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Cruisin' (and improvin') the strip: City of Detroit Lakes proposes changes to West Lake Drive
Lake Park sugar beet worker spreads joy with costumes
'St. Paul couldn't get it done' but we can: Local ice harvest organizers proceeding with plans to build an ice palace right here in DL
Save the eagles--Go lead free: Fish & Wildlife Service is urging deer hunters to use non-toxic ammo
DL girl sustains minor injuries in collision with semi Monday evening
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Roth medalist, Bison end fall season with win in Washington
Raider girls third, Lakers fifth at final XC race
Tschider accepts soccer scholarship to Augustana
Laker volleyball gaining late-season momentum
Laker boys XC heads to sections with win at Park Rapids
How did Social Security work without computers?
Local Sons of Norway give back to community
National Honor Society at LP-A inducts new members
Pumpkin cookies with maple glaze epitomize fall flavors
friends & neighbors
Making an IMPACT: Local crew sets out to begin book binding business
Norby's accepts Retailer of the Year award
Having trouble paying your heating bill? LIHEAP could help
MN gas prices down this week
It's creepy, it's kooky, mysterious and spooky: Halloween events aplenty set for lakes area this month
"Classic Country" tribute coming to Holmes Theatre Oct. 19
Pat & Donna Surface to present 'Remember When' at NYM Saturday
The history of Columbus Day
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
How do we make a great country still greater?
Letter: Fox is guarding henhouse at EPA
DL School Board member apologizes to preschool teachers
Tribune Editorial: Want to be taken seriously? Stop using vocal fry
Leaving home--and finding a new one
Asian Lady Beetles are pesky but harmless
Fishing opportunities heat up as water temps drop
Full-moon fishing in October is fantastic
In the woods, a lot can happen in an hour
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
August 31, 2017
Are our elections secure? Minnesota's in better shape than most states
With the CIA and the FBI agreeing that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump, many Minnesotans are concerned...
August 31, 2017 - 9:00am
November 9, 2016
Voting their conscience; Becker County voters choose their next leaders
November 9, 2016 - 12:24pm
November 5, 2016
Going negative: At least $1 million spent so far on local legislative races
Enjoying all the negative advertising for local legislative races this year? You're lucky — it's a chance to see the ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United case up close and personal. Nearly $1 million has been spent on mailers, TV, radio and digital ads on...
November 5, 2016 - 5:32am
November 3, 2016
Survey; A genuine tool or business as usual?
The School Board, at their meeting on September 12, approved the survey questions to be asked by the Morris Leatherman Company of Minneapolis. It was to be telephonic survey of approximately 400 people at random. It was to be completed within six weeks. Many questions have surfaced...
November 3, 2016 - 5:46am
November 2, 2016
More false attacks; Marquart has always supported farmers
The misleading and false attacks keep coming. This time in the Oct. 30 letter from Rep. Steve Drazkowski questioning my strong support for tax relief for farmers. Let me set the record straight. I am the only candidate in this race endorsed by the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota...
November 2, 2016 - 10:12am
Don't let influx of outside money influence your vote
Those who care about rural Minnesota see that Paul Marquart best represents the city of Detroit Lakes in the State House. During Paul's time in St. Paul he has worked long hours to stand up to the special interests and the well off from Minneapolis as a strong and consistent voice...
November 2, 2016 - 8:21am
October 29, 2016
'Left-wing media', big opinions and misunderstandings
Social media during election season is brutal. It's a time when people unfriend each other based on political views or will publically spar with otherwise amiable acquaintances over issues they will never make an actual effort to help change. Some have the ability to remain civil,...
October 29, 2016 - 6:21am
October 26, 2016
Forget common sense, elect candidates with good sense
It always amazes me, when election time rolls around, how many people who have "common sense" come out of the woodwork. It doesn't appear to be exclusive to one party. Liberals, Conservatives, Libertarians, and Green Party candidates all appear to have "common sense" even though they...
October 26, 2016 - 8:54am
October 20, 2016
Prayer for the Elections
The prayer initiative for elections in the Lakes Area community is getting together before Election Day. "Five churches in the community come together in unity to pray for the Nation in light of all the issues surrounding the elections," says Martha Rocheford, Becker County Prayer...
October 20, 2016 - 8:37am
September 28, 2016
LP-A sets meetings on proposed operating levy, school candidate forum
When Election Day rolls around on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Lake Park-Audubon School District will have a bit more at stake than the leadership of its school board — though that will be decided by the first contested election that the district has seen in many years. Of even bigger...
September 28, 2016 - 8:29am
August 24, 2014
Some ballots counted twice in tech snafu
Because of a mistake in the electronic counting process, Detroit Township results were counted twice in preliminary results in the recent primary election, but the mistake was caught before the final results were certified by the Becker County canvassing board. The glitch did not...
August 24, 2014 - 11:30am
August 3, 2014
Cash talks: House 2B heats up
The House 2B race is heating up, with DFL challenger Dave Sobieski outraising Republican incumbent Steve Green by $2,000 so far this year. Sobieski has raised about $12,000 and Green about $10,000 from Jan.
August 3, 2014 - 8:00am
June 20, 2014
Parties focus on absentee voting
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s major political parties said they would play up the state’s new absentee voting options this political season while announcing field-office operations Thursday. Republicans said they have opened 10 “victory centers” statewide and plan to add up to...
June 20, 2014 - 8:10am
June 5, 2014
Filing error means House candidate running in wrong party
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man running for the state House of Representatives in District 5A is disputing his listing as a Democratic-Farmer-Labor party candidate and plans to appeal to the state. Lavern "Pedie" Pederson is listed on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website...
June 5, 2014 - 9:15am
June 4, 2014
Four candidates for county recorder, three for auditor-treasurer, means primary vote Aug. 12
Filing closed Tuesday with the addition of several more candidates running for office in Becker County. There are four candidates for county recorder: In addition to Sandra (Sandee) Listul and Patricia Swenson, Darryl Hensel filed Monday and Karen Wenner filed Tuesday. Long-time...
June 4, 2014 - 3:00pm