the elementary building in Audubon. “They’re packed in there,” Superintendent Dale Hogie noted, adding that LP-A Elementary Principal Sam Skaaland “has found just about every available space...
October 28, 2015 - 11:15am
DL shakes up last public meeting with time for one-on-one questions with representatives
Approximately 100 people showed up for the Detroit Lakes School District’s last public meeting Monday night, as voters prepare to turn their opinions into votes in less than one week. District officials holding the meeting changed it up from the usual format of presentation,...
October 28, 2015 - 10:55am
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
DLMS counselor helps kids through highs, lows
With Sheila McLeod’s love for education herself, it’s no surprise that she’s found her home in the halls of Detroit Lakes Public Schools. With...
October 24, 2015 - 4:25am
October 18, 2015
Long-term effects of bullying
Did you know that one out of every four students report being bullied during the school year? October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and schools throughout Becker County are working extra this month to ensure a safe space for students inside and outside of the schools....
October 18, 2015 - 5:10am
Voting yes improves students’ lives
The hot topic that everyone has been buzzing about lately is the Detroit Lakes Public School’s building bond proposal. The school board brought up this bond because of space issues at many of our schools due to fast growing enrollment. Question 1 on the ballot is a $68 million...
October 18, 2015 - 5:05am