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Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Survival of Sears and Kmart is in doubt
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Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Area gymnasts ready for state USAG
Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Good luck at State, Raiders!
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
Friends & Neighbors
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Irene Leona Johnson
Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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
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
February 10, 2017
Political posts are annoying, but they should continue
There appears to be two types of people in this country right now - those who continue to use social media as a platform for their own personal, political beliefs and those who wish the first group would just shut up. But here's the thing - as annoying and exhausting as political...
February 10, 2017 - 9:00am
February 3, 2017
Guest Editorial: Don't get tripped up this tax season
How much progress have you made on your 2017 taxes? More importantly, if you're not filing the return yourself, how trustworthy is your tax preparer? The IRS began accepting tax returns on Jan. 23 and is expecting more than 153 million individual tax returns will be filed. The Better...
February 3, 2017 - 8:00am
January 26, 2017
Guest Editorial: Don't fall for Trump's rant against media
Richard Nixon may be the only president who despised the media as much as President Donald Trump. Nixon kept so-called "enemy lists" of reporters he disliked. He banned certain reporters from the White House. When the Washington Post pushed its investigation of Watergate, Nixon told...
January 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 22, 2017
Franken shows he's the real deal at cabinet confirmation hearings
Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, a former comedian, has been proving to his constituents since 2009 that his election to the post is not a joke and that he is, indeed, the real deal. This week he did it again. His grilling of Betsy DeVos during her confirmation hearing for Secretary...
January 22, 2017 - 10:00am
January 21, 2017
You, too, can help with wildlife research...from your backyard
First off, my apologies for writing an incorrect "factoid" in my recent column about fish species. I had included a misstatement of the miles of shoreline found in Minnesota. Thanks to the sharp eyes of a MNDNR Fisheries friend of mine, the curious mistake was revealed. Inexplicably...
January 21, 2017 - 6:00am
January 18, 2017
Editorial: Skipping Trump's inauguration is a useless gesture
The list of lawmakers boycotting President-elect Trump's inauguration is growing longer, with U.S. Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota scribbling his name onto that list recently. It's just one more "We've never seen this before" situation that has surrounded Trump from the...
January 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
January 5, 2017
Guest Editorial: Dems should look to Collin Peterson, not Keith Ellison
The national Democratic Party is looking to the wrong Minnesotan to restore the party to power. North Dakota Democrats should learn from Washington's mistake, and ask the right Minnesotan — Congressman Collin Peterson of Detroit Lakes — for advice.
January 5, 2017 - 8:00am
January 1, 2017
Editorial: Lift Minnesota's Sunday liquor-sale ban
Originally, it was a law to honor religious observance. Now, it's pure protectionism, guarding some lucky businesses against competition. And for Minnesota's law barring Sunday liquor sales, that's no longer reason enough.
January 1, 2017 - 10:00am
Editorial: A resolution not to make a stupid resolution
Let's not do the whole, "My New Year's resolution this year is to lose weight"....or "to get my finances in order" or "to find a man." Let's not do it. For 2017, how about we forego taking inventory of our shortcomings and instead vow to give credit to our awesome side and nurture...
January 1, 2017 - 8:00am
December 29, 2016
Guest Editorial: Optimism vs. uncertainty on eve of 2017
Even if a bit guarded — and even if a bit tempered by the responsible recognition of uncertainty and challenges at the fore, both for our Northland and for our nation — there is optimism as we get ready to celebrate New Year's. It can be welcomed after decades of dark...
December 29, 2016 - 9:00am