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'A tradition of excellence': Detroit Lakes newspaper's history goes back...way back
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high
Picturesque Cooking: Summer class at DL's Boys & Girls Club teaches gardening, cooking – and photography
Minn. 9-year-old helped his sister escape rollover before his death
‘American Idol’ to hold auditions in Dakotas in early September
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Frazee to forfeit football season because of low roster numbers
Thielen celebrates 27th birthday Tuesday
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Guide to lakes country camping
The light of an eclipse: An essay on the experience
Column: The legend of Old Three Legs
Why it pays to keep a careful eye on your earnings record
friends & neighbors
Learning to lead: LEADERship Detroit Lakes now accepting applications
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota remain unchanged
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Minnesota Resort & Campground Association launches Century Resort Recognition Program
Autumn nuptials are latest wedding trend
Boats & Bars & so much more
Local author to speak about latest work Aug. 23 at Perham library
Holmes Theatre's 15th season to include plenty of surprises
Dixieland band coming to Pelican Rapids
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Vivian (Silovich) Lee
Leonard "Pete" Thielen
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Mason J. Smith
Byrne Ray Hildebrand
Frederick A. Coughlin
Marlene Rae Andring
Gary L Braasch
How dark will it get during total eclipse?
Vaping is not any "cooler" than smoking
Letter: Charlottesville shows Trump is morally destitute
Klobuchar: 'Alternative facts' and muzzling the press are unacceptable
Lee Hamilton: My impression of nine presidents I've worked with
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
Here's how to get kids to love going fishing
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
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DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
pine to palm
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
Swenson versus Miller for Pine to Palm championship
August 7, 2016
McGraw and Tyler make WE Fest finale 'One of Those Nights'
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Every year WE Fest has one heritage act, a legend that may not be on radio so much these days, but definitely made a mark....
August 7, 2016 - 3:42pm
August 6, 2016
There’s nothing like WE Fest
There is just no way to throw a party for 30,000 people without that party generating some complaints. We get it – WE Fest at its worst can be - for a lack of a more sophisticated word – nasty. Thousands of people are there, many of whom are drinking. This causes behaviors and...
August 6, 2016 - 5:10am
August 5, 2016
Campers go all out to design fun, creative sites out at Soo Pass Ranch
We-Fest is serious business, especially for the campers who go all out and decorate their campsites. Walking around the different campgrounds,...
August 5, 2016 - 3:34pm
Helping keep the peace at WE Fest
During WE Fest weekend it would seem there are law enforcement cars patrolling around every corner. An influx of concert-goers at WE Fest time...
August 5, 2016 - 3:30pm
In the (toilet) bowl: Working WE Fest
During the other 362 days of the year, the WE Fest grounds sit relatively untouched—bathrooms included—so when the 50,000-plus attendees...
August 5, 2016 - 3:28pm
WE Fest 2016
As the largest country music festival in the nation, We Fest brings thousands of visitors to our community each year. This highlights everything...
August 5, 2016 - 9:51am
August 4, 2016
WE Fest audience is mostly women, but performers largely aren’t
Amanda Watkins will kick off the largest country music and camping festival in the United States here Thursday, Aug. 4, with an early afternoon...
August 4, 2016 - 9:59am
August 3, 2016
WE Fest still looking for volunteers to fill the 700 they need every year
Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY News) - Believe it or not, people have been lined up along the highway since Sunday, waiting to get in to WeFest before...
August 3, 2016 - 1:50pm
WE Fest 2016 to feature several new improvements, as locals gear up for a very busy weekend
It has begun. Thousands of fans are once again converging on Detroit Lakes’ Soo Pass Ranch for the annual musical celebration of all things...
August 3, 2016 - 10:49am
WE Fest move brews trouble with vendors
WE Fest has come under fire after replacing its corps of local beer vendors with an independent contractor, which brought in its own beer hawkers....
August 3, 2016 - 10:43am
April 29, 2016
Man sentenced for WE Fest assault
Samuel Bennett Fischer, 23, of 341 N. Nelson St., Nelson, Minn., has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of third-degree assault. According to court records, on Aug. 6, 2015, at WE Fest he entered a woman’s tent and wouldn’t leave. The woman asked...
April 29, 2016 - 5:10am
February 17, 2016
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler to play WE Fest
WE Fest fans can “ Walk This Way.” Steven Tyler will play the country music festival, organizers announced this morning. Promoters announced...
February 17, 2016 - 8:09am
December 18, 2015
WE Fest announces additional lineup
Joe Nichols, LoCash, Granger Smith, Halfway to Hazard, William Michael Morgan and Amanda Watkins have been added to the WE Fest lineup. Headliners Eric Church, Kid Rock and Tim McGraw had been announced earlier, as have supporting acts Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Gary Allan and Montgomery...
December 18, 2015 - 5:50am
October 14, 2015
Kid Rock announced as WE Fest headliner
The Kid Rock, welcome back to WE Fest. The performer was announced as one of the country music festival’s headliners Wednesday morning. WE...
October 14, 2015 - 11:08am
September 23, 2015
McGraw announced as WE Fest headliner
Tim McGraw has been added as a headliner for next year's WE Fest. McGraw will join fellow headliner Eric Church, previously the only act announced,...
September 23, 2015 - 9:20am