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Minnesota legislators take historic stride in veteran care
Twin wind turbines will be turning in Audubon
Detroit Lakes students elect Trump in mock election
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DL volleyball opens playoffs with 3-1 home victory
Bemidji slips by Laker swimmers in final dual
8AA FOOTBALL: Nuggets knock Hornets out of opening round
Sled hockey exhibition raises nearly $800 for Hope, Inc.
Lakes Area Boxing registration Nov. 1
Christian judgemental impression
Stargazing: See the animals of the northern sky
Livingood 90th birthday open house set
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Become Like a Little Child-Cutting to the heart of God.
Friends & Neighbors
Tackling the grocery bill
Trick or treat? Scary cost of Halloween no fun for mom and dad
Minnesota gas prices still falling but higher than last year
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center Receives $10,000 match from BTD for Give to the Max Day
Nereson's hires new service consultant
In the shadow: Bobby Vee and The Shadows adored by local, national fans alike
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Mixed Blood's 'Corazon Eterno' comes to DL Friday
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo' program coming to DL library Nov. 7
A Native American experience in sight, sound and soul
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Robert T. "Bobby Vee" Velline
Marylou F. Chromy
Arlen G. Restad
Colonize Mars? I'd rather have a Mars bar
Forget common sense, elect candidates with good sense
Toxic Trump? For first time in more than 50 years, Forum Communications declines to endorse Republican nominee
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
Mouse invasion is about finding food, warm place to nest
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
September 30, 2016
Klobuchar concerned about ongoing Legionnaires' Disease in Minnesota
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to take additional steps to respond to outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in Minnesota and nationwide. More than 60 people in Minnesota have been sickened this year. In the United States, approximately...
September 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
How to survive a crash with a power pole
Power poles don't seem like an enticing topic for an editorial, but if this information saves a life it is well worth the space. According to the National Safety Council, one in 113 people die in a motor vehicle accident. If the driver or passengers survive the accident, the risk...
September 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
September 24, 2016
Stop the lies against Eken
I am disgusted by the obscene amount of money that is flowing into our area from wealthy Twin Cities interests to fund dishonest attacks against our state senator Kent Eken. Among other false claims, the attacks falsely imply that Eken raised his own pay 35%. In fact, there was no...
September 24, 2016 - 2:41pm
September 21, 2016
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Here's an idea drawn from two news stories. News Story 1, published Sunday in the St. Paul Pioneer Press: Grand Forks mall staff express sadness, talk security in wake of St. Cloud attack "In the wake of Saturday's attack at Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, in which nine people were...
September 21, 2016 - 9:06am
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Agriculture practices seem to be blamed and sensationalized in many ways. Headlines in a newspaper screaming that biofuels could be the reason for bee declines is not a fair observation while giving the non-agricultural segment of our area an unrealistic picture of farmers and ranchers....
September 21, 2016 - 8:53am
September 14, 2016
New $90 million for bomb removal in Laos shows how war costs keep adding up
President Obama said recently the United States will spend $90 million over the next three years to clear unexploded bombs dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. A decade ago we began spending $2.5 million a year to $15 million this year. During the Vietnam War, America spent nine...
September 14, 2016 - 9:43am
August 13, 2016
It's here: The coming workforce squeeze
For some parts of the state, it’s already here and has been since before the last recession. For other areas, the full effect is yet to come, but it’s expected, according to the Minnesota State Demographic Center. It’s the coming workforce squeeze. It’s a demographic phenomenon...
August 13, 2016 - 2:45pm
July 24, 2016
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
The Fighting Sioux nickname controversy was one of the most contentious in North Dakota history. It boiled for decades. It still simmers today, judging by the turmoil and argument over UND’s new Fighting Hawks logo. So, why would a state agency get anywhere near that pot of scalding...
July 24, 2016 - 5:10am
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