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Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Goodbye, phosphorus--Rice Lake project moving forward
Hot jobs in Becker County: Majority of jobs only requiring two-year degrees
Crime & accidents
Clay County man charged with taking video, photos of nude child
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
Congratulations Laker Gymnastics
Lamoureuxs ready for one more shot at gold
Warroad girls look to take home state hockey title
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'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
friends & neighbors
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
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
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
To the ends of the earth and back: Minnesota native Ann Bancroft has visited both North, South Poles
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October 8, 2017
This is one gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
Before a deranged mass murderer unloaded onto a Las Vegas crowd, creating the deadliest shooting attack in U.S. history, not a lot of people seemed to know what a bump stock was. Even many avid sportsmen are admitting they had never heard of it before. But this little $100 legal accessory...
October 8, 2017 - 8:00am
September 6, 2017
This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke
There is so much back and forth over whether or not the smoking age should be raised to 21, as city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham contemplate the move. There are some legitimate arguments on both sides, but it does get a little tiring to hear people argue that, "If...
September 6, 2017 - 4:29pm
August 16, 2017
Tribune Editorial: Why our blank front page today matters
As the front page of our newspaper sits here today, white, blank and purposefully void of local news for the first time ever, it's hard not to...
August 16, 2017 - 3:27pm
June 21, 2017
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
Knock, knock — trouble could be at your door. With the summer season kicking in, area residents will be getting visits from door-to-door solicitors offering asphalt services, magazine subscriptions, security alarm systems and other products and services. The Better Business...
June 21, 2017 - 10:59am
June 14, 2017
Editorial: Beware of people with political shovels trying to deepen the divide
If one were to listen to the never-sleeping news cycle, it would appear as if we, American citizens, only have two options when it comes to our political beliefs - we fall straight right or we fall straight left. There are many talking heads popping up on these news cycles that would...
June 14, 2017 - 2:39pm
May 26, 2017
Remember to look around at the hurting heros among us
Memorial Day is about remembering—so let's remember this fact: U.S. military members and veterans are killing themselves at a faster rate than ISIS or the Taliban are killing them. This isn't the same old song and dance—this is still the case right now at this very moment....
May 26, 2017 - 8:00am
May 17, 2017
Guest Editorial: Positive changes for school lunches
The recent announcement of U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue's rollback of school lunch regulations relating to whole grains, sodium and dairy drew much attention. We applaud Perdue's quick action to give more flexibility back to states and local school districts to find the best solutions...
May 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
May 11, 2017
Let's just admit it, kids can be a tad...lazy: Day of Caring is even better for them than it is for others
It isn't easy raising selfless kids these days. The world is being set up to make everything in life less tasking and instantly gratifying. We, as adults, have created this world for our kids (and this is generally speaking) where we too often give them so much without requiring that...
May 11, 2017 - 9:28am
April 18, 2017
Guest Editorial: Cabin owners squeezed by costs; lakes at risk
New information about those who own lake homes should set off some alarm bells. They're getting older. They don't have as much money as they once did. And pressed with mounting medical bills, rising health insurance costs and other expenses, their ability to maintain their lake properties...
April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
April 9, 2017
Finding school solutions isn't all that easy, is it?
It was good to see a decent crowd at Tuesday night's community meeting held by the Detroit Lakes School District. The meeting was a chance for DL residents to show up and have a say on what they think the district should do about its critical space issues at the schools, and the people...
April 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 26, 2017
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
There aren't a lot of jobs that force you to retire when you turn a certain age - the mere idea of that screams "age discrimination," but in Minnesota, when district judges turn 70, they're out the door. Why is that? Because a Minnesota law enacted in 1973 says so.
March 26, 2017 - 8:00am
March 16, 2017
No phone call in the vehicle is worth the pain
The amount of time it takes to look down at our phones - that is how quickly our lives can change forever or even end. Sadly, we were again reminded of this yesterday (Tuesday) when a driver on Richwood Road north of Detroit Lakes was seen on his phone one minute, and rolling into...
March 16, 2017 - 9:21am
March 13, 2017
Sailing a course to Real ID, it must happen
You can find Scylla and Charybdis in the Strait of Messina, the two-mile-wide gap between Italy and the island of Sicily. That's where, since ancient times, sailors have used great caution when navigating between the rocks of Scylla on one side and the whirlpools of Charybdis on the...
March 13, 2017 - 11:00am
February 24, 2017
Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 54,400 journalists in the United States right now. One can imagine then, how incredibly hard it is to get all of us together to decide which way to lean politically and to create a unified agenda to push. Oh boy, it can be difficult...
February 24, 2017 - 9:00am
February 16, 2017
Tribune Editorial: Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
With the USDA's recent decision to take down Animal Welfare Act inspection reports, it is time to show the puppy mill industry that without transparency, the public will not buy into their business. Surely there are large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities that are top notch...
February 16, 2017 - 2:00pm