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Future of Detroit Lakes bowling alley up in the air
LP-A School Board candidate forum set for Wednesday
Finances look good, Becker County has 'very strong' bond rating
On the cutting edge of lifesaving; new medical device in DL
Bingo and Benghazi; Republicans rally in DL for the final presidential debate
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Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
McCulloch all-time winningest football coach at Valley City State
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Friends & Neighbors
A 'Midwest' mural; Artist paints a Minnesota-inspired mural on Midwest Printing building
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
The great debate: Apple or pumpkin? Holy Rosary volunteers already taking orders for annual pie sale
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
St. Andrew's Society to host Scottish dinner Nov. 5
Museum's Barn Raising Bash' set for Oct. 29
Marylou F. Chromy
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
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.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
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
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
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
October 10, 2016
Against Trump: A very rare editorial from the Atlantic Monthly
We are impressed by many of the qualities of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's nominee for president, even as we are exasperated by others, but we are mainly concerned with the Republican Party's nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party...
October 10, 2016 - 5:00am
September 28, 2016
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
It was one of those moments that, as a parent, puts a pit in your stomach and a lump in your throat. On Saturday three of my children and I road tripped from Detroit Lakes to Fergus Falls to watch my oldest daughter in a swim meet. If you haven't been to the Fergus Falls High School,...
September 28, 2016 - 8:45am
August 31, 2016
The best athlete in the world
One of the most exciting events in the Olympics, just finished last week, was the men's decathlon. This ultimate test of athletic ability includes 10 events in two days, measuring speed, strength, athleticism and endurance: four running events, the 100 and 400 meter dashes, 110 meter...
August 31, 2016 - 10:03am
Patience is a virtue, it certainly helped me out
As many of you know, I wanted to be an exchange student for the longest time. I knew my plans were so much bigger than where I lived. Four about four years of my life, I was very eager to leave. However, I think there was a reason why God had me wait.
August 31, 2016 - 10:00am
August 20, 2016
Media needs to act responsibly
The democratic process is about bridging differences. Properly done, journalism can help consensus emerge, improve the knowledge and judgment of voters, and sharpen the performance of public officials and government as a whole. Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining...
August 20, 2016 - 5:00am
August 16, 2016
The world is run by those who show up
Cheers to those civic minded Becker County residents who sacrificed part of a beautiful August day to vote in the Primary Election on Aug. 9. Of the 17,854 registered voters in Becker County, 1,110 of them cast ballots, a turnout rate of a little over 6 percent. Those Becker County...
August 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
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