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DL Kiwanis establish new scholarship fund
It's no fabrication: DL's own BTD Manufacturing earns FMA Industry Award
Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Lake Mille Lacs
Ogema man sentenced for pole shed break-in
Player-coach: Gophers hire Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen to lead women's basketball program
Summer youth boys basketball camps
Raboin not in the running for SCSU head hockey job
Three Lakers named Mid-State All-Conference
Roth third, Bison win in Kansas City
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Tariffs: 'A devastating effect on every soybean farmer in America'
MN job vacancies up 16 percent
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Ceramics, print on exhibit at Watermark Art Center
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Ruth E. Lee
Harold L. Montzka
Gene L. Ristvedt
Gene A. Spickard
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Letter: Hambleton family thanks searchers, sheriff's office
Endless trillion-dollar deficits would weaken the nation
Letter: Trump is working for the good of the country
Letter: Gun violence crisis runs much deeper than mass shootings
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
November 13, 2017
Don't fall for the old "I'm with the school" scam
There is a joke that floats around out there that goes, "There are so many scams on the internet these days. Send me $19.95 and I'll tell you how to avoid them." Well, scams obviously aren't exclusive to the internet; in fact, local businesses in this area are occasionally hit with...
November 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
Tribune Editorial: Want to be taken seriously? Stop using vocal fry
This is not a hard-hitting piece of journalism, and believe me, I realize there are bigger fish to "fry" than this issue, and so if you're expecting a serious, deep-thinking piece on social injustice or local wrongs and inefficiencies, go ahead and save yourself a few minutes of reading....
October 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
October 11, 2017
An invitation to listen, discuss, engage with your local newspaper
I have to admit, over the course of my nearly 14 years in journalism, I've wondered if I should've chosen a different career. This job is stressful. Deadlines are numerous and the workload intense. I've stayed up until 1 a.m. or awoken at 5 a.m. to finish writing articles for the...
October 11, 2017 - 10:42am
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