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The newspaper is the longest continuously-running business in Detroit Lakes, dating back to May 18, 1872, when the first edition of The Record was published. Read on to learn more about the paper's long history: How it got its start, who's been instrumental in its success, and what's changed — and what hasn't.
The times have changed. The machinery has changed. The reporters have changed. But one thing that has held true over the 150-year history of the Detroit Lakes newspaper are the stories that tie a community together. Here are a few highlights from stories-past to show how far we've come.
The shooting suspect was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound south of Hawley, Minnesota, in rural Clay County, authorities said.
Results from Detroit Lakes track and field at the Mid-State Conference championships

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As flooding has increased in recent years, the impacts of these mitigation efforts can be seen all over.
Nature's beauty from a weather perspective
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday, May 19, advanced a betting bill toward a vote of the full Senate, but with a key disagreement with the House on which groups should be able to run mobile and in-person sports betting in Minnesota, it remains uncertain if the chambers will be able to reach a deal by late Sunday night — the deadline to pass any bills.
April’s unemployment rate was down from 2.5% in March, marking the seventh month the figure has decreased, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday, May 19.
All the upcoming events and gatherings in the Detroit Lakes area.
Judge Kelly Thimm set a cash bail of $500,000 for Jeffrey Anthony Charles, five times the amount requested by Douglas County (Wis.) District Attorney Mark Fruehauf.

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