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Boys, Girls Club kids holding bleach drive for humane society
The kibosh put on Becker County-Hubbard jail plans
Young DL tracksters excel at Hershey meet
Herzog ends DL career in All-Star game as North’s offensive MVP
Legion Baseball: Alexandria takes two from DL
Lack of offense sinks Angels in 7-2 loss to Perham
Minnesota Wild’s Parise draws a crowd at Cully’s Kids Celebrity Weekend event
In the Zone
Area students perform in Piano Honors Concert
Peterson nominates NYM student for Air Force
Local students earn degrees at Bemidji State University
Ogema's Anderson graduates from Marquette University
Detroit Lakes' Ringwelski earns Concordia scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Shelton, Lambert on 2015 WE Fest schedule
Summer Scene - July 2014
Tamarac Refuge: Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Brad Laabs: Be respectful, helpful on the water this week
Blane Klemek: The moving whistle of the upland sandpiper is sweetness to hear
Ruffed grouse counts see increase
Brad Laabs: Fish like chasing fast bait; Make your presentation match
Blane Klemek: The black-billed cuckoo is a fascinating bird
D&D Appliance in DL wins Maytag competition
Shiny, new Cenex opens in Lake Park
Legal Helpers ordered to pay back MN consumers
Gas prices take post holiday dip...again
Marco partners with AGT in cloud-based video offering
Letter: WWI decisions the cause of Mid East fighting today
Letter: Green: ‘I urged legislature to take balanced approach’
New restrictions on e-cigarettes
Lynn Hummel: The curse of the mom jeans
Unmanned aircraft advocates get a Leafy Spurge
Detroit Lakes' Caroline Smith to play Basilica Block Party
Northwest Water Carnival gets underway Friday
Genealogy workshop in Perham
Pioneer Village group hopes to "Refresh the Fest" Aug. 16
LRAC will host its inaugural "Arts Resource Fair" Aug. 16 in Fergus Falls
June 5, 2013
Storm fears? Sign up for Instant Alert
The recent tornadoes tearing through Oklahoma over the past weeks have left a combined death toll of at least 41 according to CNN reports — and a vivid reminder of the destructive power of this form of natural disaster. The tornado that struck El Reno on Friday had a record width...
June 5, 2013 - 2:03pm
May 23, 2013
No standard haven from tornadoes at area schools
FARGO – After a tornado unleashed its power on Wadena (Minn.) High School on June 17, 2010, the school was so heavily damaged it had to be torn down and rebuilt. When the new $40 million school reopened in Wadena last fall, it included a tornado-proof gymnasium big enough to...
May 23, 2013 - 9:54am
May 15, 2013
Ice-out is one of latest on record in DL
It’s not too often that the Minnesota walleye fishing opener comes before the official “ice-out” date on Big Detroit Lake, but this year, that’s just what happened. “Sunday, May 12 is the 2013 Detroit Lake ice-out date,” said Richard Hecock of the Pelican River Watershed...
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May 15, 2013 - 1:36pm
Roger Engstrom: 1950, the shortest summer in Becker County
May 17, 1950, was the beginning of the shortest summer in Becker County. From information gleaned from issues of Detroit Lakes newspapers at the Becker County Historical Society, I noticed weather reports from that cold and miserable spring of 1950 are very similar to what we experienced...
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May 15, 2013 - 1:31pm
Wildfires raging near Park Rapids zero percent contained
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – As the Rev. Jim Neubauer stood outside St. John’s Lutheran Church here, he watched the billowing smoke of the nearby raging wildfires, looking for slight changes in color. A Hubbard County sheriff’s deputy told him the shifting colors were a sign of devastation. “He...
May 15, 2013 - 8:21am
April 30, 2013
Fargo flood forecast drops again to 34 feet
FARGO – The National Weather Service has issued a new forecast for the Red River that anticipates a crest in Fargo-Moorhead at 34 feet early Wednesday – taking 1.5 feet off the forecasted crest for the second time in two days. A graphic released with the forecast showing the...
April 30, 2013 - 1:16pm
April 29, 2013
NWS lowers Fargo flood forecast to 35.5 feet, crest expected Wednesday
FARGO – The Red River here is expected to crest at 35.5 feet Wednesday, according to an updated flood forecast released by the National Weather Service this morning. That’s a foot and a half lower than the 37-foot crest predicted on Sunday. A lower crest on the Wild Rice...
April 29, 2013 - 12:42pm
Red River crest in Fargo pegged at 37 feet late Tuesday or early Wednesday
As the Red River reached major flood stage here on Sunday, the National Weather Service lowered its predicted peak to 37 feet late Tuesday or early Wednesday – and Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said he believes it will crest even lower than that. The Wild Rice River, a...
April 29, 2013 - 8:32am
April 26, 2013
No firm crest prediction yet as Fargo flood fight set to begin
FARGO – Sandbagging efforts will begin here today as city leaders want to build levees up to 40 feet to prepare for a river crest late next week between 38 and 40 feet. The Red River is expected to hit 38 feet Thursday, according to an updated forecast released by the National Weather...
April 26, 2013 - 8:22am
April 24, 2013
Electricity and water don’t mix
Even though this spring’s thaw has been slow in coming, Otter Tail Power Company reminds its customers and neighbors that electricity and water don’t mix. Remember that the spring thaw can cause high water levels that can reduce line clearances, and that increases the potential...
April 24, 2013 - 11:38am
Abandon hope for a bug-free Minnesota summer
Put aside any wishful thinking that this year’s extended winter will reduce the number of bugs that bite, suck your blood or devour the leaves on trees. “I don’t think the late season and snow cover is going to kill any of them,” said retired teacher and area naturalist Larry...
April 24, 2013 - 8:41am
April 19, 2013
Biggest snowstorm since 2009 shuts down much of Duluth area
DULUTH, Minn. - A massive winter storm shut down much of the Northland early today, dumping up to 22 inches of snow over three days, closing schools and clogging side streets, driveways and sidewalks. Many side roads remain impassable this morning, and gusty winds are blowing snow...
April 19, 2013 - 2:22pm
April 15, 2013
Heavy, wet snow increases chances of exceeding 38-foot Red River crest in F-M
FARGO – The chances of exceeding a 38-foot Red River flood crest here have crept up with the storm that draped the area with a heavy coat of wet snow. National Weather Service forecasters still are compiling information in order the analyze the impacts of the storm, which officially...
April 15, 2013 - 12:33pm
April 10, 2013
Winter storm could dump 6 to 10 inches of snow on southeastern North Dakota, west-central Minnesota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A winter storm has the potential to dump 6 to 10 inches of snow over southeastern North Dakota and west-central Minnesota on Thursday, the National Weather Service says. A winter storm watch is in effect from late tonight through late Thursday night for counties...
April 10, 2013 - 8:40am
March 29, 2013
Tornado warnings get more descriptive
DULUTH — National Weather Service forecasters are working to be more descriptive and detailed when they issue severe storm and tornado warnings starting Monday with a new, three-tier warning system aimed at persuading people to take action based on real risk. The new “impact-based...
March 29, 2013 - 8:23am