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Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
In-home daycare providers particularly feeling the stress of new regulations
Introducing the Ice Harvest 440: CMPR vintage sled races coming to Little Detroit Lake Feb. 24
Missing 27-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Tips to make being on ice safer
Hibbert extends points lead at Eastern National
DL PeeWee A’s advance to Regions
Perham’s Lopez seals section title over DL
U.S. women's hockey team breezes past Finland, will play for gold
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
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
friends & neighbors
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
Lakeshirts announces annual profit share
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Hildur "Peg" Coen
Leo Riegert Sr.
Jerome H. Hunke
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
To the ends of the earth and back: Minnesota native Ann Bancroft has visited both North, South Poles
November 17, 2017
Letter: Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt
As written, the Senate tax cut proposal " blows a massive hole in the debt" said Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. In fact both of the tax cut plans, by the House and the Senate, contain nearly $1.5 trillion in red ink in the...
November 17, 2017 - 10:00am
November 13, 2017
Letter: Patriotism can take many forms
The recent controversy over kneeling while the national anthem was playing before an NFL football game brings the whole focus of "symbolism" over "patriotism" in question. The flag is a symbol representing the values attributed to the "Republic for which it stands."
November 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
Letter: Election brought many 'firsts' to America
Wednesday, we learned of so many firsts across this country, firsts that give me hope that we, the people, have a greater understanding of what it means to be an American. A New York cab driver told me a few weeks ago that, "this was not the America he immigrated to 30 years ago."...
November 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Tax cuts--the winners and losers
The Republican tax plan has been reported. People are analyzing the plan. The following analysis comes from Heather Long of the Washington Post. First, she comments on the big winners. Big corporations would be the biggest beneficiaries. The bill would cut the top corporate rate from...
November 13, 2017 - 11:00am
November 11, 2017
Thanks to all veterans for serving America
On this Veterans Day let us reflect on the words of former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell in his 1989 speech at Arlington National Cemetery. The nation owes a great debt to its veterans, whose service to the nation spans every decade, every year, every day of our country's...
November 11, 2017 - 7:00am
November 7, 2017
Letter: Legion campers are good neighbors
My first response to this (Legion Campground) proposal was shock.Then I was offended.I take great offense to the statement about making the area more of a neighborhood. We are so much more than a neighborhood. We are a community within the city of Detroit Lakes in our own right. We...
November 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
November 3, 2017
Letter: Work together to fix the Affordable Care Act
It's about time for someone to take a politically incorrect stand and support the Affordable Care Act. I am going to use the correct name rather than ObamaCare, so we can talk about facts rather than political rhetoric and opinions. The ACA is wonderful legislation that was well thought...
November 3, 2017 - 11:00am
Letter: Trump needs to 'shape up or ship out'
It shows what "a little man" President Donald Trump is when he calls Bob Corker this name ("Liddle Bob Corker"). He is acting like the bully he is. He won the election because of all the media attention he got by putting down the other candidates with his disparaging remarks. He continues...
November 3, 2017 - 10:00am
Letter: Don't mix syringes and recyclables
Excellent article! ("Cops say 'drop it' in the unwanted meds box," Oct. 25 Tribune). I can't think of anything to add about medications (I helped set up the statewide collection system). It is great that citizens also have year-round options in your area! Kudos to law enforcement...
November 3, 2017 - 9:00am
October 13, 2017
Letter: Fox is guarding henhouse at EPA
I know that my scientific credentials are not such that I can sustain arguments on this subject, but common sense dictates that one does not let the fox supervise the henhouse. Federal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has been at war with the concept of the...
October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
DL School Board member apologizes to preschool teachers
In your recent article entitled "Interventions about: DL school district has low kindergarten readiness percentage, works on interventions to improve" I am quoted as saying "How could they go to preschool and not know which way a book opens?" How to open a book is just one of the...
October 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
September 22, 2017
Letter: Otto created lifelong impact on his students
Thank you for the article regarding my Coach (John Otto). I appreciate what this man has done; from not only contributions to high school sports but in the classroom. My wealth of knowledge was filled every day in his classes from Geography to History to Economics.
September 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
September 6, 2017
Letter: Buy organic potatoes
Last Saturday, I was outside enjoying the beautiful day when it was interrupted by the all too familiar sound of a helicopter spraying the nearby potato fields with chemicals that drift on to people and property. At this point I, like others, had to make the decision to breath shallow...
September 6, 2017 - 2:47pm
August 31, 2017
Letter: 'May a thousand elephants poo in your yard'
As the owner of two dogs, I would like to express my amazement with a fellow dog owner in my former neighborhood. You see, I recently bought...
August 31, 2017 - 10:42am
August 30, 2017
Letter: A thousands thanks for Laker Open fundraiser
Thank you, thank you, thank you on behalf of Jeff Leighton (Leighton Broadcasting), Michelle and myself (Team Lab) we would like to say thank you all again for a very successful Laker Open. Because of all of you, an estimated $35,000 was raised for Laker Athletics.
August 30, 2017 - 2:02pm