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Water, water everywhere...: Smithsonian traveling exhibit ‘Water/Ways’ opens Saturday in DL
Marquart bill would help Becker pay legal fees: Up to $150K to help defend against State Auditor’s lawsuit
Must love kids: Worker shortage has school district in need of activities, substitute bus drivers
Fatal train-pedestrian accident in Detroit Lakes Saturday evening
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Lakers dominate Section gymnastics championships
Navratil’s late three gives Huskies victory in DL
BASKETBALL: DL boys defeat Albany for ninth straight win
HOCKEY: Lakers drop regular season finale in St. Paul
Wilke revved up for race season
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Local students qualify for state Business Professionals of America competition
Beat cabin fever at Grace Lutheran Church supper: Fundraiser set for this Saturday, proceeds to benefit local charities
Speech team rules apply to life as well
Friends & Neighbors
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
United Community Bank honored for community involvement
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie returning to Park Rapids
Starship lands at Shooting Star this Friday
Lois C. Lundmark
Adeline E. Carlson
Joan A. Watland
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Tribune Editorial: Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
Lynn Hummel column: Always something to panic about
Letter: Is the president ignorant or deliberately dishonest?
Letter: All, including animals, deserve protection from abuse
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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
Fatal train-pedestrian accident in Detroit Lakes Saturday evening
July 15, 2015
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
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