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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
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
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
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
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
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
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
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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
May 3, 2017
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
April 7, 2017
Letter: Why is MN throwing away $900 million?
Minnesota is up for a $900 million matching grant for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project. This grant would provide $900 million dollars for our Minnesota construction companies and our Minnesota construction workers. These jobs could not be outsourced to China or some other...
April 7, 2017 - 8:00am
April 6, 2017
Letter: Circus elephants suffer routine abuse
I was very disappointed to see Detroit Lakes Online uncritically credit the self-serving claims of those providing animals for El Zagal Shrine Circus ("More than just clowning around: Two circuses wow crowds in DL over past week," 4/2). Public records leave no question that these...
April 6, 2017 - 6:00am
March 31, 2017
Letter: What rural-metro war? We are the clear winner on roads, bridges
The Star Tribune completed a three-year study of funding for roads and bridges in Minnesota. Included in the study are information on the tax sources for this infrastructure, who pays those taxes and who receives the money from those taxes. First, the taxes: The three major pools...
March 31, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 29, 2017
Letter: Where is the love? No pay raise for MN libraries since 2009
Does a public library play a vital role in Detroit Lakes? Stop in on any given day and you'll see infants and their new mothers using language and rhythm to help in brain development or a box of books being delivered by a volunteer to residents of a retirement home. At a computer,...
March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm