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'House Hunters' comes to Detroit Lakes
DNR to hold annual trapping season permit meeting for Hubbel Pond Wildlife Management Area Oct. 5
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Trip to Cormorant Sportsman’s Club is all hands-on for the fourth graders of Detroit Lakes
HALL OF HONOR: Raboin enjoying special opportunity in St. Cloud
Detroit Lakes blows out Park Rapids 46-0
HALL OF HONOR: Barrett a versatile leader for three Laker teams
Jackets sweep singles, down Lakers 4-3
Golf: Lunn wins Maple Hills club championship
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Logan completes core curriculum training
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
Who will be the Great American storyteller?
Locals raise a Toast to Tamarac, stomp some grapes at Richwood Winery this weekend
'Star Trek' 50th anniversary: Where the original actors are now
Vernon A. Sellers
Douglas Daryl Miller
Helen Mae Williams
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Michael C. Selck
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Landscape planning can help 'sharpies' thrive
Tricky fishing for next few weeks
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
August 16, 2014
Revisit MN law on ousting city officials
There should be flexibility when officeholders commit crimes. Voters give elected officials their jobs, and — in most cases — they should be the ones to take those jobs away. But what can and should communities do when there is a strong case that officials should be removed...
August 16, 2014 - 12:30pm
August 7, 2014
Founding fathers would be ashamed of Ariz. executions
Last week, the state of Arizona performed the most recent in a string of botched executions. While we certainly don’t condone what these convicted felons did — in many cases horrendous acts of violence — at stake here is one of basic rights protected under the Eighth Amendment...
August 7, 2014 - 1:30pm
August 3, 2014
Kensington Runestone still lures people in
The fascination with the Kensington Runestone is, well, fascinating. The famous piece of greywacke, unearthed by Swedish immigrant Olof Ohman at his farm near Kensington in 1898, has been the topic of a seemingly endless variety of books, scholarly essays, documentaries, presentations,...
August 3, 2014 - 9:00am
July 31, 2014
Moorhead homeless objections get sillier
Some of the nonsensical rhetoric directed against the proposed Churches United for the Homeless supportive housing in Moorhead cannot go unchallenged. Reasonable, thoughtful people in Moorhead must be shaking their heads in embarrassment at the vitriol masquerading as concern that...
July 31, 2014 - 4:00pm
July 26, 2014
Missing the boat on the AIS battle
“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. . .” That oft-quoted line was the tag for the movie “Jaws 2,” the sequel to the 1975 blockbuster film. But it also is becoming an apt description for Minnesota officials tasked with stopping the spread of Aquatic...
July 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
July 24, 2014
Ventura gets leafy spurge; Roses to BCBS
LEAFY SPURGE: To former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura for his continuing lawsuit against the family of a late Navy SEAL who wrote a book that included a report of a confrontation with Ventura outside a bar. Ventura said the fight, in which the author said he punched and decked Ventura,...
July 24, 2014 - 8:30am
July 19, 2014
‘Survey shows’ is a good trend in itself
Talk about your great news: “Survey shows little progress on bullying,” the headline in Sunday’s Grand Forks Herald read. Yep, go ahead and spread the word, because this trend is really worth celebrating. OK, not the trend of “little progress on bullying”; that...
July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
July 17, 2014
Teach your children common facts
It’s summer vacation. Time to be away from education, right? Wrong. It’s a good time for parents to teach children common-knowledge lessons. Common knowledge are things educated people assume most people know; however, many people don’t. In fact, common knowledge becomes...
July 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
July 5, 2014
Unmanned aircraft advocates get a Leafy Spurge
LEAFY SPURGE: To the breathless advocates for unmanned aircraft, commonly called drones. As regulation of the potentially invasive devices falls behind their appeal and capabilities, there is little doubt they will be misused. That’s happening already with stories coming in from...
July 5, 2014 - 12:30pm
July 3, 2014
New research supports cell phone laws
There’s news in America’s efforts to make highways safer by restricting texting and cell-phone-use while driving. The news is that the restrictions work. That’s news because the laws’ effectiveness has been questioned, in this space and elsewhere. Key studies — including...
July 3, 2014 - 12:30pm
June 29, 2014
Lee H. Hamilton: The lesson Congress should learn from VA scandal
Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, grandstanding members of Congress. Finally, major reform bills...
June 29, 2014 - 8:00am
Study shows healthier, but distracted teens
A new study on risky teen behavior released last week contains both good and bad news — along with a message. On the positive side, American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. More of them are also wearing bicycle helmets and seat belts. Among the findings:...
June 29, 2014 - 7:30am
June 18, 2014
Good news on healthcare: New e-health data show system is improving care
The massive technological glitches that marred the launch of the MNsure website left many people disillusioned about the role of computers in health care. But there are many shining examples of how the electronic age has made health care much more efficient and less prone to errors. Like...
June 18, 2014 - 11:01am
June 14, 2014
Bringing soldier home was right step
It is unfortunate that all of America is not happy about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release after years as a prisoner of war under the Taliban in Afghanistan. One wonders where the “Support our troops” motto applies in this case? Bergdahl has now spent a week under U.S. medical...
June 14, 2014 - 1:30pm
June 6, 2014
Minnesota hospital problems are unrelenting
Problems at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter seem unrelenting. In 2011 the Human Services Commissioner gave the hospital two years to reduce the unnecessary use of patient restraints. In 2013 investigators found two new cases of patient maltreatment, including one...
June 6, 2014 - 2:49pm