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Malaysia says no evidence missing plane flew hours after losing contact
Patrols will be out St. Patty’s Day weekend
Ponsford woman charged with drugs
Rescuers search site of NY building collapse; 7 dead
Second alleged victim comes forward in trucker kidnapping case
Girls Hockey Wrap-up: Lakers keep making progress
Lady Raiders’ playoff runs deep, but ends vs. Cougars
Surviving the Birkie and Seneca
Braun's late game heroics give Bison berth into NCAA tournament
Lakers hit goal of winning 18 games
In the Zone
Lakes Area Photography Show proves picturesque for second year in a row
M State cyber team wins state competition
Franken seeks poetry entries for contest
Everday Gourmet: Prep and freeze recipes for your slow cooker
Social Security: Federal, but not state, taxes can be voluntarily withheld from benefits
Friends & Neighbors
Fond du Lac Band mulls elk restoration
Prairie chicken blind available next month at Hamden Slough
Brad Laabs: When do you think area lakes will be ice free?
Blane Klemek: Like Aladdin’s carpet, flying squirrels really don’t fly — they glide
Learn how to make maple syrup at Minnesota state parks
Hospice RRV hires account executive
MN gas prices jump up faster than nation
Farmers encouraged to get crop insurance
Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20, risks consumer wrath
Computer businesses install themselves in town
Our Opinion: New sales tax is a smart move
Lynn Hummel: A boxful of unused commas
All voters should get involved in political process
Women’s history: by the numbers
Teacher exams important but not a one-size-fits-all
Author to read from new book Friday in NYM
Sweet Colleens coming to Top Hat Theatre March 22
‘Magic of Dr. Seuss’ at area libraries next week
Red River Valley Fair to feature Pickler, Hairball
Grace Lutheran hosts Hop Into Spring Dinner March 22
St. Patrick's Day Specials
Miss Northwest Committee looking for volunteers
Northland Real Estate Guide
Guide to Becker County 2014
July 17, 2013
I-94 construction begins near Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Drivers on Interstate 94 northwest of here could see delays when construction begins Thursday. Crews will reconstruct the eastbound bridge deck on I-94 over Otter Tail County Road 21. Construction is expected to take about two weeks and some lanes will...
July 17, 2013 - 8:14am
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...
life / wave
July 17, 2013 - 7:01am
July 7, 2013
DL streets to be sealcoated this week
The following Detroit Lakes streets are tentatively scheduled to be sealcoated between Tuesday, July 9, and Thursday, July 11, depending on the weather. Please be aware of parking restrictions and disruptions to normal traffic flow. Brainard Boulevard from Long Lake Road...
news / Detroit Lakes
July 7, 2013 - 8:00am
July 6, 2013
MnDOT invites public input on 20-year highway plan
The Minnesota Depart-ment of Transportation invites the public and transportation stakeholders to review and comment on the draft Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP) through July 31. This will be the final opportunity for the public to provide input on the...
July 6, 2013 - 7:00am
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
Detour on Hwy 87 begins Monday
Motorists on Highway 87 east of Frazee will encounter a one-week detour when a culvert replacement project begins July 8, weather permitting. Crews will replace a culvert just east of Becker County Road 31 about three miles east of Frazee. During the project Highway 87 will...
July 5, 2013 - 8:30am
June 22, 2013
‘Basque’ in Spanish sunshine
What started out as a church choir trip 13 years ago has become an amazing opportunity to see Europe for several Detroit Lakes area residents. And this year, the “world travelers of the lakes area” are looking for two more travelers to join them. There are 25 individuals...
news / Detroit Lakes
June 22, 2013 - 9:00am
June 16, 2013
A boon to bikes & snowmobiles
Motorists traveling on Highway 10 at the east edge of Detroit Lakes may have noticed that over the past couple of weeks, eastbound traffic has been diverted to one of the westbound lanes. That’s because the Minnesota Department of Transportation is in the process of installing...
news / Detroit Lakes
June 16, 2013 - 4:00pm
June 7, 2013
Expect gridlock: I-94 repair through Fargo could begin Monday
FARGO – Prepare for gridlock. Interstate 94 is getting a much-needed facelift through Fargo this summer, and work on the roughly $3 million project could start Monday. Lanes will be closed from Ninth Street East in West Fargo all the way to the Red River, and state Department...
June 7, 2013 - 3:11pm
June 5, 2013
Multigenerational vacations: Growing travel trend bringing families closer together
FARGO — The family vacation has taken on a whole new meaning for several Fargo-Moorhead area families. They not only travel with the members of their own household, but with parents, siblings and their families as well. More families are taking multigenerational vacations...
June 5, 2013 - 10:03am
May 24, 2013
Use caution driving through work zones
The Minnesota Depart-ment of Transportation (MnDOT) urges motorists to use extra caution while driving through highway work zones this Memorial Day weekend. Plan ahead, think about alternate routes or go to www.511mn.org to get advance information about road construction and detours. “With...
May 24, 2013 - 2:23pm
May 15, 2013
Road work: Next 5 months
They say there are two seasons in Minnesota —winter and road construction. Well, winter is over. MnDot officials are gearing up for a few significant projects around Becker County this summer, the largest of which started Monday. Highway 10: DL to Boyer Lake Construction...
May 15, 2013 - 1:40pm
Hwy project in Hawley to start May 20
Motorists on Highway 10 in Hawley will encounter lane closures and possible delays when an intersection modification and signal project begins May 20, weather permitting. Clay County will re-align County Road 31 and County Road 33 in Hawley. The project includes several safety...
May 15, 2013 - 10:18am
February 11, 2013
UPDATED: Fargo, Grand Forks break snowfall records
Road crews will work overtime and most students will get the day off today after a blizzard paralyzed much of southeast North Dakota and west-central...
February 11, 2013 - 9:12am
December 19, 2012
Slow down: State patrol responds to accidents
The moral of the story is slow down and be safe. Minnesota State Troopers kept busy over last weekend in central, west central and northwest regions with slippery road conditions. Troopers responded to 60 crashes, 15 of those were rollovers, nine resulting in injuries (none...
December 19, 2012 - 9:49am