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Ponsford man sentenced for using stolen credit card
Happy hundredth! Graystone Plaza celebrates centennial with tours, history, and a barbershop quartet
Man gets prison for fleeing police officers
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Lakers throttle Park Rapids for first victory
Dehler and Priem win at Maple Hills
Peterson runner-up at Bagley; LP-A finishes fourth
Titans, Bombers to clash in 9-man battle at Ulen
John Otto to be honored for 50 years with Ulen football
Knowing when, and how much, to step in
Learning the lingo of Social Security can help with your retirement planning
"The first day at school wasn't the worst day": Story from 1977 rings true today
Social Security celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Column: Sleeping with a neanderthal
friends & neighbors
Daggett Truck Line honors trucker for 'superb' driving
Cost Share Program makes organic certification more affordable, rebates available
Flipping houses--it's not like TV
Arvig schedules cut-over date for all-digital conversion in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park
Nurse practitioner joins Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
'Two slightly clueless 19 year olds camping...what could go wrong?'
Renowned musician Annie Humphrey comes to New York Mills Saturday
Maplewood State Park ready to host Leaf Days celebration
Fall into autumn this Friday
Big weekend ahead in Park Rapids: Art Leap, Great American Story events set Sept. 23-24
Beejay Eckman and Tracy Nealis
Nena Rae Bartnes
Jerry & Monica Thunstrom
Robert "Bobby" Wayne Arnold
Ronald F. Williams Sr.
Robert Wayne Arnold
Marlene A. Collins
Letter: Otto created lifelong impact on his students
Letter: Collin Peterson foe is 'heartless' Republican
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Like U.S., Canada has issues with healthcare, but the solution is not to dismantle universal care
Appeals panel goes against county, Osage gun range
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Grizzlies have come back from the brink
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
Black bears live in the shadows
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
September 6, 2017
This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke
There is so much back and forth over whether or not the smoking age should be raised to 21, as city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham contemplate the move. There are some legitimate arguments on both sides, but it does get a little tiring to hear people argue that, "If...
September 6, 2017 - 4:29pm
August 16, 2017
Tribune Editorial: Why our blank front page today matters
As the front page of our newspaper sits here today, white, blank and purposefully void of local news for the first time ever, it's hard not to...
August 16, 2017 - 3:27pm
June 21, 2017
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
Knock, knock — trouble could be at your door. With the summer season kicking in, area residents will be getting visits from door-to-door solicitors offering asphalt services, magazine subscriptions, security alarm systems and other products and services. The Better Business...
June 21, 2017 - 10:59am
June 14, 2017
Editorial: Beware of people with political shovels trying to deepen the divide
If one were to listen to the never-sleeping news cycle, it would appear as if we, American citizens, only have two options when it comes to our political beliefs - we fall straight right or we fall straight left. There are many talking heads popping up on these news cycles that would...
June 14, 2017 - 2:39pm
May 26, 2017
Remember to look around at the hurting heros among us
Memorial Day is about remembering—so let's remember this fact: U.S. military members and veterans are killing themselves at a faster rate than ISIS or the Taliban are killing them. This isn't the same old song and dance—this is still the case right now at this very moment....
May 26, 2017 - 8:00am
May 17, 2017
Guest Editorial: Positive changes for school lunches
The recent announcement of U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue's rollback of school lunch regulations relating to whole grains, sodium and dairy drew much attention. We applaud Perdue's quick action to give more flexibility back to states and local school districts to find the best solutions...
May 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
May 11, 2017
Let's just admit it, kids can be a tad...lazy: Day of Caring is even better for them than it is for others
It isn't easy raising selfless kids these days. The world is being set up to make everything in life less tasking and instantly gratifying. We, as adults, have created this world for our kids (and this is generally speaking) where we too often give them so much without requiring that...
May 11, 2017 - 9:28am
April 18, 2017
Guest Editorial: Cabin owners squeezed by costs; lakes at risk
New information about those who own lake homes should set off some alarm bells. They're getting older. They don't have as much money as they once did. And pressed with mounting medical bills, rising health insurance costs and other expenses, their ability to maintain their lake properties...
April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
April 9, 2017
Finding school solutions isn't all that easy, is it?
It was good to see a decent crowd at Tuesday night's community meeting held by the Detroit Lakes School District. The meeting was a chance for DL residents to show up and have a say on what they think the district should do about its critical space issues at the schools, and the people...
April 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 26, 2017
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
There aren't a lot of jobs that force you to retire when you turn a certain age - the mere idea of that screams "age discrimination," but in Minnesota, when district judges turn 70, they're out the door. Why is that? Because a Minnesota law enacted in 1973 says so.
March 26, 2017 - 8:00am
March 16, 2017
No phone call in the vehicle is worth the pain
The amount of time it takes to look down at our phones - that is how quickly our lives can change forever or even end. Sadly, we were again reminded of this yesterday (Tuesday) when a driver on Richwood Road north of Detroit Lakes was seen on his phone one minute, and rolling into...
March 16, 2017 - 9:21am
March 13, 2017
Sailing a course to Real ID, it must happen
You can find Scylla and Charybdis in the Strait of Messina, the two-mile-wide gap between Italy and the island of Sicily. That's where, since ancient times, sailors have used great caution when navigating between the rocks of Scylla on one side and the whirlpools of Charybdis on the...
March 13, 2017 - 11:00am
February 24, 2017
Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 54,400 journalists in the United States right now. One can imagine then, how incredibly hard it is to get all of us together to decide which way to lean politically and to create a unified agenda to push. Oh boy, it can be difficult...
February 24, 2017 - 9:00am
February 16, 2017
Tribune Editorial: Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
With the USDA's recent decision to take down Animal Welfare Act inspection reports, it is time to show the puppy mill industry that without transparency, the public will not buy into their business. Surely there are large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities that are top notch...
February 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 12, 2017
Tribune editorial: We never want to hide the news
Some things are better left unsaid, this is true. Being a part of the news media, this newspaper is often put in debatable situations with regards to what we should print and what we should not. Sometimes we are privy to more information than we share but choose to keep it that way...
February 12, 2017 - 8:00am