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'Rescued dogs, rescuing veterans'; Patriot Assistance Dogs program celebrates five years with reunion, graduation
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HALL OF HONOR: 2006 girls golf first-ever state champions
School record falls for second straight home swim meet
Laker boys shutout Green Wave
Laker volleyball wins second straight road game
SOCCER: Laker girls tie at East Grand Forks
The beauty of God's Grace
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
Mn State colleges, universities wave application fees in October
There's a new pastor in town
Finding God all over this socialist, nonreligious country
Friends & Neighbors
Green awarded by small-business group
Essentia Health Welcomes Licensed Psychologist in Detroit Lakes
Shaping up your business: Biz boot camp set for Oct. 17
Renting a car
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
Maplewood to host Leaf Days this weekend
MN singer-songwriter to give Saturday concert at Holmes
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Jerome F. "Jody" Muench
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Duane L. Erickson
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
Thank you for a successful rotary blood screening
Big garbage, big economy
Stop the lies against Eken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
March 25, 2016
Invest in LGA for all of Minnesota
Here’s why Minnesota House Republicans should support proposals to boost Local Government Aid: Because LGA works. It does just what it’s supposed to do: help Minnesota towns from the Arrowhead region to the southwest maintain professional police departments, pleasant parks and...
March 25, 2016 - 5:35am
March 19, 2016
Teacher shortage is real problem in MN
Once upon a time there were so many licensed teachers in Minnesota looking for jobs that for every one job opening, there were hundreds upon hundreds of applicants. Now, area schools are having a much harder time filling those positions. Where have all the teachers gone? A recent...
March 19, 2016 - 5:35am
March 18, 2016
Opening to Cuba welcome
President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Cuba is being welcomed by congressional Democrats and Republicans, despite demonstrably foolish rhetoric from a few senators and congressmen who seem to be rejecting the initiative not on its merits but because Obama did it. It’s a...
March 18, 2016 - 5:15am
March 12, 2016
LP-A hoops team shows character
A lot of people who say growing up in a small town is great are probably the people who spent their whole lives in that town. Brave outsiders who have moved into a small town, thinking life would be simpler and people would be friendlier, have often discovered that it can be tough...
March 12, 2016 - 5:30am
To find hope, look around you
These are very unhappy times in Washington. Relations between the executive and legislative branches are not just sour, but corrosive. The Republican-led Senate has declared it will simply ignore a presidential nomination to the Supreme Court. Both houses have announced that they...
March 12, 2016 - 5:25am
March 11, 2016
Enough with the partisan gridlock
When Minnesota legislators ended their 2015 lawmaking season with two major bills stalled in partisan gridlock, they voiced hope that conditions more propitious for dealmaking would emerge in time for the 2016 session. That session starts at noon Tuesday with those hopes largely unrealized....
March 11, 2016 - 5:25am
March 5, 2016
Of young people and politics
When two little 6-year-old twin girls donning Bernie Sanders T-shirts showed up at the Democratic caucus in Detroit Lakes Tuesday night, they had to have made people smile. The little brown-haired, brown-eyed 13-year-old girl with glasses sitting quietly at the Republican caucus in...
March 5, 2016 - 5:20am
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