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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
June 17, 2015
Was special session good for Greater Minnesota?
The special session may have ended, but was it very special for Greater Minnesota? While many of the rural Minnesota projects may not get the funding they deserve, one of the biggest “wins” is considered that of funding for rural Minnesota nursing homes. An additional $138...
June 17, 2015 - 11:38am
January 2, 2015
Record editorial: Student debt is being abused
If Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has her way, the Legislature will update state law to better protect students from aggressive enrollments by for-profit college corporations. She says student loan borrowers too often get a nasty lesson in frustration when dealing with servicing...
January 2, 2015 - 12:35pm
March 6, 2013
Tribune Editorial: Medicare should cover prevention
Cheers to U.S. Sen. Al Franken for a bipartisan proposal that could save the federal Medicare program billions of dollars by allowing millions of beneficiaries to take part in a proven diabetes-prevention program. Co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Jay Rockefeller...
March 6, 2013 - 12:04pm
October 12, 2012
Take steps to avoid house fires
Furnaces and space heaters have come on as the temperature has dropped into the 30s at night, and this is the time of year that house fires pose a danger. Have your furnace and heating appliances checked this time every year, and follow this advice from the Insurance Institute...
October 12, 2012 - 8:57pm
July 18, 2012
Minn. senators doing a good job
Minnesota's senators keep busy trying to pass or improve legislation improving the lives of ordinary people. Some examples (out of a great many): Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's legislation to protect seniors from neglect or abuse by court-appointed guardians passed the U.S. Senate...
July 18, 2012 - 11:43am
July 13, 2012
Food Pantry needs cash donations
Jeers to the officials at Penn State who failed to protect children from being victimized. That so many appeared to have their priorities so misplaced just shows how difficult it can be to do the right thing -- and how easy it is to circle the wagons and protect an institution rather...
July 13, 2012 - 2:25pm
July 11, 2012
Jeers to Ritchie on Voter ID law
It's been a good week for Minnesota Sen.
July 11, 2012 - 12:18pm
July 6, 2012
Drug courts proving their value
Drug courts work. For years, Judge Robert Rancourt of Chisago County, a leader in the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, has come to the State Capitol with that message about the specialized courts that offer willing nonviolent drug offenders an alternative to prison. For...
July 6, 2012 - 4:14pm
May 11, 2012
Guest editorial: Rural post offices catch a break
This one's worth delivering overnight: Put an Express Mail stamp on the Postal Service's latest plan, and drop it off at the nearest post office. Which, it looks like, will be kept open after all, thanks to the promising new plan. The Postal Service came up with a creative and...
May 11, 2012 - 3:58pm
May 4, 2012
Guest editorial: No, the government won't get out of higher education
So, with student-loan debts skyrocketing, why doesn't the government just get out of the business of subsidizing college students? After all, by funneling grants and loans to students -- more loans than grants these days, but that's another editorial -- the government drives up...
May 4, 2012 - 5:13pm
April 9, 2012
Metro casino plan a good bet
Minnesota politicians should get their heads out of the sand and take a closer look at a sweetened proposal by the White Earth Nation to build a metro-area casino. White Earth now proposes giving the state $400 million for a Vikings stadium in exchange for permission to build a...
April 9, 2012 - 12:06pm
March 30, 2012
Partisanship disqualifies Voter ID
One of the U.S. Constitution's great strengths is the fact that amending the document is so difficult. The usual process demands the approval of 2/3 of both houses of Congress and 3/4 of the states. That has kept the U.S. government's founding document remarkably compact. Much more...
March 30, 2012 - 3:41pm
March 16, 2012
Wild weather is no coincidence
Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather? Stop a minute while you're basking in the sun to think about this: A new report finds that 4 out of 5 Minnesotans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006. Becker County is a three-time loser --...
March 16, 2012 - 4:14pm
January 20, 2012
Don't let winter fun turn tragic
It's devastating when the Midwest's winter playland turns deadly and claims the lives of those who are just out for some fun. But the tragic fact of those deaths and so many other fatal snowmobile accidents over the years is that they could have been prevented. This week is Snowmobile...
January 20, 2012 - 4:54pm
January 18, 2012
No more legislative secrecy
While Minnesota has generally done a good job passing and enforcing its open government laws, there is one glaring exception. The Minnesota Legislature itself needs to live by the open government rules it has dictated to everyone else. The state's best-known citizen-lobbyist on...
January 18, 2012 - 3:06pm