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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
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
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
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
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
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
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
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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
Severe Weather Announcements (10)
December 11, 2013
Two crew members not on train as it derailed in Two Harbors
TWO HARBORS, Minn. -- Two of the four crew members on the Canadian National train that derailed in Two Harbors were not aboard when it left the tracks, a CN spokesman said. The two crew members who were injured were in the lead locomotive long enough to pull the emergency brake,...
December 11, 2013 - 8:07am
November 19, 2013
Police say 43-year-old Fargo man hit, killed by train
FARGO – Police have released the identity of a 43-year-old man who was found dead Monday night near the railroad tracks in an industrial area...
November 19, 2013 - 8:12am
September 11, 2013
On-time trains a rarity for Amtrak passengers
The train is late. Again. It’s 2:30 a.m. on a Friday, and the Amtrak train that hauls passengers east was supposed to be here 15 minutes...
September 11, 2013 - 10:04am
June 18, 2013
Drunken man nearly hit by train at Main Ave. intersection
FARGO – BNSF Railway conductors had a scare Monday morning after barely missing a man who managed to roll off the train tracks he was sitting on in time to miss the oncoming train, police said. Deputy Chief Pat Claus said police were called to the 1700 block of Main Avenue about...
June 18, 2013 - 8:11am
May 28, 2013
Man struck, killed by train in downtown Fargo
FARGO – A man was killed early this morning after being struck by a train in downtown Fargo. The incident was reported at 4 a.m. at Main Avenue and Fourth Street North. The victim, believed to be an adult male, was dead at the scene, according to the Fargo Fire Department. No...
May 28, 2013 - 8:39am
March 29, 2013
Minnesota pollution agency lowers estimate of oil spilled in derailment
Minnesota officials have reduced their estimate of how much Canadian crude oil spilled Wednesday when a train derailed in Otter Tail County. And the track was cleaned off, fixed and back in use by about noon Thursday.
March 29, 2013 - 8:16am
March 27, 2013
Train carrying oil derails near Parkers Prairie, Minn.
PARKER’S PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A train carrying crude oil derailed near Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m. this morning. The Canadian Pacific Railroad...
March 27, 2013 - 2:22pm
September 23, 2010
After derailment, rail line opens near Mahnomen
Canadian Pacific Railways got their line in Mahnomen opened about 2 a.m. Wednesday as cleanup continued in the derailment of 13 cars on a through...
September 23, 2010 - 10:03am
April 7, 2010
Train victim named
A Detroit Lakes woman was killed Tuesday morning by a train at the Washington Avenue crossing. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck...
April 7, 2010 - 8:00am
March 14, 2009
Man hit by train in Moorhead
The man hit by a train Friday night in Moorhead has been identified by police as 61-year-old Gary Cargle of Moorhead. The incident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday near Main Avenue and 14th Street. Officers found Cargle lying between the rails under the second engine of...
March 14, 2009 - 2:10pm
December 26, 2008
BNSF train derails in Moorhead
Ten cars of a BNSF train derailed in Moorhead about 4 p.m. today, but the crash posed no threat to public safety, according to Chad Stangeland, acting officer for the Moorhead Fire Department. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said the train derailed as it was pulling into the Dilworth...
December 26, 2008 - 6:45pm
December 10, 2008
Holiday Train rolls into Detroit Lakes on Monday
Wednesday, Dec. 10 Artists' Forum The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is hosting its monthly Artists' Forum at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. All visual artists are welcome to attend. 'Christmas Love' The Detroit Lakes Christian Women's Club presents Christmas...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
Authorities identify man killed by train south of Mahnomen
MAHNOMEN - The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim of a train/pedestrian accident that occurred early Friday as Rueben Edward Burnette, 17, of Naytahwaush. Canadian Pacific Railway dispatch notified authorities about 3:24 a.m.
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am