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Rich history for a wet and fun festival
County OKs $40,000 for jail needs study
Stopping spread of AIS
Woman wins big; no one believes her
Gas leak leads to evacuation of six Detroit Lakes homes
Nagel comes home to coach Hornets
Angels clinch Hi-10 West title
Vergas man wins Handball championship
‘Beast Mode’ event is July 26 in Frazee
Young DL tracksters excel at Hershey meet
In the Zone
Area students perform in Piano Honors Concert
SSA benefits the same for survivors whether person retired, disabled
Peterson nominates NYM student for Air Force
Local students earn degrees at Bemidji State University
Ogema's Anderson graduates from Marquette University
Friends & Neighbors
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Shelton, Lambert on 2015 WE Fest schedule
Summer Scene - July 2014
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
Veterans looking for work get well deserved boost
DL fireworks came too late for families with children
Alert driving improves safety for all road users
Immigration reform has support
Goeun Park: If only the tooth fairy had taught proper brushing techniques
It’s s’mores season at your local library
A sundry selection of salads
Sunday is Family Day at Northwest Water Carnival
Northwest Water Carnival gets underway Friday
VIDEO: Freezing rain in Duluth
Freezing rain causes difficult driving conditions on Mesaba Avenue and elsewhere in Duluth.
January 13, 2014 - 8:58am
January 11, 2014
Ice could harm wildlife more than the cold
Most wildlife should be able to weather the recent arctic blast just fine, but some species could have difficulty finding food because freezing rain encased their food source in ice. The latest blast of winter weather is “stressing wildlife earlier than in past years,” said...
outdoors / DNR
January 11, 2014 - 9:00am
January 7, 2014
UMD student found in subzero temps has parts of feet removed
DULUTH – The 19-year-old University of Minnesota Duluth student found in subzero temperatures in mid-December in Duluth had surgery Monday to remove parts of her feet. Alyssa Lommel’s mother, Teri, wrote on her daughter’s CaringBridge site Monday night that the surgery at...
January 7, 2014 - 9:19pm
‘Polar vortex’ may ease grip on region
Meteorologists say that what they call a “polar vortex,” and the rest of us call bitterly cold weather, is beginning to ease up in the Upper Midwest. That means the region may reach temperatures Alaskans have been enjoying. “The good news is today, Monday, is the worst...
January 7, 2014 - 8:35am
Recorder in Minnesota’s coldest town says record low could be broken
EMBARRASS, Minn. — For 25 years, the first person to record this city’s temperatures as the nation’s cold spot, as it bills itself, has been Roland Fowler. He’s the official National Weather Service recorder here and has a feeling that this year, a new state record low could...
January 7, 2014 - 8:32am
January 6, 2014
Minnesota leaves Tuesday school closing decision to local officials as Midwest shivers
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday decided to leave the decision about closing schools on Tuesday to local officials as the Upper Midwest fought bitterly cold weather today, with Tuesday warming in some places but still remaining frigid. Dayton took the rare step Friday of announcing...
January 6, 2014 - 11:47am
January 3, 2014
All Minnesota schools shutting down Monday, activities cancelled in DL
All school-related activities for the Detroit Lakes School system are being cancelled for tonight, Saturday and Monday, according to school officials. Gov. Mark Dayton is closing schools Monday because of predicted frigid weather. “The safety of Minnesota’s schoolchildren...
January 3, 2014 - 11:42am
December 15, 2013
Cold temps keep some businesses hopping
The colder-than-normal temperatures so far this month have been keeping businesses hopping — from retail to heating contractors to tow truck operators. And there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of relief in sight. "More cold temperatures are coming this weekend," said Bill Barrett,...
December 15, 2013 - 6:42pm
December 11, 2013
Duluth student who nearly froze to death may have sought shelter in garage
DULUTH – Police interviews and observations from the scene where Alyssa Jo Lommel was found nearly frozen to death Saturday morning indicate that the 19-year-old college student probably searched around a neighbor’s home for a way in, sought shelter in an unheated garage and ultimately...
December 11, 2013 - 8:41am
December 10, 2013
Snowstorms of the past
Snowstorms like last week's gave kids a day off from school, and in return, some parents the day off from work, and reminds us all that winter has arrived in Becker County. Though the winter is still young and there is plenty of snow yet to fall, this time of year can always bring...
December 10, 2013 - 4:00pm
December 7, 2013
Minnesota woman killed in car-truck crash on icy highway
CLARA CITY, Minn. -- A woman was killed Thursday in west-central Minnesota in a head-on crash with a truck that had jack-knifed on an icy highway. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Debra Griebel, 60, of Marshall, was killed in the crash, which was reported shortly before...
news / accidents
December 7, 2013 - 10:30am
December 5, 2013
Arctic air spreads cold, snow from Rockies to Great Lakes
(Reuters) - A powerful Arctic cold front blanketed the western and central United States on Wednesday, dropping heavy snow on the Colorado Rockies across to the Great Lakes and bringing frigid temperatures across the region. Some mountain locations west of the Continental Divide could...
December 5, 2013 - 8:56am
December 4, 2013
Winter weather blows in
Winter has finally settled into the lakes area, as more than half a foot of snow was dropped on the ground in Detroit Lakes Monday night, with another six to nine inches expected to fall sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. “The...
news / Detroit Lakes
December 4, 2013 - 3:00pm
Deadly Monday prompts safe winter travel tips
Four fatal crashes on snowy and slippery Minnesota roads are a reminder that motorists need to plan ahead and adjust their driving to the weather, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. The four fatal crashes occurred Monday, Dec....
December 4, 2013 - 1:30pm
Be prepared for winter storm woes
Heavy snowfall, often accompanied by wind and followed by intense cold, can immobilize an entire region, closing streets and highways and causing power outages. Otter Tail Power Company’s Safety Services Manager Eric Hamm advises residents to check National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
December 4, 2013 - 11:30am