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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
July 9, 2016
Watch out for ‘push-polls’ masquerading as actual political opinion polls
All those friendly politicians in your Fourth of July parade should have tipped you off: It’s election season. Yes, yes, Election Day is still four months off, but Minnesota’s primary election — to narrow the fields of candidates in county board and state legislative races —...
July 9, 2016 - 5:35am
June 30, 2016
Amy Klobuchar Column: Doing the right thing isn’t always easy
BY U.S. SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR All across our state, Minnesotans are gathering with family and friends to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be picnics, parades, and – of course – lots of fireworks. It’s good fun, and it’s for a great reason – to celebrate the signing...
June 30, 2016 - 9:53am
June 29, 2016
July 4 by the numbers: US flags made in China, Mexican flags made in US
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual...
June 29, 2016 - 10:32am
June 25, 2016
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
The 28 still-classified pages from a congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are “very disturbing” to read, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan told the Duluth News Tribune editorial board earlier this month during an exclusive interview. But every American has a right to read...
June 25, 2016 - 5:00am
June 24, 2016
Don’t feed your anger or resentment, it’s better to nurture love, hope, kindness
Words fall short in describing the horrific shooting that took 50 lives in Orlando, Fla., last week. A gunman who pledged allegiance to the terrorist group, ISIL, opened fire on innocent people who were inside a crowded gay bar and dance club. While we were struggling to write an...
June 24, 2016 - 5:15am
Help available for young farmers looking to focus on value-added ag products
According to the most recent census of agriculture, there are six times more farmers over 65 than under 35. Beginning farmers and ranchers represent a crucial component for the future of agriculture, but they must overcome stern challenges to get started. Beginning farmers and ranchers...
June 24, 2016 - 5:10am
June 17, 2016
Blane Klemek Column: Keep birdfeeders, baths clean for healthy birds
While not very common this spring, I’ve received a few e-mails and telephone calls from folks finding dead wild birds near their backyard birdfeeders. As is usually the case, including from yours truly, articles are routinely printed in newspapers and magazines throughout the...
June 17, 2016 - 2:39pm
Lee Hamilton column: Political system broken? Fix it, don’t throw it out
It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. This year especially, when the dynamics of the presidential contest have dominated news coverage so thoroughly that even the Senate and House races have largely disappeared from...
June 17, 2016 - 2:18pm
Big moment for Boundary Waters Wilderness, faced with sulfide-ore mining
The US Forest Service announced it was considering protecting Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining by withholding consent to the renewal of two mineral leases. The lease stage is the only point at which to determine whether...
June 17, 2016 - 5:10am
April 15, 2016
General aviation drives business in Minnesota
As a global powersports leader, our company knows the importance of getting people where they want to go, no matter the terrain. So when we need to transport our personnel to plants across the U.S., we turn to general aviation. In my role as senior pilot for Polaris Industries, I...
April 15, 2016 - 5:15am
March 12, 2016
To ensure security, Congress must shine light on shell companies
The threat from the misuse of anonymous shell companies is real, and routine. Criminals use them to scam consumers, defraud the government, and launder money. They also use them to cheat small businesses. For example, from 2004 to 2012 a large Virginia-based security firm used a shell...
March 12, 2016 - 5:20am
March 11, 2016
House aims to slash Local Government Aid
As the Minnesota Legislature convenes today in St. Paul, it’s a good time to remind House Republicans that many of them ran on a pledge to secure and enhance the state’s shorted Local Government Aid program. The reminder should be especially resonant with rural and small-city...
March 11, 2016 - 5:15am
March 5, 2016
Keep energy, excitement of Super Tuesday going; Our hope for general election
You could feel the energy and excitement during Super Tuesday’s caucuses in Douglas County. Local organizers for both the Republican and Democratic parties were beaming with enthusiasm, and for good reason — record-breaking attendances. Combined, nearly 2,000 people turned out...
March 5, 2016 - 5:10am
March 4, 2016
Working poor in 18 states stuck in ‘coverage gap’
The Affordable Care Act was signed into law six years ago this month. The uninsured rate is now 11.9 percent, the lowest ever recorded. Approximately 17 million more Americans have health insurance today than before the law was passed. Hospitals across the nation have saved tens of...
March 4, 2016 - 5:20am
March 3, 2016
Klobuchar takes aim at opioid crisis: Her measure would help track drug data
We have a crisis in our country. A crisis that claims more lives than car crashes. A crisis that rips apart families of all different backgrounds. Killing 28,648 Americans in 2014, this crisis is prescription drug and heroin abuse. And with deaths increasing nearly sixfold since...
March 3, 2016 - 5:25am