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The land of milk and money: Dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
July 4, 2018 - 3:10pm
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Phillip Rotz fears for his family's future in dairy farming. His small 55-cow farm, Twin Oaks Dairy south of Detroit...
When it comes to a revamped Detroit Lakes waterfront, the possibilities are endless
March 28, 2018 - 1:27pm
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—There are a lot of development possibilities for West Lake Drive: -- A two-level parking deck could stretch across...
Council reverses rental property decision for disabled veteran in Detroit Lakes
August 8, 2017 - 10:29pm
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—After the firestorm of controversy that erupted following the Detroit Lakes City Council's July 11 decision to revoke...
Supersized ice palace, with help from west central Minn., planned for Super Bowl
August 8, 2017 - 8:59am
ST. PAUL — A supersized Ice Palace is being planned for the 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival — to coincide with the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis...
Popularity of Long Bridge Bar and Grill in Detroit Lakes spans decades
August 7, 2017 - 8:49am
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The Long Bridge Bar and Grill and Marina on Detroit Lake has been around for more than 20 years, and for the past two...
Minn. couple opening Fargo restaurant in former Rosie's Laundromat building
August 7, 2017 - 8:49am
FARGO—A long-vacant laundromat building here will become a new restaurant on the edge of downtown as a Perham, Minn., couple plans to expand...
Push underway to raise tobacco-buying age in Minn. lakes-area communities
August 6, 2017 - 10:33am
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The "Tobacco 21" push to get city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham to raise the tobacco-sale age to 21...
McFeely: Neighbor gives ‘rest of the story’ in Detroit Lakes landlord dispute
July 14, 2017 - 8:35am
A Detroit Lakes, Minn., woman gave what she called “the rest of the story” about a dispute that led to a landlord losing her rental license...
Forced to move: Detroit Lakes City Council votes to uphold renter policy, despite pleas
July 12, 2017 - 9:26pm
A disabled veteran, now recovering from a liver transplant, and his little sheltie-type dog will have to find a new home, and a 70-year-old woman...
Widespread damage and power outages from intense storm cause problems in Minn. lakes area
July 12, 2017 - 12:53pm
Becker County residents woke up to a lot of work Wednesday morning following an intensely strong thunderstorm that rolled through Tuesday evening,...
9-hole golf course in Detroit Lakes closes for good
May 1, 2017 - 9:22am
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Detroit Lakes is losing a golfing fixture of nearly 60 years in the permanent closing of Ironman Golf Course and the...
If Trump’s budget passes, Amtrak service could end in ND, MN
April 17, 2017 - 10:12am
FARGO – North Dakota, Minnesota and other states could be without Amtrak service if a proposal in President Donald Trump’s budget becomes...
How Frazee growers are creating their own year-round farm
April 5, 2017 - 9:19am
FRAZEE, Minn. — For most gardeners living in northern Minnesota, the start of the spring growing season is still a few weeks away. But at Forest...
Farmers get creative with crops in off-season to compete with corporations
January 16, 2017 - 10:56am
VERGAS, Minn. — It’s not always easy being a local farmer, but they seem to find a way to make the gig work. Whether it’s getting creative...
Riding on air: It’s downhill all the way at Detroit Mountain’s new tubing area
December 29, 2016 - 11:52am
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Thanks to a lot of work done over the summer, there’s plenty of room for tubing now at Detroit Mountain. A new tubing...