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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
A heartbreaking struggle: Homelessness in the region hard on elderly
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
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
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
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
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'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
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
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 23, 2015
Two DL churches each give $5K for wells in Chad
In Wednesday’s Tribune, a story on Shepard of the Lakes and Lund churches raising money for a water well in Chad, Africa, was mistakenly combined. The...
August 23, 2015 - 5:15am
June 19, 2015
Tiny leak wastes 1.4 million gallons of drinking water in Minnesota
SPICER, Minn. — A dime-sized hole in a slender copper pipe could be the culprit in a 1.4 million-gallon loss of drinking water every month...
June 19, 2015 - 8:42am
June 7, 2015
County drought is officially over
This should come as a surprise to no one, but the drought in Becker County is officially over – thanks to a possibly record-breaking rainy month of May that brought double, and in some cases quadruple, the normal amount of precipitation. The early low lake levels, coupled with...
June 7, 2015 - 5:25am
May 28, 2015
Minn. farmers analyze new water rule: Does it go too far?
ST. PAUL – Farmers who worry that the federal government wants to regulate mud puddles on their land are examining a 297-page rule the Obama administration released Wednesday. The new water quality rule was not well received in farm country, but agriculture groups' attorneys...
May 28, 2015 - 8:14am
May 20, 2015
High arsenic levels a threat to area wells
Gerald Steinbach’s well water near Felton, Minn., contains an odorless, colorless, naturally occurring health risk that seeps from underground. The...
May 20, 2015 - 10:18am
May 7, 2015
Minnesota governor highlights improving water quality as a big priority
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton used an annual report about Minnesota’s drinking water to highlight what he says has quickly become a big priority of his second term — improving water quality. In the coming months, Dayton said he would name a director of water quality to help...
May 7, 2015 - 8:20am
May 2, 2015
Low water, ice damage may make boat launches difficult
Boaters eager to hit newly thawed lakes and rivers across Minnesota should know that low water conditions at public water access sites may make...
May 2, 2015 - 5:10am
April 26, 2015
Water on the brain: Festival set for Tuesday at Freeman Arena
Fourth-graders from across the area may leave the Kent Freeman Arena with a serious case of water on the brain after experiencing the first ever...
April 26, 2015 - 5:35am
April 4, 2015
Groundwater sampling planned for Clay County
Water samples from about 90 wells in Clay County will be collected and analyzed for water chemistry this spring by hydrogeologists from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Samples will also be tested to learn how long the water has been underground. The data are being...
April 4, 2015 - 5:05am
February 28, 2015
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
We are now unseasonably cold again, and this may extend the ice season locally. With little snow cover and the brutal cold of the last couple weeks, we are making more ice, not losing ice. You can probably count on at least another four weeks of accessible, fishable ice before we...
February 28, 2015 - 5:15am
February 25, 2015
Lawmaker says water rules threaten mines
ST. PAUL -- Existing water quality standards threaten one of Minnesota's biggest industries, a state representative claims, and could force cities,...
February 25, 2015 - 5:20am
February 14, 2015
Clean Minnesota lakes well worth the investment
There’s mixed news on a topic that’s near and dear to our area: clean lakes. As reported in a front-page Star Tribune story, keeping Minnesota lakes clean is hugely expensive. Over the next 20 years, the state will spend an estimated $2.5 billion from the 2008 Legacy Amendment...
February 14, 2015 - 5:50am
February 11, 2015
Becker Soil and Water District gets $655K in grants
When the Minnesota Board of Soil & Water Resources announced the allocation of more than $14 million in 2015 Clean Water Fund grants on Jan. 26, the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District was a big winner. Two of Becker SWCD’s Clean Water Fund grant applications, totaling...
February 11, 2015 - 12:15pm
February 6, 2015
Pine forests being transformed into potato fields
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced it had temporarily ordered a halt to a massive conversion...
February 6, 2015 - 5:15am
April 23, 2014
Time to turn off the water
Those Detroit Lakes residents who have been running water to keep their pipes and service lines from freezing this winter can now shut off the water. Residents are being asked to check the temperature of their water, and if it is at least 40 degrees, faucets can be turned off....
April 23, 2014 - 12:00pm