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At a dead end: Moorhead joyrider arrested after high-speed chase ends in DL
Baca's back: Level 3 sex offender making DL his home again
DL man ordered to complete DWI Court
A friend to Twins fans in need: DL native has volunteered with the MN Twins’ first aid team for 30 years
Man gets prison time for meth
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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Keeping active is important at any age
Stewart named to dean's list at St. Mary's University
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Friends & Neighbors
And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Historic Moorhead buildings open for tours on April Fools' Day
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
Martin E. Cox
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Toxic fumes: Bill would help protect firefighters from cancer
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Brad Laabs column: Time to get ready for open-water fishing
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
November 2, 2016
Bad bills were thwarted in last legislative session
Lately there have been many uninformed comments claiming an unsuccessful session in St. Paul. My research has discovered that is not the case. Bad legislation has been curtailed. For example: The largest gas tax increase in Minnesota history has been stopped for the second year in...
November 2, 2016 - 8:22am
Don't let influx of outside money influence your vote
Those who care about rural Minnesota see that Paul Marquart best represents the city of Detroit Lakes in the State House. During Paul's time in St. Paul he has worked long hours to stand up to the special interests and the well off from Minneapolis as a strong and consistent voice...
November 2, 2016 - 8:21am
October 22, 2016
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
The Minnesota Board to Set State Legislative Salaries, Amendment 1 will be on the Nov. 8 ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment. I challenge you to read the proposed amendment, think how you might vote and then continue reading about what this really...
October 22, 2016 - 12:53pm
October 19, 2016
Trump wrong to attack Hillary through her husband
I understand why Donald Trump is bringing up Bill Clinton's past indiscretions—but I don't understand how Trump can relate it to Hillary or how it could possibly reflect on her character. I admire her for staying with her husband and keeping her family together. Forgiveness...
October 19, 2016 - 8:28am
October 14, 2016
Republican leader: Soaring MNsure costs putting Minnesota families in a bind
Minnesota is facing a health care crisis. Hundreds of thousands of families will see health insurance costs increase by 50 percent or more next year. Thousands more will lose their plan or access to their doctor through no fault of their own. Greater Minnesota is hit especially hard;...
October 14, 2016 - 5:32pm
October 12, 2016
Kyle Braaten will do a great job on DL City Council
If you are standing in the voting booth on Nov. 8 and flipping a coin on your city council representative, please consider voting for Kyle Braaten. I hardly ever get into politics as a general rule. But, Kyle is just so made for this position that I felt I had to get the word out...
October 12, 2016 - 9:25am
Beyond the campaign signs - giving thought to our support for Hillary
Coming together later in life, forming new friendships and contemplating the future our children and grandchildren will experience, prompted a discussion by several of us about shared values and why those values translate to support for Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign. We...
October 12, 2016 - 9:24am
October 6, 2016
Smear campaign against Eken funded by Twin Cities groups
I am disgusted by the obscene amount of money that is flowing into our area from wealthy Twin Cities interests to fund dishonest attacks against our state senator Kent Eken. Among other false claims, the attacks falsely imply that Eken raised his own pay 35 percent. In fact, there...
October 6, 2016 - 5:52am
October 5, 2016
Marquart under attack from false special interest ads
I'm sure by now you have seen and heard the false and misleading negative ads against Rep. Paul Marquart from the Twin Cities special interests. I have never seen this type of mean politics in a local election like we are experiencing this year. As a longtime resident of Dilworth,...
October 5, 2016 - 8:49am
September 28, 2016
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
We are deeply troubled to announce that Monday night, prior to the presidential debate, a Gustavus College Republican was assaulted while walking on campus due to the Trump apparel she was wearing. College campuses are meant to be places of freedom of speech and diverse opinions without...
September 28, 2016 - 8:46am
September 11, 2016
Letter: Ghosts of Sept. 11, 2001: Take time to honor those heroes who died for us
Have we forgotten the events of 9-11? Time has passed, and this Sunday, September 11th, will mark the 15th anniversary of that tragic day when terrorists attacked our nation. It was on September 11th, 2001, that in one hundred and two minutes. We saw the loss of more citizens than...
September 11, 2016 - 5:00am
September 10, 2016
Remember: If your health insurance future is looking grim--vote Grimsley
Is your health insurance better today than it was eight years ago? If not, a vote for Ben Grimsley in November will be a start to fixing the health insurance mess in Minnesota. Paul Marquart and his friends in St. Paul want to keep the high-priced, high deductible MNsure health insurance...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
Ingebrigtsen takes Dayton to task for failure of special session over light rail
I was disappointed to see Governor Dayton once again submit to Senate Democrats by calling a meeting on the Southwest Light Rail project last month. The Southwest Light Rail project has previously failed to pass both the House and the Senate. Not only is the project vastly unpopular...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
September 7, 2016
Planned Parenthood is about providing abortion, not about women's health
The number of abortions performed in Minnesota decreased again last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. But one abortionist managed to defy the trend and increase its numbers. Which one? Planned Parenthood. While state abortions have declined 11 percent since 2011,...
September 7, 2016 - 10:29am
Violent crime can happen here
Just because we are a fairly small town doesn't mean we don't have big problems. Just like a sprawling metropolis, we have drug addicts, pedophiles, wife beaters, tax cheaters, drunk drivers, bullies, racists — pick your problem. Recommended for you Yes, on a percentage basis,...
September 7, 2016 - 10:28am