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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
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Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
September 11, 2017
Actively aging: Local seniors keep their minds keen through volunteer work
For some senior citizens, volunteering is a simple pastime used to fill space in lieu of a nine-to-five job. For others, though, it's practically...
September 11, 2017 - 8:41am
September 1, 2017
Minnesota Master Naturalist Program seeks volunteers
The University of Minnesota-Extension Master Naturalist Program, in partnership with Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, invites area residents to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) 2017 at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. National Public Lands...
September 1, 2017 - 8:15am
July 22, 2017
Starry Trek 2017: Volunteers needed for citizen science event
Volunteers from across Minnesota are needed on Saturday, August 5 to participate in a statewide search for starry stonewort, Minnesota's newest aquatic invasive species. Hundreds of volunteers will gather at rendezvous sites statewide to learn how to identify starry stonewort and...
July 22, 2017 - 8:00am
March 3, 2017
Registration for Citizens Aquatic Invasive Species program now open
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN — Registration is now open for AIS Detectors, a new volunteer network and science-based training program launched by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center in partnership with University of Minnesota Extension. Participants will learn...
March 3, 2017 - 2:14pm
January 24, 2017
The heroes among us
From local law enforcement officials and healthcare workers to individuals volunteering their free time to help community members in need, the United Way's Everyday Hero Awards honor those who have a huge impact on Becker County each year - no matter how small the individual. Nominations...
January 24, 2017 - 9:00am
October 12, 2016
Becker County Jail volunteer nominated for volunteer of the year
Richard "Dick" Duffney, being nominated for Jail Programs Volunteer of the Year, has made it his life calling to minister those incarcerated...
October 12, 2016 - 9:22am
August 31, 2016
'God's Work...Our Hands'
Many local churches are coming together once again to "serve and love thy neighbors." For the fifth time, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in...
August 31, 2016 - 11:59am
July 24, 2016
Cheers to young volunteers
A lot of people say today’s youth don’t have the work ethic that adults had back when they were that age. They also get a bad rep for not being as willing to lend a hand when somebody needs it. If this is the case – and we’re not saying it’s completely true (maybe just partially…),...
July 24, 2016 - 5:20am
July 20, 2016
Young Catholics pour into DL area to volunteer
Sleeping on classroom floors, scraping paint off of houses in the sweltering summer heat, sharing shower space with people you’ve never met...
July 20, 2016 - 10:40am
July 8, 2016
Work at WE Fest, support a great cause
Looking for a way to have a little fun this summer, while supporting a great cause? Several area non-profits have teamed with the WE Fest country music festival to raise funds for their charity by providing volunteer services such as staffing hospitality booths, running shuttle services,...
July 8, 2016 - 5:40am
June 4, 2016
Volunteers needed for loon survey
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Itasca County in northeastern Minnesota. Volunteers are needed for one day during the June 24 through July 4 monitoring period. For the past 20 years, with the assistance...
June 4, 2016 - 5:00am
May 10, 2016
DL couple, Habitat volunteers break ground on new house; ready to move in this fall
The ground has officially been broken on Justin and Jayme Clark’s new home, courtesy of the local Habitat for Humanity board of directors....
May 10, 2016 - 1:56pm
May 1, 2016
Local ‘heroes’ recognized for impact on the community
“This year, it was more evident than ever, we have heroes who walk among us…” Local United Way Executive Director Luann Porter opened the...
May 1, 2016 - 5:45am
April 22, 2016
Let’s Go Fishing chapter needs more volunteers
Fishing and boating means so much to thousands of people in the Detroit Lakes area every year. But what happens when one loses their mobility or someone to go with? Let’s Go Fishing is returning this outdoor experience to many whom may not otherwise have the opportunity to fish,...
April 22, 2016 - 5:45am
September 27, 2015
Lakes Area Young Life ‘captures the moment’
People say it all the time - children grow up so fast. That’s why this year volunteers and staff with Lakes Area Young Life are doing more...
September 27, 2015 - 5:40am