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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
County museum abloom with events this weekend
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
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gorden to be inducted to MHSGCA Hall of Fame
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
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 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
March 10, 2018
Letter: Two things make me proud to live in DL this month
Two things this month have made me proud to live in Detroit Lakes. First, the Ice Palace. It was wonderful! Thanks to all who helped on it in any way—the planners, the designers, the builders, and the viewers. Second, congratulations to the Detroit Lakes girls' gymnastics team....
March 10, 2018 - 6:07am
March 7, 2018
Letter: Protect our children--let teachers carry guns
I'm responding to a letter in the Feb. 28 newspaper about arming teachers. I'm in favor of it, if done correctly. Nobody would suggest we just pass out firearms to teachers like cookies, with no training. But with the correct training and instruction it would be a real deterrent to...
March 7, 2018 - 4:04pm
February 24, 2018
Letter: More needs to be done to protect school kids
We constantly see tragedies that unfold in places like Parkland, Florida, and nothing seems to change with gun control. Well, this time, the kids of the school are demanding change and law enforcement. Perhaps it's time for "Student Councils" across the state demand that their legislators...
February 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 18, 2018
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
More than 26 percent of Minnesota high school students use tobacco products—26 percent! That's one in every four students. That finding and others in the new Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey results should be a wake-up call to everyone who cares about our kids. I've served as...
February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 9, 2018
Letter: If we're so hardy, why an indoor Vikings stadium?
As expected, or should have been expected, much of the national media attention during Super Bowl Week focused on our local weather. More perplexing though is how some of our leaders have described it. For example, Zygmunt Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings and major benefactor...
February 9, 2018 - 9:00am
February 2, 2018
Letter: Abortion violates common-sense justice
To accept and to choose an abortion is to take an entirely innocent and totally defenseless unborn human person—and, by deliberate intention, put this person to death. This is evil! Never mind how some U.S. Supreme Court justices may have voted many years ago on the issue of...
February 2, 2018 - 8:00am