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County museum abloom with events this weekend
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
'The Ash Girl': DLHS's spring play offers darker take on familiar fairy tale
High court allows counties to pick financial auditors
Moorhead looks to new development strategies as Herbergers set to close
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Nordick selected as new Park Rapids Activities Director, head football coach
Area golf courses waiting on Mother Nature
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Smith, Huskers to battle for Big Ten Championship
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
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
August 21, 2013
Borths are SWCD Conservationists of the Year
Since 1998, Daran and Christina Borth have owned and operated a beef cattle, dairy and grain farm in rural Menahga. “All that was here was...
August 21, 2013 - 8:49am
June 5, 2013
Man starts relief effort for fire victims
MENAHGA —Brad Livingston has taken charge of a donation effort for those affected by the Green Valley Fire north of Menahga. After the fire...
June 5, 2013 - 12:48pm
May 24, 2013
2 Becker County deputies rescued dog from Menahga-area wildfire
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Two Becker County sheriff’s deputies went beyond the call of duty during the recent Green Valley fire near Menahga to save a scared family dog caught in the flames. Deputy Todd Glander and Deputy Jon Peterson were helping with the evacuation of homes...
May 24, 2013 - 8:12am
May 22, 2013
Rain helps contain 7,100-acre grass fire in Park Rapids area
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – A 7,100-acre grass fire that consumed 64 buildings last week is contained. Weekend rains helped departments get the fire under control. “We got rain, and that’s excellent,” Jeff Edmonds, spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources, said...
May 22, 2013 - 8:47am
May 16, 2013
Resources available for residents affected by wildfire
Several resources are available to residents who suffered damages due to the wildfire north of Menahga. The American Red Cross has volunteers in the area ready to assist victims of the wildfire. Terry Sluss of the American Red Cross urged people to contact that agency for...
May 16, 2013 - 11:58am
Dozens of structures destroyed or damaged as firefighters struggle to slow down Green Valley fire north Menahga
PARK RAPIDS — A north-central Minnesota fire grew to an estimated 7,100 acres Wednesday, destroying or damaging dozens of structures, as firefighters...
May 16, 2013 - 9:03am
May 15, 2013
Evacuated Menahga nursing home residents return home after spending night in Sebeka school
SEBEKA, MINN. – Sebeka School Board members were meeting Tuesday night when the phone in the district offices started ringing. Superintendent Dave Fjeldheim said the call was from officials battling a wildfire near Menahga.
May 15, 2013 - 11:29am
Wildfires raging near Park Rapids zero percent contained
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – As the Rev. Jim Neubauer stood outside St. John’s Lutheran Church here, he watched the billowing smoke of the nearby...
May 15, 2013 - 8:21am
March 27, 2013
Menahga School has pox outbreak
Menahga School is in the midst of a varicella, or chicken pox, outbreak, which so far has affected only non-vaccinated students. Board members left the decision with parents as to whether or not to expose their children to the virus by leaving them in school, in opposition to a recommendation...
March 27, 2013 - 11:47am
October 31, 2012
Man thrown 30 feet in accident by Menahga
One man was hospitalized when he was thrown from his ATV Monday northeast of Menahga, according to a report from the Wadena County Sheriff's Office. Witness reports confirmed Brandon Lynn Hines, 28, of Breezy Point, Minn., was riding the vehicle on trails in the Huntersville area...
October 31, 2012 - 11:31am
October 25, 2012
Yearbook policy to be reviewed in Menahga
Menahga School Board members reached out to parents and students Monday night, inviting them to be part of the process to develop policies surrounding...
October 25, 2012 - 8:24am
October 23, 2012
SWAT team seizes Menahga man's guns, pot
A Menahga man is being held in the Wadena County Jail after authorities seized guns and marijuana he was allegedly holding, according to a report...
October 23, 2012 - 8:31am
October 10, 2012
Menahga students upset over yearbook decisions
A group of students and parents in Menahga are upset over a decision by school administrators to exclude some photos from the school's yearbook. One student wanted to have her baby included in her senior photo and other students are asking to have a memorial page in the yearbook...
October 10, 2012 - 8:50am
August 8, 2011
Lifeguard a life-saver
Around 6:05 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, Adrienne Nelson, a lifeguard at Spirit Lake Beach in Menahga, had just sat down when she noticed flailing...
August 8, 2011 - 10:10am
July 24, 2011
Suspect faces five charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase on a motorcycle
87 in a 30 and drunk?A suspect allegedly led police on a 3-mile chase in northern Wadena County July 8, reaching speeds nearly triple the speed limit, all while drunk, court records said. A Menahga police officer clocked a motorcycle going 87 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone around...
July 24, 2011 - 12:42pm