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Home and Sport Show set for next weekend in DL
'Nowhere to Lay Their Heads': March 25 forum at Ecumen turns spotlight on homelessness
Man reported missing from the Cormorant area
Local agencies team up to fight elder abuse
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Tappe finishes career at Northern State
North Central All-Star basketball games looking for players
Nielsen third in shot put for Gophers in outdoors opener
Barnesville rallies around football coach after stroke
Huskers sixth, Smith ninth, at Clover Cup
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
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After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Here's what's coming to lakes area this month
Kenneth "Bud" Koenig
Eugene M. Roerick
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
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
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
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
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
March 2, 2018
Letter: Green, Utke 'morally complicit' in gun deaths
At a recent public forum in Mahnomen, State Rep. Steve Green blamed the high school shootings in Parkland, Florida — which killed 17 students and staff — on a lack of process to identify likely shooters.
March 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
Letter: Time for credit unions to start paying taxes
Last month the CEO of Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union submitted a letter to the editor, in which he stated the benefits of some legislation that is moving through Congress. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a very good bill that would ease some...
March 2, 2018 - 9:00am
March 1, 2018
Letter: Peterson's proposed ag bill hurts Minnesota
U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa has reintroduced legislation, which, if passed, could effectively block states from setting basic standards for the production or manufacture of agricultural products within their borders, including how animals are raised. The proposed legislation would...
March 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
Letter: Armed teachers setting themselves up for problems
In the wake of the recent school shooting in Florida, the National Rifle Association, the president, and the conservatives in Congress are advancing a plan to arm several teachers in every school. The rhetoric is being met enthusiastically by many people. Some educators have even...
March 1, 2018 - 10:00am
February 26, 2018
Letter: Time to take the Second Amendment literally
Time to take the Second Amendment literally and seriously. The text of the amendment reads: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." That is, the right to bear arms is based...
February 26, 2018 - 10:00am
February 24, 2018
Letter: We're going to fix MN drivers license system
Minnesotans work hard and pay their taxes. In return, they expect and deserve high-quality, efficient services from their state government. They should get nothing less. That is why Minnesota IT Services, under new leadership, is strongly committed to fixing the problems with our...
February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
Letter: More needs to be done to protect school kids
We constantly see tragedies that unfold in places like Parkland, Florida, and nothing seems to change with gun control. Well, this time, the kids of the school are demanding change and law enforcement. Perhaps it's time for "Student Councils" across the state demand that their legislators...
February 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 18, 2018
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
More than 26 percent of Minnesota high school students use tobacco products—26 percent! That's one in every four students. That finding and others in the new Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey results should be a wake-up call to everyone who cares about our kids. I've served as...
February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 17, 2018
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
At the Detroit Lakes School Board meeting on Monday, one item on the agenda was the new teachers contract for the 2017-2019 school years. The vote was 4-1 in favor and the only "no" vote was cast by School Board Member Jane Foltz. I would like to first say, "thank you" to those board...
February 17, 2018 - 9:00am
February 9, 2018
Letter: If we're so hardy, why an indoor Vikings stadium?
As expected, or should have been expected, much of the national media attention during Super Bowl Week focused on our local weather. More perplexing though is how some of our leaders have described it. For example, Zygmunt Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings and major benefactor...
February 9, 2018 - 9:00am
February 8, 2018
Letter: Absolute power corrupts absolutely
President Donald Trump is too much I and not enough us! It seem that Republicans (as far as President Trump is concerned) equate themselves as the only decent Bible-believing Christians (citizens that follow Christian teachings). We all have our own beliefs of what is morally acceptable...
February 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
February 2, 2018
Letter: Abortion violates common-sense justice
To accept and to choose an abortion is to take an entirely innocent and totally defenseless unborn human person—and, by deliberate intention, put this person to death. This is evil! Never mind how some U.S. Supreme Court justices may have voted many years ago on the issue of...
February 2, 2018 - 8:00am
January 29, 2018
Letter: LP-A girls basketball parent says playing time wasn't the issue
I am writing this letter, as a parent, in regards to the story that was written about the Lake Park-Audubon head girls basketball coach being put on administrative Leave. Yes, I am a parent of one of the three girls that had a meeting with Coach Jay Peterson. Yes, I do work at the...
January 29, 2018 - 10:34am
Letter: Healthcare for all is a constitutional right
After listening to hours of hearings for cabinet nominees, it is obvious that our elected representatives, president, senators, and representatives swim in the murky waters of self-imposed complexity when dealing with issues of the day. Health care is the prime example. The approach...
January 29, 2018 - 10:00am
January 27, 2018
Letter: School officials should encourage proper communication with athletes, coaches and parents
I coached youth basketball with Jay (Peterson) for a few years. In youth basketball he went out of his way to play equal time. All the coaches made the point that we play equal now, so when we play to represent our community, we’ll play to win! It’s the coaches role to develop...
January 27, 2018 - 10:19am