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Otters snap five-game skid to Laker girls
GIRLS HOCKEY: Prowlers complete season sweep of DL
Pins galore in Laker wrestlers first dual
Lakers rout Rebels in season-opener
Thielen paved the way for fellow MSU-Mankato alumnus
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
'Magical Medora Christmas' comes to Detroit Lakes Dec. 18
'This Little Light of Mine': Trinity Lutheran to host 14th annual Candles & Carols Dec. 18
Meet author Jerry Mevissen Sunday in Wadena
Bus trip to see Takei's 'Allegiance' on Tuesday, Dec. 13: One-night-only screening of Broadway play about Japanese-Americans’ ordeal during World War II to be held at West Acres Cinema
The power of music: Christmas Sing-Along fundraiser set for Sunday at Holmes Theatre
Jeanette M. Giesinger
Diana Lynn Aker
Diana Lynn Aker
Robert Alfred (Bob) Anderson
Helen C. Erickson
Letter: Why does Trump spend so much time demonizing the working press?
Letter: Americans are right to worry about insurance quality
Pipeline protesters in ND win Pyrrhic victory
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Brad Laabs Column: It's almost ice fishing time--here's where to find the fish
Zebra mussel larvae confirmed in Leech Lake
Outdoors Column: With decurved beak and sweet song, the rarely-seen little brown creeper is unique
December is a good month for pheasant hunting
Towering trees of Itasca Park are from a bygone age
Lucky number 13: MN Flyers’ Level 3 and 4 gymnasts competing in state compulsories this weekend
A new home for the holidays: Manna Food Co-op secures lease on Cutting Edge building
Men's Chorus Christmas concert set Sunday in Pelican Rapids
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Pine to Palm
December 8, 2016
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
The Department of Transportation fined airlines $4.5 million in 2016 for infractions ranging from lengthy tarmac delays to failing to compensate passengers for lost luggage, almost double last year's amount and the highest since 2013.
December 8, 2016 - 10:30am
December 3, 2016
Thanks to teachers for attended Legion Auxiliary Appreciation Tea
I want to say thank you to our school district staff for attending the annual Teacher Appreciation Tea put on by our local American Legion Auxiliary. There were 119 teachers, retired teachers and support personnel that attended. That was an all-time high since detailed records began...
December 3, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 2, 2016
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Cooperation between the President and Congress should be far more assured than in the last six years. But the commitments and promises made during the campaign will be very hard to carry out. As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump's...
December 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
December 1, 2016
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
I am sure you realize that your recent "article" about the unfortunate legal challenges to the Osage Sportsman's Club should have been published as an editorial-opinion piece and is not news. In additional to publishing numerous inaccuracies (which I've attempted to correct in this...
December 1, 2016 - 11:00am
November 10, 2016
Keeping our promises to veterans
Each year on Veterans Day, I think about the military men and women I had the honor to meet when I took part in several overseas USO tours before I became a U.S. senator. Those tours not only gave me the chance to help entertain our troops stationed in places like Iraq, Kuwait, and...
November 10, 2016 - 9:12am
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