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American Legion in DL celebrates birthday
'Beauty and the Beast' dazzles again, 'Power Rangers' off to solid start
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Lakers wrestle their way into state competition
Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
Lormis to attend UM-Morris this fall
Benscoter on dean's list at Mayville State
Richville couple welcomes daughter
Mankes welcome baby boy
Ellenson celebrates 80th birthday
Friends & Neighbors
And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Magical music moments: Spring concerts galore set for lakes area this week
Historic Moorhead buildings open for tours on April Fools' Day
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
Rita A. Wicker
LuEtta J. Anderson
Letter: Where is the love? No pay raise for MN libraries since 2009
A special church helps those with special needs
Public library offers on-the-go access with new app
Toxic fumes: Bill would help protect firefighters from cancer
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
Very bad news for bats in Becker County: White-nose syndrome, which wipes out bat colonies, is now killing them here
Blane Klemek column: Winter camping and trout fishing in the Boundary Waters
Brad Laabs column: Time to get ready for open-water fishing
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
Sheriff's airboat rescues 2 ice fishermen on Height of Land Lake
September 2, 2015
Dayton condemns Black Lives Matter protesters’ chant at Minnesota State Fair
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton thinks a chant of “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” during a Black Lives Matter St. Paul march to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds “was a terrible thing to say,” his press secretary said Tuesday. His comment came in response to state...
September 2, 2015 - 9:23am
Police forfeitures bring in $21K to DL
Under Minnesota law, equipment used in the commission of a felony, including cars, trucks, guns, trailers, snowmobiles and computers can be seized and sold by law enforcement agencies. How that law is carried out varies widely by agency, according to an annual report by the Minnesota...
August 2, 2015 - 5:30am
July 15, 2015
BCSO raises funds for new K9 unit
The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is raising funds for a new K9 unit, and is asking the community for help. Deputy Cody Bouchie, who will...
July 15, 2015 - 12:45pm
Future unclear for NDSU officers, fines they collected
How does a police department adjust when the highest court says 30 percent of its arrests last year were illegal? North Dakota State University is about to find out. More than 30 percent of arrests by NDSU police, 71 out of 231 arrests, happened entirely off campus in 2014, according...
July 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
July 8, 2015
Whole different atmosphere on DL beach, parks over the July 4 holiday
It’s anybody’s guess how a July 4 holiday will turn out in Detroit Lakes. Last year was edgy, with police busy keeping a lid on trouble...
July 8, 2015 - 1:09pm
July 1, 2015
Fun, yet safe: Ramping up for July 4th
Law enforcement in Detroit Lakes is going to take a more proactive stance this year in dealing with potential troublemakers during the long Independence...
July 1, 2015 - 1:00pm
June 30, 2015
Minnesotans have positive view of cops, survey says
A police union-commissioned survey about attitudes toward police found what union leaders called "an overwhelmingly positive view of local law enforcement" in Minnesota despite clashes and controversies nationwide. The results contrast with a national Gallup survey that put public...
June 30, 2015 - 8:55am
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