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'A tradition of excellence': Detroit Lakes newspaper's history goes back...way back
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high
Picturesque Cooking: Summer class at DL's Boys & Girls Club teaches gardening, cooking – and photography
Minn. 9-year-old helped his sister escape rollover before his death
‘American Idol’ to hold auditions in Dakotas in early September
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PREVIEW: Injuries hampering preseason workouts of Waubun Bombers
Frazee to forfeit football season because of low roster numbers
Thielen celebrates 27th birthday Tuesday
PREVIEW: Laker football opponents in for DL’s culture shock
Area teams fall at state Class C baseball tournament
Mental health matters: How to stay emotionally healthy this school year
Guide to lakes country camping
The light of an eclipse: An essay on the experience
Column: The legend of Old Three Legs
Why it pays to keep a careful eye on your earnings record
friends & neighbors
Learning to lead: LEADERship Detroit Lakes now accepting applications
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota remain unchanged
Disney to end Netflix deal, sets launch of ESPN and Disney-branded streaming services
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Minnesota Resort & Campground Association launches Century Resort Recognition Program
Autumn nuptials are latest wedding trend
Boats & Bars & so much more
Local author to speak about latest work Aug. 23 at Perham library
Holmes Theatre's 15th season to include plenty of surprises
Dixieland band coming to Pelican Rapids
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Vivian (Silovich) Lee
Leonard "Pete" Thielen
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Mason J. Smith
Byrne Ray Hildebrand
Frederick A. Coughlin
Marlene Rae Andring
Gary L Braasch
How dark will it get during total eclipse?
Vaping is not any "cooler" than smoking
Letter: Charlottesville shows Trump is morally destitute
Klobuchar: 'Alternative facts' and muzzling the press are unacceptable
Lee Hamilton: My impression of nine presidents I've worked with
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
Here's how to get kids to love going fishing
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
pine to palm
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
Swenson versus Miller for Pine to Palm championship
May 28, 2016
World Ocean Day will be celebrated June 8
We all know how important it is to take care of our environment for our own good. Many programs and organizations exist to help with this. The United Nations recognized June 8 as World Ocean Day in late 2008. This year’s theme for World Ocean Day is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet,”...
May 28, 2016 - 5:40am
May 21, 2016
Summer weather finally arrives at the lakes
It feels like summer even though the northern hemisphere’s summer solstice isn’t until June 21. As you well know, there are all kinds of activities and foods that are associated with our warmer temps. Many of us turn to gardening in our spare time, so we can have fresh produce...
May 21, 2016 - 5:50am
May 14, 2016
Celebrate National Burger Day May 28
The origins of the hamburger are very fuzzy, but it is most often identified with the U.S. in the category of fast food. Burgers rank right up there with Mom, apple pie and baseball, and they even have their own day set aside; May 28th is National Burger Day. There are many recipes...
May 14, 2016 - 5:05am
May 7, 2016
Happy Mother’s Day from the DL Library!
Mother’s Day has been an official holiday since 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating the second Sunday in May as Mothers’ Day. We’ve had over a hundred years of officially celebrating Moms, plenty of time to generate many library materials on...
May 7, 2016 - 5:45am
May 5, 2016
‘Neither Snow nor Rain’ delivers
You’ve got mail! Always nice to hear that coming from your computer — but these days, it’s doubly-nice when it comes from a metal box....
May 5, 2016 - 5:10am
April 30, 2016
Tuesday, May 3 is National Teacher’s Day!
If you were asked to name your favorite teacher from kindergarten through graduate school, I bet you would have no problem coming up with an answer, and many wonderful memories would come back to you! National Teacher’s Day is May 3, and here’s a hats off to all the area teachers!...
April 30, 2016 - 5:40am
April 23, 2016
Celebrate Duke Ellington, Jazz Day
Celebrate Duke Ellington Day on April 29 and International Jazz Day on April 30. The word jazz is very simple, but the genre of music it labels is very complex. The evolution of jazz has produced many sounds. There is New Orleans-style jazz, and Dixieland jazz from the 1920s. The...
April 23, 2016 - 5:50am
April 21, 2016
April is National Donate Life Month
Did you know the first attempted transplant was a kidney in June of 1950? The kidney functioned for 53 days before they had to remove it. Unfortunately, it had been rejected, because this was before immunosuppressant drugs and tissue typing. Transplantation has come a long way since...
April 21, 2016 - 5:15am
April 9, 2016
Tax Day is set for April 18 this year
No it’s not a typo — tax day in 2016 is April 18. We get three extra days to get everything together, because April 16 lands on a Saturday. Emancipation Day is usually celebrated on April 16th, but because it lands on a Saturday, it has been moved to April 15, with Tax Day falling...
April 9, 2016 - 5:50am
April 7, 2016
Author explores the differences between collectors, clutterers, and hoarders
You know exactly where you put your glasses. Well, kind of. You remember that you put them down in the kitchen, but then you piled mail, a plastic...
April 7, 2016 - 5:15am
April 2, 2016
Celebrate National Tartan Day April 6
Did you know there is a holiday similar to St. Patrick’s Day for Americans of Scottish descent? It’s called National Tartan Day, and is April 6 each year. The usual mode of commemoration is big city parades… of course including bagpipers. The holiday is a tribute to the Scottish...
April 2, 2016 - 5:55am
March 19, 2016
World Water Day is March 22
In the land of 10,000 lakes, we have a tendency to take water for granted; unfortunately there are people in this world that don’t have that luxury. The United Nations General Assembly put together the first World Water Day on March 22, 1993 to bring awareness to water issues both...
March 19, 2016 - 5:45am
March 12, 2016
Celebrate St. Pat's Day with ‘wearin’ o’ the green’
You’ve heard it said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. That sweet sentiment is probably closer to the truth than you think! Consider the number of Irish immigrants to the United States during the potato famine of the 1840s. According to World Book Encyclopedia, about...
March 12, 2016 - 5:50am
March 10, 2016
‘Locally Laid’ is a funny, endearing look at one family’s journey into egg farming
There are many ways to feather your nest. Some people take in work at home. Others tackle extra hours, extra tasks, or have part-time jobs. And...
March 10, 2016 - 5:20am
March 5, 2016
Detroit Lakes Library to host Fairy Festival on Thursday, March 17
Fairy Festival, which is a children’s event, is scheduled for Thursday, March 17 at 4 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library main meeting room. Celebrate spring this year with Fairies, Gnomes, and Trolls! We have fantastical snacks and crafts for our tinker fairies (including...
March 5, 2016 - 5:30am