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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
August 30, 2013
New signal operating on Highway 10 in Hawley
HAWLEY, Minn. – A new traffic signal is now operating on Highway 10 here. The signal at Highway 10 and County Road 31/County Road 33 is part of this summer’s intersection modification project. The modified Highway 10 median crossings at Eighth Street and Michael Street will...
August 30, 2013 - 9:21am
August 24, 2013
Highway 10 open again
All four lanes of Highway 10 have reopened to traffic between Detroit Lakes and Boyer Lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Crews removed the barricades Wednesday night. The westbound lanes have been closed since late May for a resurfacing project. Motorists...
August 24, 2013 - 11:00am
August 12, 2013
Airport Road closed Tuesday morning for maintenance work
Due to continued repair and maintenance work Airport Road, from Menards Drive to Longview Drive, will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Motorists will be required to use an alternate route during this time.
August 12, 2013 - 2:42pm
August 6, 2013
Road closures for Detroit Lakes
McKinley Ave, from Willow St to Frazee St, will be closed today (Tues, Aug 6th) between 12:30 p.m. and approximately 5:00 p.m., due to reclaiming. Minnesota Ave, from Willow St to State St, will be closed tomorrow (Wed.
August 6, 2013 - 11:50am
August 2, 2013
Paul and Babe honored as top roadside attraction
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Paul and Babe have been named the Best Roadside Attraction in Minnesota by WCCO-TV. The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce...
August 2, 2013 - 4:28pm
August 1, 2013
Jefferson Bus Lines adds route from Fargo to Duluth -- with stop in Detroit Lakes
Jefferson Bus Lines has launched a new route connecting Fargo to Duluth. The route includes a daily run in either direction between the two cities, with stops along the way in a number of smaller cities, including Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena. “We are excited to bring...
August 1, 2013 - 11:05am
July 28, 2013
Hwy 10 project hits snags
The resurfacing project on Highway 10 between Detroit Lakes and Lake Park is about three weeks behind schedule, and that’s going to cause traffic...
July 28, 2013 - 1:00pm
July 24, 2013
Expect more road delays
Motorists travelling between the Fargo-Moorhead area and Detroit Lakes for WE Fest should expect significant delays due to construction and heavy traffic volumes the week of July 29. Tens of thousands of visitors will attend the 31st annual WE Fest Country Music Festival at Soo...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 21, 2013
Access in Audubon closed
Motorists will encounter temporary access closures on Highway 10 in Audubon beginning Tuesday, July 23, weather permitting. Paving work will require the short-term closure of the intersection of Highway 10 and Becker County Road 13 in Audubon. Traffic will be re-directed to Becker...
July 21, 2013 - 9:00am
July 17, 2013
I-94 construction begins near Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
July 17, 2013 - 8:14am
Speeding through the ages: Younger drivers tipping scales of fatal crashes
Younger drivers feel the need to speed, and as a result accounted for nearly 60 percent of the speed-related deaths over the past three years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. In comparison, drivers 65 and older were involved...
July 17, 2013 - 7:01am
July 7, 2013
DL streets to be sealcoated this week
The following Detroit Lakes streets are tentatively scheduled to be sealcoated between Tuesday, July 9, and Thursday, July 11, depending on the weather. Please be aware of parking restrictions and disruptions to normal traffic flow. Brainard Boulevard from Long Lake Road...
July 7, 2013 - 8:00am
July 6, 2013
MnDOT invites public input on 20-year highway plan
The Minnesota Depart-ment of Transportation invites the public and transportation stakeholders to review and comment on the draft Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP) through July 31. This will be the final opportunity for the public to provide input on the...
July 6, 2013 - 7:00am
July 5, 2013
Patrol explains work signs
It is the time of year where road construction mandates temporary signage restricting or detouring traffic. I contacted MNDOT Engineer Scott Thompson to define what it all means. ROAD CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC or LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY tells you that you need to take a different route...
July 5, 2013 - 8:33am
Detour on Hwy 87 begins Monday
Motorists on Highway 87 east of Frazee will encounter a one-week detour when a culvert replacement project begins July 8, weather permitting. Crews will replace a culvert just east of Becker County Road 31 about three miles east of Frazee. During the project Highway 87 will...
July 5, 2013 - 8:30am