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DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
Pirates end Laker season in overtime
Outside shooting leads Alex over Laker boys
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
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
Francis R. "Butch" Bellanger
Merlin V. Thompson
Sheena Marie Butcher
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
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
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