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Knute Nelson celebrates 70 years
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, April 24
Charges dropped against Bio Corp
Student takes second in statewide speech event
Traffic lanes reduced on I-94 between Evansville, Garfield
Track and field: A-B-E throwers stand out in Barnesville
Baseball: Silverstreaks take opener over Milaca
Softball: Knights sweep doubleheader against WHN
Softball: Chargers run past Owls for first win
Track and field: Alex girls dominate at Monticello
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Hunters, farmers talk deer management in Glenwood
Fishing Hall of Famer to host seminar on May 2
An awesome opening weekend
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
Paul L. Sand
Virgil M. Zins
Andrew Paul Slavik
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
LETTER: Tasty food, good cause
IN THE KNOW: Tourism puts money in your pockets
EDITORIAL: Herberger's closing not all doom and gloom
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Herberger's founded in Osakis by 19-year-old
Mall-goers mourn store closings
Challenging times for mall: Manager says it still has a future
Foreclosure notice filed against mall
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February 22, 2018
Man's death on Battle Lake under investigation
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — Authorities are investigating if a man's death here was accidental or medical-related after he was found unconscious over the weekend on West Battle Lake with his paraskiing gear and later died. Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Bob Huckeby said a passerby...
February 22, 2018 - 10:31am
February 7, 2018
'A labor of love': Rescue ranch takes in abused, abandoned horses
It was a sad, skinny horse named Jeb that set it all in motion. "His pasture consisted of 15 feet of nothing but dirt due to him eating down...
February 7, 2018 - 12:25pm
September 1, 2017
‘My world turned upside down’: Fire guts popular BBQ restaurant near Minnesota's Otter Tail Lake
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Elmer’s Texas Barbeque restaurant here was heavily damaged in an early morning fire, but no one was injured, area firefighters...
September 1, 2017 - 4:57pm
August 27, 2017
Search continues for man missing at West Battle Lake
WEST BATTLE LAKE, Minn. - Authorities are still searching Sunday, Aug. 27, for a man who was reported missing after riding a personal watercraft on West Battle Lake, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reported. About 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, the sheriff's office received a report...
August 27, 2017 - 3:47pm
April 8, 2017
Witnesses report possible child abduction in Battle Lake area, police say
BATTLE LAKE—Battle Lake police are looking into a possible child abduction after they responded to witness reports Friday night, April...
April 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
March 24, 2017
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Art of the Lakes is once again holding its annual Art and Craft Affair in Battle Lake on Aug. 12 and is seeking artists and crafters. Since 1977, this event has drawn thousands of visitors. It showcases the work of nearly 100 participating artists and crafters and features local food...
March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
March 8, 2017
WCA speech places in top half at Battle Lake meet
The WCA Knights spoke in Battle Lake on March 4, finishing in the top half among schools in the area. Top speakers for the Knights included Hannah Anderson at second in great speeches, Brianna Kreft earning second place honors in extemporaneous reading, Solomon Sewell receiving a...
March 8, 2017 - 10:00am
June 15, 2012
Reception to be held for House, winner of walleye stamp contest
The public is invited to an artist's reception for John House on Tuesday, June 19 at 5 p.m. at Art of the Lakes in Battle Lake. At the reception, House will unveil his award-winning Minnesota 2012 Walleye Stamp publicly for the first time. House is the first and only artist to win...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
December 26, 2010
Lakes Area Cooperative to merge
Lakes Area Cooperative and Crop Production Services Incorporated will merge to form a new company effective Jan.
December 26, 2010 - 2:29pm
December 16, 2010
Battle Lake man accused of slitting dog's thoat arrested in Colorado
A 23-year-old Battle Lake man who was on the run after being accused of slitting his dog's throat was arrested Wednesday in Colorado on other charges, authorities said. An arrest warrant was issued in July for Benjamin Stavaas when he failed to appear at a court date on the six charges...
December 16, 2010 - 3:43pm
November 6, 2010
Battle Lake intersection to become four-way stop next week
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- Motorists traveling on Highway 210 in Battle Lake will soon be required to stop at the Highway 78 intersection, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT is improving safety at the intersection by converting it from a two-way stop to...
November 6, 2010 - 12:29pm
July 10, 2010
Phelps Mill Festival features art and music
The Phelps Mill Festival will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday, July 10, through 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 11. Phelps mill is located 12 miles northwest of Battle Lake. The festival brings together artists and artisans who display a high quality of work presented...
July 10, 2010 - 5:12am
July 8, 2010
Authorities: Battle Lake dog owner slit animal's throat in fit of rage
A 23-year-old Battle Lake man faces animal cruelty charges after telling investigators he slit his dog's throat in a fit of rage because she wasn't trainable. Benjamin James Stavaas is charged in Otter Tail District Court with leaving the German shepherd mix for dead around June...
July 8, 2010 - 2:56pm
February 9, 2010
Families in Perham, Battle Lake adopt children from Haiti
Of the thousands of stories of heroism, charity and humanity surfacing after the Haiti earthquake, three of them trace all the way back to East...
February 9, 2010 - 11:05am
Area artists prepare to help food shelf
Several local artists will be hosting an Autumn Art Sale and Charity Benefit. The sale and benefit will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 10 at the Lakes Area Community Center in Battle Lake. The purpose of the event, according to organizer Stephen Henning, an artist...
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am