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'A tradition of excellence': Detroit Lakes newspaper's history goes back...way back
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high
Picturesque Cooking: Summer class at DL's Boys & Girls Club teaches gardening, cooking – and photography
Minn. 9-year-old helped his sister escape rollover before his death
‘American Idol’ to hold auditions in Dakotas in early September
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PREVIEW: Injuries hampering preseason workouts of Waubun Bombers
Frazee to forfeit football season because of low roster numbers
Thielen celebrates 27th birthday Tuesday
PREVIEW: Laker football opponents in for DL’s culture shock
Area teams fall at state Class C baseball tournament
Mental health matters: How to stay emotionally healthy this school year
Guide to lakes country camping
The light of an eclipse: An essay on the experience
Column: The legend of Old Three Legs
Why it pays to keep a careful eye on your earnings record
friends & neighbors
Learning to lead: LEADERship Detroit Lakes now accepting applications
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota remain unchanged
Disney to end Netflix deal, sets launch of ESPN and Disney-branded streaming services
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Minnesota Resort & Campground Association launches Century Resort Recognition Program
Autumn nuptials are latest wedding trend
Boats & Bars & so much more
Local author to speak about latest work Aug. 23 at Perham library
Holmes Theatre's 15th season to include plenty of surprises
Dixieland band coming to Pelican Rapids
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Vivian (Silovich) Lee
Leonard "Pete" Thielen
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Mason J. Smith
Byrne Ray Hildebrand
Frederick A. Coughlin
Marlene Rae Andring
Gary L Braasch
How dark will it get during total eclipse?
Vaping is not any "cooler" than smoking
Letter: Charlottesville shows Trump is morally destitute
Klobuchar: 'Alternative facts' and muzzling the press are unacceptable
Lee Hamilton: My impression of nine presidents I've worked with
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
Here's how to get kids to love going fishing
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
pine to palm
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
Swenson versus Miller for Pine to Palm championship
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
March 14, 2015
Make immigration reform a high priority
Max Villatoro was a young man when he arrived in the United States in 1995. Two decades later he is a pastor in Iowa City, married and the father of four children. They range in age from 7 to 15 and are all U.S. citizens. He has been described by fellow clergy as a “person of great...
March 14, 2015 - 5:40am