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Water, water everywhere...: Smithsonian traveling exhibit ‘Water/Ways’ opens Saturday in DL
Marquart bill would help Becker pay legal fees: Up to $150K to help defend against State Auditor’s lawsuit
Must love kids: Worker shortage has school district in need of activities, substitute bus drivers
Fatal train-pedestrian accident in Detroit Lakes Saturday evening
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Lakers dominate Section gymnastics championships
Navratil’s late three gives Huskies victory in DL
BASKETBALL: DL boys defeat Albany for ninth straight win
HOCKEY: Lakers drop regular season finale in St. Paul
Wilke revved up for race season
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Local students qualify for state Business Professionals of America competition
Beat cabin fever at Grace Lutheran Church supper: Fundraiser set for this Saturday, proceeds to benefit local charities
Speech team rules apply to life as well
Friends & Neighbors
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
United Community Bank honored for community involvement
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie returning to Park Rapids
Starship lands at Shooting Star this Friday
Lois C. Lundmark
Adeline E. Carlson
Joan A. Watland
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Tribune Editorial: Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
Lynn Hummel column: Always something to panic about
Letter: Is the president ignorant or deliberately dishonest?
Letter: All, including animals, deserve protection from abuse
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
Fatal train-pedestrian accident in Detroit Lakes Saturday evening
June 17, 2016
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
June 3, 2016
A frustrating session with little headway
The Minnesota Legislature had 75 days to get two main things accomplished — a bonding bill for public works projects and transportation funding. Even though legislators had the luxury of working with a $900 million budget surplus, they failed on both accounts. There’s been plenty...
June 3, 2016 - 5:35am
May 28, 2016
Instead of just hoopla, let’s really support vets
We make such a big deal about Memorial Day, don’t we? For one day we act like military veterans really matter to the country, simply because we are flying some flags and taking a day off. Here is a suggestion. How about we, as a country, actually make them matter? How about we put...
May 28, 2016 - 5:50am
The case for limited government
It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as President — the one in which he said, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Over that time, hostility toward government seems only to have grown,...
May 28, 2016 - 5:10am
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