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Minnesota's school oversight plan approved by federal education officials
SKOL! Purple pride alive and well in DL for Vikings playoff run
Aggravated sentence sought for allegedly meth dealer
Man faces felony charge for 3.5 pounds marijuana
Minnesota job gains lead to lowest unemployment rate for blacks on record
Saints punter says he wants to meet fourth-grade class from Thielen’s hometown
Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles
Jacket defense shuts down Frazee girls
Hot start gives Patriots win over LP-A girls
Alexandria sweeps season series from DL girls
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Cold-weather snafus cause 3.2-cent gas price hike
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
A winter...triathlon?: DL community center to host indoor competition Jan. 20
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Michael L. Jackson
Marcella M. Eberhardt
Chrystle L. Mortensen
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Keep America's family immigration system
Taking stock as we begin a new year
Marijuana: Feds intrude onto states' rights
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing has come a long, long way
Don't make waves--slow down on the ice
Blane Klemek column: To attract different birds, try new things
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
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
February 26, 2016
March is Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. According to the Women’s History Month website, the path toward establishing the event started in 1978 with a weeklong California celebration that was deemed a success. “In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) cosponsored...
February 26, 2016 - 4:36pm