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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
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
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
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
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
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
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
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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
February 13, 2014
Water lines are freezing up in Detroit Lakes -- residents urged to check water temps, let faucets run
The Detroit Lakes Water Utility is advising all residents check their water temperature in an indoor faucet and let their water run due to a deeper-than-normal frost line. Detroit Lakes has had 20-plus service lines freeze up in the past week and the problem is not going away any...
February 13, 2014 - 3:44pm
Tap water use OK'd in some West Virginia areas after spill
By Ian Simpson West Virginia officials on Monday lifted a ban on drinking or bathing with tap water in some areas of the state hit by a chemical...
January 13, 2014 - 1:19pm
October 9, 2013
City speeds up water-loop plan
With all the Highway 10 construction scheduled west of Detroit Lakes in a couple years, the city is taking steps to slip in another project next year that will help with the 2015 highway project. City Engineer Jon Pratt suggested the city complete a water main loop next year that...
October 9, 2013 - 7:00pm
June 30, 2013
Prevent water illnesses
State health officials are reminding residents to “swim healthy” by taking steps to prevent recreational water illnesses this summer. The best way to prevent recreational water illnesses is to keep germs out of the water in the first place. Swimmers can take an active role...
June 30, 2013 - 7:00am
June 29, 2013
Clean water groups applaud MPCA study
Minnesota’s clean water advocates praised the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency this week for its comprehensive study documenting the sources of nitrogen pollution that endanger Minnesota’s drinking water, fish and aquatic habitat – and contribute to the Dead Zone in the Gulf...
June 29, 2013 - 7:00am
March 13, 2013
Private well owners: It’s time to find out what’s in your water
Private well owners: Do you know what’s in your water? More than 1 million people in Minnesota rely on private wells as their source of drinking water, but too many of them are not tested on a regular basis for things that can make people sick, such as bacteria, arsenic, or...
March 13, 2013 - 10:50am
July 10, 2010
Paakh crowned Miss Northwest 2010
Melissa Paakh of Detroit Lakes was crowned Miss Northwest 2010. She is the 17 year-old daughter of Bruce and Lori Paakh. She will be a senior...
July 10, 2010 - 12:32pm
August 28, 2009
High water levels on LaBelle, Boyer lakes to be discussed
A public informational meeting to discuss high water issues on LaBelle and Boyer lakes in western Becker County is set to take place this Monday, Aug.
August 28, 2009 - 1:15pm
August 7, 2009
Meeting on high water Aug. 31
A meeting regarding the LaBelle/Boyer lakes high water problem between Lake Park and Audubon will be held 7:30 p.m. Aug.
August 7, 2009 - 4:18pm
July 24, 2009
Aquatic plants -- an essential part of a water ecosystem
Plants that grow in and under the water are part of our surroundings, whether we are fishing, swimming or just sitting on the shore. A diversity of aquatic habitats makes for healthy lakes, rivers and wetlands that are home to a variety of fish, birds and wildlife. Unfortunately,...
July 24, 2009 - 12:47pm
Keeping your head above (clean) water
Your family's health could sink or swim, depending on where you choose to spend the summer. But a few very basic precautions can greatly reduce your risk of trouble. "Bacterial infections and water-borne illnesses are real risks for those who enjoy swimming, water-skiing or many...
June 24, 2009 - 12:35pm
January 21, 2009
Unsafe ice conditions possible on Mud Lake and Bois de Sioux due to water release
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing water out of Lake Traverse near Wheaton, Minn., on Tuesday, which will create dangerous ice conditions upstream. In a news release, the Corps of Engineers said ice conditions on Mud Lake and Bois de Sioux River could deteriorate and...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 19, 2009
Newfolden tackles water supply issues
The city of Newfolden is mostly back to normal after dealing with two water main breaks last week. City officials knew about one of the leaks for about a week before a repair crew from South Dakota arrived in town Thursday.
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
January 18, 2009
Most of Newfolden's water supply is restored
Most of Newfolden had its water restored Friday night after more than a day without service caused by two water main breaks. City administrator Tammy Hansen said the area of one leak was determined Friday at about 8:30 p.m.
January 18, 2009 - 12:00am
October 28, 2008
Grant, Schara among proponents for MN tax who will be in Moorhead on Wednesday
MOORHEAD - A press conference on Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Davy Memorial Park, 210 8th St.
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am