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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
January 26, 2018
Letter: Looking back on 3 major road projects in one season
In Minnesota, there is winter and construction season. For Becker County, MNDOT unveiled plans for three projects in one summer (actually three seasons). For you hockey fans, that's a hat trick. Why three projects in a short time period? It could be planning projects simply coming...
January 26, 2018 - 11:00am
November 10, 2017
WE Fest assault was costly for Nelson man
Samuel Bennett Fischer, 24, of Nelson, Minn., has completed the terms of his stayed sentence and a felony charge of third-degree assault - substantial bodily harm has been dismissed in Becker County District Court.
November 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
October 19, 2017
Carrie Underwood final headliner for 2018 WE Fest
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Superstar singer Carrie Underwood has been announced as the third and final headliner of next summer's country music...
October 19, 2017 - 12:52pm
August 6, 2017
WE Fest 2017 goes out with a bang: Houser, Eldredge and Bryan keep the party going long into the night
It may have been the final night of WE Fest 2017, but the party at Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch showed no signs of slowing down on Saturday,...
August 6, 2017 - 1:44am
August 5, 2017
Giving back, behind the scenes: Local volunteers help make WE Festers’ visit to DL a good experience
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — WE Fest, the iconic country music festival that wrapped up its 35th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Aug. 5,...
August 5, 2017 - 4:54pm
Good vibe Friday: Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band keep the country jams coming
If there was ever a night to celebrate cross-genre music, it was with Friday’s group of WE Fest headliners. Eli Young Band kicked off just...
August 5, 2017 - 1:42am
August 3, 2017
Sun, stars shine as WE Fest opens
DETROIT LAKES, Minn—While potential rain threatened to dampen the spirits of WE Fest, concert-goers weren't going to let questionable weather...
August 3, 2017 - 10:35pm
Letter: Oh, how the laws change for WE Fest
As I drove to work to meet with my clients on Saturday, July 30, I noticed a few campers lined up along Highway 59 South, three or four, waiting to be first in line to get their camping spot for Wednesday, the day they are allowed into the WE Fest campgrounds. On Sunday, a few more...
August 3, 2017 - 4:38pm
Ready for WE Fest: Locals prepare for the three-day party
It's WE Fest time again, and local law enforcement and retailers are ready for the crowds. Randy Buhr, who manages Detroit Lakes municipal liquor...
August 3, 2017 - 4:37pm
August 2, 2017
Let the celebration begin!: WE Fest's 35th anniversary kicks off Thursday
Though the celebrating has already begun for some — campers began lining up outside the festival grounds as early as Monday morning, and...
August 2, 2017 - 1:09pm
August 1, 2017
Gone country or mission to Mars? Area music fans between two big shows
The region's biggest musical weekend of the year kicks off Thursday when WE Fest opens in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The annual three-day event, which...
August 1, 2017 - 8:46am
July 24, 2017
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
Do you love WE Fest AND Bruno Mars? Were you torn about what to do when you found out Bruno Mars is smack in the middle of the largest country...
July 24, 2017 - 1:48pm
July 20, 2017
So close they can taste it: DL's Holmes Theatre to host WE Fest Karaoke Roundup finale on Saturday
They come from towns across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, with dreams of not only opening a show for some of the biggest stars in country music, but of landing a recording contract of their own. And this year, for the first time, the finalists in the 2017 WE Fest Karaoke...
July 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 22, 2017
Full WE Fest lineup announced
The full three-day lineup has been announced for the 35th Anniversary WE Fest celebration, set for Aug. 3-5 at Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch....
March 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
December 18, 2016
WE Fest 2017's third headliner is... Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum will make their WE Fest debut at the Soo Pass Ranch next summer. Townsquare Media announced on Thursday that the chart-topping...
December 18, 2016 - 11:00am