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April 10, 2019
The Detroit Lakes City Council agreed at its Tuesday night meeting to commit $450,000 in food and beverage tax revenue toward the Becker County Museum's proposed project to build a $6.5 million facility adjacent to the Historic Holmes Theatre. (Illustration courtesy of Becker County Museum)
DL council commits $450,000 in food and beverage tax funds to museum building project
April 10, 2019 - 11:44am
April 8, 2019
Seated are N.P. Hanson’s parents, Hans Peter Mattson and Christina Mattson. In the back row are N.P. (Nels) and his siblings, from left to right: Lars, Nels, Rasmus, George, Mary, Matilda, Ricky and Christina. (Photo courtesy of the Becker County Museum)
Family histories: N.P. Hanson family
April 8, 2019 - 2:02pm
April 7, 2019
The Minnesota Historical Society traveling exhibit, "Fur Trade in Minnesota," will be opening at the Becker County Museum on April 20 — and the museum is looking for historic photos and stories of local fur trappers and traders to display alongside the state exhibit. (Submitted photo)
Opening of fur trade exhibit at museum rescheduled for April 20
April 7, 2019 - 8:00am
March 23, 2019
This 1892 image from the Becker County Museum's files shows Detroit Lakes — or the village of Detroit, as it was then known — as it appeared from atop the Hotel Minnesota, looking westward.
New Becker County history book set for 2021 release: Museum looking for photos, oral histories to include in 150-year retrospective
March 23, 2019 - 4:17pm
March 21, 2019
City council eyes $500,000 contribution toward museum building project
March 21, 2019 - 9:55am
March 4, 2019
The first practicing female physician in Minnesota just happened to be a resident of Becker County. Dr. Emma Katherine Ogden moved to the village of Detroit (now Detroit Lakes) in 1881, to open a medical practice. She continued to practice medicine in Detroit Lakes until her death in 1916. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Pioneering women: Dr. Emma Ogden
March 4, 2019 - 4:22pm
The Minnesota Historical Society traveling exhibit, "Fur Trade in Minnesota," will be opening at the Becker County Museum on April 6 — and the museum is looking for historic photos and stories of local fur trappers and traders to display alongside the state exhibit. (Submitted photo)
MN fur trade exhibit coming to Detroit Lakes: Museum looking for stories of local trappers, traders
March 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
February 15, 2019
Chocolate treats of every description were laid out around the Becker County Museum late Thursday afternoon for the museum's first-ever Chocolate Fantasy fundaiser. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
A Chocolate Fantasy: Museum fundraiser was a hit with Polar Fest-ers
February 15, 2019 - 12:13pm
February 13, 2019
This photo of Julia Warren Spears is part of the Becker County Museum's collection.
Another of Becker County's pioneering women: Julia Warren Spears
February 13, 2019 - 4:05pm
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
February 10, 2019
This 1895 photo from the Becker County Museum shows a large snow pile located in front of the McCarthy Building and the Detroit Post Office on Washington Avenue.
The winter of 1895 saw heavy snowfall in Detroit Lakes
February 10, 2019 - 5:49pm
February 8, 2019
This structure, known as the Irish Block, once stood approximately where La Barista is now, at the corner of Holmes and Washington in downtown Detroit Lakes. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Downtown Detroit Lakes once had a bit o'Irish in it
February 8, 2019 - 2:26pm
February 6, 2019
This 1892 image from the Becker County Museum's files shows Detroit Lakes — or the village of Detroit, as it was then known — as it appeared from atop the Hotel Minnesota, looking westward.
Through the looking glass: Detroit Lakes, circa 1892
February 6, 2019 - 11:56am
February 5, 2019
This photo of 'The Clubhouse' can be found in the archives of the Becker County Museum's research library.
The Club House on the shore
February 5, 2019 - 3:16pm
February 3, 2019
This mouthwatering image is a sneak peek at the two sizes of "Chocolate Fantasy" trays that can be delivered, picked up curbside or hand-selected during a special fundraising event set for Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Becker County Museum. (Submitted photo)
A Chocolate Fantasy, Sweetheart Grams and more coming to Becker County Museum this month
February 3, 2019 - 8:00am