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Minnesota's school oversight plan approved by federal education officials
SKOL! Purple pride alive and well in DL for Vikings playoff run
Aggravated sentence sought for allegedly meth dealer
Man faces felony charge for 3.5 pounds marijuana
Minnesota job gains lead to lowest unemployment rate for blacks on record
Saints punter says he wants to meet fourth-grade class from Thielen’s hometown
Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles
Jacket defense shuts down Frazee girls
Hot start gives Patriots win over LP-A girls
Alexandria sweeps season series from DL girls
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Cold-weather snafus cause 3.2-cent gas price hike
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
A winter...triathlon?: DL community center to host indoor competition Jan. 20
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Michael L. Jackson
Marcella M. Eberhardt
Chrystle L. Mortensen
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Keep America's family immigration system
Taking stock as we begin a new year
Marijuana: Feds intrude onto states' rights
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing has come a long, long way
Don't make waves--slow down on the ice
Blane Klemek column: To attract different birds, try new things
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
July 30, 2016
Kudos to Minnesota’s improving credit rating
Cheers to Minnesota for improving its credit rating, which means taxpayers will pay less interest when the state borrows money. Top financial analyst Fitch Ratings just upgraded Minnesota’s credit rating to AAA, the highest rating awarded by the analyst. Fitch Ratings had previously...
July 30, 2016 - 5:15am
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