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Cruisin' (and improvin') the strip: City of Detroit Lakes proposes changes to West Lake Drive
Lake Park sugar beet worker spreads joy with costumes
'St. Paul couldn't get it done' but we can: Local ice harvest organizers proceeding with plans to build an ice palace right here in DL
Save the eagles--Go lead free: Fish & Wildlife Service is urging deer hunters to use non-toxic ammo
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No. 8 Titans secure seventh win in road shutout
Lakers end regular season with sweep of Hornets
Roth medalist, Bison end fall season with win in Washington
Raider girls third, Lakers fifth at final XC race
Tschider accepts soccer scholarship to Augustana
How did Social Security work without computers?
Local Sons of Norway give back to community
National Honor Society at LP-A inducts new members
Pumpkin cookies with maple glaze epitomize fall flavors
friends & neighbors
Making an IMPACT: Local crew sets out to begin book binding business
Norby's accepts Retailer of the Year award
Having trouble paying your heating bill? LIHEAP could help
MN gas prices down this week
It's creepy, it's kooky, mysterious and spooky: Halloween events aplenty set for lakes area this month
"Classic Country" tribute coming to Holmes Theatre Oct. 19
Pat & Donna Surface to present 'Remember When' at NYM Saturday
The history of Columbus Day
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
How do we make a great country still greater?
Letter: Fox is guarding henhouse at EPA
DL School Board member apologizes to preschool teachers
Tribune Editorial: Want to be taken seriously? Stop using vocal fry
Leaving home--and finding a new one
Asian Lady Beetles are pesky but harmless
Fishing opportunities heat up as water temps drop
Full-moon fishing in October is fantastic
In the woods, a lot can happen in an hour
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
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
February 14, 2015
Clean Minnesota lakes well worth the investment
There’s mixed news on a topic that’s near and dear to our area: clean lakes. As reported in a front-page Star Tribune story, keeping Minnesota lakes clean is hugely expensive. Over the next 20 years, the state will spend an estimated $2.5 billion from the 2008 Legacy Amendment...
February 14, 2015 - 5:50am
March 2, 2014
Some fish houses need to be off lakes by Monday
It’s time to reel up the lines and get ready to say goodbye to this year’s ice fishing season. Fish houses need to be off area lakes by...
March 2, 2014 - 11:00am
March 27, 2013
Washing your hands might be bad for fish
ALEXANDRIA— A lot of questionable decisions were made in the 1960s. Was introducing the antibacterial agent triclosan one of them? The antimicrobial...
March 27, 2013 - 8:53am
Time to take houses off area lakes
A good amount of snowfall is causing a good amount of trouble for area anglers. Snow pack and drifts on the lakes are making for a tough time...
February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm
January 26, 2013
Update: Double-shooting near Detroit Lakes leaves one dead, one injured, one in jail awaiting murder charge
Investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Becker County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man in connection with...
January 26, 2013 - 5:07pm
October 10, 2012
Return of an ancient fish
Cold winds and intermittent rain and snow blew over White Earth Lake Tuesday afternoon -- but that didn't stop students from the Circle of Life...
October 10, 2012 - 11:53am
September 27, 2012
Conservation officers come across a cart full of trouble
Aquatic invasive species are normally confined to waterways, so conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were surprised when they recently discovered a full-blown infestation in a parking lot. Conservation Officer candidate Jen Mueller and CO field...
September 27, 2012 - 3:46pm
June 11, 2012
Woman seriously hurt after being struck by boat on Cotton Lake
A rural Detroit Lakes woman was seriously injured Friday afternoon while boating on Cotton Lake. She fell out of the boat, which then circled around and struck her. Doris Gravelle, 51, was a passenger in a 14-foot Lund with a 15 horsepower motor that was being operated by Joseph...
June 11, 2012 - 4:20pm
May 3, 2011
DL police warn residents to lock car doors at night
Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena is warning residents to lock their car doors and remove valuables at night. "We've had a lot of pilfering from unlocked vehicles over the last three weekends," he said Monday. "People are missing loose change and CDs and anything else you can...
May 3, 2011 - 3:27pm
January 12, 2011
Lakes under attack by aquatic invasive species
On Saturday, Jan. 15, the Tri-County Aquatic Invasive Species Legislative Summit will convene in Detroit Lakes. The summit will begin at 9:30...
January 12, 2011 - 11:46am
December 29, 2010
No pay raise for county commissioners next year
Once again, Becker County commissioners failed to get a pay raise for next year, and once again they have no one to blame but themselves. The board on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution keeping their pay and per diem rates unchanged from this year. Commissioners are paid...
December 29, 2010 - 10:23am
August 12, 2010
Detroit Lakes City Council agrees to put 1 percent food & beverage tax on November ballot
The wording is set. "The City of Detroit Lakes proposes to provide and allocate resources to pay for control of Flowering Rush infestations of waters within the City; construction and improvement of bike trail facilities; parking improvements near City facilities; and redevelopment...
August 12, 2010 - 9:24am
July 18, 2010
Inventory, sales up in Detroit Lakes area this year
Four years into the real estate business, Kevin Cummings laments that he missed the heyday of selling seasonal homes in Minnesota when hungry...
July 18, 2010 - 1:19pm
July 7, 2010
Protecting area lakes
With so many of this area's recreational and tourism opportunities centered on its lakes and rivers, it's no secret that water quality is a priority issue in west central Minnesota. At no time in state history have its surface waters been at greater risk than they are today -- with intense...
July 7, 2010 - 10:15am
May 28, 2010
Weekend entertainment coming to lake near you
BY THRESSA JOHNSON Staff Intern Grab your beach towels and get into gear for next weekend, when Quake the Lake will race into town for its fourth year churning up wakes and waves. On June 5 and 6, the Twin City Power Boat Association is teaming up with Zorbaz, J&K Marine,...
May 28, 2010 - 3:46pm