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Lovers of Bad Medicine Lake rally to protect lakeshore
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There's an app for that?: Scammers are have figured out how to ‘spoof’ local, business phone numbers
Two hurt in separate crashes on icy Highway 10 east of Lake Park Saturday
MnDOT adopts new mowing/hay baling standard and permit
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Raiders control tempo in victory over Rebels
Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
It's beginning to look a lot like...
Lorna M. Schons
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
Thanks to teachers for attended Legion Auxiliary Appreciation Tea
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Holiday Train rolls into Detroit Lakes Dec. 12
Buy a Christmas tree, help a kid: Young Life fundraiser is popular in Detroit Lakes
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Pine to Palm
June 25, 2015
Police crack down on drinking and boating
In an effort to curb alcohol-related boating accidents and deaths, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other public safety agencies around the state will ramp up patrols for intoxicated boaters June 26-28. The amplified enforcement efforts are part of Operation Dry...
June 25, 2015 - 5:55am
May 22, 2015
Black leaders decry ruling in fatal shooting by St. Paul police
ST. PAUL -- The St. Paul NAACP president said Thursday that he’s “deeply disappointed” a grand jury did not indict two police officers in the fatal shooting of Marcus Golden. But the head of the St. Paul police union said some in the community had rushed to judgment “with...
May 22, 2015 - 8:26am
May 21, 2015
Minneapolis cop indicted for unreasonable force while off duty
MINNEAPOLIS – An officer of the Minneapolis Police Department has been indicted after two reported instances of him using unreasonable force in assaulting four people while off duty. Michael Lewis Griffin, 40, is also charged with falsifying records and lying to investigators,...
May 21, 2015 - 8:48am
May 20, 2015
Body found in Little Detroit Lake shows no sign of foul play
No foul play is suspected in the death of a Detroit Lakes man whose body was recovered from Little Detroit Lake on Friday. The body of Markus Fales, 33, was found in about six feet of water straight out from the Pavilion. He was fully clothed and there were no visible injuries...
May 20, 2015 - 12:30pm
May 19, 2015
Lake Park asking for cop coverage
Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson retired on Friday, and the city is now looking into how best to provide policing services to the community. The city is considering several options, including replacing the police chief; contracting with the Becker County Sheriff’s Office to...
May 19, 2015 - 9:34am
May 6, 2015
DL officer injured subduing suspect
Monday late afternoon’s call for help did not turn out to be a great one for Detroit Lakes Police Officer Joseph Sternhagen. At about 5:40 p.m., the police department got a call from a woman who said a man outside her house was stalking and harassing her. Officers Sternhagen...
May 6, 2015 - 1:15pm
May 1, 2015
Husband upset with wife drives SUV through his house
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- A Cottage Grove man drove his SUV through his house early Wednesday morning after a fight with his wife, police said. Michael Aaby, 38, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and domestic assault. He's jailed and awaiting charges. According to Cottage...
May 1, 2015 - 8:39am
Slain Minn. officer was suing employer
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.—At the time of Scott Patrick's murder, the Mendota Heights police officer was in the midst of a lawsuit in which he...
May 1, 2015 - 8:33am
April 22, 2015
Gunman called his mother during fatal standoff with St. Paul police
A 28-year-old man fatally shot by St. Paul police last month was on the phone with his mother during his standoff and said he feared officers would kill him, according to a 911 transcript. Police had been called to a report of an armed man in the area of White Bear and Wilson avenues...
April 22, 2015 - 4:16pm
April 8, 2015
Counterfeit bills and other scams
The same counterfeit money that has been popping up in the Fargo-Moorhead area is also beginning to circulate in Detroit Lakes — that’s according to Detroit Lakes police, who say they’ve collected some of the fake money from Subway and Lakes Liquor so far. The bills are smaller...
April 8, 2015 - 12:30pm
March 17, 2015
St. Paul man wielding assault rifle killed by police
ST. PAUL -- Wearing an armored vest, a St. Paul man hugged and kissed the woman he lived with before engaging in an hour-long police standoff...
March 17, 2015 - 11:02am
March 10, 2015
House OKs 'blue alert' to catch police attackers
ST. PAUL -- Suspects in police attacks could be caught quicker if statewide alerts were issued, the Minnesota House decided Monday. Representatives voted 129-0 to establish a "blue alert" program to notify the public when a law enforcement officer is killed or seriously injured. "This...
March 10, 2015 - 5:10am
March 1, 2015
DL man sentenced for threatening cop
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to 23 months in prison after continuing to threaten the life of a Detroit Lakes police officer after he arrested him. Burt Gregory Alan Stover, 39, was found guilty of felony terroristic threats after an incident that occurred on Oct. 22 of last...
March 1, 2015 - 5:50am
February 20, 2015
Senators consider police body camera privacy issues
ST. PAUL -- The national debate about how much police body camera video is public landed in the Minnesota spotlight Thursday. A bill a Senate...
February 20, 2015 - 8:16am
February 5, 2015
Authorities find missing Sauk Rapids woman
SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. – The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has found a missing Sauk Rapids woman with mental health issues. The...
February 5, 2015 - 10:51am