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Congressman Peterson's meeting with 'Ikes' tonight is cancelled
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
Court backs Team Industries in injured worker case
Gymnasts hit 150 again, take down Perham
DL Dance third and fifth at Pelican Invite
DL boys blowout Prowlers
Squirts capture home tournament title
Weber claims 120-pound title, Lakers fourth at Prowler Invite
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Phoebe "Penny" Eleanor Avesia (Jensen) Barnick
Doris L. Mjolsness
Richard "Moon" Mellen
Cordell "Corky" Kittelson
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Here comes the plow - what do you do?
To curb climate change, cities need the right design
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Hawk or falcon? Tricks to ID look-alike bird species
Bad things happen out there if you aren't prepared
The ice angler's landing net: Alexandria's Dresch makes a product to help get more fish in the pail
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
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June 11, 2016
Philippines just elected their version of Trump
If the 2016 presidential election in the United States is seen as a circus, then other countries around the world must be ready to join it. Across...
June 11, 2016 - 5:40am
May 21, 2016
The slow progress on Colombian peace
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been a major thorn in the side of the government of Colombia since the FARC’s creation in 1964 to fight rural inequality. Over the past 52 years more than 220,000 people have been killed, 6 million internally displaced and an...
May 21, 2016 - 5:35am
May 7, 2016
Remember sanctions on Russia? Europe hopes you don't
It seems like an awful long time ago that one of the most prominent threats most Europeans feared was an increasingly aggressive Russia and an unstable Ukraine. To be fair, the concern of terrorist attacks, as well as the refugee crisis was well underway before the turmoil on its...
May 7, 2016 - 5:15am
April 16, 2016
Is Turkey really the ally the West thinks it is?
When looking at the current state of the Middle East, there really isn’t one specific action or country for that matter that has caused the turmoil the region finds itself in. A common belief is that the region is overwhelmed with weak states that need foreign intervention to keep...
April 16, 2016 - 5:50am
April 2, 2016
Myanmar’s new democracy and the rot within
This past Wednesday was a momentous time for Myanmar, in which its first elected civilian president in 50 years was sworn in. The National League for Democracy (NLD) won last November’s historic election that has now allowed it to select a president over the ruling military junta....
April 2, 2016 - 5:25am
March 19, 2016
Brazil has more to worry about than the Olympics and Zika
Brazil may be concerned about the run-up to hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but it has far more pressing issues to deal with. Last week more than a million Brazilians joined anti-government rallies across the country, challenging impeachment for embattled president...
March 19, 2016 - 5:30am
March 5, 2016
Britain-EU exit could hurt U.S.
In recent weeks the notion of Britain leaving the European Union has been getting some media attention. The so called “Brexit” is no doubt a monumental issue facing Europe as a whole. However, the potential impact a Brexit could entail for the U.S. largely goes unnoticed. The...
March 5, 2016 - 5:15am
February 20, 2016
Burundi is quietly unraveling
Burundi, the tiny country of 10 million people in Africa bordering Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is embroiled in a major crisis. However, the issues that plague the country are largely going unnoticed by most outside the continent. Burundi has been dealing...
February 20, 2016 - 5:45am
February 13, 2016
Breaking down Puerto Rico's debt crisis
Puerto Rico is in the midst of one of the worst financial crises in the world today. Since the U.S. won control of Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898, it should be remembered it is an American crisis as well. While Puerto Ricans don’t pay certain federal taxes and they can’t vote...
February 13, 2016 - 5:40am
January 30, 2016
Tunisia: Where reform only happens after electrocution, self-immolation
Success can be a difficult thing to define in world politics, especially when it comes to building a democratic state. Depending on a person’s outlook on the Arab Spring, it could be viewed as either a failure or a success. To be fair, it is still too early to really label it one...
January 30, 2016 - 5:40am
January 23, 2016
What role will Japan play in Asia-Pacific?
Japan has long been a major power in the Asia-Pacific, and one of the closest U.S. allies. In fact, with an increasingly assertive China and a threat-pumping North Korea, it could be argued that Japan is the most important American ally in the region. Much of Japan’s foreign policy...
January 23, 2016 - 5:45am
January 16, 2016
Capturing ‘El Chapo’ won’t fix drug trade problem
The third time’s the charm. That must be what Mexican government authorities are hoping after capturing Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán-Loera on Jan. 8 during a military raid in Los Mochis, located near the Gulf of California. According to Mexican officials, a meeting between U.S....
January 16, 2016 - 5:15am
January 9, 2016
The world outlook for 2016
For the past 8 years, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventative Action has conducted a Preventive Priorities Survey. The annual documents provide U.S. policymakers a list of likely situations that will occur in the upcoming year, and ranks them by potential impact...
January 9, 2016 - 5:30am
December 19, 2015
Breaking down Paris climate change agreement
The Paris Climate Change Conference or COP21 (21st Conference of the Parties) took place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, or more accurately, Dec. 12 as participants required an additional day to arrive at an agreement in writing. The deal has been viewed by climate experts and policymakers...
December 19, 2015 - 5:55am
December 12, 2015
Is Venezuela next on Obama’s checklist?
In the past couple of years it has become apparent that President Obama’s administration has sought to repair broken ties with countries around the world. Cuba and Iran are two prominent examples. With the recent elections in Venezuela, it’s not all that outlandish to assume that...
December 12, 2015 - 5:30am