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Update: Names of two people killed in crash near Ice Cracking Lodge released
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
DL track teams compete at Eagle Relays
Frazee girls second, boys third at PR Track
Lakeview Golf Course to open Wednesday
Girls basketball summer camp registration open
Eighth-grade DL Pacesetter team advances to state
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
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Philip Edward Warren
Lorraine Lynn Warren
Rose R. Duescher
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 29, 2018
Letter: LP-A girls basketball parent says playing time wasn't the issue
I am writing this letter, as a parent, in regards to the story that was written about the Lake Park-Audubon head girls basketball coach being put on administrative Leave. Yes, I am a parent of one of the three girls that had a meeting with Coach Jay Peterson. Yes, I do work at the...
January 29, 2018 - 10:34am
Letter: Healthcare for all is a constitutional right
After listening to hours of hearings for cabinet nominees, it is obvious that our elected representatives, president, senators, and representatives swim in the murky waters of self-imposed complexity when dealing with issues of the day. Health care is the prime example. The approach...
January 29, 2018 - 10:00am
January 19, 2018
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Please take a few minutes to log on to PlanDetroitLakes.com and take a close look at the plans for the West Lake Drive beachfront area. Once at this site, go to the Reports Tab and view 2017 October Open House Boards. As I look at some of the recommendations on the Development Concept-Alternatives...
January 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
December 22, 2017
Letter: Shame on DL High School bullies, and staff that allows it
Guilt by association was the apparent verdict. Yet there was no trial, no jury. Just a death sentence issued by a small group of seemingly powerful, influential teenagers who base their opinions on uneducated bias and ignorance from lack of experience—having only been in this...
December 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Letter: Marc Henderson family thanks community for all the support
To our community family: We are so blessed to have you in our lives! Life can be tough at times and then we look around and see and feel the love from all of you! We have no words to express the kindness you have shown us and our family ... especially the last year and a half. Thank...
December 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
December 15, 2017
Letter: Trump was right to cut size of national monuments
Recently, President Trump had Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke review our national monuments. They decided that we could decrease the size of Bear's Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante monuments without endangering the vital parts of these two monuments. The Grand Staircase came into...
December 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 6, 2017
How about these locations for a new DL school?
It's the most wonderful time of the year. The time when members of the Detroit Lakes Community, whether current residents or past-and-hopefully future residents, discuss the need for more space for children within the school district. At this point in the conversation, it seems that...
December 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
December 3, 2017
Letter: Forget tax plan, we need infrastructure improvements
In this normally cheerful, joyous season, a pall of gloom has settled in on those of us who take heed of daily events nationally and around the world. For others who choose to rely on predetermined views based on their life's history or their favorite news outlet and don't even bother...
December 3, 2017 - 10:00am
December 1, 2017
Letter: Place your hand over your heart for National Anthem
I believe in respecting the National Anthem by placing your hand over your heart or saluting as the military does. This is not the case with about 80 percent of our population (my estimate) when the flag and our National Anthem is played before football games. Just watch the crowd...
December 1, 2017 - 10:30am
Letter: Responding to 'tax cuts for the rich'
Now that the Republicans have more political clout, the Democrats are suddenly very concerned about the deficit. The new proposed tax cuts are expected to add $150 billion a year (to the deficit) or $1.5 trillion in 10 years. That sounds like a lot until we learned recently that one...
December 1, 2017 - 8:00am
November 26, 2017
Letter: Some reasons to take a second look at President Trump
In response to the letter headlined Why I support President Trump, I must say that there may be some "alternative" facts at work. First, this claim. "He was not a career politician so his decisions are not made because of financial influence." While it's true that he is not a career...
November 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
November 24, 2017
Letter: Tax cuts for rich will be paid for by rest of us
The information in this letter comes from Bob Bryan's Nov. 15 article in "Business Insider." The Republicans' Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is expected to add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over 10 years. These deficits cause the Senate's Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rules to come...
November 24, 2017 - 7:00am
November 22, 2017
Letter: Here's why I stand by President Trump
Contrary to most people on the left, I think Trump is a good choice for president. He was not a career politician so his decisions are not made because of financial influence. He doesn't owe any political group anything—in fact, he doesn't even take a wage from the government,...
November 22, 2017 - 9:00am
April 5, 2013
Don’t give up fight against lake invaders
(Editor’s note: The following guest editorial is in the form of a letter that Robert E. Olson, chair of the Statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee, wrote to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr.) Dear DNR Commissioner Landwehr:
April 5, 2013 - 4:20pm
March 8, 2013
Common sense, not tax and spend will save MN
State Senator Rod Skoe and Representative Roger Erikson recently held a town meeting in Park Rapids to discuss Governor Mark Dayton’s 2014-15 budget proposal and to obtain citizen input on several legislative issues. Respectful public debate on important issues is a positive process...
March 8, 2013 - 3:03pm