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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
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
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
Benneth "Benny" Braseth
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
April 13, 2018
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
To all the snowplow drivers clearing our roads, you people deserve a big thank you for the tireless job of keeping our roads in good driving condition. With people trying to pass you and driving without their lights on, it can be dangerous. So if you meet someone with their arm out...
April 13, 2018 - 7:54am
March 27, 2018
Letter: We focus too much on rights, not enough on responsibilities
The late Lakota scholar, Vine Deloria Jr., often made the point of what had unbalanced our society. He said that we are focused upon our rights—the Second Amendment right to bear arms; the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness; property rights; privacy rights, etc. Nothing...
March 27, 2018 - 3:26pm
January 4, 2018
Letter: DL businesses would miss the Legion Campground
I wish to be recorded as opposed to the proposal for the removal of the American Legion Campground in Detroit Lakes and replacement with housing and/or commercial space. I am not certain if the planner has thought about the effect on the economy of Detroit Lakes from the seasonal...
January 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 23, 2017
Letter: Changes at DL Post Office are for the worse
When a company can't meet its customers' expectations, it's always seems to be a budget issue. Unfortunately, under budget constraints, the US Postal Service (at least in Detroit Lakes) seems more than willing to kill off its own business. According to official signs posted in the...
December 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
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