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Becker County website shut down by cyber attack
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Natalie Roth third at Minnesota Women's Open
Two regional football teams testing out new helmet technology
Hoge to compete at Bobcat golf tournament
Norseman Motors donates 2.5K to Booster Club
Noah Insurance softball team finishes regular season undefeated
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Painting past ALS: Man adapts by holding brush in mouth
Column: Growing up with Jesus
DL's Andresen family named U of M's 'Farm Family of the Year'
It's more convenient than ever to apply for Social Security benefits
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Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota remain unchanged
Disney to end Netflix deal, sets launch of ESPN and Disney-branded streaming services
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Minnesota Resort & Campground Association launches Century Resort Recognition Program
MANNA Food Co-op seeking sponsorships
Pageant kicks off Wolf Lake Harvest Fest this Friday
Perham's 47th Pioneer Festival set Aug. 19-20
A puppet pageant, times two: Performances set this weekend in NYM and Perham
National Aviation Day is Aug. 19
A 'finger-lickin' good' festival
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Stephen John "Packy" Pachel
Byrne Ray Hildebrand
Donovan W. Kier
Local produce star of this potato salad
Tribune Editorial: Why our blank front page today matters
Letter: Charlottesville and Trump's true colors
Yes, it's possible: Sit down and talk with your representative
Bipartisan bill to protect seniors from abuse, exploitation passes Senate
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
Bluebirds in Minnesota are easy to love
Mille Lacs reopens to walleye fishing Aug. 12
Brad Laabs column: Old-school rigging still brings in the walleye
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
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
Swenson versus Miller for Pine to Palm championship
July 30, 2016
Kudos to Minnesota’s improving credit rating
Cheers to Minnesota for improving its credit rating, which means taxpayers will pay less interest when the state borrows money. Top financial analyst Fitch Ratings just upgraded Minnesota’s credit rating to AAA, the highest rating awarded by the analyst. Fitch Ratings had previously...
July 30, 2016 - 5:15am
July 29, 2016
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Wind power is making our energy grid less reliable. That’s not a political statement. It’s a factual statement. Thanks to policies ranging from heavy federal subsidies for wind power production to state mandates for renewable energy, we have seen a boom in wind power development....
July 29, 2016 - 5:30am
July 24, 2016
Cheers to young volunteers
A lot of people say today’s youth don’t have the work ethic that adults had back when they were that age. They also get a bad rep for not being as willing to lend a hand when somebody needs it. If this is the case – and we’re not saying it’s completely true (maybe just partially…),...
July 24, 2016 - 5:20am
July 16, 2016
Get serious on special session
While Minnesotans may have taken their well-deserved vacations and Fourth of July holiday, their leaders are still giving them reason to be annoyed as they wait for the governor and Legislature to come to agreement on a special session. Gridlock on solving very key and basic issues...
July 16, 2016 - 5:40am
A tale of 2 Independence Days
I attended the July 11 inauguration of Terrence Tibbetts as chairman and Eugene “ Umsi “Tibbetts as District Three representative for the White Earth Anishinaabeg. The occasion was elegant, White Earth style: Anishinaabeg traditional spiritual leaders, Traditional drum, Honor...
July 16, 2016 - 5:35am
July 15, 2016
Not all fun & games on the lake
Two drownings have occurred on Douglas County lakes this summer. Last Saturday, a swimmer was struck in the head by a personal watercraft and is still recovering. The incidents serve as reminders that being on the lake is not all fun and games. Although our lakes are brimming with...
July 15, 2016 - 5:35am
July 9, 2016
Violent minority are sucking us in
Well, are we all squared up now? We’ve had inner city violence that rages with shootings and murders every single night, right? Check. We’ve had some police officers who, whether they’re on edge from all that violence or simply bad cops, have killed some black men in unwarranted,...
July 9, 2016 - 5:45am
July 8, 2016
Compromise on GMO labeling
When two sides compromise, neither gets everything it wants. Which is why the U.S. Senate should pass the new bipartisan compromise on labeling food with genetically modified ingredients. The bill requires this labeling — a fact that upsets many scientists and others in the food...
July 8, 2016 - 5:30am
June 25, 2016
10 tips for protecting our water
How about a nice, tall glass of yard waste? Or motor oil? Or litter, soil or pet waste? Yuck! But that’s what ends up in our lakes and groundwater if residents aren’t more conscientious. The city of Alexandria is trying to increase awareness that stormwater runoff isn’t just...
June 25, 2016 - 5:10am
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Casting your ballot is a fundamental constitutional right, and ensuring that every eligible voter can do so is basic to our system. It should be easy to vote — and hard to cheat. The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different....
June 25, 2016 - 5:05am
June 24, 2016
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
After crowded, chaotic and practically impossible to access voting rooms marred Caucus Night 2016 in Duluth and across Minnesota, the News Tribune and plenty of others called for fixing what clearly was a broken presidential-picking process here. Switching from a party-run caucus...
June 24, 2016 - 5:25am
June 17, 2016
Editorial: Put down the stone, step away from the sinner
When did parents become so judgy of each other? Remember the days when something tragic or scary happened to a child and people rallied around the child’s parents for support, privately thanking God it wasn’t their kid? Those days appear to be gone. Now it’s all about placing...
June 17, 2016 - 2:16pm
Shine a light on elder abuse
Instead of enjoying their golden years by living on retirement savings they’ve spent their whole lives building up, too many senior citizens are shocked to find out that their nest egg is gone. They’ve become victims of identity theft, scams or shady investments. Even worse, they...
June 17, 2016 - 5:25am
June 11, 2016
Giving readers ideas is what we do
We, at the Detroit Lakes Newspapers, recently got criticized by somebody for carrying a story on Minnesota restaurants that have adopted a “no-tipping” policy. The reader — a restaurant server who is against the policy — pointed out that there are no restaurants in this town...
June 11, 2016 - 5:45am
June 4, 2016
ALC expanding students’ educational opportunities
Say what you want about education these days, but there is one new aspect of the ever-changing curriculum style that is hands-down one of the coolest ideas out there. If you don’t know much about the Alternative Learning Center in Detroit Lakes, it is basically a separate facility...
June 4, 2016 - 5:30am