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Alexandria girl who drowned entered water willingly
'When are we going to bring that baby back to the hospital'?: Essentia Health hosts class for kids preparing to be a big brother or sister
Severe vehicle crash on Highway 34
Behind closed doors: Community works to raise awareness about suicide, mental illness
Cheers to the class of 2017: Unique grad gifts that keep on giving
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BASEBALL: Korfe in command in victory over Hornets
Herzog leads Laker girls to victory
Laker golf wraps regular season with home victory
Opportunity knocks for Foster at NCAA West Prelims
Section frontrunners wallop Laker pitching
Ehnerts celebrate 50 years together
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
DL's Weber graduates from NSU
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud
Friends & Neighbors
MN gas prices up two cents
DL Public Utilities earns Reliable Public Power Provider designation
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
MN gas prices up (almost) one cent
Detroit Lakes photographer earns master of photography
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, other acts headed to Fargo later this year
Local chef publishes culinary memoir
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
Ronald D. Lanoue Sr.
Tanner J. Bahr
Charles G. Henrikson
Clarice Lucille Ernst
Letter: Bad time to cut opioid drug prevention program
Letter: More than just a three-day weekend
Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Advice to my son as he graduates high school
Hummel column: Graduation message for the 'first half' of the class
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
Preparing to slay? Suggestions for opening weekend
MN CREP sign-up begins May 15, 2017
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
July 9, 2012
West Fargo family tried to bail out as hit-and-run boater sped towards them on Big Cormorant
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- "What is that boat doing?
July 9, 2012 - 1:23am
August 12, 2011
Kleinsasser: Big Sky issue might mean it's time to 'move on' with Sioux nickname issue
MANKATO, Minn. -- The Fighting Sioux nickname has no doubt been a loud issue in the NCAA, but it has also resonated into the National Football League. Minnesota Vikings tight end and former University of North Dakota standout Jim Kleinsasser has been keeping up with the ongoing debate...
August 12, 2011 - 9:09am
July 5, 2010
Customers paying for scrapped Big Stone II project -- Laws mean profits for never-built plant
North Dakota customers of two utilities aren't only paying for $13.7 million in costs to develop a power plant that never was built. As part of that sum, consumers are paying more than $1 million in pseudo profits for the phantom Big Stone II project, scrapped last year. The reasons...
July 5, 2010 - 7:21pm
January 19, 2009
Tribune Editorial: Cheers to PUC for acting in favor of Big Stone II
It's been a brutal winter so far -- heavy snowfall and long periods of temperatures well below zero. It's been tough and sometimes stressful on residents and business owners, but think how much worse it would be if the power grid wasn't reliable. Without dependable baseline power...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
Shot of a lifetime bags big buck
Detroit Lakes resident Ryan Derstine bagged his biggest buck of the firearm deer season, and in his entire life of hunting, last Sunday. And...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
October 23, 2008
Consultanting firm says Big Stone II will cost more than utiltiies say
According to a Minneapolis Star Tribune story, Big Stone II took a big hit Wednesday when independent experts said the utilities behind the proposed South Dakota power plant did their math wrong. In a report, sought by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Boston Pacific...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Letter: Big Stone II Project is in 'best interest' of customers
I feel compelled to address the letter from Henry VanOfflen carried in the October 5 issue of the Detroit Lakes Tribune titled ("Big Stone II would not be cheaper, and would pollute"). He takes the Big Stone II Project to task on two issues: cost and carbon dioxide emissions. As...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Who really are the big spenders?
I became eligible to vote in 1951. Since that time I have followed the elections very closely, and I have voted for both parties. Over the years I have observed that one of the main issues of the Republican campaignes is to assert that the goal of he Democratic party is to raise...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Power up? Big Stone II may yet get long-delayed approval
The Big Stone II project may yet rise from the dead and provide power to this part of Minnesota. But not until 2014 at the earliest -- which means three years of having to buy expensive supplemental power on the open market. The original opening date of spring 2010 was designed...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
September 26, 2008
Use big baits to catch big bass in the fall
Autumn is a wonderful season for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. This time of year is especially attractive to anglers. Most species of fish that are found in the Midwest are more susceptible to an angler's presentation now, but that creates a bit of a challenge also. The...
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Frazee gridders pick up big win
The Frazee Hornets played their best game of the season Friday, and gave the fans a Homecoming to remember. The Hornets buried Bagley 47-8, behind a stout rushing game -- which picked up 296 yards -- and a stingy defense, which gave up just 68 yards on the ground. "It was...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 12, 2008
Tiny garden slugs cause big damage
Slugs can be very damaging pests in moist, shady gardens. They feed on the leaves of many plants, especially seedlings. Later in the season they can feed on ripening fruits and vegetables. Slugs are especially numerous during rainy seasons and in well-irrigated gardens. If slugs...
September 12, 2008 - 12:00am
September 10, 2008
Big turnout for Beardsley
September 10, 2008 - 12:00am
August 29, 2008
Be prepared: County plans big disaster drill
On Wednesday, Sept.
August 29, 2008 - 12:00am
June 7, 2008
Punt: Look out for high rates if Big Stone II fails
Energy consumers in Detroit Lakes and across north central Minnesota should prepare to pay higher rates, regardless of whether the Big Stone II power plant is eventually built. But energy costs will be a lot higher in a few years -- to the point where industry will start fleeing...
June 7, 2008 - 12:00am