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DL School Board approves $39 million budget for FY 2018
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner starts 'A Little Summer Fun' to keep town alive
Collin Peterson to speak at health care forum in DL
Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
Snake hiding in engine pops out at driver on Interstate 29
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State BMX Championship Series in DL July 1-2
Lamoureux campers, organizers wrapping up successful venture
Vikings' special teams spots up for grabs
Angels fall at Pelican Rapids
Busker, Herzog top five at Duluth Jr. PGA
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Column: The most significant Minnesota address in 1790
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Bakko family welcomes son
Friends & Neighbors
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
A flavor for everyone: McKinley Nutrition serves teas, shakes in McKinley Plaza
If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
It's time to party!: Oak Crossing fundraiser set for June 23 at Holy Rosary
Rock of the 70s Tour comes to Shooting Star June 23: Iconic bands to take the stage in Mahnomen for one night only
Richard M. Lynch
LilyAnn Evelyn (Flermoen) Roed
James Ray Peach
Warren C. Koester
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
McFeely: Star Lake Casino project hits a possible snag
Sen. Al Franken column: Healthcare plan would hammer Minnesota and Becker County
Letter: Vaping can help people quit smoking
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
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
April 19, 2017
Letter: The real reason Trump bombed Syria
Let’s see. Things not going well for The Donald. No Muslim ban, no Obamacare repeal, no movement on infrastructure, jobs … approval ratings dropping to historic lows, Russian hacking/interfering with the election heating up, getting too close. Gotta do something to get people...
April 19, 2017 - 2:07pm
Letter: House Speaker Daudt needs to do his job
My Dear Mr. (Speaker of the Minnesota House) Kurt Daudt: Please do your job! Moorhead very badly needs the underpasses. It's about job creation, commerce and safety. They will have a significant and positive effect on downtown Moorhead. Your hypocrisy is glaring and juvenile. Do your...
April 19, 2017 - 2:05pm
April 15, 2017
Letter: Why put dog park before human kids?
We were surprised to see the article "A park just for canines." We moved to Detroit Lakes six years ago and live in a new area without a decent park close by. Croviseir Park (by the Boys and Girls club) is close but only has one way to enter the park and it has no flat areas where...
April 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
April 14, 2017
Letter: We're lucky to have 'honest, sincere, hard-working' Marquart, Eken
Many thanks to the League of Women Voters for their event giving the community a chance to hear legislators and to ask them questions. Thanks also to Ecumen for hosting the event. But mostly thanks to our legislators for their commitment to helping us at a state level. Winning a legislative...
April 14, 2017 - 9:00am
April 12, 2017
Letter: Internet service providers shouldn't sell your private data
The Republican-led-U.S. House and Senate recently voted to repeal Federal Communications Commission rules that would have protected consumers personal information from the internet service providers, or ISPs. The Republicans moved in quick lock-step to ensure that provider giants...
April 12, 2017 - 11:18am
April 11, 2017
Letter: Facts don't support Rep. Green on voter fraud
At a recent League of Women Voters Legislative Town Hall meeting, Rep. Steve Green (R, Dist. 2B) cited the 2008 election of Sen. Al Franken as his leading example of alleged voter fraud, claiming 24,000 new voter registrations that had no one living at those addresses. He further...
April 11, 2017 - 10:00am
April 8, 2017
If it ain’t broke…: MPCA chief says anti-environment bills put politics ahead of science
Some of the best clichés are short, sweet and accurate. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is just such a truism. Right now in the Minnesota Legislature, there are at least 15 bills that would change longstanding environmental protections to fix “problems” that none of...
April 8, 2017 - 11:13am
April 7, 2017
Letter: Why is MN throwing away $900 million?
Minnesota is up for a $900 million matching grant for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project. This grant would provide $900 million dollars for our Minnesota construction companies and our Minnesota construction workers. These jobs could not be outsourced to China or some other...
April 7, 2017 - 8:00am
April 6, 2017
Letter: Circus elephants suffer routine abuse
I was very disappointed to see Detroit Lakes Online uncritically credit the self-serving claims of those providing animals for El Zagal Shrine Circus ("More than just clowning around: Two circuses wow crowds in DL over past week," 4/2). Public records leave no question that these...
April 6, 2017 - 6:00am
March 31, 2017
Letter: What rural-metro war? We are the clear winner on roads, bridges
The Star Tribune completed a three-year study of funding for roads and bridges in Minnesota. Included in the study are information on the tax sources for this infrastructure, who pays those taxes and who receives the money from those taxes. First, the taxes: The three major pools...
March 31, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 29, 2017
Letter: Where is the love? No pay raise for MN libraries since 2009
Does a public library play a vital role in Detroit Lakes? Stop in on any given day and you'll see infants and their new mothers using language and rhythm to help in brain development or a box of books being delivered by a volunteer to residents of a retirement home. At a computer,...
March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
March 19, 2017
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
All this talk about "extreme vetting" is hypocritical relative to the real world. The U.S. already has a comprehensive vetting process that normally takes 18-24 months before an applicant is cleared for entry. Adding "extreme" does nothing but sound tough. It further unjustly denigrates...
March 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen recently made blatantly false statements in a letter to the editor attacking me and my position on Real I.D. I opposed Ingebrigtsen's preferred version of Real I.D. because I had concerns it did not adequately protect the privacy rights of Minnesota citizens....
March 19, 2017 - 11:00am
March 18, 2017
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
The Republican-controlled State House of Representatives has passed a bill, using the concept of "pre-emption," which blocks cities and counties from raising wages or setting workplace benefits for their residents, such as paid sick and family leave, which are higher than the state...
March 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
The Republican plan to repeal the ACA is approximately 60 pages long. Six of these pages deal with lottery winners. The remaining approximately 54 pages deal with the rest of the repeal and replace plans of the Republicans.
March 18, 2017 - 12:00pm