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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
County museum abloom with events this weekend
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
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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
June 9, 2016
‘Grunt’ is a fascinating look into science of keeping our troops healthy
Thank you for your service. You’ve said that many times recently, and meant every word to every soldier. Thank you for keeping us protected. Thank you for your bravery. Thank you for your sacrifice. And once you’ve read “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary...
June 9, 2016 - 5:00am
June 4, 2016
International Picnic Day celebrated June 18
The idea of picnicking has been around for centuries, and now we have International Picnic Day to commemorate the practice. In a couple of weeks, we can celebrate International Picnic Day on June 18. There are examples of picnicking in literature such as: “To the Lighthouse,”...
June 4, 2016 - 5:40am
May 28, 2016
World Ocean Day will be celebrated June 8
We all know how important it is to take care of our environment for our own good. Many programs and organizations exist to help with this. The United Nations recognized June 8 as World Ocean Day in late 2008. This year’s theme for World Ocean Day is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet,”...
May 28, 2016 - 5:40am
May 21, 2016
Summer weather finally arrives at the lakes
It feels like summer even though the northern hemisphere’s summer solstice isn’t until June 21. As you well know, there are all kinds of activities and foods that are associated with our warmer temps. Many of us turn to gardening in our spare time, so we can have fresh produce...
May 21, 2016 - 5:50am
May 14, 2016
Celebrate National Burger Day May 28
The origins of the hamburger are very fuzzy, but it is most often identified with the U.S. in the category of fast food. Burgers rank right up there with Mom, apple pie and baseball, and they even have their own day set aside; May 28th is National Burger Day. There are many recipes...
May 14, 2016 - 5:05am
May 7, 2016
Happy Mother’s Day from the DL Library!
Mother’s Day has been an official holiday since 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating the second Sunday in May as Mothers’ Day. We’ve had over a hundred years of officially celebrating Moms, plenty of time to generate many library materials on...
May 7, 2016 - 5:45am
May 5, 2016
‘Neither Snow nor Rain’ delivers
You’ve got mail! Always nice to hear that coming from your computer — but these days, it’s doubly-nice when it comes from a metal box....
May 5, 2016 - 5:10am
April 30, 2016
Tuesday, May 3 is National Teacher’s Day!
If you were asked to name your favorite teacher from kindergarten through graduate school, I bet you would have no problem coming up with an answer, and many wonderful memories would come back to you! National Teacher’s Day is May 3, and here’s a hats off to all the area teachers!...
April 30, 2016 - 5:40am
April 23, 2016
Celebrate Duke Ellington, Jazz Day
Celebrate Duke Ellington Day on April 29 and International Jazz Day on April 30. The word jazz is very simple, but the genre of music it labels is very complex. The evolution of jazz has produced many sounds. There is New Orleans-style jazz, and Dixieland jazz from the 1920s. The...
April 23, 2016 - 5:50am
April 21, 2016
April is National Donate Life Month
Did you know the first attempted transplant was a kidney in June of 1950? The kidney functioned for 53 days before they had to remove it. Unfortunately, it had been rejected, because this was before immunosuppressant drugs and tissue typing. Transplantation has come a long way since...
April 21, 2016 - 5:15am
April 9, 2016
Tax Day is set for April 18 this year
No it’s not a typo — tax day in 2016 is April 18. We get three extra days to get everything together, because April 16 lands on a Saturday. Emancipation Day is usually celebrated on April 16th, but because it lands on a Saturday, it has been moved to April 15, with Tax Day falling...
April 9, 2016 - 5:50am
April 7, 2016
Author explores the differences between collectors, clutterers, and hoarders
You know exactly where you put your glasses. Well, kind of. You remember that you put them down in the kitchen, but then you piled mail, a plastic...
April 7, 2016 - 5:15am
April 2, 2016
Celebrate National Tartan Day April 6
Did you know there is a holiday similar to St. Patrick’s Day for Americans of Scottish descent? It’s called National Tartan Day, and is April 6 each year. The usual mode of commemoration is big city parades… of course including bagpipers. The holiday is a tribute to the Scottish...
April 2, 2016 - 5:55am
March 19, 2016
World Water Day is March 22
In the land of 10,000 lakes, we have a tendency to take water for granted; unfortunately there are people in this world that don’t have that luxury. The United Nations General Assembly put together the first World Water Day on March 22, 1993 to bring awareness to water issues both...
March 19, 2016 - 5:45am
March 12, 2016
Celebrate St. Pat's Day with ‘wearin’ o’ the green’
You’ve heard it said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. That sweet sentiment is probably closer to the truth than you think! Consider the number of Irish immigrants to the United States during the potato famine of the 1840s. According to World Book Encyclopedia, about...
March 12, 2016 - 5:50am