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Robert Williams

Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.

Prior to covering sports, Williams was an entertainment writer in Florida and Texas while amassing an interesting collection of job experience in a wide variety of fields from technology to the arts between the three states.

Williams is a Detroit Lakes high school and St. Cloud State University alum. He grew up reading the Tribune's Ralph Anderson, who covered sports in the area for half a century, and takes the responsibility of continuing that effort seriously.

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Father-son duo bust the odds to share incredible day at Lakeview Golf Course Tuesday.
ST. PAUL — No. 5 Detroit Lakes began the wrestling season in uncertainty with the loss of two-time state champion Isaiah Thompson to injury while trying to make the program’s first state appearance since 2005.
ST. PAUL — Detroit Lakes advanced to the championship semifinals for the first time in school history and assured a program-best finish at the Minnesota Class 2A state wrestling tournament Thursday, Feb. 27, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Andrew Israelson never led in the Pine to Palm championship match against North Dakota State University teammate Nate Adams until the final putt of the match.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.--Three area golf courses were closed around Detroit Lakes on Wednesday due to damage caused by overnight storms. Forest Hills, Lakeview Golf Course and Detroit Country Club were all shut down to clean up downed trees. The Cou...
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-Detroit Lakes is losing a golfing fixture of nearly 60 years in the permanent closing of Ironman Golf Course and the future sale of portions of the property."Business-wise, the decision was easy; emotionally, it was really di...