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Nets pulled this fall show that an eight-year-long effort to restore lake sturgeon to the waters of Big Stone Lake and Upper Minnesota River watershed is producing results.
"We need adopters," says Tessa Fenu, HSL's fundraising coordinator and a frequent volunteer at its animal shelter, located just off Highway 59, north of Detroit Lakes. The shelter itself has a maximum capacity of 25 cats and 25 dogs, and while many are also housed by foster families in the area, HSL still has a very long waiting list for surrendering animals.
Local author donates profits from book to help financially struggling families.
When Detroit Mountain Recreation Area opened its doors on Friday, Nov. 25 for the start of its winter season, there was a new face in the front office: Mark Knutson, whom many in this area know as the executive director of the Fargo Marathon, has taken over general manager duties at the mountain from Jeff Staley, who had held the position since 2014.

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The suspect, who lived in Detroit Lakes at the time, sold 59 grams of meth to the confidential reliable informant, according to the criminal complaint.
All the upcoming events and gatherings in the Detroit Lakes area.
Detroit Lakes' 6th Annual Festival of Trees, which was held Friday, Nov. 18 at the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, raised $16,420 for the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center. It was the first in-person festival that LCRC had been able to hold since 2019.
In a surprise move, Becker County Administrator Pat Oman brought the items back for consideration Nov. 15, even though the action was not included on the board agenda for that day’s meeting.
Season 1 of the docuseries "Rural By Choice" starring Perham-raised Cory Hepola aired in 2021 with great success. Now, the series is returning with a second season.
Grace Lutheran Church serves up knoephla soup, Santa visits local store during busy weekend in DL

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County board to weigh information before deciding on proposed moratorium of THC product sales.
Both vehicles were traveling at slow speeds due to a sharp curve in the road and icy conditions, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. There were several students on the bus, but no injuries were reported.
Minnesotans encouraged to explore outdoors with friends, family over holiday weekend

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