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Pine to Palm Senior Division turns 50
Lakeview Junior Club Championship July 28-29
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan in 2018
Detroit Lake 5th-graders add Pacesetter Great Four-State crown to state and region laurels
Northwest Carnival softball tournament draws big crowd
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Albright on dean's list at St. Cloud Tech
Oberg on dean's honor roll at Montana State
Scherzer turns 80
Turning back the pages
Friends & Neighbors
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
Department of Revenue offers tips for property tax refund filers ahead of August deadline
Plan your own adventure: DL Escape Room opens in Washington Square Mall
How to save money while welcoming a new pet to your home
Arts and music at Maplewood
Comedian Rodney Carrington comes to Shooting Star Friday
Coming home: Fargo native Shannon Curfman brings solo act to Shooting Star this Thursday
Looking for a good summer read? Your local library can help
Fun and fitness for all: MN Flyers Gymnastics to celebrate 20 years in DL with July 20 fundraiser
Thomas Jerome Bridges Sr.
Oran L. Wilberg
Burl E. Bellanger
Letter: City needs to give veteran, landlord a break
Letter: DL should show compassion towards landlord, veteran
Port: I'm pretty sure we elected Zaphod Beeblebrox as president
Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
Guest Editorial: Disabled veterans now get free access to state parks
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Some tips for successful warm-weather fishing
Blane Klemek column: A sleepy squirrel that acts like a prairie dog
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
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'
Pine to Palm
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
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