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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
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
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
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
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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
Lottie Ann Thomas
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
January 14, 2009
Letter: Freedom of Choice Act is wrong
January comes again and another anniversary for Roe v. Wade. The power elite of our secular culture continue to proudly declare a celebration of a culture of death in our land. Our recent election has raised up a seeming mandate for a high celebration of legalized abortion on demand....
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
Letter: Thanks for a successful 'Mitten Tree Project'
The Damien Society Mitten wishes to thank the entire community for a successful "Mitten Tree Project" again this year.
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
Letter: Thanks to DL for successful blood drive
United Blood Services would like to thank everyone who came out to donate during the blood drive on Sat., Dec. 20, 2008. Although the snow was blowing and temperatures were dropping below zero, the commitment of the Detroit Lakes community members was inspiring. United Blood Services...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am
December 26, 2008
Letter: U.S. Rep. Bachmann is an embarrassment to the state
I am responding to a letter to the editor that appeared in the Detroit Lakes Tribune at the end of November. It was written by former resident Dick Flomquist, who was critical of the newspaper for running an unflattering editorial page cartoon of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. He...
December 26, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Highway 59-Willow Street intersection has been an 'accident waiting to happen'
It was encouraging to read the editorial in last week's Detroit Lakes Tribune that indicated agreement by the two governmental agencies responsible for the Willow Street-Highway 59 intersection. The highly respected mayor of Detroit Lakes and two professional engineers at MnDOT...
December 26, 2008 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Thanks for holiday concert
Many thanks to director, Gene Gaffney, and members of the Community Band for the delightful concert, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21. The music was wonderful. You are such a talented group of musicians, and you bring true joy, energy, and enthusiasm to each of your performances. Thank you...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Care for animals when the mercury dips
As the weather turns much colder and humans struggle with the dangerous wind chills and snow, we can not forget to www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=kids_ri_coldweathertips protect our companion animals when the mercury dips. And, we ask that if you see an animal in need of...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Open letter to Congress
Dearest Esteemed Members of the United States Congress, I have a problem. Fortunately, it is one which I believe you can fix. Earlier this month, as I was making preparations for the Holiday shopping season, my plans were foiled when it came to my attention that I have no money....
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
Letter: Thanks for supporting the United Way
At this special time of the year, when families are reunited, gifts are exchanged and a new year of hope is longed for, I pause to reflect on your generosity and kindness to the United Way and our community. Today's challenging economic conditions make it difficult for many to...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
November 26, 2008
No tire studs allowed in Minnesota
Question: I'm pretty sure that Minnesota law states that only chains are allowed, not "studded" tires for Minnesota highways during the winter driving season. Does this mean you can operate a vehicle on gravel roads with studded tires and not break any laws? What is the fine for breaking...
November 26, 2008 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
Letter: Help decrease need for shelters; adopt a pet
Election 2008 is over! We can live again, and numbers are mounting to unbelievable levels at our local Marshmallow Foundation/ Lucky Dog Animal Shelter in Detroit Lakes. We cover Audubon, Callaway, Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Lake Park. People who have puppies and kittens, elderly and...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
November 8, 2008
Letter: LP-A school should be built between two towns
I was all for the new building when it was supposedly going to be built between Audubon and Lake Park (till I found out that it wasn't even an option after I voted yes; since then, I have been a no voter). How much have we spent on consultants and designers? I say build it half...
November 8, 2008 - 12:00am
Leichter letter: Congrats to elected DL school board members
I want to take this opportunity to offer my congratulations to my school board opponents, Dr. Thomas Seaworth, Cyndi Anderson, and Barbara Boyle, who were victorious in the recent Detroit Lakes School Board election. I have every confidence that the board will move forward with...
November 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Letter: Zeman is a great choice for DL city council
Ron Zeman is a bright light on the City Council. Ron questions whether the decisions of the Council will benefit the constituents -- is it right for Detroit Lakes, is it cost-friendly/financially sound, is it necessary, is it prudent? He doesn't automatically nod his head 'yes.' Attending...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: No more taxpayer bailouts
Regarding Cuts in Child Protection: Why is everyone looking to the taxpayers to bail them out when they get into trouble? Doesn't anyone think that just maybe the taxpayer may be having a hard time to make ends meet also? Perhaps it is time people start using the old standard...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am