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From Perham to Philly: Game was worst experience ever
Congressman Peterson's meeting with 'Ikes' tonight is cancelled
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
Laker defense shuts down Cardinals
Hallisey two-point night in one-goal victory over Bemidji
BASKETBALL: DL win streak at five after nail-biter in Hawley
Freeman stars on shorthanded diving lineup at California Baptist
Area college track update
'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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Richard "Moon" Mellen
Cordell "Corky" Kittelson
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Here comes the plow - what do you do?
To curb climate change, cities need the right design
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Hawk or falcon? Tricks to ID look-alike bird species
Bad things happen out there if you aren't prepared
The ice angler's landing net: Alexandria's Dresch makes a product to help get more fish in the pail
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
March 12, 2015
Senior abuse, fraud at tax time
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is asking certified public accountants to be on the lookout for signs of senior financial abuse among their clientele. Rothman urged CPAs preparing tax returns for their senior clients to use their expertise to help spot elder fraud...
March 12, 2015 - 5:55am
March 7, 2015
Klobuchar staff to visit DL March 17 to talk about health, financial resources for seniors
On Tuesday, March 17, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office will be in Detroit Lakes as part of the statewide “Supporting Our Seniors” staff tour to highlight resources currently available to assist seniors with health and financial needs. The forum will also discuss new fraud...
March 7, 2015 - 5:45am
February 26, 2015
Helping loved ones retire
What if a sudden, debilitating illness, fraud or economic downturn affected your senior family member’s retirement, estate or long-term care issues? Would you be prepared to take over? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. According to 2013 research from the Pew Research...
February 26, 2015 - 5:15am
February 25, 2015
Good oral hygiene helps keep smile healthy
A healthy smile is a bonus at any age. Too often older people — especially those who wear dentures — feel they no longer need dental checkups. If you haven’t learned the basics of oral health care, it is never too late to start. And even if you have, it’s a good time...
February 25, 2015 - 5:05am
September 4, 2013
Help for older folk looking for work
The Minnesota Board on Aging and the Senior LinkAge Line One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors has rolled out START MN. The new initiative assists older Minnesotans struggling to find work by providing helpful information and access to local employment resources. “Keeping Minnesotans...
September 4, 2013 - 11:35am
September 6, 2010
Two at Emmanuel celebrate 100th birthday -- Third woman must wait 'til Oct. 10
It's not too often that a person lives long enough to reach their 100th birthday. So it was a rare occasion when two women at Emmanuel Community...
September 6, 2010 - 4:24pm
February 25, 2009
Senior Care Guides available for free
The Senior Care Guide for Becker County 2009 is printed and ready for pick up. The free magazine is available at the Detroit Lakes Newspapers office or through any local senior care provider. The magazine lists any and all resources for seniors and includes coupons and articles....
February 25, 2009 - 10:55am
February 16, 2009
Hubbard County seniors struggle to pay bills
PARK RAPIDS - Many Hubbard County elderly don't receive enough Social Security to maintain living independently, according to a report released Tuesday. The "Elder Economic Security Standard Index," a study released by the Minnesota Women's Consortium, addresses income adequacy...
February 16, 2009 - 10:30am
February 11, 2009
Report highlights elder living costs
February 11, 2009 - 6:00am
September 5, 2008
Seniors are back at it, with a forkful of pranks
Well, we're back. Students are again sauntering through the hallowed hallways of DLHS: scoping the writhing mass of teenager for guys/girls who got more interesting over the course of the summer months; memorizing locker combinations (excuse me, that should be permutations, as anyone...
September 5, 2008 - 12:00am
August 20, 2008
Two seniors to lead Laker girls' soccer team in 2008
With the departure of eight seniors and a ton of experience from last year's Detroit Lakes girls' soccer team, learning on the fly will be the biggest test for a young Laker squad heading into the 2008 season. The most noticeable difference from a year ago -- in which the Lakers...
August 20, 2008 - 12:00am
July 27, 2008
Outstanding seniors named at Becker County Fair
This Thursday was Senior Citizen Day at the Becker County Fair, and indeed, a large contingent of the county's older residents congregated under the big red and white tent that afternoon to hear who would be named as the county's Outstanding Senior Citizens for 2008. Four nominees...
July 27, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
Senior fishing looking for funds
Now that the Detroit Lakes Area chapter of Let's Go Fishing with Seniors has established itself, organizers are looking for funds to pay for the pontoon, fishing gear and other supplies needed for the first year of operation. The pontoon is here and was on display during the Capital...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
March 9, 2008
Lake Park/Audubon students busy with competition, helping
LAKE PARK/AUDUBON - Members of the Lake Park-Audubon FCCLA chapter have been busy competing in STAR events, making Valentines and more. FCCLA, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, is the youth organization that supports the Family and Consumer Science curriculum. Valentines...
March 9, 2008 - 12:00am
Casey's General Store will pump gas for the elderly
DETROIT LAKES -- It started with a phone call, which led to another couple calls and now those having difficulty pumping their own gasoline are being helped. It began when a senior citizen in the area called Judy Peterson, the Becker County coordinator on aging. "I received a...
February 9, 2008 - 12:00am