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5-year-old fighting for life after tragic farm accident
A 'Fly Night' in DL
Clarification on river study
True Islam: educating muslims and non-muslims to combat fear
Healthy Vikings look for bounceback season
Bombers ready to unload on opponents
Lakers start tennis season at Highway 10 tourney
Laker XC teams host Make the Lake run
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Tasty summer slaw Recipe showcases fresh veggies, ND canola oil
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Let your local library help you update your home
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
Barbara (Duncan) Erickson
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Columnist Rob Port has secret agenda--affiliated with the Koch brothers
The tale of my trip to Denmark, it's the 'perfect country for me'
Letter: Democrats are dead wrong on their energy platform
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Hundreds to attend Hiking Fest Aug. 27 at Itasca Park
This songbird has a killer attitude
Wolves are intelligent and social
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
May 27, 2016
Age not a factor in presidential race
The age factor in the presidential campaign has turned out to be no factor at all. The three candidates left standing are, in popular parlance, senior citizens. They qualify for Social Security and Medicare benefits. They are grandparents. Should he win, Donald Trump would be 70 years...
May 27, 2016 - 5:35am
May 21, 2016
A salute to those with quiet dignity
There is something to be said for quiet dignity and a big, fat slice of humble pie. When we did a story on World War II Navy veteran Harry Fuglie, 91, of Lake Park, it was immediately apparent that he is one of those people who lives in a world where actions speak louder than words....
May 21, 2016 - 5:40am
May 20, 2016
At least get a few things done
With less than a week remaining in the Minnesota legislative session, the list of what has not been accomplished is long. Time is short, and the attitude among Republican leaders of the House is unhelpful, but several items on the agenda are important to outstate Minnesota. They should...
May 20, 2016 - 5:45am
May 14, 2016
Vote yes for school bond referendum
We’ve received many letters over the past month or so that are for and against the proposed school building bond referendum in Detroit Lakes. We read them with interest and open minds, and we have had no doubt that the individuals behind them all have been good-hearted people who...
May 14, 2016 - 5:35am
Still time for this to be a ‘do-something’ session
With looming concerns that 2016 could end up as a “do-nothing” session, city leaders from across Greater Minnesota held a press conference today to call on legislators to take action on key issues affecting communities across the state. “There are less than two weeks left in...
May 14, 2016 - 5:30am
May 12, 2016
Fix MN’s awful student-to-counselor ratio
Minnesota excels at a great many things, including most elements of K-12 education. But the state falls short in a few key areas. They include abysmal graduation rates for minority students, and fewer guidance counselors per student than all but two other states. So here’s an idea:...
May 12, 2016 - 5:55am
May 7, 2016
Is that a gun or a cellphone?
Let’s make this clear right off the bat – this is not an anti-gun statement. Having gotten that out of the way, what is the obsession lately with people wanting to manufacture guns that look like cell phones and cell phones to look like guns? As if the country isn’t already...
May 7, 2016 - 5:20am
May 5, 2016
Pass transportation, bonding bills for MN’s sake
The Minnesota Legislature’s regular session will end May 23. That’s in less than three weeks. Here’s what the lawmakers must do between now and then: Compromise on a transportation bill.Compromise on a bonding bill.If the lawmakers do those things, the session will have been...
May 5, 2016 - 5:30am
April 30, 2016
Slower transition to bathroom incluseviness
Bathrooms. Without going back into the archives and confirming, this is very likely the only editorial we’ve written on the subject, but apparently there is a first time for everything. Target really stirred up the hornets’ nest when it implemented a policy to allow transgender...
April 30, 2016 - 5:15am
The core issues in the 2016 election
“America has been the intellectual battleground of the nations.” – R.Bourne “All authority belongs to the people.” – Thomas Jefferson What is missing in the 2016 election cycle and why the imbalance in our current debates in both political parties and the general public?...
April 30, 2016 - 5:10am
April 29, 2016
Address heroin crisis now
The scourge of heroin, formerly lurking in the shadows, now is raging in plain sight as the toll in lives lost or ruined keeps piling up. The erosive effects of the epidemic on the community have become painfully obvious: at least five deaths in recent weeks — including three in...
April 29, 2016 - 5:35am
April 23, 2016
We can answer the calls and save lives
Kari Hunt of Marshall, Texas was going through a tough time. She was separating from her husband of ten years. And she had three children under the age of ten to take care of. On a winter day a few years back, Kari agreed to meet her then-husband in a Texas hotel in the neighborhood...
April 23, 2016 - 5:10am
April 22, 2016
MN smart to turn to the primary system
So important is the office of the president that Europeans often say they wish they could vote in U.S. elections. That won’t be happening anytime soon, of course. But it helps explain what’s happening in Minnesota right now, as the Legislature comes closer to scrapping the presidential...
April 22, 2016 - 5:30am
April 16, 2016
The hard truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what’s for supper tonight — getting distracted. Annoying, isn’t it?...
April 16, 2016 - 5:55am
April 15, 2016
Tax unfair to MN businesses
It appears Minnesota’s small businesses will not get tax relief this session of the Legislature. Despite a projected $1.2 billion surplus and nearly $2 billion in reserves, Gov. Mark Dayton seems disinclined to push for reasonable changes in business taxes. The Democrat-controlled...
April 15, 2016 - 5:30am