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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
November 25, 2017
Greater Minnesota has jobs, but not enough homes: 'We can't build what we consider affordable homes anymore'
ST. PAUL — The story is that greater Minnesota loses population because there are not enough jobs. However, many greater Minnesota communities...
November 25, 2017 - 3:00pm
October 4, 2017
A lot of helping hands: DL veteran says his rental home is nearly up to code, thanks in part to community help
A Detroit Lakes Navy veteran is making good progress on bringing his rental home up to code by a city-imposed Dec. 31 deadline. "I've got to...
October 4, 2017 - 8:42am
June 18, 2017
Two large housing developments coming to DL
The Detroit Lakes City Council has given its stamp of approval to two major housing developments that are being planned for the coming year, in the vicinity of Big and Little Detroit lakes. Both the Highland Estates condominium development near the intersection of Highland Drive and...
June 18, 2017 - 8:00am
April 15, 2017
Letter: Why put dog park before human kids?
We were surprised to see the article "A park just for canines." We moved to Detroit Lakes six years ago and live in a new area without a decent park close by. Croviseir Park (by the Boys and Girls club) is close but only has one way to enter the park and it has no flat areas where...
April 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
July 30, 2016
Ban smoking in rental housing
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don’t allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
July 30, 2016 - 5:30am
June 5, 2016
Detroit Lakes landlord hit with $44,000 fine for discriminating against mentally disabled
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that a HUD administrative law judge ruled against a northern Minnesota landlord charged with refusing to rent an apartment to prospective tenants because of their disabilities. Landlord Deane Woodard of Detroit Lakes was...
June 5, 2016 - 5:30am
June 4, 2016
Housing is also part of MN’s essential infrastructure
Minnesota needs to invest in infrastructure. That was the prevailing theme of this year’s legislative session from Gov. Mark Dayton and both Democratic and Republican leaders. Yet, despite bipartisan consensus around the need to invest in systems that enhance our state’s economic...
June 4, 2016 - 5:25am
March 10, 2016
Perham gets $620K for worker housing
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded a $620,000 Workforce Housing Development Program grant to Perham to develop housing for local employees. DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben said the program is aimed at encouraging market rate rental housing...
March 10, 2016 - 5:25am
February 11, 2016
Becker is best place to get a mortgage
Becker County has been ranked No. 1 in Minnesota, and third in the nation, as the best place to get a home mortgage. The loan funding rate in Becker County was pegged at 68.75 percent in an analysis done by Smartasset, which compares mortgage data around the country. The 5-year borrowing...
February 11, 2016 - 5:45am
October 8, 2015
DEED launching new workforce housing
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin accepting applications on Nov. 2 for grants awarded by the Workforce Housing Development Program. The program, which is open to cities and joint county-city economic development authorities in Greater...
October 8, 2015 - 5:30am
July 17, 2015
Habitat for Humanity is now accepting house applications
Homeownership can be a life changing opportunity by offering families a stable, safe location to raise their children while building assets and strengthening our communities. Habitat for Humanity of the Detroit Lakes Area, serves an area of 15 miles radius of Detroit Lakes and...
July 17, 2015 - 5:30am
June 30, 2015
Aid for the poor, education included in new Minnesota laws
ST. PAUL - Thousands of poor Minnesota families begin getting more state aid Wednesday as the new state budget begins. The $42 billion, two-year overall state budget provides more housing assistance, as well as lower child care costs. “Too many children are living in poverty...
June 30, 2015 - 1:14pm
April 23, 2015
Becker County Housing moving to MMCDC
Becker County Housing is moving to the Midwest Minnesota Community Develop-ment Corporation. “This is the end of a very long process,” County Administrator Jack Ingstad said. “We have explored every option in the book.” The Becker County Board of Commissioners approved...
April 23, 2015 - 5:55am
April 8, 2015
County looks at partnership with MMCDC
Move over Mahube-Otwa and the City of Detroit Lakes, Becker County is now considering the Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation to take over its housing program. “We’ve been looking at Mahube and Detroit Lakes and are still considering Detroit Lakes, but we’ve...
April 8, 2015 - 11:00am
March 1, 2015
Workforce housing key to economic growth
Recognizing an opportunity to expand, agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO conducted a study in 2010 to explore where that growth should occur. Ultimately, it decided to expand North American tractor production in the community where it had resided for the past decade, the small...
March 1, 2015 - 5:05am