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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
Blomseth medalist at Earlybird
Bison women end Denver's reign of conference golf titles
DL track teams compete at Eagle Relays
Frazee girls second, boys third at PR Track
Lakeview Golf Course to open Wednesday
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
April 11, 2018
Minnesota legislative bill puts focus on crimes against Native American women
ST. PAUL—She was the last woman to bring her personal story before the House public safety committee Wednesday — a story she said she never uttered in public before. Mysti Babineau, of St. Paul, spoke of how she was put into foster care, raped at the age of 9, forced to...
April 11, 2018 - 6:53pm
Minnesota GOP senators propose mental health initiatives
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Republicans said Wednesday they will advance a package of mental health initiatives that would boost funding for...
April 11, 2018 - 5:54pm
March 27, 2018
Minn. lawmaker draws criticism for Facebook posts about Parkland students
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state Rep. Mary Franson was accused this week of comparing the Florida high school students who led the March for Our...
March 27, 2018 - 9:42pm
March 21, 2018
Anti-pipeline video game sparks bill over Legacy funds
ST. PAUL—How much control should government bureaucrats have over what's created with state money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund under the Minnesota Legacy Amendment? State Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, thinks there needs to be more oversight after a Michigan State...
March 21, 2018 - 1:14pm
March 13, 2018
Minn. bill banning use of handling cellphones in vehicles passes first test
ST. PAUL—This year could be the year that Minnesota outlaws handling your cellphone while driving. A bipartisan proposal to mandate "hands-free"...
March 13, 2018 - 9:19pm
November 9, 2017
Eken, Marquart say rural legislators are more willing to 'reach across party lines'
Both State Rep. Paul Marquart (D-Dilworth) and Sen. Kent Eken (D-Twin Valley) acknowledge that political partisanship has considerably slowed...
November 9, 2017 - 10:00am
November 5, 2017
League of Women Voters to host Legislative Preview this Tuesday
Are you feeling a bit at loose ends with no government elections or issues to vote on this coming Tuesday, Nov. 7? Do you have any burning questions...
November 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
October 15, 2017
No mental health reform in 2018, Senate majority leader says
BRAINERD, Minn.—Minnesotans looking for mental health care reform will have to wait, if Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka's prognosis...
October 15, 2017 - 9:30am
July 28, 2017
Letter: School boards should ignore gender identity 'toolkits'
Neighbors, you may be aware that the Minnesota Department of Education has approved a "Toolkit" to provide guidance to school leaders, administrators, and teachers regarding "Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students." The Toolkit contains information and teaching recommendations...
July 28, 2017 - 11:10am
April 14, 2017
Legislative Town Hall meeting draws big crowd to Ecumen DL
More than 100 people packed the Forest Conference Center at Ecumen Detroit Lakes on Monday night for a Legislative Town Hall hosted by the local...
April 14, 2017 - 10:00am
Letter: We're lucky to have 'honest, sincere, hard-working' Marquart, Eken
Many thanks to the League of Women Voters for their event giving the community a chance to hear legislators and to ask them questions. Thanks also to Ecumen for hosting the event. But mostly thanks to our legislators for their commitment to helping us at a state level. Winning a legislative...
April 14, 2017 - 9:00am
April 13, 2017
Clarification: Dayton plan best for DL, Frazee, LP-A schools: Republicans focus on tax cuts, Dayton pushes for education
At this point in the Legislative session there are three competing education, tax and bonding plans—from DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, the Republican-led House and the Republican-led Senate.
April 13, 2017 - 2:06pm
April 11, 2017
Minnesota top official says GOP cuts would deeply hurt mental health care
BAXTER—A top Minnesota official visited Baxter Tuesday to discuss the rural mental health crisis—and to decry proposed Republican...
April 11, 2017 - 9:41pm
April 4, 2017
Minnesota House debate on protesting bill turns ugly
ST. PAUL—Debate on a controversial "anti-protest" bill erupted into a heated clash about race on the Minnesota Capitol's House floor this...
April 4, 2017 - 9:04pm
March 19, 2017
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen recently made blatantly false statements in a letter to the editor attacking me and my position on Real I.D. I opposed Ingebrigtsen's preferred version of Real I.D. because I had concerns it did not adequately protect the privacy rights of Minnesota citizens....
March 19, 2017 - 11:00am