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DL chiropractor Dustin Johnson honored
A volunteer's refuge: Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge recognizes the 'critical' impact of volunteers
A new look for DLMS: Board OKs design for exterior 'skin' on middle school
Big plans for Forest Hills Resort
Angels of the lakes: DL's Dark House Spearing and Angling Association cleans up Little Detroit
DL softball splits with Patriots
Laker baseball swept at Pequot Lakes
Blomseth medalist at Earlybird
Bison women end Denver's reign of conference golf titles
DL track teams compete at Eagle Relays
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
friends & neighbors
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
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Rose R. Duescher
Steven P. Leitheiser
Harriet E. Anderson
Delores D. Halverson
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
March 17, 2017
Family fun fundraiser: Third annual Laker Elementary Carnival scheduled for March 25
From a cake walk to a full-size game of Operation, the third annual Laker Elementary Carnival will have it all. Beloved games from previous years...
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
March 16, 2017
Creating change: DLthriving group to host youth mental health forum
A group of high school students--spearheaded by Bezos Scholar and Detroit Lakes High School (DLHS) senior Anna Schumacher--is focused on creating...
March 16, 2017 - 2:15pm
Column: My year as a Bezos Scholar
On a relatively quiet and cold evening last February, I sat on my floor with my computer, my cursor hovering over a bright red submit button. "You're not going to get in, so why even bother?" was the thought continuingly running through my head.
March 16, 2017 - 2:10pm
March 15, 2017
Detroit Lakes Middle School geography winner advances to state
Luther Van Offelen won this year's Detroit Lakes Middle School Geography Bee, with Madison Sparby coming in as runner-up. Van Offelen is one...
March 15, 2017 - 12:06pm
Sen. Franken seeks entrants to poetry contest
ST. PAUL, MN — In recognition of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced that he is hosting his sixth annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. The theme of this year's contest is "Celebrating the Veteran...
March 15, 2017 - 12:04pm
February 16, 2017
Local students qualify for state Business Professionals of America competition
Students from area high schools gathered at M State Detroit Lakes on Jan. 25 to compete in several different business related competitions at...
February 16, 2017 - 9:00am
February 15, 2017
Speech team rules apply to life as well
For the past four years, there are three rules that I have lived by as a member of the Detroit Lakes speech team. Rule number one: Have fun. Rule number two: Don't embarrass Mrs. Burnside. Rule number three: Mingle, mingle, mingle! As my senior season picks up and I find myself preparing...
February 15, 2017 - 11:00am
January 20, 2017
I hated the very thing I now love: cross country skiing
Winter can really stink. It's incredibly cold, the sky seems continually gloomy, and our lives take on a lethargic pace. For me, there's only...
January 20, 2017 - 8:00am
The best breakfast in town: A restaurant review by DL high school student
Main Street restaurant is a locally owned restaurant on Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes. I decided to go there and do a review on their breakfast...
January 20, 2017 - 7:00am
December 15, 2016
'We're that family': Not picture perfect, but perfect for us
"We're that family," my sister Kathryn remarked once again this past Thanksgiving, as all the cousins fell off their seats, in stitches from laughing so hard at pirate jokes. This phrase has been uttered at almost every family holiday and every special event we've ever attended, or...
December 15, 2016 - 11:00am
November 17, 2016
Rossman Elementary assembles for greatness
Research shows that schools that teach character education have higher academic performance, improved attendance, reduced violence, fewer disciplinary...
November 17, 2016 - 8:32am
Native American Heritage Month
November is National Native American Heritage month, and the Detroit Lakes High School Native American Education Department is putting on a few...
November 17, 2016 - 8:17am
November 16, 2016
I was just asked to write my best friend's eulogy. Don't worry, though, she didn't actually die, it's just a social experiment she's doing with her psychology class. I didn't mention that part to my parents when I told them about this and understandably, they were quite shocked.
November 16, 2016 - 8:17am
October 21, 2016
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Students at the Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center are helping bring awareness to 'Stash Your Ash', a movement designed to snuff out cigarette...
October 21, 2016 - 6:26am
October 19, 2016
An ode to my team
Fall, to me, is all about swimming. There is nothing else that happens during this time of the year that elicits more excitement from me than getting to jump in the pool with some of my best friends. I've been a member of the Detroit Lakes Girls Swim and Dive team for five years now...
October 19, 2016 - 8:56am