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Rock legend with Fargo roots Bobby Vee dies
Authorities discover body in Clearwater county
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Area playoff games Oct. 24-26
Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Friends & Neighbors
A 'Midwest' mural; Artist paints a Minnesota-inspired mural on Midwest Printing building
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo' program coming to DL library Nov. 7
A Native American experience in sight, sound and soul
The great debate: Apple or pumpkin? Holy Rosary volunteers already taking orders for annual pie sale
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
Michael "Money Mike" Goodman
Marylou F. Chromy
Douglas H. Meyer
Toxic Trump? For first time in more than 50 years, Forum Communications declines to endorse Republican nominee
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
Mouse invasion is about finding food, warm place to nest
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
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
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
January 9, 2016
The world outlook for 2016
For the past 8 years, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventative Action has conducted a Preventive Priorities Survey. The annual documents provide U.S. policymakers a list of likely situations that will occur in the upcoming year, and ranks them by potential impact...
January 9, 2016 - 5:30am