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Online petition surfaces trying to stop Waubun-Mahnomen co-op for all sports
412 BMX race results
Hoge catches leaders to share first-round lead at PGA's Barbasol
Blues send Post 15 to elimination bracket
Beau Hanson gets fresh start after injury layoff
Find strength, serenity this summer: Local yoga studios offer wide range of classes
Here comes the sun: Tips for summer skincare
Column: Breaking the ice--an introduction to Becker County
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Albright on dean's list at St. Cloud Tech
Friends & Neighbors
Minnesota Lottery continues to be recognized for its accounting and financial reporting
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
Department of Revenue offers tips for property tax refund filers ahead of August deadline
Plan your own adventure: DL Escape Room opens in Washington Square Mall
A relaxing day of shopping beneath the trees: DL's 39th Arts & Crafts in the Park set for this Sunday
So close they can taste it: DL's Holmes Theatre to host WE Fest Karaoke Roundup finale on Saturday
Arts and music at Maplewood
Comedian Rodney Carrington comes to Shooting Star Friday
Coming home: Fargo native Shannon Curfman brings solo act to Shooting Star this Thursday
Delores "Dee" Lugert
Ian R. Stalboerger
Lynn Hummel column: What if Moses had 10 more commandments?
Letter: City needs to give veteran, landlord a break
Letter: DL should show compassion towards landlord, veteran
Port: I'm pretty sure we elected Zaphod Beeblebrox as president
Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Some tips for successful warm-weather fishing
Blane Klemek column: A sleepy squirrel that acts like a prairie dog
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
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
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
February 16, 2017
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
In Walter Cronkite's preface to the 1984 edition of George Orwell's novel "1984," he wrote "Since '1984' was published in 1949, we've met Big Brother in Hitler, Stalin and Khomeini...Every time a political leader expects or demands that we believe the absurd, we experience that mental...
February 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 14, 2017
Letter: Is the president ignorant or deliberately dishonest?
Consider the following data from the FBI, which gathers statistics every year from police departments around the country. In 1980, the murder rate per 100,000 residents was 10.2. In 1996, it was 7.4. In 2006, it was 6.1. In 2013, it was 4.6. In 2014, it was 4.4. In 2015, it was 4.9....
February 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 13, 2017
Letter: All, including animals, deserve protection from abuse
All animals are creatures of God, like humans are. In my opinion the removal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's online database documenting with oversight on any animal abuse IS INHUMANE and UNACCEPTABLE, as is the dismissal of any other Just Law of Protection and Rights. How...
February 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea--don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough. A swamp. A wetland. A marsh. Sorry, all you developers who were meant to get all excited, there's no magic wand that will turn mud bottoms...
February 13, 2017 - 9:23am
February 10, 2017
Billions spent on The Wall should go to schools instead
Instead of spending billions of dollars on The Wall between Mexico and the United States, that they can dig a tunnel under with air conditioning and all, I would like to encourage ALL to ask that that money be used for rebuilding and restoring schools, updating them with computers...
February 10, 2017 - 5:00am
February 8, 2017
Letter: Victimized Once Again
I have worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and adults and children with severe and persistent mental illnesses for over 30 years. I have provided services as a job trainer in our community for 17 of those years. Things have come a long way for this population since...
February 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
February 3, 2017
Letter: The era of Trump--so it begins
This Is How It Begins: Quoting American Sociologist C. Wright Mills (1916 — 1962), "People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. They come readily to define themselves as inherently worthy of what they possess; they come to...
February 3, 2017 - 9:14am
February 1, 2017
Letter: White Earth should shoot down plans for Star Lake Casino
Shooting Star Corporation has plans to build a new casino, which will be the third one for the White Earth Nation, at remote Star Lake in Otter Tail County. It's a bad idea. Here's why: First of all, it's an environmental disaster. It would replace a beautiful, wild, untouched area...
February 1, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 26, 2017
Letter: Klobuchar 'blew us off' on request for PolyMet hearings
Shame on you, Senator Klobuchar! The U.S. Forest Service just signed off on transferring 6,650 acres of public lands in the Superior National Forest to PolyMet. That's where the ore body is located that the company wants to mine — on public land, YOUR land. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar...
January 26, 2017 - 8:00am
Letter: Say no to factory farms: Stop eating pigs
A recent survey suggests that many consumers, especially millennials, are concerned about the unhealthy swill that pigs are forced to eat. Rather than worry about what pigs are eating, let's focus on what we're eating — and not eat pigs. Most pigs killed for food are raised...
January 26, 2017 - 7:00am
January 23, 2017
Letter: Minnesota should raise the smoking age to 21
To the editor, 30,000 of today's kids. That's how many young Minnesotans would not become smokers over the next 15 years if Minnesota were to raise the sale age for tobacco to 21. That's according to new research published in the current issue of Minnesota Medicine, the magazine of...
January 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 19, 2017
Letter: MN House GOP will continue leading on ag property tax relief
A recent column from Lieutenant Gov. Tina Smith and State Rep. Paul Marquart touting their support for ag property tax relief should leave farmers with a few questions. "Why the sudden change of heart" and "where have you been" come to mind.
January 19, 2017 - 10:30am
Legal and illegal immigrants - what's the difference?
(This was written by a high school student in Detroit Lakes, who is an immigrant. They asked to remain anonymous.) There are many immigrants in all countries of the world. This applies to the United States, too. If this group of immigrants had to be split into two groups, it would...
January 19, 2017 - 10:00am