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A driving economic force, Highway 10 is hot spot for businesses

Highway 10 has changed the face of Detroit Lakes, and in turn economic development along the city’s main highway has seen many changes itself in recent years.

DL-Online, 04/11/2012

Boys Hockey: Lakers reel off 3 straight victories

It didn’t take long for Detroit Lakes freshman goalie Mackenzie Steele to fit in on the varsity team.

DL-Online, 12/09/2011

‘Built from junk,’ truck ends up on calendar

Glen Erickson’s love of old trucks and cars started when he was 9 years old and his father gave him a small slot car racer truck.

DL-Online, 11/16/2011

‘I had a really nice nap in the sun’ :Hunters find deer elusive in opener

Wind, warm temperatures and lots of sun made for a tough start to the 2011 Minnesota deer hunting season for many area hunters. According to Bruce Anderson of Detroit Lakes, where there was normally deer sign, there was none this year.

DL-Online, 11/09/2011

Moose tracks: Local man fulfills lifetime dream of Alaska hunt

For Willis Mattison of Osage, a hunting trip to Alaska had been a lifelong dream. “It began when I was about 12 years old,” he said. “I dreamed of having a log home in Alaska.” Mattison’s cousin, Kenny, moved to Alaska in 1963, making Mattison very envious of his close relative.

DL-Online, 10/19/2011

Gala & Regalia for a cause

The Shooting Star Casino was full of native color, gala and regalia Sept. 9, as the Native Alive Campaign held a fundraiser fashion show there. The fun, enjoyable evening was also held for more serious reasons, however — to help fund the campaign’s suicide prevention hotline.

DL-Online, 10/05/2011

A K9 and his cop

One of the hardest working men on the Detroit Lakes Police Department finds and chases down criminals, sniffs out drugs, is a fantastic partner and does it all for a dish of dog food. Macho has been the Detroit Lakes Police dog for about six years and partner Sgt. Robert Strand has been the dog handler for the department since 2004.

DL-Online, 09/15/2011

Molding metal at Steam Threshers

On a beautiful, bright, sunny day at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers’ Reunion (WMSTR), men gather in a dark, hot, smoky place to learn a long lost trade, to make something with their own hands or just to fiddle around with metal.

DL-Online, 09/07/2011

Becker County Fair photographers shoot for top honors

When you think of 4-H, what comes to mind? Farm animals? Sewing projects? What about photography?

DL-Online, 07/28/2011

Big muskie caught on Lake Sallie

A possible Minnesota state record muskie was caught in Lake Sallie last weekend, but the 54-year-old record may still remain intact because of the government shutdown.

DL-Online, 07/08/2011

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