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Rich history for a wet and fun festival
County OKs $40,000 for jail needs study
Stopping spread of AIS
Woman wins big; no one believes her
Gas leak leads to evacuation of six Detroit Lakes homes
Nagel comes home to coach Hornets
Angels clinch Hi-10 West title
Vergas man wins Handball championship
‘Beast Mode’ event is July 26 in Frazee
Young DL tracksters excel at Hershey meet
In the Zone
Area students perform in Piano Honors Concert
SSA benefits the same for survivors whether person retired, disabled
Peterson nominates NYM student for Air Force
Local students earn degrees at Bemidji State University
Ogema's Anderson graduates from Marquette University
Friends & Neighbors
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Shelton, Lambert on 2015 WE Fest schedule
Summer Scene - July 2014
Brad Laabs: Be respectful, helpful on the water this week
Blane Klemek: The moving whistle of the upland sandpiper is sweetness to hear
Ruffed grouse counts see increase
Brad Laabs: Fish like chasing fast bait; Make your presentation match
Blane Klemek: The black-billed cuckoo is a fascinating bird
D&D Appliance in DL wins Maytag competition
Shiny, new Cenex opens in Lake Park
Legal Helpers ordered to pay back MN consumers
Gas prices take post holiday dip...again
Marco partners with AGT in cloud-based video offering
Veterans looking for work get well deserved boost
DL fireworks came too late for families with children
Alert driving improves safety for all road users
Immigration reform has support
Goeun Park: If only the tooth fairy had taught proper brushing techniques
It’s s’mores season at your local library
A sundry selection of salads
Sunday is Family Day at Northwest Water Carnival
Northwest Water Carnival gets underway Friday
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May 19, 2014
Akeley, Minn., begins tourism effort as part of statewide project
AKELEY, Minn. -- A major tourism push has begun in Akeley, one of five small communities selected for a statewide project. “Creating a shared understanding of tourism will help prepare residents and build interest to get involved,” said an executive summary provided Peg Davies...
May 19, 2014 - 8:30am
April 18, 2014
Minnesota launches new ad campaign
“Only in Minnesota” doesn’t refer just to snow in mid-April. It’s also the theme of the state’s largest-ever marketing campaign to lure tourists to Minnesota and persuade Minnesotans to vacation in their home state. The Explore Minnesota tourism agency has more than...
April 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
March 30, 2014
DL lodging tax brings in visitors
Most travelers may not notice having to pay a couple extra dollars when they stay at hotels or resorts — another line item at the end of the bill. But those few dollars really add up for the local tourism bureau that is working to bring those tourists to town. Like many cities,...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 30, 2014 - 2:00pm
August 2, 2013
Paul and Babe honored as top roadside attraction
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Paul and Babe have been named the Best Roadside Attraction in Minnesota by WCCO-TV. The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce was notified of the recognition Wednesday. Matt Brickman, a WCCO-TV reporter, presented the Chamber with an award Friday as film crews taped...
August 2, 2013 - 4:28pm
July 7, 2013
Summer visitors: Review MN AIS laws
As the summer travel season approaches its peak, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds visitors to review aquatic invasive species (AIS) laws before traveling to ensure compliance and avoid a citation. Stepped up education and enforcement of Minnesota’s...
outdoors / DNR
July 7, 2013 - 9:00am
House votes to block study of border-crossing fee
FARGO – A bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday would block a proposal to charge a border-crossing fee for Canadians entering the United States – a fee that one Fargo-Moorhead tourism official said would encourage Canadians who shop here to stay home. Rep....
news / legislative
June 7, 2013 - 9:04am
February 27, 2013
Lawmakers consider doubling Minnesota tourism budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's resorts, government and residents would benefit from a larger tourism marketing effort, supporters of a bill to double...
February 27, 2013 - 9:08am
July 21, 2010
Mountain would bring jobs, visitors
Becker County may be getting close to making an offer for the Detroit Mountain property -- but only if it lands a big state grant to help pay for it. The economic impact of a ski-snowboarding operation on Detroit Mountain would be substantial -- anywhere from $661,000 a year for...
Detroit Lakes / news
July 21, 2010 - 10:47am
July 15, 2009
Lots to do this week in the lakes area
The 74th annual Northwest Water Carnival schedule for this week includes Wednesday's ever-popular Water Fights at 7 p.m. in the DL City Park, as well as the Great Admiral's Hat Hunt and an Open Swim Meet. A full schedule is available at www.dlwatercarnival.com. *** "Be Creative...
Detroit Lakes / entertainment
July 15, 2009 - 12:40pm
July 8, 2009
A calm, sunny Fourth in DL
Though you might not know it by looking at the long police report, the Independence Day weekend in Detroit Lakes was actually a little quieter than usual. The band Night Storm of Menomonie, Wis., canceled its show on Friday evening at the Pavilion because there weren't enough people...
Detroit Lakes / news
July 8, 2009 - 11:36am
Ojibwe language: Bemidji businesses adopt bilingual signage
BEMIDJI - "Aaniin" "Boozhoo" - customers to Bemidji's Cabin Coffee House & Café are now welcomed in both Ojibwe and English. Table tents show them numbers, animals and the major Red Lake clans in both languages.
July 8, 2009 - 10:49am
July 7, 2009
Journey for Jess helping the battle against epilepsy
After 18 months of planning, Jason and Amy Beecher, along with their son Noah, are traveling about 8,000 miles to raise support of the battle against epilepsy and their also support their daughter, Jess, who died of the disease in 2007. "Initially we thought just Amy and I but it...
July 7, 2009 - 8:59am
July 3, 2009
Cool weather delays strawberrry picking time
BEMIDJI - Strawberry shortcake won't be on the menu for the Fourth of July, at least not with local berries. "With all this cool, it's just...
July 3, 2009 - 3:07pm
From 1880s, Detroit Lakes has drawn a crowd for Independence Day
Detroit Lakes / news
July 3, 2009 - 12:18pm
July 1, 2009
'Blast From the Past' set to rock New York Mills
NEW YORK MILLS - Ron and Carol Windels love to cruise back to the '60s with the top down. Married since 1968, the New York Mills couple has...
entertainment / news / events
July 1, 2009 - 10:39am