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History evolving: Becker County museum to become children, science museum
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Survival of Sears and Kmart is in doubt
Crime & Accidents
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Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Good luck at State, Raiders!
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Curling league champions
Basketball has been lifelong affair for Breckenridge's Lipp
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
Friends & Neighbors
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Spring has sprung! It's time to celebrate: Four fun things to see, do – and taste – in DL this week
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Irene Leona Johnson
Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
Donna Mae Graffis
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
August 6, 2016
Vergas city festival starts Thursday
It’s time to brush up on those loon impersonator skills once again… Vergas’ Looney Daze celebration runs from this Thursday, Aug. 11, through...
August 6, 2016 - 5:25am
July 20, 2016
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
A Vergas family is feeling complete again after being reunited with Sophie, their dog, who had been missing for several months. The nine-year-old...
Life/Friends & Neighbors
July 20, 2016 - 5:00am
May 12, 2016
Vergas man sentenced for drugs
Nicholas George Savig, 32, of 48548 County Road 31, Vergas, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and misdemeanor driving after revocation. A felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, and a gross misdemeanor...
May 12, 2016 - 5:40am
May 2, 2016
Angels defeat Vergas in exhibition game
The Detroit Lakes Angels defeated the Vergas Loons 14-4 Sunday in amateur exhibition baseball at Washington Park. Scott Schroeder and Bryan Buhr pitched for DL in the game. Schroeder went four innings; Buhr three innings, picking up the victory. Three Angel hitters knocked in three...
May 2, 2016 - 11:42am
April 8, 2016
Maple Syrup Fest in Vergas this weekend
The community of Vergas will present its annual Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vergas Event Center, Maplewood State Park and the Vergas Lions Park. There will be a pancake feed featuring fresh maple syrup at the Event Center from 8 a.m. to noon;...
April 8, 2016 - 5:50am
March 10, 2016
Natalie’s Serendipity opens in Vergas
The owner of Natalie’s Serendipity in Vergas is all about community. She took pains to make her home décor and gift shop welcoming to people...
March 10, 2016 - 5:45am
February 4, 2016
Bad checks bring charge
A Vergas woman has been sentenced for writing six bad checks to a local business and not paying them back. Penny Lynn Fick, 41, was found guilty of felony issue dishonored checks and was sentenced to five years of probation. She was also granted a stay of imposition, which means if...
February 4, 2016 - 5:55am
November 22, 2015
Vergas man gets 2 years for domestic assault
Eli Samuel Anderson, 30, of 46187 Lands Ends Road, Vergas has been sentenced to two years in prison on two counts of felony domestic assault. One count of felony domestic assault and a gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with an emergency phone call were dropped in a plea agreement. According...
November 22, 2015 - 5:30am
Sentenced for bad checks
Bill Karl Fick, 50, of 31329 430th St., Vergas has been sentenced for felony dishonored check. According to court records, he wrote four dishonored checks to two Becker County businesses between July 11 and August 5 of 2014 totaling $859.54. He appeared in Becker County District...
November 22, 2015 - 5:20am
October 14, 2015
Can you outrun the hairy man? Vergas to hold 5K fundraiser
For more than 50 years, several reports have surfaced about a legendary being known as the “Hairy Man of Vergas,” and out of those accounts, it seems he has always been doing one thing. “He’s usually running,” said Julie Lammers, who works in the Vegas City Office. “One...
October 14, 2015 - 11:07am
September 27, 2015
Vergas man charged with fleeing officer, drugs
Nicholas George Savig, 32, of 48548 County Road 31, Vergas has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime, felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, gross misdemeanor no proof of insurance and misdemeanor driving after...
September 27, 2015 - 5:20am
September 17, 2015
Vergas author releases 12th novel
It’s been 15 years since retired dentist Ernest Schanilec embarked on his second career as a mystery novelist. Twelve novels later, Schanilec’s...
September 17, 2015 - 5:20am
September 14, 2015
A Lion’s Share: Tour of Homes to benefit Vergas Lions Club
The second annual Vergas Lion’s Tour of Homes is Sunday, Sept. 20. This year’s tour is sure to please those who are looking for construction...
September 14, 2015 - 5:00am
August 19, 2015
Vergas gives kids free chance to act
Thanks to strategic planning in Vergas, area students are getting some acting lessons for free this summer. Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre is hosting “Cinderella” this week for children ages 6-18. Kids auditioned for parts Monday, are practicing the production all week and...
August 19, 2015 - 12:15pm
August 16, 2015
Vergas’ free theater helps area youth
The city of Vergas has found the glass slipper and it fits. A couple years ago, the city had a great idea — one that maybe should be replicated by other cities in the area. They came up with a strategic planning group that identified a need for more youth programs in town. So...
August 16, 2015 - 5:25am