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Hey there, dumplin': First Lutheran Church plans Potato Dumpling Dinner on March 31
DL man sentenced for domestic assault
Moorhead mayor declares flood emergency; sandbag filling to start next week with goal of 150,000
TeacHaiti founder coming back to Detroit Lakes
Minnesota House advances bill lowering bar to bring workplace harassment cases to court
Henning tops North Woods for the Class 1A boys basketball title
DL Bowling Association hosts youth tournaments
Minneapolis North denies Perham a shot at AA title
Shepard shutout sends UMD to Frozen Faceoff title game
It was a noble effort, but big second half lifts Duke over Bison
Area students earn academic honors
Local ADK chapter offering scholarships to area students
Embrace the flavors of the season with Winter Fruit Salad
Cabin Fever Supper: Grace Lutheran to host annual event on Saturday
Essentia Health St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
Nebraska flooding: Biggest disaster in state's history
Styling spaces: Fingalson opens full-service interior design center in Detroit Lakes
Minnesota agency reports increase in 'cluster of deaths' from alcohol, overdoses and suicides
Lakeshirts acquires TGT, Inc., combining two sticker manufacturers
NDSU lobbies for new $78 million ag research center
'It's purely a tribute to the music': March 30 ‘Abbey Road’ show to include many Beatles tunes, but no costumes
Essays due April 1 for NYM's Great American Think-Off
Minnesota State Band performing in Park Rapids
Let's talk plants: Spring gardening workshop set for Thursday at DL library
Concordia Chapel Choir to perform in Detroit Lakes Wednesday
Abigail Mae Staab
Essentia Health St. Mary's births
Area students achieve academic honors
Elisabeth Grace Singleton
Shauna Raye Donner
Mary D. (Thibault) Ahmann
Shane Woods Jr.
Letter: Walz was right to appeal Enbridge Line 3
Can anything good come out of the Christchurch massacre?
Guest Editorial: State permitting fails more than Enbridge
Letter: Republican leaders are not pro-life
Letter: My thanks to Essentia EMS and DL police
Minnesota runner wins 350-mile Alaska race
Always on the hunt, weasels are fascinating to watch
North of the line? Time to remove your fish house
Laabs column: Ice fishing comes to a close, expect long 'tweener' season
Minnesota moose holding their own
A lifetime with the game - Raboin retires after three decades with DL hockey
'Living a roller coaster': Two years after the suicide of her son, Heather Berry is still haunted by grief and trying to adjust to a new normal
Parrot Heads enjoy a pristine paradise
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
‘I got my life back’: Four years into his recovery from PTSD, Frazee firefighter Scott Geiselhart spreads message of hope
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
March 21, 2019
Last day of school for Detroit Lakes students is May 22
The last day of classes for students at Detroit Lakes Public Schools will be Wednesday, May 22 — barring any further weather-related school cancellations or delays. The Detroit Lakes School Board voted at its Monday meeting to designate both Thursday and Friday, May 23-24, as...
March 21, 2019 - 9:53am
March 6, 2019
Building and fixing for the future: Eleventh Economic Development Summit features construction projects, childcare shortage
It's a time of much construction in Detroit Lakes, and the number of projects aren't expected to dwindle anytime soon. The number of buildings...
March 6, 2019 - 9:39am
February 15, 2019
DL school board upgrades building project to $55 million
After reviewing a list of about $7 million in additional needs at all four of its K-12 academic sites at a Feb. 4 work session, the Detroit Lakes...
February 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
February 7, 2019
School board in process of finalizing plans for $49.8 million building project
"We're at the point where you have to decide what's in this project and what's not." Brian Berg, lead architect for the Detroit Lakes School...
February 7, 2019 - 8:00am
January 9, 2019
DL school board reorganizes, awards bonds for $49 million building project
Two new board members were sworn in, board officers were appointed, and the sale of $47.5 million in general obligation bonds for the school...
January 9, 2019 - 8:11pm
December 24, 2018
New Boys & Girls Club beginning to take shape
With the recent spate of sunshine and 30-degree days , construction on the site of the new $6.5 million Boys & Girls Club facility is on budget...
December 24, 2018 - 8:00am
September 30, 2018
Additional Essentia Health Clinic planned for Park Rapids
Essentia Health is expanding its clinical services to the Park Rapids area. The Essentia Board of Directors has approved a new clinic in Park Rapids. According to a news release, the new facility will better accommodate growth in specialty and primary care, enabling people to receive...
September 30, 2018 - 3:25pm
August 23, 2018
First phase of airport runway project complete; Phase 2 to start next month
After years of planning for improvements to the main runway at the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport, the first phase of the $18 million project...
August 23, 2018 - 11:07am
August 14, 2018
DL City Council votes to seek half-cent sales tax to fund new police facility
The Detroit Lakes City Council voted unanimously at its Monday night meeting in favor of calling a special election on Nov.
August 14, 2018 - 9:21pm
July 24, 2018
Going, going, gone...Demolition of old Boys & Girls Club underway
The Boys & Girls Club's old home on Richwood Road is no more. Demolition began Tuesday afternoon on the 13,000 square foot structure, which has...
July 24, 2018 - 5:08pm
May 10, 2018
Breaking ground: Boys & Girls Club project officially gets underway
After 61 years of serving the youth of Detroit Lakes, the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes will soon have a new building to call home. The...
May 10, 2018 - 4:21pm
City hires architectural firm to design new public works building
The Detroit Lakes Public Works Department moved one step closer to getting a new building on Tuesday, as the City Council approved a proposal for architectural and engineering services on the project.
May 10, 2018 - 8:35am
April 25, 2018
A new look for DLMS: Board OKs design for exterior 'skin' on middle school
Though the aging looks of the Detroit Lakes Middle School's exterior facade was not the primary motivator for this summer's planned $2.2 million...
April 25, 2018 - 8:58am
April 12, 2018
DL school board awards bids for middle school, Roosevelt improvements
The Detroit Lakes Middle School will be getting a $2.2 million facelift this summer. The DL School Board awarded contracts of just over $1.5...
April 12, 2018 - 9:07am
March 14, 2018
DL School Board hires Fargo architects for facility improvements
With an eye toward a possible November building bond referendum for a new school facilities construction project, the Detroit Lakes School Board approved a letter of engagement with Zerr Berg Architects of Fargo at its Monday night meeting. The action was the result of two special...
March 14, 2018 - 10:35am