The Becker County Record, Lake Area Press and Detroit Lakes Tribune make up an award winning trio of weekly newspapers serving Becker County and the Detroit Lakes, MN trade area. Detroit Lakes Newspapers have twice won the prestigious Mills Trophy from the Minnesota Newspaper Association, which recognizes the outstanding weekly newspaper in the state each year.
45 miles east of Fargo, ND, the Detroit Lakes region includes over 400 lakes within a 20-mile radius. Each year thousands of visitors descend on the region to enjoy ‘life at the lake”. The region also boasts a strong light industry and agricultural base to round out the multi-faceted economy. The community is rapidly becoming a regional shopping destination and is served by a Regional medical center and vocational college. Detroit Lakes is the county seat of Becker County and has a population of slightly over 7400 persons.
Detroit Lakes Newspaper’s have received numerous community awards for support of local initiatives and events.