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Crime & Accidents
Man in custody after Becker County chase that hit speeds of nearly 120 mph
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Park Rapids lake
Lakers prepare in annual Red White scrimmage
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
Second half flurry gives Laker boys first win in 20 games
SOCCER: Last second OT goal lifts Flyers over Laker girls
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
Barbara (Duncan) Erickson
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
April 29, 2016
Letter: Change men’s rooms to uni-sex for LGBT people
This controversy over which sex uses a bathroom is not a religious issue but a common sense issue. To solve this problem all establishments need to do is change the name for the men’s bathroom to uni-sex and leave the women’s bathroom marked as it is. In this way the LGBT community...
April 29, 2016 - 5:20am
April 23, 2016
Letter: DL schools should improve existing buildings
Our Detroit Lakes schools are in need of improvement. The voters need an option in order for them to vote yes for needed improvements and updates. This plan would not include a new middle school but improvements to existing buildings. This is an option that many times has been suggested...
April 23, 2016 - 5:05am
Letter: Western MN deserves a better legislator
On Monday evening, April 25, the Minnesota Senate District 4 GOP will hold its nomination convention for this fall’s election. I hope to get the nomination because we have a lot to accomplish together; the region that has welcomed my family and treated us so well deserves so much...
April 23, 2016 - 5:00am
April 22, 2016
Letter: MN should raise tobacco purchasing age to 21
More than 90 percent of adult smokers start before the age of 18. This is known within public health circles and it’s leveraged by tobacco companies. Smoking continues to be a leading cause of preventable death and disease in our state. Each year, 5,100 Minnesotans die from tobacco-related...
April 22, 2016 - 5:20am
Letter: Think about water quality on ‘Water Action Week’
The Prairie Woods Chapter would like to say thanks to the local staff who work for the Federal, State, and local water regulatory agencies — U.S. EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, White Earth Tribal Natural Resources Department; Minnesota’s Department...
April 22, 2016 - 5:15am
April 17, 2016
Letter: Vote no to keep neighborhood schools in DL
On May 17 the school board will once again ask the voters to approve a referendum for improvements at most of the existing school facilities as well as the construction of a new middle school. I will be voting no on this referendum. The yes voters have two main points for why they...
April 17, 2016 - 5:00am
April 16, 2016
Letter: Vote yes on DL bond issue for the future generations
We have so many things in our community to be proud of — wonderful medical centers, The Detroit Lakes Community Center, our theater, Detroit Mountain, many city parks, up to date shopping, our beautiful lake and beach and many thriving businesses that all bring young families to...
April 16, 2016 - 5:45am
April 15, 2016
Letter: Now is the time for a new school in Detroit Lakes
On May 17, residents of the Detroit Lakes School District are being asked to vote on a building referendum to add educational space for all grade levels. I strongly encourage the residents to vote yes. Due to rapid enrollment growth for the last 10 years, the existing elementary and...
April 15, 2016 - 5:20am
April 9, 2016
Letter: Support DL schools and vote ‘yes’ May 17
It is hard to acknowledge that I am in the senior citizen bracket but being close to 70 and having 8 grandchildren I most likely qualify. The last 48 years my wife and I have lived and raised our family in Detroit Lakes. For 20 plus years I was employed by the Detroit Lakes Public...
April 9, 2016 - 5:05am
April 8, 2016
Letter: Golf, not presidential politics, inspires greatness
This is one for all the coaches and school teachers in our land. What happened? How did these immature downright goofy candidates for president of the United States surface? We didn’t do our job! We coaches work hard every day with our student athletes to be calm under fire, to...
April 8, 2016 - 5:15am
April 2, 2016
Letter: Learn about kids’ struggles with dyslexia
My name is Gina Nelson and my children go to school in Detroit Lakes. I am trying to bring awareness to the issue of dyslexia and how it is affecting our children. Most people don’t realize that dyslexia is not recognized by most school districts across the United States although...
April 2, 2016 - 5:20am
April 1, 2016
Letter: Thanks to ‘modest’ firefighters
I heard someone make a statement the other day and used the phrase Minnesota Modest. I unfortunately had a front row seat to the actions that occurred in Callaway on March 24 from the initial train/tanker truck collision, derailment, to the explosion, and on to the continuing clean...
April 1, 2016 - 5:10am
March 27, 2016
Letter: ‘Music Speaks’ in DL
“Music Speaks”, arranged by Andy Beck, was the title of one of the pieces of choral Music performed by the Massed Choirs, grades 6-12, of Detroit Lakes, and Holy Rosary Schools, last Tuesday night! Music truly did speak to the audience that filled the Ralph Anderson gym, that...
March 27, 2016 - 5:00am
March 26, 2016
Letter: Vegan lifestyle can save lives, money
New research shows that if we wean the world off meat, eggs, and dairy products, we will save millions of lives, save trillions of dollars in health-care costs, and dramatically cut greenhouse-gas emissions. This evidence only further supports what PETA has been saying for years:...
March 26, 2016 - 5:25am
Letter: Vote ‘yes’ for DL school bond referendum
On May 17, 2016 our community will once again be asked to vote on a proposed bond referendum to address the ongoing and increasing needs of our local schools. The needs of our school district are the same as they were last fall. Our schools are experiencing continued overcrowding...
March 26, 2016 - 5:20am