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'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
No need for Obamacare?: Farmers can now get group insurance through their co-ops
'Christmas miracle at the mall': Free sleigh rides in DL interrupted by spooked horse, no injuries result
Crime & accidents
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Clara Jane Gilbertson
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
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March 1, 2017
'No water, no life': Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit opens at Becker County Museum
"No water, no life. No blue, no green." These words from renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle summarize the central nature of water in human life...
March 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
February 19, 2017
Water, water everywhere...: Smithsonian traveling exhibit ‘Water/Ways’ opens Saturday in DL
The Minnesota Humanities Center is bringing the traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, "Water/Ways," to Detroit Lakes this week, as the...
February 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 2, 2017
Making waves: Smithsonian, MuseWeb, DL museum inviting local residents to share ‘water stories’ as part of upcoming exhibition
Water is an inescapable part of our lives. It makes up 60 percent of the human body, and 71 percent of the Earth's surface. We literally cannot survive without it. In fact, it is such an intrinsic part of the human experience that it has shaped much of our culture and traditions......
February 2, 2017 - 9:11am
December 25, 2016
Becker SWCD awarded $330,000 Legacy grant to reduce sediment on Upper Buffalo River
Healthy lakes and rivers with cleaner, clearer water has always been one of the goals of the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District —...
December 25, 2016 - 5:00am
November 16, 2016
Going...up? New city utility rates to take effect in January
Construction of Detroit Lakes' new wastewater treatment facility is tentatively slated to begin late next fall, with an anticipated price tag...
November 16, 2016 - 11:03am
Dakota Access pipeline protests planned across United States
HOUSTON—Demonstrators across U.S. cities will gather outside offices of the Army Corps of Engineers, banks and energy companies on Tuesday,...
November 16, 2016 - 8:20am
August 19, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Dayton says clean water tops light rail politics
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to campaign for clean water in coming months instead of against Republicans he blamed for torpedoing a special legislative session over a southwestern Twin Cities light rail proposal. The Democratic governor has been very strong...
August 19, 2016 - 3:01pm
August 16, 2016
‘Every generation has to leave something’ Buffer debate continues in Minnesota farm country to protect waters
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Bruce Tiffany stood along a county ditch, corn well over shoulder high on each side. It was a clear summer late afternoon,...
August 16, 2016 - 3:32pm
Rain damage vs flood damage: It matters for your insurance coverage
Recent storms in many parts of Minnesota have caused dangerous flash flooding and damage to property from heavy rains. Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is offering guidance to homeowners about what coverage they can expect from their insurance policies for water damage...
July 16, 2016 - 5:50am
July 15, 2016
Not all fun & games on the lake
Two drownings have occurred on Douglas County lakes this summer. Last Saturday, a swimmer was struck in the head by a personal watercraft and is still recovering. The incidents serve as reminders that being on the lake is not all fun and games. Although our lakes are brimming with...
July 15, 2016 - 5:35am
July 14, 2016
This area is way ahead on farm buffer strips
Minnesota farmers may not need to install as many mandated buffer strips as originally thought, but it still will cost millions of dollars to comply with a new state law. After announcing Tuesday that a new map is available showing where buffers are required, Natural Resources Commissioner...
July 14, 2016 - 5:45am
June 25, 2016
10 tips for protecting our water
How about a nice, tall glass of yard waste? Or motor oil? Or litter, soil or pet waste? Yuck! But that’s what ends up in our lakes and groundwater if residents aren’t more conscientious. The city of Alexandria is trying to increase awareness that stormwater runoff isn’t just...
June 25, 2016 - 5:10am
June 2, 2016
Blue-green algae in MN: If in doubt, stay out
With Memorial Day past, the unofficial start of summer is here. While water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is calm and sunny, these conditions are also perfect for growing blue-green algae, which can be harmful to both people and animals. Last summer,...
June 2, 2016 - 5:25am
April 20, 2016
The state of MN’s water discussed at Alexandria meeting
Water is a finite resource and people converged last week in Alexandria to explore the state’s water resource issues. The State of Water Conference...
April 20, 2016 - 10:41am
April 19, 2016
Dayton administration focusing on water quality
ST. PAUL – Cleaning up Minnesota's water takes more than new laws, Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday, April 18, while proclaiming this as Water...
April 19, 2016 - 8:21am