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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Nielsen season best shot put in California
Foster's school record punctuates West Coast trip
No Mercy VIII May 19 in Mahnomen
Carrier places at NYWA State Wrestling
Laker softball splits at Bemidji to start season
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Delores D. Halverson
Armand A. Mayoue
Benneth "Benny" Braseth
Lottie Ann Thomas
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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
March 19, 2017
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
All this talk about "extreme vetting" is hypocritical relative to the real world. The U.S. already has a comprehensive vetting process that normally takes 18-24 months before an applicant is cleared for entry. Adding "extreme" does nothing but sound tough. It further unjustly denigrates...
March 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen recently made blatantly false statements in a letter to the editor attacking me and my position on Real I.D. I opposed Ingebrigtsen's preferred version of Real I.D. because I had concerns it did not adequately protect the privacy rights of Minnesota citizens....
March 19, 2017 - 11:00am
March 18, 2017
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
The Republican-controlled State House of Representatives has passed a bill, using the concept of "pre-emption," which blocks cities and counties from raising wages or setting workplace benefits for their residents, such as paid sick and family leave, which are higher than the state...
March 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
The Republican plan to repeal the ACA is approximately 60 pages long. Six of these pages deal with lottery winners. The remaining approximately 54 pages deal with the rest of the repeal and replace plans of the Republicans.
March 18, 2017 - 12:00pm