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DL School Board approves $39 million budget for FY 2018
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner starts 'A Little Summer Fun' to keep town alive
Collin Peterson to speak at health care forum in DL
Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
Snake hiding in engine pops out at driver on Interstate 29
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State BMX Championship Series in DL July 1-2
Lamoureux campers, organizers wrapping up successful venture
Vikings' special teams spots up for grabs
Angels fall at Pelican Rapids
Busker, Herzog top five at Duluth Jr. PGA
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Column: The most significant Minnesota address in 1790
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Bakko family welcomes son
Friends & Neighbors
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
A flavor for everyone: McKinley Nutrition serves teas, shakes in McKinley Plaza
If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
It's time to party!: Oak Crossing fundraiser set for June 23 at Holy Rosary
Rock of the 70s Tour comes to Shooting Star June 23: Iconic bands to take the stage in Mahnomen for one night only
Richard M. Lynch
LilyAnn Evelyn (Flermoen) Roed
James Ray Peach
Warren C. Koester
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
McFeely: Star Lake Casino project hits a possible snag
Sen. Al Franken column: Healthcare plan would hammer Minnesota and Becker County
Letter: Vaping can help people quit smoking
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
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
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
Housing is also part of MN’s essential infrastructure
Minnesota needs to invest in infrastructure. That was the prevailing theme of this year’s legislative session from Gov. Mark Dayton and both Democratic and Republican leaders. Yet, despite bipartisan consensus around the need to invest in systems that enhance our state’s economic...
June 4, 2016 - 5:25am