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From Perham to Philly: Game was worst experience ever
Congressman Peterson's meeting with 'Ikes' tonight is cancelled
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
Laker defense shuts down Cardinals
Hallisey two-point night in one-goal victory over Bemidji
BASKETBALL: DL win streak at five after nail-biter in Hawley
Freeman stars on shorthanded diving lineup at California Baptist
Area college track update
'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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Richard "Moon" Mellen
Cordell "Corky" Kittelson
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Here comes the plow - what do you do?
To curb climate change, cities need the right design
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Hawk or falcon? Tricks to ID look-alike bird species
Bad things happen out there if you aren't prepared
The ice angler's landing net: Alexandria's Dresch makes a product to help get more fish in the pail
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
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
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
March 4, 2017
Letter: Rural DL shoppers should get chance to vote on sales tax
I can't speak for the other Becker County residents that live outside of the Detroit Lakes area or for our "visitors" but I, for one, am tired of being thought of as being a source of revenue for Detroit Lakes needs, wants and wishes. First we got hit up with a (food and beverage...
March 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Letter: Rep. Green wrong on problems with voting
Rep. Green, please stop casting unfounded aspersions on our voting system. On Feb. 18 at the League of Women Voters meeting in Park Rapids, Rep. Steve Green more than once made the statement that there were 24,000 same-day voter registrations in the 2008 Coleman-Franken Minnesota...
March 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Letter: DL sales tax plans call for an informed public
Just when a person experiences a moment to exhale, another issue arises. Our city is filled with good, busy, involved people who work hard on behalf of personal and community growth and improvement. Our home is in the Long Lake area yet we enjoy the variety of year-round activities,...
March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
March 2, 2017
Letter: Trump is going way off track
"Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty"—Wendell Phillips The following is a quote from a speech at the Cooper Institute in 1863: "The whole world is witness to the fact how often a zeal which begins as the purest of intentions ends in absolute moral blindness." This speech...
March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 1, 2017
Letter: Are we on path to burning books, breaking glass?
In 1975, while stationed with the Berlin Brigade, my company toured a portion of what was then East Berlin. A point of interest was the unmarked intersection where the infamous "Burning of the Books" took place in May of 1933. The 'Night of Broken Glass' occurred in 1938. Both of...
March 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 25, 2017
Letter: Trump is my president
I find it interesting on how the Liberals are stating facts about Trump that they get from CNN and make it sound like they were in a WH briefing. I can state some facts. I had (5) TRUMP signs stolen by Hillary babies that trespassed on my property, but they took the HIGH road! They...
February 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
Letter: DL City Council way out of line with projects to be funded by new sales tax
Is Detroit Lakes in dire fiscal straits? The city just tried to ram through a brand new, never before discussed in any regular City Council meeting, sales tax resolution. Did you hear any of the City Council incumbents or the mayor talking about our finances being in dire straits...
February 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 24, 2017
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Becker County's elected officials are preparing to build a new jail that will cost taxpayers around $16 million. But who is going to build it? Are we going to let cut-rate contractors from North Dakota or elsewhere come in and build our jail? I sure hope not.
February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 22, 2017
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