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Tweeting accountant in spotlight over Oscar best picture blunder
Despite cost to municipal liquor stores, Minn. lawmakers advance Sunday sales bill
Watch live: April the giraffe captivating millions in anticipation of birth
Man injured in snowmobile crash on Many Point Lake
Major shrimp growing, processing operation to begin in Minnesota
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BASKETBALL: Hornet girls fall in regular season trio
Hornets send eight to state wrestling
Baker, Ortloff qualify for state wrestling
Freeman rallies to defend section diving title
Hibbert dominates day two at Michigan National
America Saves Week: Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically
Tjepkes graduates from UM-Crookston
Are you ready? Life's big questions...
Area students graduate from MSUM
Area students graduate from NDSU
Friends & Neighbors
Dan's Service Center has new service advisor
MN gas prices down 2 cents
Arvig Donated More Than $450,000 Back to Communities in 2016
Economic Development Summit scheduled for March 3
Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home
Picture perfect images: Lakes Area Photography Show opens this weekend at Washington Square Mall
Celebrate Women's History Month
Vince Neil coming to Shooting Star March 3: Motley Crue frontman to perform solo set for Mahnomen fans
That magic touch: ‘Experience the extraordinary’ with Craig Karges at Ulen’s Top Hat Theatre
Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight at Maplewood Saturday
Audrey Bernice Romans
Adeline R. Wise
Noreen M. Huwe
Jerry C. Mann
Kathryn "Kay" F. Drewes
Lee Hamilton column: The threats to our democracy
Letter: Trump is my president
Letter: DL City Council way out of line with projects to be funded by new sales tax
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Blane Klemek column: Energetic, cheerful chickadees make for good company
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing gets tricky now, but it's not over yet
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
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
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
April 30, 2016
Slower transition to bathroom incluseviness
Bathrooms. Without going back into the archives and confirming, this is very likely the only editorial we’ve written on the subject, but apparently there is a first time for everything. Target really stirred up the hornets’ nest when it implemented a policy to allow transgender...
April 30, 2016 - 5:15am
The core issues in the 2016 election
“America has been the intellectual battleground of the nations.” – R.Bourne “All authority belongs to the people.” – Thomas Jefferson What is missing in the 2016 election cycle and why the imbalance in our current debates in both political parties and the general public?...
April 30, 2016 - 5:10am
April 29, 2016
Address heroin crisis now
The scourge of heroin, formerly lurking in the shadows, now is raging in plain sight as the toll in lives lost or ruined keeps piling up. The erosive effects of the epidemic on the community have become painfully obvious: at least five deaths in recent weeks — including three in...
April 29, 2016 - 5:35am
April 23, 2016
We can answer the calls and save lives
Kari Hunt of Marshall, Texas was going through a tough time. She was separating from her husband of ten years. And she had three children under the age of ten to take care of. On a winter day a few years back, Kari agreed to meet her then-husband in a Texas hotel in the neighborhood...
April 23, 2016 - 5:10am
April 22, 2016
MN smart to turn to the primary system
So important is the office of the president that Europeans often say they wish they could vote in U.S. elections. That won’t be happening anytime soon, of course. But it helps explain what’s happening in Minnesota right now, as the Legislature comes closer to scrapping the presidential...
April 22, 2016 - 5:30am
April 16, 2016
The hard truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what’s for supper tonight — getting distracted. Annoying, isn’t it?...
April 16, 2016 - 5:55am
April 15, 2016
Tax unfair to MN businesses
It appears Minnesota’s small businesses will not get tax relief this session of the Legislature. Despite a projected $1.2 billion surplus and nearly $2 billion in reserves, Gov. Mark Dayton seems disinclined to push for reasonable changes in business taxes. The Democrat-controlled...
April 15, 2016 - 5:30am
April 9, 2016
This is the good stuff, people
The news business isn’t always everything we young, aspiring journalists hoped it would be as we sat wide-eyed and enthusiastic in our mass communications classes in college. We did not yet know how it would really be. Our work and every little misspelling and mistake is literally...
April 9, 2016 - 5:15am
Keeping MN competitive in a changing economy
As the new president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, a top personal priority has been to hit the road. For six months, I’ve been crisscrossing our great state, asking questions and listening. It’s been both encouraging and energizing. I’ve gained an even greater appreciation...
April 9, 2016 - 5:10am
April 8, 2016
Stop scammers from cleaning up this spring
Spring cleaning is under way! Homeowners throughout Minnesota are spiffing up their homes and yards with a variety of improvement projects. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones cleaning up — so are crooks and con artists. Last week, the Alexandria Building Department received...
April 8, 2016 - 5:25am
April 2, 2016
Wishing for a new shake in presidential game
When U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, who represents the 7th district - including this area - announced he would vote for Bernie Sanders if he attended the Democratic National Convention as a superdelegate, he caught some flack. Peterson may be a democrat, but he is known as one...
April 2, 2016 - 5:30am
April 1, 2016
MN parents can help solve worker shortage
Unfortunately, child care is not thriving in too much of Greater Minnesota. With the fourth-highest cost in the nation for infants and 4-year-olds, according to a recent survey, high-quality care in Minnesota is unaffordable for too many working families. A state-federal subsidy program...
April 1, 2016 - 5:20am
March 27, 2016
Congress’ gridlock can be broken
Gridlock has become synonymous with Congress. But despite the deep divisions among elements of the U.S. House and Senate, the first session of the 114th Congress (2015), to the surprise of many observers, got some good stuff done. Surely some big things were left undone, including...
March 27, 2016 - 5:05am
March 26, 2016
Having a “Trump talk” with your kids
I was watching a Republican presidential debate as my eight-year-old, John, sat next to me. Donald Trump, the front-runner, looked left and ripped Ted Cruz as a “liar” before seamlessly pivoting right and skewering Marco Rubio as a “sweating choke artist.” “Lying Ted!”...
March 26, 2016 - 5:30am