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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranks first in a study on bipartisan legislation
Crime & accidents around Becker County
Attorney General Sessions to visit Fargo for law enforcement announcement, discuss drug crisis
DL chiropractor Dustin Johnson honored
A volunteer's refuge: Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge recognizes the 'critical' impact of volunteers
Smith claims Top 20 Big Ten finish
DL softball splits with Patriots
Laker baseball swept at Pequot Lakes
Blomseth medalist at Earlybird
Bison women end Denver's reign of conference golf titles
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Rose R. Duescher
Steven P. Leitheiser
Harriet E. Anderson
Delores D. Halverson
Armand A. Mayoue
The wolf is a Minnesota treasure
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
December 15, 2017
Letter: Trump was right to cut size of national monuments
Recently, President Trump had Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke review our national monuments. They decided that we could decrease the size of Bear's Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante monuments without endangering the vital parts of these two monuments. The Grand Staircase came into...
December 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 10, 2017
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
What does "Take another look at Trump" suppose to mean? I voted for Trump without a second thought and am happy every time he speaks. He makes me feel like someone is in charge. He stands up for and loves this country. Since the election, I have had to tolerate my crazy brother-in-law...
December 10, 2017 - 9:00am
December 6, 2017
How about these locations for a new DL school?
It's the most wonderful time of the year. The time when members of the Detroit Lakes Community, whether current residents or past-and-hopefully future residents, discuss the need for more space for children within the school district. At this point in the conversation, it seems that...
December 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
December 3, 2017
Letter: Forget tax plan, we need infrastructure improvements
In this normally cheerful, joyous season, a pall of gloom has settled in on those of us who take heed of daily events nationally and around the world. For others who choose to rely on predetermined views based on their life's history or their favorite news outlet and don't even bother...
December 3, 2017 - 10:00am
December 1, 2017
Letter: Place your hand over your heart for National Anthem
I believe in respecting the National Anthem by placing your hand over your heart or saluting as the military does. This is not the case with about 80 percent of our population (my estimate) when the flag and our National Anthem is played before football games. Just watch the crowd...
December 1, 2017 - 10:30am
Letter: Responding to 'tax cuts for the rich'
Now that the Republicans have more political clout, the Democrats are suddenly very concerned about the deficit. The new proposed tax cuts are expected to add $150 billion a year (to the deficit) or $1.5 trillion in 10 years. That sounds like a lot until we learned recently that one...
December 1, 2017 - 8:00am
November 26, 2017
Letter: Some reasons to take a second look at President Trump
In response to the letter headlined Why I support President Trump, I must say that there may be some "alternative" facts at work. First, this claim. "He was not a career politician so his decisions are not made because of financial influence." While it's true that he is not a career...
November 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
November 24, 2017
Letter: Tax cuts for rich will be paid for by rest of us
The information in this letter comes from Bob Bryan's Nov. 15 article in "Business Insider." The Republicans' Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is expected to add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over 10 years. These deficits cause the Senate's Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rules to come...
November 24, 2017 - 7:00am
November 22, 2017
Letter: Here's why I stand by President Trump
Contrary to most people on the left, I think Trump is a good choice for president. He was not a career politician so his decisions are not made because of financial influence. He doesn't owe any political group anything—in fact, he doesn't even take a wage from the government,...
November 22, 2017 - 9:00am
November 21, 2017
Knowing these ABCs can save a baby's life
Here's a message that every parent should know. It could save the life of their baby. It's the ABCs of safe sleep for infants: • ALONE: Infants should always sleep or nap alone. • BACK: Always put a baby on his or her back to sleep or nap. • CRIB: Babies should always sleep...
November 21, 2017 - 8:00am
November 17, 2017
Letters: Farmers need tax reform that helps middle class
This is farm country! Big farm country. Farming is an important business here! But all is not well in farming. Corn and soybean production is exceeding demand. Farm profits continue to be vulnerable. While the politics of the Farm Bill are focused on production and market factors,...
November 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
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