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White Earth Reservation receives state grant to fight 'food desert' problem with food truck
One killed, another injured in pickup-buggy collision in Minnesota
DL man sentenced for meth
More hunters in Minnesota, Wisconsin turning to crossbows
DAC dedicates Little Free Library
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Kalina to debut at No Mercy VI Saturday
Seniors take out Juniors in annual Powder Puff football game
GOLF: Bison women sixth at Boston College Intercollegiate
Kahlbaugh brothers leading Concordia into MIAC meet
Laker girls rout Fergus Falls for season sweep
Knowing when, and how much, to step in
Learning the lingo of Social Security can help with your retirement planning
"The first day at school wasn't the worst day": Story from 1977 rings true today
Social Security celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Column: Sleeping with a neanderthal
friends & neighbors
Daggett Truck Line honors trucker for 'superb' driving
Cost Share Program makes organic certification more affordable, rebates available
Flipping houses--it's not like TV
Arvig schedules cut-over date for all-digital conversion in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park
Nurse practitioner joins Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
Come on and celebrate! United Way Community Celebration set for Sept. 28 at DL Pavilion
String quintet to perform at MSUM Thursday
Farm to table: What's in season?
'Two slightly clueless 19 year olds camping...what could go wrong?'
Renowned musician Annie Humphrey comes to New York Mills Saturday
Beejay Eckman and Tracy Nealis
Nena Rae Bartnes
Jerry & Monica Thunstrom
John "Gordy" Askew
Robert "Bobby" Wayne Arnold
Margaret Louise McArthur "Sweetie"
Herbert A. Johnson
D.L. Energize to campaign against aldermen who voted against Tobacco 21
Letter: Otto created lifelong impact on his students
Letter: Collin Peterson foe is 'heartless' Republican
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Like U.S., Canada has issues with healthcare, but the solution is not to dismantle universal care
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Grizzlies have come back from the brink
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
Black bears live in the shadows
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
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
January 14, 2017
Letter: DL City Council's eyes were bigger than our wallets.
In the City of Detroit Lakes, at just 10 days into the new year, the alarm bell of overspending had already been sounded. At Tuesday night's City Council committee meetings, there was talk of needing to increase property taxes by 9 percent "if we don't do anything Else." That warning...
January 14, 2017 - 5:00am
January 12, 2017
Letter: The DFL needs to get back in touch with farmers, blue collar workers
Scary. With the election over and a chance to view the future based on cabinet choices and the Republican majority agenda ready to launch, any hope of unifying the country in pursuit of the general welfare has disappeared. With exception of the secretary of defense, every cabinet...
January 12, 2017 - 9:00am
January 8, 2017
Letter: Here's how governor's bonding bill is good for Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a $1.5 billion bonding bill. The state Legislature was supposed to pass a similar bonding bill last year. They failed. This bonding bill represents a win-win-win for the state of Minnesota. Here's how: 1. Creation of an estimated 23,000 good paying jobs....
January 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
December 29, 2016
Letter: Thanks for braving the freezing cold to salute veterans
On Dec. 14, with temperatures below zero, volunteers with the assistance of City of Detroit Lakes employees honored those who serve and sacrifice for our nation. In ceremonies at Veterans Park and the Grand Army of the Republic, as well as a wreath placement at the Grand Army of the...
December 29, 2016 - 10:00am
December 22, 2016
Letter: 'Thank you' for editorial on volunteer firefighters
Thank you for your excellent editorial on the lack of investment being made in Minnesota's firefighters. A recent national survey of spending by state shows that Minnesota invests 47th in the nation on its firefighters, despite our rank as the 21st largest state by population. The...
December 22, 2016 - 6:00am
December 10, 2016
Letter: Why does Trump spend so much time demonizing the working press?
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has received more than 2.5 million votes than Republican candidate Donald Trump. Usually in a democracy the person who receives the most votes wins the election. Is it time to get rid of the Electoral College? And why does Donald Trump...
December 10, 2016 - 3:00pm
Letter: Americans are right to worry about insurance quality
Of all their concerns about healthcare, Americans are most worried about whether they can afford their insurance. That's the key finding from a new Morning Consult survey of over 20,000 people. It's easy to see why Americans are so anxious. Premiums are set to rise sharply next year....
December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 8, 2016
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Today is the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fifteen years ago I had the opportunity to spend the week prior to the 60th Anniversary attending an oral history put together by Daniel Martinez, who was the Historian for the National Park Service in Pearl Harbor. For...
December 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
November 23, 2016
This DFLer hopes Trump is a pragmatist
One thing is certain following this election cycle. Conventional strategies and candidates need get in tune with this rapidly changing world. Trump on the Republican side and Sanders on the Democrat side created excitement that brought millions of people to the polls with a simple...
November 23, 2016 - 10:46am