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Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues: MN leaders start negotiations and twinhome sprinkler requirement nixed
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing
Backyard poultry? Here's how to stay safe
Exploring profession pathways: DLHS students network with local employers during career day
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
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Yellowjackets edge Lakers by one match
BASEBALL: Raiders even record with win at Win-E-Mac
Nielsen selected as Detroit Lakes’ new AD
FM Youth football registration open
Laker girls sweep Rangers in home opener
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Replacement for SSA benefit statement easy to get anytime
Friends & Neighbors
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
Secrets to saving on your summer city vacation
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Uglies' beautiful music recognized: Band that got its start in DL to be inducted into SD Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Week of the Young Child: Free, family friendly activities scheduled from April 18-May 4
Children invited to Picture Book Putt Putt this Thursday at the library
New Nordic summer family camp offered through Concordia Language Villages
Richard M. Gordon
Patrick Dwayne Buckanaga Sr.
Harvey W. Henrikson
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Letter: The real reason Trump bombed Syria
Letter: House Speaker Daudt needs to do his job
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
Blane Klemek column: Sora rails thrive in Minnesota marshland
Brad Laabs column: It's over - the ice is no longer safe for ice fishing
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
October 10, 2016
Against Trump: A very rare editorial from the Atlantic Monthly
We are impressed by many of the qualities of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's nominee for president, even as we are exasperated by others, but we are mainly concerned with the Republican Party's nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party...
October 10, 2016 - 5:00am
October 8, 2016
Legal abortion cannot be morally defended---are we thinking this tragedy through?
Multiple surveys across the nation in recent years indicate that citizen support for totally unrestricted access to unlimited abortion rights is very limited and far from being a noteworthy percentage of survey respondents. Yet, the Democratic Party presidential candidate continues...
October 8, 2016 - 9:56am
Nobody wins? A sobering look beyond the election
We have to be able to disagree in this country without tearing into and trying to destroy the opposition. The politics of demonization that characterizes this election will make it very hard for whoever wins office to govern well. This campaign year has been full of twists and turns....
October 8, 2016 - 8:31am
October 5, 2016
An open letter to the fearmonger who crashed our DL event
Perhaps you misunderstand us, Mr. Usama Dakdok, so let's get things clear. When you stood up and spewed hate speech at our local "Meet Your Muslim...
October 5, 2016 - 12:01pm
October 1, 2016
'Ban the Box' helps ex-offenders succeed
More than 700,000 Americans are released from prison each year. We expect them to re-enter society and be law-abiding, but we make it extremely difficult for anyone who has served time to ever become gainfully employed, even though they have paid their debt to society. A barrier that...
October 1, 2016 - 10:17am
September 28, 2016
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
It was one of those moments that, as a parent, puts a pit in your stomach and a lump in your throat. On Saturday three of my children and I road tripped from Detroit Lakes to Fergus Falls to watch my oldest daughter in a swim meet. If you haven't been to the Fergus Falls High School,...
September 28, 2016 - 8:45am
September 14, 2016
Drive slowly: school's in session
No doubt you’ve already noticed: the streets are more congested during the morning rush to work and the afternoon drive home; yellow buses everywhere; and kids galore, on bikes, on foot, and sometimes darting out from between parked cars. Schools have reopened. Classes are back...
September 14, 2016 - 9:38am
September 10, 2016
Editorial: Practice patience on Hwy 34
Highway 34 east of Detroit Lakes is a big hangout these days - not necessarily popular, but populated. Road construction just outside of Detroit Lakes recently has been a source of tension for many drivers, as traffic has been reduced to one lane in some spots. We know what that means...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
Does social media affect democracy views?
Does the ubiquity of information available through social media really help citizens understand complex issues, weigh competing arguments, and reach discriminating judgments about politics? I've been involved in politics for the better part of a lifetime, and have spoken at a lot...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
August 31, 2016
We are all broken but God is GREATER in our brokenness
I'm not brave. And then I was. I was so weak. But there was God's grace. It was a fight. Tears, yelling, running, stillness, laughing, vomit, fear, waiting, hoping .... All of it was a part of the fight. It was messy. I don't like messy and then I was weak and I don't like being weak....
August 31, 2016 - 11:59am
August 27, 2016
The truth about Muslims in MN
No journalist in their right mind would want to touch the hot-button issue of Muslims in our Minnesota communities, right? Surely, regardless of what is written, there will be strongly worded messages of "concern" waiting for us Monday morning. But forget that. Let us give a proverbial...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
A recent study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine shows that drug companies are bribing doctors with food to prescribe their expensive, brand-name medicines. At least that's the way it's been reported in the media. Dig deeper into the study, however, and it becomes clear that doctors...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Give Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith credit for their 87-counties-in-86 days tour around Minnesota. No leader can know or accurately gauge the needs of residents, border-to-border, without ever leaving the comforts of the capital. Even a whirlwind swing — especially...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
August 24, 2016
All MN students now taking ACTs
Cheers to Minnesota's new emphasis on encouraging all high school students to take the ACT college entrance exams. New data shows that virtually all of Minnesota's high school graduating class of 2016 took the ACT college entrance exam as an 11th or 12th grader. In total, 64,145 students...
August 24, 2016 - 10:35am
The tale of my trip to Denmark, it's the 'perfect country for me'
The time to write my last Wave Column has arrived, and I couldn't be more proud to pass it onto the next Wave Columnist, Anna Schumacher. She will not disappoint you. It has been almost four years, but first, here is my last Wave Column. I will write more about Denmark itself in my...
August 24, 2016 - 8:00am