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Two local piano students earn MMTA Challenge trophies
Enbridge reaches $172M settlement for oil spills in Michigan and Illinois
Ogema man charged with assaulting his mother
Man charged with four felonies in domestic assault case in DL
Woman, 39, and 13-year-old boy die when trees fall in storm in Boundary Waters
Upset-minded Perham sends DL to Sub-state 14 elimination bracket
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Post 15 moves on to Sub-state quarterfinals
Cooper ends Smith’s run at U.S. Juniors
Andy Lia given key to the city, July 20, 2016 proclaimed Andy Lia Day in Detroit Lakes
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Marlin M. Ziegler
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Get serious on special session
A tale of 2 Independence Days
Letter: It’s great to see the tram operating again, with a sharp eye out for weeds
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
March 2, 2016
Trump doesn’t understand libel law
Recently, Donald Trump said “I’m gonna open up our libel laws, so when they write purposely negative and horrible, false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.” The specific media outlets he mentioned were the New York Times and The Washington Post. The first thing...
March 2, 2016 - 10:44am
February 20, 2016
N.D. marijuana measures not equal
It is possible, but not probable, that North Dakotans will vote on two marijuana legalization measures in November. One measure – a medical marijuana proposal – has received the OK from the secretary of state to circulate signature petitions. The other – a full-blown decriminalization...
February 20, 2016 - 5:50am
February 19, 2016
Thanks for all you have given me
After more than 13 years with Detroit Lakes Newspapers, I am moving on. On Feb. 29, I will start work at the Duluth News Tribune, a step in my life and career I am very much looking forward to. I absolutely love Duluth, always have, and a large newspaper like that will be filled with...
February 19, 2016 - 5:25am
February 14, 2016
Valentine’s Day by the numbers
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. Couples holding hands. Candy hearts and roses galore. OK, does this stuff still exist? For anyone tired of Valentine’s Day hubbub – let’s be honest here, this can be marrieds, too, not just singles – there is some relief. You can...
February 14, 2016 - 5:00am
February 13, 2016
No political parties needed in Minnesota? Quite possibly yes
Rep. Jim Knoblach of St. Cloud, Minn., couldn’t be more correct that “partisanship gets in the way of accomplishing things,” as he stated last week in the St. Cloud Times. He had returned to the Minnesota Legislature in 2015 after eight years away and found the Capitol more...
February 13, 2016 - 5:35am
February 12, 2016
Get out the hand warmers and support remaining Polar Fest activities this weekend
The weather outside has been frightful, at least in our opinion anyway, but we’re hoping for warmer temperatures and no wind this weekend. It’s hard for some to get excited about outdoor activities during a week that’s started like this one, but it’s Polar Fest this week and...
February 12, 2016 - 5:30am
February 6, 2016
It’s nice to receive a helping hand
Last week, B & D Transport Inc. owners Bruce and David Coufal suffered a huge loss when their business caught fire and was destroyed. They lost everything inside the shop and the building itself except the business office. Though they lost a lot, they gained something too –...
February 6, 2016 - 5:30am
How to tell if Congress is working
There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than...
February 6, 2016 - 5:25am
February 5, 2016
Get behind Alzheimer’s research
Five, 10, 20 years ago, people didn’t talk much about Alzheimer’s disease. Not that it was unheard of, but it wasn’t the hub of discussion that other diseases like cancer or heart disease were. In the last few years though, focus on the disease that strips people of their memories...
February 5, 2016 - 5:30am
January 30, 2016
Voters, beware of toxic leaders
Hear that peaceful sound of silence? No residents in an uproar, no mobs with torches crowding into government meetings. No bitterly divided school boards or city councils. That’s the sound of competent local government. Not perfect, but doing well. It’s a nice sound, the sound...
January 30, 2016 - 5:45am
Clean water means small business in Minnesota
More than half of Minnesota’s workforce is employed by the state’s 500,000 small businesses. That’s more than 1.2 million Minnesotans, many of whose livelihoods depend on clean water. From tourism to microbreweries to agriculture, the Land of 10,000 Lakes has as strong a link...
January 30, 2016 - 5:35am
January 29, 2016
Be safe, protect your privacy
With one swipe of your credit card or one click on your computer to order something online, someone can steal your identity. It’s that easy. And that scary when you think about it. There are horror stories of people fighting for years to clear their name after someone has stolen...
January 29, 2016 - 5:10am
January 24, 2016
Clean water is worth the price
Our modern water infrastructure is a miracle that most of us barely even think about. How many times every day do we turn on a faucet, use the water for a hundred different reasons, spill gallons down the drain and never give it a second thought? We take for granted the drinking water,...
January 24, 2016 - 5:25am
January 21, 2016
Get out there: 125 years of state parks
This year marks 125 years, that’s a quasquicentennial, of the Minnesota parks and trails system. Earlier this month, the state kicked off outdoor activities at Fort Snelling State Park, representing all state parks and trials. There will be special activities planned throughout...
January 21, 2016 - 5:00am
January 17, 2016
Memo to airlines: It’s winter
This is not a script for a made-for-TV movie. If it were, it would have been rejected because it is so implausible. Last week, airlines that serve Fargo had to cancel flights and rebook passengers because of a shortage of (wait for it) de-icing fluid. You read that right. A shortage...
January 17, 2016 - 5:10am