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Finding Minnesota: Downhill In Detroit Lakes

Ten years after they shut down, the slopes of Detroit Mountain are alive again. It’s the result of millions of dollars in donations from a community that missed having skiing, snowboarding and tubing close by.

01/25/2015

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Detroit Lakes Hosts Classic Cruise Snowmobile Ride

Some of the oldest snowmobiles in the U.S. will be on parade this Saturday. Saturday, in Detroit Lakes, bring your 80’s and older classic snowmobiles to the Becker County Fairgrounds for a ride to Vergas and back.

01/03/2015

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ND Family Reunites With Missing Dog After 2 Months

A North Dakota family has been reunited with their German shepherd who was missing for two months and found roughly 200 miles away in Minnesota.

12/09/2014

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Real Estate Companies At Odds Over Similar Marks

An ongoing spat between North Dakota and Minnesota real estate companies with similar names and signage has wound up in federal court.

11/26/2014

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3 Minnesota Governor Candidates Meet In Moorhead

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson picked up the intensity in a debate Wednesday before a northwestern Minnesota crowd, arguing about taxes, an oil pipeline and economic growth. Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet also took part in the 90-minute event — the second of five scheduled debates.

10/08/2014

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Adam Thielen, The Vikings Player Northern Minn. Calls Their Own

If you talk to Adam Thielen’s high school football coach about his first NFL player, you can’t talk about just football.

09/14/2014

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North Dakota Man Killed In Minnesota Shooting

Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say a North Dakota man has died in an apparent accidental shooting. Becker County authorities responded Thursday night to a call of a shooting near Floyd Lake. Deputies were told that two people were handling a .38 special handgun when it fired.

07/04/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Lakeside Restaurant

Tom Hanson started Zorbaz 45 years ago when he bought a failed candy shop on the north shore of Detroit Lake. “I was a school teacher, and nothing to do in the summer time, and because I learned how to drink beer and eat pizza in college, I thought I was qualified,” Hanson said.

05/22/2014

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Best Memorial Day Getaways In Or Near Minnesota

Get out of town for a long weekend this Memorial Day.

05/17/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Detroit Lake Resort’s Unique Collections

Hotel chains provide a lot of options for those vacationing in Minnesota, but many people prefer the Northwoods-style lodges with unique local features.

01/12/2014

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Prep Blog: Top State Quarterfinal Football Match-Ups

There are 56 high school football teams still playing in Minnesota, and all of them will be in action between Thursday and Saturday night as the state playoffs get underway at various sites.

11/07/2013

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Minn. Man Dies In Stolen Car Chase

The driver of a car reported stolen in Fergus Falls is dead after crashing during a police chase in western Minnesota. A Becker County sheriff’s officer spotted the car early Friday and started to chase it.

11/01/2013

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Heat, Drought Conditions Raise Minn. Wildfire Risk

With high temperatures and drought conditions in parts of the state, fire officials are warning about the risk of wildfires and urging people to be careful in dry areas. Tom Fasteland is a coordinator with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids. He says part of the state is still covered with green vegetation, which reduces the risk of fire, but the landscape can change quickly in a heat wave. He says people should be careful in recreational parts of the state. He says areas around Bemidji, Detroit Lakes and Cass Lake are dry, and in parts of northern and central Minnesota the fire-danger rating is “high” or “very high.”

08/24/2013

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Victim, Driver In Fatal Detroit Lakes Rollover ID’d

An early Wednesday morning roll-over crash in Detroit Lakes claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office.

07/31/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Mankato Star Thielen’s At Home At Vikings Training Camp

Everything on Friday was the usual for Adam Thielen. He donned purple football gear and went out to practice on the very field – the Minnesota State University, Mankato – where he’d spent the last five years solidifying himself as one of the best Maverick wideouts ever. The one difference on Friday was, this time he did it as a pro.

07/26/2013

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