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Resignation under fire: Pelican Rapids coach accused of sexual misconduct quits district job after school reopens investigation
Five charged in DL parking lot assault
Minnesota man faces 11th charge of driving while intoxicated
Happenings in the lakes area
Red Wing duo goes low; Lakers fourth at Alex Invite
Justesen leads Laker boys at Ridges
Lions name Twigg as next head football coach
Sundown bowling league celebrates season
Laker softball remains unbeaten in road sweep
Family histories: N.P. Hanson family
Eagles give $300 to Food Pantry
Area students are excelling academically at colleges across MN, N.D.
Area students earn academic honors
friends & neighbors
Sanford investing over $100M to make Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo a 'destination' for treatment
Detroit Lakes hotel named best of AmericInn
HOMe offers to help homebuyers
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
The Pinke Post: How Vergas Hardware and this column are related
Miranda Lambert, Elle King, more to play the Fargodome
Patrick Scully is Walt Whitman April 18 in Wadena
Country superstar Chris Janson coming to Shooting Star Friday
Sneaky cents: Parents say finances can be impacted by children's 'Fortnite' spending and threats from hackers
Police chief orders ‘Pokemon’ to go as players create hazards at Minn. fairgrounds
The Family of
Boyd and Ruby Sharp
Abigail Mae Staab
Essentia Health St. Mary's births
Area students achieve academic honors
Gerald D. Galbrecht
Margaret J. Bellefeuille
Coleman A. Nordhausen
Guest Editorial: Young voters show political power
Letter: We need more plug-ins for electric cars in Detroit Lakes
Letter: USMCA provides the lift that Minnesota soybean farmers need
Sen. Utke explains why he skipped DL forum
Creative? Want to raise your I.Q.? Let's talk toothpicks
DNR seeks input about deer seasons, changes for youth deer, wild turkey and trapping seasons
Laabs column: Even hardcore ice angers are now done for the season
It gets interesting when squirrels try to beat 'squirrel-proof' feeders
Ravens are among the smartest of birds
Catching the end of the walleye season at Rainy River
'A really cool situation': College student Laker alums create scholarships for new grads
'I'm a good person': Schizophrenia has turned Kyle Larson's life upside down
'It's just something you deal with': Erika Gilsdorf, creator of the 'Inside Out' campaign, talks about her experience with OCD
'Not just sadness': Depression has many faces for DL grad Jessica Ekholm
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
Polar Fest 2019
Breaking boards and swinging swords: Martial arts Break-A-Thon raises $2,200
A Chocolate Fantasy: Museum fundraiser was a hit with Polar Fest-ers
Cold molds: Snow sculptures a sight to see at City Park
Oodles of noodles: Hundreds had a (meat) ball at Polar-ific Spaghetti Dinner
Deuces Wild returns to Holmes Theatre stage Saturday
April 11, 2019
Paying homage to the past with an eye on the future: Renovations underway at old Norby's building
The Norby Flats project is starting to take shape, and people are noticing. Exterior renovations began a couple weeks ago, with a fence and orange...
April 11, 2019 - 2:59pm
January 27, 2019
City of Detroit Lakes to celebrate sesquicentennial in 2021
The City of Detroit Lakes and Becker County will both celebrate their 150th birthdays in 2021, and plans are already underway for the sesquicentennial...
January 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
November 23, 2018
The fight for your dollar: Local retail businesses take hits and strike back in the world of online shopping
EDITOR'S NOTE: We are lucky to be living in communities where retail districts are still strong and vibrant; however, we cannot pretend that...
November 23, 2018 - 1:10pm
June 4, 2018
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Nobody alive today in Detroit Lakes can remember a time when Norby's Department Store wasn't right there on Washington Avenue, an old, dependable...
June 4, 2018 - 8:45am
Got a beef about parking restrictions?: Public input meeting set for Feb. 6
Got a complaint to register about the parking regulations — or lack thereof — in downtown Detroit Lakes? The city's Public Works...
February 4, 2018 - 9:00am
September 13, 2015
Developers planning mixed use project in downtown DL spot
Downtown Detroit Lakes may have seen its fair share of revitalization over the past few years, but it’s set to undergo even more with a kind...
September 13, 2015 - 5:55am
September 10, 2015
Washington Ave. re-dedicated in DL
Downtown Detroit Lakes will never be the same after this summer, and area residents and business owners are ready to celebrate. A dedication...
September 10, 2015 - 5:45am
June 24, 2015
Downtown open to traffic this week
Washington Avenue should be open for use “Thursday-ish,” but for sure Friday, according to City Engineer Jon Pratt. “It’s been a lot...
June 24, 2015 - 1:54pm
April 16, 2015
Downtown project to pave the way for revitalization
The shovels were out; the demolition has begun. City and county leaders, along with engineers and local business owners, gathered on the streets...
April 16, 2015 - 5:35am
July 13, 2013
DL gears up for downtown project
Next year Washington Avenue through the downtown area will look similar to the north side, with trees, benches, colored crosswalks and other amenities that the downtown has been void of over the years. Though the project is scheduled for 2014, the city is planning ahead and working...
July 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 23, 2009
Planning commission says no to downtown used car lot
There will not be a used car lot at the corner of Washington Avenue and Highway 10, the former Mac's hardware store location. Steve Walz of Audubon Auto Center asked the planning commission Thursday night for a conditional use permit to park used cars in the parking lot, in an...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
Detroit Lakes real estate market not suffering like other areas
The real estate market in Detroit Lakes hasn't plunged as it has in other parts of the country. While the total number of sales and the average...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
DL downtown plan recommended by planning commission -- except the convention center
The Detroit Lakes Development Authority made recommendations to the city council to accept the RDG Planning and Design studies done around the city and the feasibility study for a conference center, but that doesn't mean it recommends going forward on all the projects. "By and large,...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
November 7, 2008
Developer offers to build shopping center in DL's new 'crescent' area downtown
In Detroit Lakes, Highway 10 West has seen nationally known businesses sprout up, and now the downtown area could as well.
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 2, 2008
Revamping downtown Park Rapids infrastructure could be costly
PARK RAPIDS - Park Rapids city leaders heard a detailed proposal Tuesday night about plans to overhaul Main Avenue's geriatric infrastructure, starting next summer. But it wasn't the prospect of another year of construction that made some city council members wince. It was the...
September 2, 2008 - 12:00am