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January 17, 2019
In this January 17, 1962 photo from the Becker County Museum, ice harvesters use a piece of equipment known as the "one armed Johnny" to saw through the ice down to the water level and separate out a ribbon of ice to be floated along a man-made channel of open water down to the tramway.
Harvesting ice from local lakes was hard, but steady work
13 hours 27 min ago
January 16, 2019
In this Becker County Museum photo, three men work with portable saws to cut through a field of ice.
A moment in ice harvesting history
January 16, 2019 - 2:32pm
January 12, 2019
A street scene of Callaway in its early days. (Undated photo courtesy of the Becker County Museum)
Callaway's early days
January 12, 2019 - 9:13pm
January 11, 2019
Turning back the pages: Headlines from 25 and 50 years ago
January 11, 2019 - 8:10am
December 13, 2018
Detroit firemen in 1917. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
History Column: The emergence of the Detroit Lakes Fire Department
December 13, 2018 - 2:12pm
The third annual Detroit Lakes Damien Society’s “Mitten Tree” Christmas project is underway this week, with trees set up in the Detroit State and First National Banks in the city. Damien committee members working on the tree at the Detroit State Bank are, left to right: kneeling, Mrs. Robert Watson, chairwoman, and Mrs. Sigwel Wood; and standing, Mrs. Peter Schroeder and Mrs. Ed Hurley. (From the Monday, Dec. 16, 1968 Detroit Lakes Tribune)
Turning back the pages: Headlines from 25 and 50 years ago
December 13, 2018 - 2:11pm
November 15, 2018
Julia Warren Spears is one of the many people whose personal and family histories can be found in the files of the Becker County Museum's research library. (Submitted photo)
Family files at the Becker County Museum
November 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 29, 2018
Jeff Fieldsend, an electrician with Davis Electric, volunteered his time to repair the Fuller's Pawn clock on Main. Davis Electric donated use of the boom truck to reach the century-old ticker. (Photo courtesy of Raelyne Fieldsend)
Century-old clock restored in Park Rapids
October 29, 2018 - 4:25pm
October 19, 2018
Available in the Becker County Museum's gift shop, this book, "Around a Minnesota Campfire," speaks of spooky tales told at Minnesota state and county parks. (Submitted Image)
Murders and monsters: a look at the darker side of Becker County's history
October 19, 2018 - 5:02pm
September 21, 2018
The Detroit Lakes Cubs, who played in the Vacationland Little League baseball program, finished 10-10 on the season and won the consolation title in the year-end tournament. Team members are, Front row, left to right: Pat Wood, Jason Landry, Steve Frank and Ryan Manke; Middle: Eric Odens, Derrick Fechtner, Ryan Nelson, Jacob Wood and Darrin Sprague; Back: Fred Heggeness (coach), Jacob Gunderson, Chris Perry, Jim Chivers, Jon Chounard and JoAnn Maves.
(Thursday, Sept. 19, 1993 Becker County Record)
Turning back the pages: A selection of local headlines from 25 and 50 years ago
September 21, 2018 - 9:18am
September 18, 2018
History Column: How Becker County got its name
September 18, 2018 - 12:48pm
August 23, 2018
Detroit Lakes Lakers began football practice this week to prepare for the 1968 grid season. Returning lettermen include, left to right, first row: Dave Wething, Dave Schneider, Bill Brekken, Craig Yocum and Steve Olson. Back row: Laurel Tollefson, Mark Mancell, Bruce Paskey, Jim Wiedewitsch, Steve Swanson and John Flatt. 
From the Monday, Aug. 19, 1968 Detroit Lakes Tribune
Turning back the pages
August 23, 2018 - 11:11am
June 3, 2018
Senior skip day at the Castaway: Matt McKenzie and three other seniors prepare to enjoy the hot tub by pushing the cover back. Senior Skip Day was on May 19. It is a school event to allow seniors a chance to be together before graduating.  From the Thursday, May 27, 1993 Detroit Lakes Tribune
Turning back the pages
June 3, 2018 - 7:26am
May 29, 2018
With flags billowing in the breeze, the Lake Region Veterans Color Guard led off Monday morning's Memorial Day Parade in downtown Detroit Lakes. The parade was followed by a program at the Pavilion, which was filled almost to capacity. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
'Peace is expensive': WW II vet delivers poignant Memorial Day address
May 29, 2018 - 5:26am
April 9, 2018
Otter Tail County Township Historian Meeting set for April 10
April 9, 2018 - 3:26pm
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