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Future of Detroit Lakes bowling alley up in the air
LP-A School Board candidate forum set for Wednesday
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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
Marylou F. Chromy
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
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
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
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
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
October 15, 2016
Minnesota mayors: Let's support candidates who will deliver results
Let's not mince words: Minnesota's 2016 legislative session was, by and large, a massive failure. Political posturing led to the demise of the transportation bill and bonding bill, while a typo that would have cost the state $100 million compelled Gov. Dayton to veto an otherwise...
October 15, 2016 - 12:32pm
October 10, 2016
Against Trump: A very rare editorial from the Atlantic Monthly
We are impressed by many of the qualities of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's nominee for president, even as we are exasperated by others, but we are mainly concerned with the Republican Party's nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party...
October 10, 2016 - 5:00am
October 8, 2016
Legal abortion cannot be morally defended---are we thinking this tragedy through?
Multiple surveys across the nation in recent years indicate that citizen support for totally unrestricted access to unlimited abortion rights is very limited and far from being a noteworthy percentage of survey respondents. Yet, the Democratic Party presidential candidate continues...
October 8, 2016 - 9:56am
Nobody wins? A sobering look beyond the election
We have to be able to disagree in this country without tearing into and trying to destroy the opposition. The politics of demonization that characterizes this election will make it very hard for whoever wins office to govern well. This campaign year has been full of twists and turns....
October 8, 2016 - 8:31am
October 5, 2016
An open letter to the fearmonger who crashed our DL event
Perhaps you misunderstand us, Mr. Usama Dakdok, so let's get things clear. When you stood up and spewed hate speech at our local "Meet Your Muslim...
October 5, 2016 - 12:01pm
October 1, 2016
'Ban the Box' helps ex-offenders succeed
More than 700,000 Americans are released from prison each year. We expect them to re-enter society and be law-abiding, but we make it extremely difficult for anyone who has served time to ever become gainfully employed, even though they have paid their debt to society. A barrier that...
October 1, 2016 - 10:17am
September 28, 2016
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
It was one of those moments that, as a parent, puts a pit in your stomach and a lump in your throat. On Saturday three of my children and I road tripped from Detroit Lakes to Fergus Falls to watch my oldest daughter in a swim meet. If you haven't been to the Fergus Falls High School,...
September 28, 2016 - 8:45am
September 14, 2016
Drive slowly: school's in session
No doubt you’ve already noticed: the streets are more congested during the morning rush to work and the afternoon drive home; yellow buses everywhere; and kids galore, on bikes, on foot, and sometimes darting out from between parked cars. Schools have reopened. Classes are back...
September 14, 2016 - 9:38am
September 10, 2016
Editorial: Practice patience on Hwy 34
Highway 34 east of Detroit Lakes is a big hangout these days - not necessarily popular, but populated. Road construction just outside of Detroit Lakes recently has been a source of tension for many drivers, as traffic has been reduced to one lane in some spots. We know what that means...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
Does social media affect democracy views?
Does the ubiquity of information available through social media really help citizens understand complex issues, weigh competing arguments, and reach discriminating judgments about politics? I've been involved in politics for the better part of a lifetime, and have spoken at a lot...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
August 31, 2016
We are all broken but God is GREATER in our brokenness
I'm not brave. And then I was. I was so weak. But there was God's grace. It was a fight. Tears, yelling, running, stillness, laughing, vomit, fear, waiting, hoping .... All of it was a part of the fight. It was messy. I don't like messy and then I was weak and I don't like being weak....
August 31, 2016 - 11:59am
August 27, 2016
The truth about Muslims in MN
No journalist in their right mind would want to touch the hot-button issue of Muslims in our Minnesota communities, right? Surely, regardless of what is written, there will be strongly worded messages of "concern" waiting for us Monday morning. But forget that. Let us give a proverbial...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
A recent study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine shows that drug companies are bribing doctors with food to prescribe their expensive, brand-name medicines. At least that's the way it's been reported in the media. Dig deeper into the study, however, and it becomes clear that doctors...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Give Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith credit for their 87-counties-in-86 days tour around Minnesota. No leader can know or accurately gauge the needs of residents, border-to-border, without ever leaving the comforts of the capital. Even a whirlwind swing — especially...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
August 24, 2016
All MN students now taking ACTs
Cheers to Minnesota's new emphasis on encouraging all high school students to take the ACT college entrance exams. New data shows that virtually all of Minnesota's high school graduating class of 2016 took the ACT college entrance exam as an 11th or 12th grader. In total, 64,145 students...
August 24, 2016 - 10:35am