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Two local piano students earn MMTA Challenge trophies
Enbridge reaches $172M settlement for oil spills in Michigan and Illinois
Ogema man charged with assaulting his mother
Man charged with four felonies in domestic assault case in DL
Woman, 39, and 13-year-old boy die when trees fall in storm in Boundary Waters
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Post 15 moves on to Sub-state quarterfinals
Cooper ends Smith’s run at U.S. Juniors
Andy Lia given key to the city, July 20, 2016 proclaimed Andy Lia Day in Detroit Lakes
Smith advances to U.S. Junior round of 32
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Marlin M. Ziegler
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Get serious on special session
A tale of 2 Independence Days
Letter: It’s great to see the tram operating again, with a sharp eye out for weeds
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
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: As the...
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
February 27, 2013
Letter: 'No' to more sales tax
Governor Mark Dayton is proposing a change in the sales tax which would reduce the state sales tax rate, but broaden the reach of sales tax to many other goods and services. I feel that the reduction of the base rate is simply an attempt at making this idea more popular with consumers...
February 27, 2013 - 11:13am
February 22, 2013
Letter: 'A great day to play hockey'
As a former high school and college player, it was a hockey dream come true last Sunday at the Detroit Lakes outdoor ice rink. My brother-in-law Rob and I were at the rink by noon. As the Zamboni left the ice, we remained as the only two skaters with a sunny sky, no wind and a perfect...
February 22, 2013 - 12:35pm
February 15, 2013
Letter: America needs future plans for economy, jobs
The current hubbub over the "fiscal cliff" and related fiscal concerns such as the sequester and debt ceiling, are distractions from truly serious matters. They only deal with money -- who pays the nation's bills and how we can reduce costs while increasing revenues to regain fiscal...
February 15, 2013 - 10:31am
February 13, 2013
Letter: Thanks for Walmart purse rescue help
On Feb. 6, I experienced the joy of being helped by others. My day began by attending 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Rosary and spending additional time visiting Jesus in the Adoration Chapel. Then I focused my "mind's eye" on the map of D.L. to see what directions I would go to cover the six...
February 13, 2013 - 11:22am
February 8, 2013
Letter: We are in the era of 'Vulture Capitalism'
The year of 2012 was a record breaker. President Obama was re-elected with a five million vote advantage over Romney. A clear 50 percent plus majority. President Obama also ended the Iraq war, as promised. The war with Iraq was advertised by Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith, Hadley, Richard...
February 8, 2013 - 2:16pm
Letter: A gun control dilemma
When NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre stated, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," I absolutely agree with him. Another thing I agree with is our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. But what I would like the NRA to tell me is how are...
February 8, 2013 - 2:14pm
February 6, 2013
Letter: Five tips to help employee, employer relations
Just about everyone you talk to nowadays, knows that when it comes to business, both good leaders and good employees are getting harder and harder to come by. Many reasons exist from high costs of operating for companies to carrying of the mindset of disrespect of people in general....
February 6, 2013 - 12:11pm
February 1, 2013
Letter: The solution to Bergeson's Texas driving woes
In response to the grievous journey of Eric Bergeson (Country Scribe) as reported in the Record of Jan. 13, 2013: Dear Lost and Confused in Austin, Texas, May I point out your errors -- in the order you made them so that hopefully your next trip will be better. 1. No one who...
February 1, 2013 - 4:21pm
January 30, 2013
Letter: Family, faith are the answers to America's problems
These days our country is "up-in-arms" over the shootings that have recently occurred in Connecticut and elsewhere in too many places. We are panicked and rightly so. Where are we safe? Not in churches, schools, movie theaters or homes. The safest place should be in our mother's...
January 30, 2013 - 12:00pm
Letter: Women, not men, should be in control of their own bodies
I was certainly not surprised to see Mr. Tobkin's letter on Jan. 20, regarding abortion and Roe v. Wade. He has been writing his tirades for years. What does surprise me however, is his closing question. When will we get this figured out? I believe quite a few of we Americans, do...
January 30, 2013 - 12:00pm
Letter: History repeats itself
If persons do not learn from history, history is bound to repeat itself. This is a part of history. "This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, the world will follow...
January 30, 2013 - 11:58am
January 23, 2013
Letter: Wolf, elk land is 'prey' to special interests
The DNR's recent news release, "Elk hunt extended to meet management goals, control depredation," should leave Minnesotans shaking their heads. There appears to be no logic to our DNR's conservation practices other than to satisfy their "clients" -- the cattle industry and trophy...
January 23, 2013 - 11:00am
January 18, 2013
Letter - Abortion rights provoking rise of extremist politics
This January marks 40 years of Roe vs.
January 18, 2013 - 4:13pm