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Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
In-home daycare providers particularly feeling the stress of new regulations
Introducing the Ice Harvest 440: CMPR vintage sled races coming to Little Detroit Lake Feb. 24
Missing pregnant woman found dead in Chippewa National Forest: Autopsy scheduled for 27-year-old from Akeley in Cass County
Tips to make being on ice safer
DL PeeWee A’s advance to Regions
Perham’s Lopez seals section title over DL
U.S. women's hockey team breezes past Finland, will play for gold
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Hornets 25th section title comes easy
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
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
Lakeshirts announces annual profit share
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
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Hildur "Peg" Coen
Leo Riegert Sr.
Jerome H. Hunke
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
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
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
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
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
To the ends of the earth and back: Minnesota native Ann Bancroft has visited both North, South Poles
Severe Weather Announcements (11)
September 3, 2016
Man sentenced for trying to flee police officer
A Stanton, N.D. man has been sentenced for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. Jordan Allen Duke, 24, was arrested May 8 after an officer clocked him going 58 miles per hour in a 40 mile an hour road construction zone on Highway 34.
September 3, 2016 - 5:00am
September 18, 2015
State gets tough on RV tax fraud
The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds Minnesota residents that motor vehicles they purchase, including recreational vehicles, must be registered in Minnesota and are subject to the state’s 6.5 percent motor vehicle sales tax. This rule applies regardless of where the vehicle...
September 18, 2015 - 5:30am
May 1, 2015
Requirements for fire extinguishers vary with size of vehicle
Question: Hello, my question was referred to you by the State Fire Marshal’s office. I have a customer that has a fire extinguisher question. It is a school that just purchased a 10-passenger van and they are wondering what size fire extinguisher is required. Answer: This is...
May 1, 2015 - 5:40am
March 6, 2015
Car doors should be closed on road, regardless of load
The Question: I recently saw a vehicle going down the highway with one of the car doors left wide open; I believe it was the right rear door of this four-door vehicle. It appeared that the person in the vehicle was hauling something and unable to shut their car door. Whatever they...
March 6, 2015 - 5:35am
December 7, 2013
Minnesota woman killed in car-truck crash on icy highway
CLARA CITY, Minn. -- A woman was killed Thursday in west-central Minnesota in a head-on crash with a truck that had jack-knifed on an icy highway. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Debra Griebel, 60, of Marshall, was killed in the crash, which was reported shortly before...
December 7, 2013 - 10:30am
September 3, 2013
University of Minnesota Duluth group on cutting edge in car safety
DULUTH -- When cars talk to each other, everyone on the road is safer. That’s the summation of University of Minnesota Duluth professor...
September 3, 2013 - 8:47am
August 13, 2013
Man dies in accident north of Mahnomen
MAHNOMEN -- A 65-year-old man was declared dead Monday after a single-vehicle accident was reported north of Mahnomen. According to a press release from the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office: David Janisch, of rural Mahnomen, was pronounced dead after he was found lying outside...
August 13, 2013 - 10:15am
July 2, 2013
Man killed in Perham area crash
An elderly man died of injuries following a vehicle accident on Highway 13 late last Tuesday afternoon, north of Perham near the Becker County line.
July 2, 2013 - 2:37pm
June 25, 2013
Hibbing man must serve year in jail for fatal crash
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - A Hibbing man convicted of striking and killing a man with his pickup truck will avoid prison time if he follows conditions of his probation. Lyle Elmer White, 71, was sentenced Monday to 57 months in prison Monday in Itasca County Court. The sentenced was...
June 25, 2013 - 8:11am
June 24, 2013
26-year-old Henning woman injured in Vining rollover
VINING, Minn. – A 26-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday afternoon in a rollover on Highway 50 here. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, Tiffany Froslee of Henning was heading north on County Highway 40 when her pickup went off the road,...
June 24, 2013 - 8:07am
June 18, 2013
Rollover crash sends Lake Park man to hospital
A Lake Park man was taken to the Detroit Lakes hospital with serious injuries after being ejected in a rollover accident Sunday morning. Timothy Allen Schwindt, 27, of Lake Park suffered significant back injuries and was taken to the hospital by St. Mary’s Ambulance, according...
June 18, 2013 - 11:24am
June 11, 2013
17-year-old Moorhead boy gets 3.5 months in work camp for fatal crash
MOORHEAD – Jamie Olson spoke loud and clear over the weeping teenagers assembled in a Clay County courtroom Monday as she told the standing-room-...
June 11, 2013 - 8:36am
Minnesota woman dies when vehicle plunges into lake
JACKSON, Minn. -- A Lakefield woman apparently died after her vehicle plunged into the waters of a southern Minnesota lake. According to information released Monday, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle partially submerged in water at 6:55 p.m....
June 11, 2013 - 8:22am
June 6, 2013
22-year-old Grand Forks man dead, 1 injured in 2-vehicle accident
A two-vehicle accident in Grand Forks early Thursday left one man dead and another injured, police said. The accident happened shortly after midnight when a 1994 Acura driven by Alexander Gabrysh, 22, of Grand Forks and Mandan, N.D., collided with a 2000 Toyota Celica driven by...
June 6, 2013 - 12:02pm
May 28, 2013
17-year-old girl hurt in one-vehicle crash near Fosston
A 17-year-old girl was injured in a one-vehicle crash Saturday evening near Fosston, Minn. According to a spokesman for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Crookston, the girl was alone in the vehicle when the crash happened about six miles northeast of Fosston, which is about...
May 28, 2013 - 8:24am