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DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
'The Ash Girl': DLHS's spring play offers darker take on familiar fairy tale
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gorden to be inducted to MHSGCA Hall of Fame
Nordick selected as new Park Rapids Activities Director, head football coach
Area golf courses waiting on Mother Nature
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
November 10, 2016
Letter: Dakdok should have been welcomed at 'Meet Your Muslim Neighbors' event
At the "Meet Your Muslim Neighbor" meeting in Detroit Lakes, Rev. Kuether and speakers Dr. Haider and Professor Kamel conveyed their feelings. Usama Dakdok, a scholar who translated the Qur'an from Arabic to English and knows the 1400 years of Islamic history, stated facts. Unlike...
November 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Male singers wanted for area Christmas concerts
It is way too early to think about Christmas, but Target, Walmart, Fleet Farm and others have already gotten their Christmas products on their shelves. Our very own Heart O' Lakes Harmony Men's a Capella Chorus is also making plans for our annual Christmas concerts. My favorite part...
November 10, 2016 - 6:38am
November 4, 2016
Letter: Only in Detroit Lakes
On the 12th of October at 5 a.m. I had to call 911 for an ambulance as I was extremely ill and with a high fever. When the ambulance arrived our police chief, Tim Eggebraaten and I believe one other officer was with him. As they came in the house and proceeded to place me in the ambulance...
November 4, 2016 - 4:58pm
October 22, 2016
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
The Minnesota Board to Set State Legislative Salaries, Amendment 1 will be on the Nov. 8 ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment. I challenge you to read the proposed amendment, think how you might vote and then continue reading about what this really...
October 22, 2016 - 12:53pm
October 19, 2016
Trump wrong to attack Hillary through her husband
I understand why Donald Trump is bringing up Bill Clinton's past indiscretions—but I don't understand how Trump can relate it to Hillary or how it could possibly reflect on her character. I admire her for staying with her husband and keeping her family together. Forgiveness...
October 19, 2016 - 8:28am
November 17, 2010
Mahnomen killer stockpiled his medications
Timothy James Thorson went off his medication a couple of days before he killed an elderly Mahnomen couple because he says he was worried changes...
November 17, 2010 - 12:53am
September 9, 2010
Letter: Attend the meeting on Tuesday -- ATV riders have run all over Becker County
Will the public meeting this Tuesday evening prove to be a new turning point or a road map for continuing the current practice of neglect, mismanagement, abuse and deterioration for Becker County forest lands?
September 9, 2010 - 3:06pm
May 16, 2010
Letter: 'Tale of two choices' for residents of LP-A district
This is a Tale of Two Choices -- which scenario will you choose? A "yes" vote on the Lake Park-Audubon building bond referendum will allow us to: 10.5 -- Accept a one time offer of $10.5 million in stimulus money. 10. -- Welcome families and businesses that are waiting to...
May 16, 2010 - 4:56pm
Letter: Vizenor 'appalled' at Bellcourt letter, Record
It is appalling that a letter like the one written by Ray Bellcourt in the May 8 Becker County Record was printed for your readers. There is enough negative news about the White Earth Indian Reservation (crime reports, drug busts, and assaults) in this newspaper without printing...
May 16, 2010 - 4:53pm
February 26, 2010
Letter: We deserve better from our elected government
The time has come for all of us to face the facts that we (and that means all of us) have allowed our government, our elected officials, to spend us into this fiscal mess we are in. We all say we cherish freedom, but at the same time we allow government to give us a little tax money...
February 26, 2010 - 5:08pm
January 28, 2009
Letter: Where's the oath for LP-A school board?
Having been in attendance at the Jan. 8, 2009 LP-A re-organizational meeting, I could not understand the absence of the oath of office and swearing in of the newly elected candidates to the board. In the past this was always a part of the election process at LP-A so the public and...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
Letter: Is state best served by bonding limit?
State government can't do much to revive the flagging economy -- or can it? The constitutional requirement that the state budget be balanced every two years gets in the way of the kind of countercyclical spending that the federal government is contemplating. When revenues fall during...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Letter: DirectTV broke agreements with subscribers
As DirectTV subscribers, we feel that contracts and agreements with us, the consumer, have been broken. In the past year, channel 4 (CBS, KSJB) and channel 11 (NBC, KVLY) have been merged into one corporation that owns both, domiciled in Texas. At that time, we figured it was only...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 19, 2009
Letter: Value Added Producers Grant program can
Congress is in the process of crafting an economic recovery package to be delivered to the President in mid-February. Rural Minnesota has been struggling under a weak economy for some time and this package is an opportunity to invest in ways that will stimulate real, homegrown economic...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Letter: Abortions need to end now in America
An elderly friend of mine calls me on the average of once a week. She is haunted by a choice she made about 40 years ago. She is finding it hard to forgive herself for eliminating what she now knows was her developing child, through the choice of abortion. Though she has repented...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am