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UPDATE: Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
Following in their (paw) steps: Animal tracking workshop set Feb. 25 at Tamarac
How risky will the Red River diversion dam be? Depends who you ask
Study: Immigrants make up growing part of workforce, tax base of ND, Minnesota
Pipe rolls off truck, killing worker on Minnesota highway project
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Youth hockey teams advance in District play
BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Fly Girls Jazz runners-up, Kick sixth at State Dance
Hornets to make 24th state appearance
DL wrestlers section runners-up
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Local students qualify for state Business Professionals of America competition
Beat cabin fever at Grace Lutheran Church supper: Fundraiser set for this Saturday, proceeds to benefit local charities
Speech team rules apply to life as well
Friends & Neighbors
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
United Community Bank honored for community involvement
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie returning to Park Rapids
Lynn M. Alexander
Joan Alice Watland
Dean W. Iverson
Don L. Wilhelm
Betty Thorman Johnson
An early start for a strong farm bill
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
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