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Man airlifted after rollover in Becker County Wednesday night
Post-oil boom, drug prices fall as gang trafficking increases
New Camp Ripley exhibit gives visitors a look at WWI
Exploration gaining steam: Rush of interest in Northland gold
Local golfers compete at The Birchmont
Cubs defeat Sox for Little League title
DL Babe Ruth team wraps season at districts
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
DCC 100 celebration Thursday at Pavilion
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Essentia Health hospitals work with local groups to identify health needs and improve community health
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
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
Housing is also part of MN’s essential infrastructure
Minnesota needs to invest in infrastructure. That was the prevailing theme of this year’s legislative session from Gov. Mark Dayton and both Democratic and Republican leaders. Yet, despite bipartisan consensus around the need to invest in systems that enhance our state’s economic...
June 4, 2016 - 5:25am
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