Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Two local piano students earn MMTA Challenge trophies
Enbridge reaches $172M settlement for oil spills in Michigan and Illinois
Ogema man charged with assaulting his mother
Man charged with four felonies in domestic assault case in DL
Woman, 39, and 13-year-old boy die when trees fall in storm in Boundary Waters
Upset-minded Perham sends DL to Sub-state 14 elimination bracket
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Post 15 moves on to Sub-state quarterfinals
Cooper ends Smith’s run at U.S. Juniors
Andy Lia given key to the city, July 20, 2016 proclaimed Andy Lia Day in Detroit Lakes
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Marlin M. Ziegler
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Get serious on special session
A tale of 2 Independence Days
Letter: It’s great to see the tram operating again, with a sharp eye out for weeds
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
May 28, 2016
State parks expand self-service options
Heading into the first major holiday weekend of 2016, Minnesota state parks have already seen a record number of visitors. Compared with 2015, year-to-date sales of one-day permits are up 41 percent, sales of year-round permits are up 24 percent and overnight stays are up 39 percent....
May 28, 2016 - 5:15am
March 12, 2016
Better customer service coming to state parks
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced that some key customer service improvements are coming to Minnesota state parks and recreation areas this summer. Summer 2016 changes include: Campsites that are 100 percent reservable at all Minnesota state parks and recreation...
March 12, 2016 - 5:00am
January 21, 2016
Get out there: 125 years of state parks
This year marks 125 years, that’s a quasquicentennial, of the Minnesota parks and trails system. Earlier this month, the state kicked off outdoor activities at Fort Snelling State Park, representing all state parks and trials. There will be special activities planned throughout...
January 21, 2016 - 5:00am
December 28, 2015
Start the New Year with a ‘First Day Hike’
Minnesota state parks and trails will join other states in a nationwide effort to get as many kids and adults out hiking on Jan. 1 as possible,...
December 28, 2015 - 5:00am
December 19, 2015
Candlelight events begin Dec. 31 at State Parks
Every year, candlelight events at Minnesota state parks and trails encourage new people to get outdoors and warm up to winter. The events feature trails lit up at night with candles, lanterns and other luminaries. Depending on the location of the event and the amount of snow cover,...
December 19, 2015 - 5:00am
November 25, 2015
Burn off turkey day calories at MN state parks
Everyone ready for the turkey sweats from Thursday’s Thanksgiving dinner? Did you know that the average American consumes around 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day? Yikes. Well, the state of Minnesota is trying to help save people some cash and burn those extra calories off. On...
November 25, 2015 - 9:04am
September 18, 2015
Minnesota state parks report another big increase in visitors
A post-Labor Day report from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shows a trend is continuing for significant increases in visitation and camping at state parks. Through Sept. 7, one-day permits in 2015 are up 16 percent over the same time period in 2014, and sales of...
September 18, 2015 - 10:08am
Learn mountain biking basics at Cuyuna Country SRA
Experience the fun of mountain biking during introductory programs on Saturday, July 25, and Saturday, Aug. 29, at Cuyuna Country State Recreation...
July 18, 2015 - 5:25am
Minnesota state parks are for the birds
As far as Bob Janssen is concerned, Minnesota state parks are for the birds. A noted ornithologist and avid birder, Janssen has written a...
April 18, 2015 - 5:10am
April 8, 2015
Invest in state parks and trails
Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed plan to put $10 million of new money into Minnesota state parks and trails systems is good to see. More than 8 million people visit Minnesota state parks each year with 1.3 million of them travelling from other states or countries, according to the...
April 8, 2015 - 12:45pm
March 28, 2015
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
What Minnesota state parks will you visit this year? According to 2014 visitor data, these are the state’s 10 most-popular state parks. 10....
March 28, 2015 - 5:15am
June 30, 2014
North Dakota, Minnesota park visits are on an upward trend
MAPLEWOOD STATE PARK, Minn. – The next few weeks will be some of the busiest this year at Minnesota and North Dakota state parks, as tens of...
June 30, 2014 - 9:08am
February 12, 2014
Number of state park vehicle permits being sold increases
Spending time in nature is on the rise. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports that state park permits were up in Minnesota in 2013, showing that people are getting outdoors more. “At Maplewood State Park, we have seen about a 20 percent increase in daily vehicle...
February 12, 2014 - 10:44am
February 4, 2014
Cuyuna resident’s photo featured on 2014 state park permit
BRAINERD, Minn. -- When residents stick their 2014 year-round permit on their vehicles to gain entrance into Minnesota state parks and recreation...
February 4, 2014 - 8:24am
July 30, 2013
Paddleboards heading to Minnesota State Parks
STARBUCK, Minn. — Minnesota State Parks have latched onto the latest trend in water sports by making stand up paddle boards available for rent at a select number of pilot sites, including Starbuck’s Glacial Lakes State Park. Called “SUP” by the in-the-know-crowd, stand...
July 30, 2013 - 11:50am