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February 11, 2019
Electric power poles with street lights on them were added to Detroit Lakes' Washington Avenue in 1913. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Electric lights have adorned Detroit Lakes' Washington Avenue for more than a century
February 11, 2019 - 3:22pm
July 6, 2018
Becker Soil and Water Conservation District employees Aaron Salo and Brandon Dahring operated a Harley rake, which prepared the seed bed for planting at the site of the Detroit Lakes Community Solar Garden on Terry Street.  Dylan Kruzel also did some raking by hand. (Submitted photo)
City's solar garden will soon be blooming: DL Public Utilities, Becker SWCD join forces for pollinator habitat project
July 6, 2018 - 11:57am
January 24, 2018
The new lighted sailboat decorations along West Lake Drive were installed this past Wednesday by a crew from Detroit Lakes Public Utilities. The new fixtures are a permanent addition along the roadway from the Pavilion to Rossman Avenue. (Vicki Gerdes  / Tribune)
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
January 24, 2018 - 11:38am
August 20, 2017
As Detroit Lakes Public Utilities General Manager Vernell Roberts looks on (at right), a crew of four public utilities workers installs the last of 80 solar panels at the site of the new community solar garden on Terry Street. Electrical wiring and safety testing will need to be completed in time for the public unveiling of the solar garden, which is set for Tuesday, Oct. 3. (Vicki Gerdes/Tribune)
Community solar garden taking shape
August 20, 2017 - 10:00am
March 7, 2017
If a tree falls...: High winds cause tree to fall on South Shore Drive power line
March 7, 2017 - 7:54pm
September 14, 2016
Community’s first solar garden tentatively slated for construction yet this fall
September 14, 2016 - 10:07am
August 21, 2016
Governor Mark Dayton listens to a presentation on the need for a new waste water treatment facility in Detroit Lakes, sitting next to Minnesota Senator Kent Eken (left of him) and U.S. Senator Colin Peterson and Representative Paul Marquart.
Dayton visits Detroit Lakes, vows to get funding for new wastewater treatment facility
August 21, 2016 - 5:00am