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Level four special education facilities in the works
Klobuchar bill aims to bring in more rural doctors
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues: MN leaders start negotiations and twinhome sprinkler requirement nixed
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing
Backyard poultry? Here's how to stay safe
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Yellowjackets edge Lakers by one match
BASEBALL: Raiders even record with win at Win-E-Mac
Nielsen selected as Detroit Lakes’ new AD
FM Youth football registration open
Laker girls sweep Rangers in home opener
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Replacement for SSA benefit statement easy to get anytime
Friends & Neighbors
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
Secrets to saving on your summer city vacation
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Uglies' beautiful music recognized: Band that got its start in DL to be inducted into SD Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Week of the Young Child: Free, family friendly activities scheduled from April 18-May 4
Anne M. Alexander and John C. Alexander
Mary A. Oellien
Constance Marlene Archer
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Letter: The real reason Trump bombed Syria
Letter: House Speaker Daudt needs to do his job
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
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
March 18, 2017
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
The House Agriculture Committee recently held its first hearing of the 115th Congress. "Rural Economic Outlook: Setting the Stage for the Next...
March 18, 2017 - 10:00am
March 17, 2017
Letter: Delisting would decimate gray wolves in Minnesota
If wolves lose, Minnesota loses. It is very disappointing that once again, politicians including Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar have put forth destructive policies for the benefit of small interest groups. This time, members of Congress have proposed an amendment that would legislatively...
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
March 12, 2017
Child dental care available in DL
Kudos for raising the issue of greater access to affordable pediatric dental care in rural Minnesota in your March 5 article, "It's like pulling teeth: Finding pediatric, rural dentists poses huge challenge." West Central Initiative, the Early Childhood Initiative coalitions and the...
March 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 9, 2017
Letter: DL City Council listened to feedback, held open debate
Kudos to the Detroit Lakes City Council. In the last few months, I have seen a great increase in the amount of debate at council, committee, and commission meetings. I have witnessed close votes and even a tie. I have also heard them advocate for public input, and listen to it. At...
March 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 7, 2017
Recent Tribune editorial would have made Dad and Grandpa proud
Dear Paula (Quam), My siblings and I - who all grew up at 210 Park Street, and are now scattered throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and California - read your recent editorial responding to President Trump's branding of journalists as purveyors of "fake news" and "enemies of...
March 7, 2017 - 11:00am
March 4, 2017
Letter: Rural DL shoppers should get chance to vote on sales tax
I can't speak for the other Becker County residents that live outside of the Detroit Lakes area or for our "visitors" but I, for one, am tired of being thought of as being a source of revenue for Detroit Lakes needs, wants and wishes. First we got hit up with a (food and beverage...
March 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Letter: Rep. Green wrong on problems with voting
Rep. Green, please stop casting unfounded aspersions on our voting system. On Feb. 18 at the League of Women Voters meeting in Park Rapids, Rep. Steve Green more than once made the statement that there were 24,000 same-day voter registrations in the 2008 Coleman-Franken Minnesota...
March 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Letter: DL sales tax plans call for an informed public
Just when a person experiences a moment to exhale, another issue arises. Our city is filled with good, busy, involved people who work hard on behalf of personal and community growth and improvement. Our home is in the Long Lake area yet we enjoy the variety of year-round activities,...
March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
March 2, 2017
Letter: Trump is going way off track
"Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty"—Wendell Phillips The following is a quote from a speech at the Cooper Institute in 1863: "The whole world is witness to the fact how often a zeal which begins as the purest of intentions ends in absolute moral blindness." This speech...
March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 1, 2017
Letter: Are we on path to burning books, breaking glass?
In 1975, while stationed with the Berlin Brigade, my company toured a portion of what was then East Berlin. A point of interest was the unmarked intersection where the infamous "Burning of the Books" took place in May of 1933. The 'Night of Broken Glass' occurred in 1938. Both of...
March 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 25, 2017
Letter: Trump is my president
I find it interesting on how the Liberals are stating facts about Trump that they get from CNN and make it sound like they were in a WH briefing. I can state some facts. I had (5) TRUMP signs stolen by Hillary babies that trespassed on my property, but they took the HIGH road! They...
February 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
Letter: DL City Council way out of line with projects to be funded by new sales tax
Is Detroit Lakes in dire fiscal straits? The city just tried to ram through a brand new, never before discussed in any regular City Council meeting, sales tax resolution. Did you hear any of the City Council incumbents or the mayor talking about our finances being in dire straits...
February 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 24, 2017
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Becker County's elected officials are preparing to build a new jail that will cost taxpayers around $16 million. But who is going to build it? Are we going to let cut-rate contractors from North Dakota or elsewhere come in and build our jail? I sure hope not.
February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 22, 2017
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's surprise, abrupt removal from its website of all inspection reports and information about laboratories, circuses, roadside zoos, and other facilities that confine animals and use them for their own gain is a shameful attempt to keep the public...
February 22, 2017 - 12:02pm
February 20, 2017
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Have an opinion to share with the community? We don't care if you are right, left, or right down the middle politically. We welcome all letters, and we print virtually all the local letters to the editor we receive, as long as they meet long-established criteria. Letters must be signed...
February 20, 2017 - 12:00pm