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5-year-old fighting for life after tragic farm accident
A 'Fly Night' in DL
Clarification on river study
True Islam: educating muslims and non-muslims to combat fear
Healthy Vikings look for bounceback season
Bombers ready to unload on opponents
Lakers start tennis season at Highway 10 tourney
Laker XC teams host Make the Lake run
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Tasty summer slaw Recipe showcases fresh veggies, ND canola oil
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Let your local library help you update your home
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
Barbara (Duncan) Erickson
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Columnist Rob Port has secret agenda--affiliated with the Koch brothers
The tale of my trip to Denmark, it's the 'perfect country for me'
Letter: Democrats are dead wrong on their energy platform
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Hundreds to attend Hiking Fest Aug. 27 at Itasca Park
This songbird has a killer attitude
Wolves are intelligent and social
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
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
January 15, 2016
Random kindness goes a long way
One small, random act of kindness can sure leave a massive, focused impression on someone. Case in point: On Friday, I was walking through Walmart, picking up a couple grocery items I needed to get through the weekend. I was pushing my cart down an aisle when a group of young girls...
January 15, 2016 - 5:10am