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Four hurt in two-car crash near Perham
Waubun man charged for bindle of heroin
Bonding could be Legislature's last man standing
Minn. gubernatorial candidate Otto chooses running mate
Labine, SJU relay, headed to nationals
Bowling team seventh at state tournament
Lakers make big jump at state True Team
GOLF: Laker boys defend at Jordan, second at North South Classic
Rebels limit Laker hitting in 5-1 win
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
friends & neighbors
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
John "Jack" Burns
Darla Kay Soholt
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Some things you don't brag about
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
April 9, 2018
Otter Tail County Township Historian Meeting set for April 10
The Otter Tail County Historical Society's annual Township Historian Meeting will be held Tuesday, April 10, at the Ottertail Community Center. A potluck dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a special program at 6:30. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share.
April 9, 2018 - 3:26pm
How the Lake Park-Wild Rice Children's Home came to be
We love cameos. We see them everywhere. There's something about characters from different stories all coming together for one purpose, one story....
April 9, 2018 - 11:05am
Turning back the pages
25 Years Ago • Oregon murder hits home in DL; Ex-boyfriend charged in shooting death of former resident: Bridgette Nelson, who as a youth lived...
April 9, 2018 - 10:32am
'Old Three Legs': The legend of Minnesota's infamous lone wolf
This is the first in a new occasional series of stories for our monthly History page. Called "A Closer Look," the series will spotlight some...
March 9, 2018 - 7:12am
February 11, 2018
The one that came before: The Detroit Lakes Ice Castle of 27 years ago
With all the excitement over the opening of King Isbit's Ice Palace, it might interest some people to know that this isn't the first time Detroit...
February 11, 2018 - 10:00am
February 8, 2018
A 'dirty' little dry cleaner: Museum's latest exhibit spotlights Becker County's boozing business
It looked like a harmless dry cleaning business. Customers would bring their stained garments in to husband-and-wife shop owners, Mr. and Mrs....
February 8, 2018 - 12:42pm
February 4, 2018
Ice palaces, valentines and moonshine...oh my!: Becker County Museum is hopping with activity with month
For the past month or so, ice harvesting, King Isbit and the Polar Fest Ice Palace have been dominating local headlines... and the Becker County...
February 4, 2018 - 11:00am
January 12, 2018
The big blizzard of 1872
Well, we asked for it and it came, rolling in just in time for the holiday season. It's a cold that seeps in through your layered flannel and...
January 12, 2018 - 9:00am
January 11, 2018
Otter Tail County celebrates 150th anniversary in 2018
This year is a special one for Otter Tail County, as residents will celebrate the county's 150th anniversary. The county dates back to 1868. The first group of non-Native American settlers, Cutlerites, came to Clitherall Lake in the spring of 1865 to become permanent settlers. About...
January 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
If it weren't for a small group of dedicated Detroit Lakers, Polar Fest wouldn't exist as we know it. Today, Polar Fest is a popular, 12-day...
January 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 10, 2018
A glimpse at the future...of Becker County's history: Ice harvest exhibit at Pavilion this weekend will offer sneak peak at plans for new museum
Since this Monday, Jan. 8, the staff of the Becker County Museum has been spending most of its time at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion, preparing the "History of Ice Harvesting" exhibits and interactive displays that will be open to the public during DL's first official ice harvest since...
January 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
December 24, 2017
History in the holidays: The evolution of Christmas stockings
FARGO — "The stockings were hung by the chimney with care..." Thanks to Clement Moore, those words and that image is seared into everyone's...
December 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
December 13, 2017
Famous people you didn’t know had Minnesota ties
There have been a lot of Hollywood personalities who have either come from or lived in the state of Minnesota for a period of time, most notably...
December 13, 2017 - 2:30pm
December 8, 2017
DL Boys and Girls Club was the first in Minnesota
Admit it, you were worried. December crawled in very quickly after the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, much quicker than any of us anticipated, and our hopes that there would be bountiful hills of beautiful white snow were all but extinguished. That was exactly the case until,...
December 8, 2017 - 9:00am
December 6, 2017
Holly jolly history: From nostalgic Christmas postcards to hymns in native languages, Becker County Museum hosts new seasonal displays
Cliff Oftelie has been collecting historical postcards for about 30 years. A frequenter of local farm and estate sales and member of the Twin...
December 6, 2017 - 4:55pm