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Woman sentenced for home burglary
MnDOT ends spring truck weight restrictions in central frost zone
Police confirm Grand Forks mother killed children, herself in home
Woman sentenced for check forgery
'The sheer joy': Adapted bowling is growing in the area
Time-honored tips for springtime fishing
Bison 18th after day one of NCAA Regional
Lakers, Herzog continue season streak
BOYS GOLF: Pirates nip Lakers in Bemidji
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
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
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
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Look to the future... plant a tree
What's on tap for arts and entertainment in the lakes area
Exploring a Native American tradition: Thursday's Early Childhood Powwow at DLMS to be 'learning experience'
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Thumbs up to all who helped after crash
Guest Editorial: New thinking needed in opioid battles
Are we biased? Blame our brains' filing system
The spirit of spring is calling
Alarm sounded--Get work done, lawmakers
Time-honored tips for springtime fishing
Installing purple martin house was no small feat
Ice out on Otter Tail County lake shows Mother Nature's power and beauty
Lake ice is deteriorating, time to be done with ice fishing
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
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
Becker County Museum
April 19, 2018
County museum abloom with events this weekend
The weather outside may not show it yet, but spring has sprung at the Becker County Museum, which will be hosting a plethora of spring-themed...
April 19, 2018 - 12:17pm
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
Did you, your older siblings, cousins, parents, grandparents or great-grandparents ever attend classes in a country schoolhouse? Do you have...
April 19, 2018 - 12:06pm
April 9, 2018
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Detroit Lakes' downtown will once again be 'crawling' with creativity come Thursday, April 19, as a plethora of the community's downtown businesses...
April 9, 2018 - 3:13pm
April 8, 2018
Cabin fever: fur trader's log cabin is a beloved longtime exhibit at Becker County Museum
This is the second in an occasional series of stories for our monthly History page. Called "A Closer Look," the series will spotlight some of...
April 8, 2018 - 8:21pm
March 21, 2018
Leading ladies of the lakes: Museum launches series focusing on region's female leaders
Back in 1911, a woman by the name of Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote an essay titled, "Our Androcentric Culture, or, the Man-Made World." In it,...
March 21, 2018 - 1:08pm
March 9, 2018
'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 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 17, 2018
New museum could be addition to community center
The Becker County Historical Society wants to build a $6 million addition to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center to hold its new history...
January 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
With temperatures plunging into the minus 20s toward the end of last week, plans for Detroit Lakes's 2018 Ice Harvest had to be modified slightly...
January 17, 2018 - 4:30pm
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
January 3, 2018
Nice ice, baby: Conditions look good for DL's first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
Conditions are go for Detroit Lakes' first ice harvest in nearly 50 years, say event organizers: As of Tuesday morning, the ice on Little Detroit...
January 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 24, 2017
Kids' Week: Becker County Museum will host family-friendly activities Dec. 27-30
Ah, the good old days... when families would spend the week between Christmas and New Year's playing board games, doing jigsaw puzzles, or just...
December 24, 2017 - 8:00am
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
December 5, 2017
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
It's been more than 40 years since the last ice harvest took place in Detroit Lakes, but harvesting lake ice was a big part of Becker County's...
December 5, 2017 - 5:00pm