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April 11, 2019
As of Thursday, April 11, about two-thirds of the brick facade that had defined the look of Norby's Department Store since 1959 had been removed. Now under new ownership, the building is being renovated and returned to its original look of more than 100 years ago. It will have commercial space on the main level and apartments upstairs, and will go by the name of Norby Flats. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Paying homage to the past with an eye on the future: Renovations underway at old Norby's building
April 11, 2019 - 2:59pm
January 27, 2019
This street scene from downtown Detroit Lakes was once used as a postcard. Though the streets are now paved and the storefronts look a bit different, the similarities to today's downtown can still be seen in this Becker County Museum photo.
City of Detroit Lakes to celebrate sesquicentennial in 2021
January 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
November 23, 2018
Detroit Lakes downtown district
(Photo by Dr. Drone Aerial Images)
The fight for your dollar: Local retail businesses take hits and strike back in the world of online shopping
November 23, 2018 - 1:10pm
June 4, 2018
This is one of the earliest photos taken of the "new store" after it opened on Saturday March 17, 1906. (Becker County Historical Society)
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
June 4, 2018 - 8:45am
A public input meeting has been set for 8 a.m. this Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Detroit Lakes City Administration building to discuss downtown parking concerns. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Got a beef about parking restrictions?: Public input meeting set for Feb. 6
February 4, 2018 - 9:00am
September 13, 2015
The proposed development will fill the last piece of land in downtown Detroit Lakes that was left vacant after the Highway 10 realignment project several years ago. ARTIST RENDERINGS COURTESY OF ZERR-BERG ARCHITECTS
Developers planning mixed use project in downtown DL spot
September 13, 2015 - 5:55am
September 10, 2015
Washington Avenue in downtown Detroit Lakes now has more of a “sparkle” after the summer-long project that re-did the streets, crosswalks and sidewalks. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Paula Quam
Washington Ave. re-dedicated in DL
September 10, 2015 - 5:45am
June 24, 2015
Washington Avenue is near completion and should be open to traffic before the end of the week. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
Downtown open to traffic this week
June 24, 2015 - 1:54pm
April 16, 2015
Groundbreaking on the downtown street project was held Monday morning on Holmes Street and Washington Avenue. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
Downtown project to pave the way for revitalization
April 16, 2015 - 5:35am
July 13, 2013
DL gears up for downtown project
July 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 23, 2009
Planning commission says no to downtown used car lot
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
The number of homes sold in Detroit Lakes increased in 2008 despite a downturn affecting several other sectors of the real estate business in the area. (Brian Basham/Tribune)
Detroit Lakes real estate market not suffering like other areas
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
DL downtown plan recommended by planning commission -- except the convention center
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
November 7, 2008
Developer offers to build shopping center in DL's new 'crescent' area downtown
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 2, 2008
Revamping downtown Park Rapids infrastructure could be costly
September 2, 2008 - 12:00am