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Lake Park-Audubon NHS members send out healthy 'Treats for Troops'
Nurse union challenges firings: Essentia Health flu shot mandate passes deadline
Crime & accidents
How to cook a turkey
Burglary suspects nabbed after short chase in Becker County
Adam Thielen's parents revel in son's success
Unlike teammates, Thielen shrugs off reaching 1,000 receiving yards
Laker hockey team building on experience from last year
Hibbert enters 18th pro Snocross season determined to reclaim national title
Vikings hold off Lions to win seventh straight game
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Daggett Truck Line driver hits million mile mark
Willing and able: Adults with disabilities find pride, friendship through job partnerships in Perham
Gas prices down 4.2 cents last week
MnDOT honored with National Roadway Safety Award
Essentia Health Welcomes Physician Assistant in Detroit Lakes
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts coming to Shooting Star Dec. 1
M State choirs welcome the holiday season with 'Gloria'
Let the winter games begin: Shakes off seasonal boredom with board games
4 family-friendly games to spice up any Turkey Day gathering
Happy Thanksgiving from the DL library
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Franklin Benjamin "Bud" Heisler
Roger (Ben) Nelson
Paul Dennis Aasness
Kenneth "Ken" LeRoy Baker
Maynard A. Hanson
Letter: Tax cuts for rich will be paid for by rest of us
We're thankful for you, dear reader
Letter: Here's why I stand by President Trump
Lynn Hummel column: Artifacts from history's crawl space
Will tax cuts pile up more debt?
Lake ice still treacherous due to weather ups and downs
How birds and mammals survive the winter
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
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
pine to palm
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
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
May 17, 2017
Letter: Kudos to Detroit Lakes for replacing mailbox
Thanks to the City of Detroit Lakes for replacing our mailbox struck by a city snowplow last winter. It's a great example of our "civilized" Minnesota community.—Karen Hustad, Detroit Lakes
May 17, 2017 - 10:48am
May 15, 2017
Letter: Tax base seeping away as more private lands go public
This letter is in response to those who support more private land going into public hands through Legacy Amendment dollars. Recently, a series of editorials attacking provisions in the Omnibus Legacy Funding Bill, the House Omnibus Tax Bill, and other pending legislation, as anti-environment...
May 15, 2017 - 10:00am
May 11, 2017
Letter: Raise tobacco sales age to 21 in Becker County
As someone who has smoked, I know personally that it's really tough to quit. I could feel when I smoked "too much" and my chest would tighten up and yet I still smoked. That's the power of addiction. I see the effects of tobacco use, specifically smoking, every day as the manager...
May 11, 2017 - 11:00am
May 3, 2017
Letter: Don't support the cruel pet trade
Compassionate animal guardians know never to buy supplies from stores like PetSmart and Petco, which sell animals who have been bred in hellish mass-breeding mills or torn from their homes and families in nature. But they may not realize that many online retailers are owned by companies...
May 3, 2017 - 9:30pm
Letter: Trump tax cuts are a bad idea: Here's why
The information in this letter comes from Forbes. Tony Nitti, a contributor, wrote the article. The article is based upon information from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. According to the Tax Policy Center, the richest 1 percent will enjoy 47 percent of the Trump tax cuts. Do the...
May 3, 2017 - 9:29pm
Letter: Memories of the Ironman still make me smile
Goodbye old friend. I have reached the stage of my life where I am sending too many condolence cards, attending too many memorial services and waving adieu to too many cherished and familiar ways of life. I note that the Ironman Golf Course, a fixture and an icon on the Detroit Lakes...
May 3, 2017 - 9:14pm
May 1, 2017
Letter: Formula change needed for state aid to counties
It's tax time at the Capitol. No, I'm not referring to the state and federal tax forms we were required to submit mid-April. I'm talking about the legislature's annual tax conference committee, and why it's important for residents of rural Minnesota to call or email their local legislators...
May 1, 2017 - 10:21am
April 29, 2017
Letter: Trump's extra security costs: Maybe he's worth it?
I wonder why no one is asking why President Trump is not having meetings at Camp David which is at present and has been a retreat for presidents? It is already a secure facility. Why are the American taxpayers forced to spend money to protect him where he wants to meet to conduct...
April 29, 2017 - 9:00am
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