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'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
No need for Obamacare?: Farmers can now get group insurance through their co-ops
'Christmas miracle at the mall': Free sleigh rides in DL interrupted by spooked horse, no injuries result
Crime & accidents
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
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
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
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
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
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September 6, 2017
Letter: Hubbard County is not immune to hatred
Recently, The Tribune shared the editorial from the Park Rapids Enterprise about the violence in Charlottesville and the wisdom and power in nonviolent protest. In that editorial it was stated, "Here in Hubbard County, we're isolated from the kind of hate filled groups that gathered...
September 6, 2017 - 2:49pm
Letter: Buy organic potatoes
Last Saturday, I was outside enjoying the beautiful day when it was interrupted by the all too familiar sound of a helicopter spraying the nearby potato fields with chemicals that drift on to people and property. At this point I, like others, had to make the decision to breath shallow...
September 6, 2017 - 2:47pm
May 17, 2017
Letter: Kudos to Detroit Lakes for replacing mailbox
Thanks to the City of Detroit Lakes for replacing our mailbox struck by a city snowplow last winter. It's a great example of our "civilized" Minnesota community.—Karen Hustad, Detroit Lakes
May 17, 2017 - 10:48am
April 19, 2017
Letter: The real reason Trump bombed Syria
Let’s see. Things not going well for The Donald. No Muslim ban, no Obamacare repeal, no movement on infrastructure, jobs … approval ratings dropping to historic lows, Russian hacking/interfering with the election heating up, getting too close. Gotta do something to get people...
April 19, 2017 - 2:07pm
February 20, 2017
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
To our new U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos: We, out here in the West, are overjoyed about your appointment as education secretary! When you testified to the Senate committee which examined your credentials that "guns were needed in schools to protect students from grizzly bears,"...
February 20, 2017 - 8:00am
February 8, 2017
Letter: Victimized Once Again
I have worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and adults and children with severe and persistent mental illnesses for over 30 years. I have provided services as a job trainer in our community for 17 of those years. Things have come a long way for this population since...
February 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
February 3, 2017
Letter: The era of Trump--so it begins
This Is How It Begins: Quoting American Sociologist C. Wright Mills (1916 — 1962), "People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. They come readily to define themselves as inherently worthy of what they possess; they come to...
February 3, 2017 - 9:14am
December 1, 2016
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
I am sure you realize that your recent "article" about the unfortunate legal challenges to the Osage Sportsman's Club should have been published as an editorial-opinion piece and is not news. In additional to publishing numerous inaccuracies (which I've attempted to correct in this...
December 1, 2016 - 11:00am
November 23, 2016
This DFLer hopes Trump is a pragmatist
One thing is certain following this election cycle. Conventional strategies and candidates need get in tune with this rapidly changing world. Trump on the Republican side and Sanders on the Democrat side created excitement that brought millions of people to the polls with a simple...
November 23, 2016 - 10:46am
November 16, 2016
Letter: Newspaper coverage is biased
If one was to look at the headlines on this paper you probably wouldn't have even realized that there had been a presidential election the day before.
November 16, 2016 - 8:46am
November 11, 2016
Letter: Holmes show on U.S. presidents was a hit with kids
On Wednesday, we had 1,200-plus students at the Historic Holmes Theatre for a show called "Rock the Presidents." The premise of the show is to share the history of our nation and tell both serious and unique stories about the various presidents—from which president shaped the...
November 11, 2016 - 12:44pm
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