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Two local piano students earn MMTA Challenge trophies
Enbridge reaches $172M settlement for oil spills in Michigan and Illinois
Ogema man charged with assaulting his mother
Man charged with four felonies in domestic assault case in DL
Woman, 39, and 13-year-old boy die when trees fall in storm in Boundary Waters
Upset-minded Perham sends DL to Sub-state 14 elimination bracket
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Post 15 moves on to Sub-state quarterfinals
Cooper ends Smith’s run at U.S. Juniors
Andy Lia given key to the city, July 20, 2016 proclaimed Andy Lia Day in Detroit Lakes
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Marlin M. Ziegler
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Get serious on special session
A tale of 2 Independence Days
Letter: It’s great to see the tram operating again, with a sharp eye out for weeds
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
February 26, 2016
Guest Editorial: Scammers add to student debt
Student debt is a hot topic right now. Political candidates have jumped into the fray, offering plenty of consternation and even a few possible solutions. Unfortunately, so have scammers. They’re taking advantage of cash-strapped college graduates who are looking for some type...
February 26, 2016 - 4:03pm
September 6, 2015
Hooray for our teachers as they go back to school
Teaching is a calling. Oh, sure, it’s a profession that requires specialized education, but the lure of the classroom for dedicated teachers is as emotional as it is intellectual. The best teachers — the ones remembered by their students — master techniques that balance stimulating...
September 6, 2015 - 5:20am
September 4, 2015
Tax benefits help MN families with school expenses
As a child, I anticipated back-to-school shopping almost as much as I looked forward to the State Fair. I would carefully choose my favorite colored folders and hope for that box of 64 Crayons — even though the list from my school said I only needed the 24-color set. As some...
September 4, 2015 - 5:35am
August 28, 2015
Other Opinions: Don’t saddle next president with UND nickname issue
When Robert Kelley was appointed to the UND presidency in 2008, he was told that the State Board of Higher Education would rule on the UND nickname. “The decision is not mine,” Kelley told the Herald back then. “It rests with the State Board of Higher Education and the chancellor...
August 28, 2015 - 2:35pm
Other Opinions: Standing up for rural postal delivery
BY MARIE POWELL Center for Rural Afairs Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and...
August 28, 2015 - 2:34pm
Other Opinions: Keep rural homes safe, efficient with USDA programs
BY TONY HERNANDEZ and COLLEEN LANDKAMER Guest Columnists Some say the electric feeling of buying and moving into your own home never wears off. When you own the floors you’re standing on, the walls surrounding you and the roof over your head, you also own great satisfaction...
August 28, 2015 - 2:33pm
Other Opinions: MN teens No. 1 on ACT but gaps persist
Minnesota students came out on top — again — on ACT college-readiness test scores released this week. For the 10th year in a row, state teens led the nation among states in which at least 50 percent of the students took the college entrance exam. Being No. 1 is worth celebrating,...
August 28, 2015 - 2:32pm
July 24, 2015
Fargo’s decision to ban park photographer is cause for concern
When I was a tot growing up in Moorhead in the 1970s, a Forum photographer snapped a photo of me and my friends pushing toy dump-trucks up a mound of dirt alongside our driveway. The photo ran in the newspaper the next day but a clipping of that picture stayed on our home’s refrigerator...
July 24, 2015 - 5:15am
June 17, 2015
Condition? Stabilization? Try pipelines
In the debate about the safety of shipping Bakken oil, there are trade-offs at every turn. That’s the lesson of the conditioning vs. stabilization debate, the pipeline vs. railroad debate and every other debate that has surfaced around the issue. And that means there’s no...
June 17, 2015 - 11:44am
May 1, 2015
New challenges facing rural people in coming years
Reflecting upon the work of the Center for Rural Affairs, I think it’s an exciting time in rural America, with growing opportunities in sustainable farming, clean energy, healthcare, and small business. As a new Community Development Financial Institute we’re building capacity...
May 1, 2015 - 5:45am
April 16, 2015
Dollar for dollar: Having an equal pay day
When Doris and Don Fisher opened their small retail store in 1969, they each put up $21,000 in savings and, without even discussing it, paid each other the same salary. That’s how equal partnerships work. Today, you know the Fishers’ company as Gap Inc. Following Doris and...
April 16, 2015 - 5:10am
March 27, 2015
Help for problem gamblers
The trap: Thinking that gambling is just harmless fun, that it could never lead to trouble for you. Thinking that you always know when to quit. Thinking that you’ll never become one of those hard-core gamblers who risks a rent payment or a paycheck on a chance to get ahead. Once...
March 27, 2015 - 5:50am
March 20, 2015
Other opinions: Dayton to railroads: You make a problem, you own it
There is elegant logic in Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to tax railroads to pay for railroad safety upgrades. After all, it is the ever-increasing number of oil trains passing through the state from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfields that is raising the risk factor in track-side...
March 20, 2015 - 2:25pm
Lee H. Hamilton: Governing by crisis isn’t governing at all
After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. “We’re certainly not going to shut down the government or default on the national debt,” Senate Majority...
March 20, 2015 - 2:22pm
Other Opinions: Health bills make sense
Forum News Service has a reporter, Don Davis, at the state Capitol covering political issues and he provided stories this week on legislation that, in our view, make sense. The proposals address health issues, which although unrelated, would bode well for our region. Several mental...
March 20, 2015 - 2:21pm