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AgweekTV: Biotech Labeling
WE Tribal Council exonerates Tara Mason
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
Strong feelings arise about plans for DL Pavilion
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
Otters upset DL to end softball regular season
Playoffs begin Monday for DL tennis
Johnson honored in MIAC Women's Track and Field awards
Park Rapids sweeps Pequot Lakes, repeats as Mid-State champs
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
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
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
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Final three acts announced for Minnesota State Fair grandstand
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
John "Jack" Burns
Donald L. Askelson
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Some things you don't brag about
Do Minnesotans value roads and bridges more than schools and public safety?
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
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
May 12, 2018
Letter: Counties keep a wary eye on pipeline valuation decision
For county governments already overloaded with budget-busting public safety, transportation and community health concerns, a new set of storm clouds gathering on the horizon is not good news. Through no fault of their own, 13 northern Minnesota counties find themselves on the sidelines...
May 12, 2018 - 2:13pm
May 9, 2018
Letter: 'Pay to play' is just corruption
Former congressman Mick Mulvaney who is now the head of the White House Office of Management and Budget and the interim head of the Financial Protection Bureau is quoted as making the following comments to the American Bankers Association conference in Washington last week: "We had...
May 9, 2018 - 2:08pm
May 5, 2018
Thumbs up to all who helped after crash
I would like to say thumbs up to a few people. Me and my 8-year-old grandaughter were in a rollover with my Subaru Forester. A 91-year-old woman hit the side of my car. She said she didn't see my car coming. I got a few bruises and a big bump on my head and a black and blue eye. My...
May 5, 2018 - 6:54am
April 28, 2018
Letter: MinnesotaCare buy-in would help rural people
I had the opportunity on April 10 to talk with residents of the Detroit Lakes area as part of the Minnesota Farmers Union's Rural Voices discussion. Thank you to MFU for organizing the Detroit Lakes event and six others around the state. And thank you to all who participated. It's...
April 28, 2018 - 6:24pm
Letter: Blaming NRA for gun deaths is like blaming AAA for car deaths
If you lived in the 1950s and 1960s, you know that people as a whole were more dependable, more apt to respect the police and the rules and laws. I don't know why our country is changing from good to worse ... take your own guess! We all agree that random shootings are not supposed...
April 28, 2018 - 11:19am
April 25, 2018
The wolf is a Minnesota treasure
The wild wolf has its chance at more freedom this Minnesota legislative session — it needs to be protected from the possibility of a wolf hunt. DNR policies affect the wolf, which plays a large role in our ecosystem as the top predator. Wolf hunting throws off the delicate balance...
April 25, 2018 - 10:01am
April 12, 2018
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
I would like to offer an alternative building plan for the Detroit Lakes School District, one that I don't think has been discussed or presented. Build an eighth- and ninth-grader school just south of the present senior high school, between the school and the tennis courts-football...
April 12, 2018 - 9:52pm
Letter: Hambleton family thanks searchers, sheriff's office
On behalf of the Hambleton family I would like to express our gratitude for the efforts of the Becker County Sheriff's Office and all the various volunteer groups and individuals who took part in the search and eventual discovery of Eric Hambleton in Cormorant Township. We sincerely...
April 12, 2018 - 12:51pm
April 11, 2018
Letter: Trump is working for the good of the country
A number of people that Trump had in his cabinet were holdovers from the Obama Administration., so I can see why they are being replaced by people that Trump wants in those positions. Most of the press and the Democratic Party continuously work against him. Their goal is to impeach...
April 11, 2018 - 10:40pm
April 8, 2018
Letter: Your vote is needed this year
Now I understand... For years I have been struggling to find the source of the modern Republican's governing philosophies and ideologies that seem so contrary to those of our founding fathers. I have often referred to the Reagan years, 37 years ago, with his "trickle down" economic...
April 8, 2018 - 8:27pm
April 1, 2018
Letter: An unusual idea for cleaning up Congress
Do you feel that we are electing "arm folders" to congress whose sole purpose is to disagree with the opposing party? It's hard to accomplish anything when your party is controlling your thoughts and votes. Throw 'em all out, we say. That only brings in a new batch that falls into...
April 1, 2018 - 6:55am
March 16, 2018
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Earlier this month the president of Midwest Bank complained about the tax status of credit unions. Although he was accurate that we are competitors, he missed the whole point why we are different. Comparing banks to credit unions is like comparing apples to oranges. They both may...
March 16, 2018 - 3:03pm
March 15, 2018
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
I had began wondering why our nation had not begun protecting our democracy from Russian interference. I fault the Obama Administration for its decision not to retaliate and go public about the Russian hacking and intervention into our electoral process. And just yesterday, I read...
March 15, 2018 - 3:07pm
March 14, 2018
Letter: We're polarized now, but things are going to change
Just like the tobacco companies used to offer coupons, Cracker Jack with a prize in every box, the NRA is seducing and grooming our young men and others to purchase assault style weapons. The marketing assertion is about self-protection. It's about the seduction into believing that...
March 14, 2018 - 6:06pm
March 11, 2018
Letter: Immediate action needed to fix MnLARS
As a public servant, it's my job to listen to the people I represent. Based on what I am hearing from residents of Clay, Becker, and Norman counties, the new Minnesota License and Registration System (MnLARS) is failing to fulfil basic services. We can fix this problem if state lawmakers...
March 11, 2018 - 3:37am