Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Full ride to pharmacy school: Waubun senior 'wins the lottery' with Cultural Diversity Scholarship
Sheriff's airboat rescues 2 ice fishermen on Height of Land Lake
Ready to turn in his keys: After 20 years, Berenz to retire as Food Pantry director
To the Rezcue!: Stray dogs ran rampant on White Earth ... until now
At a dead end: Moorhead joyrider arrested after high-speed chase ends in DL
Tags: Detroit Lakes
Lakers wrestle their way into state competition
Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
Keeping active is important at any age
Stewart named to dean's list at St. Mary's University
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Friends & Neighbors
And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Magical music moments: Spring concerts galore set for lakes area this week
Historic Moorhead buildings open for tours on April Fools' Day
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
Martin E. Cox
Public library offers on-the-go access with new app
Toxic fumes: Bill would help protect firefighters from cancer
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Very bad news for bats in Becker County: White-nose syndrome, which wipes out bat colonies, is now killing them here
Blane Klemek column: Winter camping and trout fishing in the Boundary Waters
Brad Laabs column: Time to get ready for open-water fishing
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
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
Sheriff's airboat rescues 2 ice fishermen on Height of Land Lake
September 15, 2010
Saying goodbye to Facebook for good
I felt like I was standing on the world's edge and looking down as I stared at the screen in front of me. If you are sure you no longer wish to use Facebook and would like to delete your account, we can do this for you. Underneath this message -- which filled me with sad guilt...
September 15, 2010 - 12:43pm
September 8, 2010
Digging through life
It was raining on the day before school. Water came down in sheets and made a steady mournful pitter-patter on the roof like the drumbeat for a funeral dirge. I mostly bummed around all day, hands in pockets and affecting my very best James Dean stance, leaving no time un-wasted....
September 8, 2010 - 12:19pm
September 1, 2010
Misguided youth movements were naive, but exciting
On Aug. 28, 2010, Glenn Beck sponsored the Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Memorial is most famous for being the site of Martin Luther King's Famous "I Have a Dream" speech, on Aug. 28, 1963. Though the Restoring Honor Rally was obviously...
September 1, 2010 - 1:16pm
August 25, 2010
Be who you want to be
The whole idea was a little bizarre, I admit. In 2006, seven kids in their early 20s took to the streets of Minneapolis dressed as zombies, bloody faces and limp, in protest of what they saw as the public's willingness to rely on a steady diet of new products to take the place of...
August 25, 2010 - 9:00am
August 18, 2010
Willy Wonka's voice, stuck forever inside
It's a familiar scene. "All aboard," the mad candy maker yells, as cheerfully as a captain getting everyone on board for an afternoon sail. But your heart clenches and your neck sweats, because you know what's next. The motley gang climbs onto the boat and they head down the...
August 18, 2010 - 11:23am
August 11, 2010
The Alpha, the Ogema, the Mall of America
I stood outside the largest building I have ever seen in my life, in the third aisle of the Nevada section of the parking ramps. I paused for a minute and listened to the chaos inside: feet stomping, rides whirring, voices fighting to out-volume each other. All these noises worked...
August 11, 2010 - 11:22am
July 28, 2010
Open road: The class is in the car
I loved my trusty-old Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight -- that rusty and glorious pile of flaming excrement. But there comes a day in every car's life when you decide between pumping more money into a potentially dead-end cause, and recognizing the end of the road for what it is. I was...
July 28, 2010 - 9:21am
July 21, 2010
Thanks, oil god: An open letter to BP executive Tony Hayward
Dear Tony Hayward, C.E.O. (Chief Environmental Obstacle) British Petroleum, I am writing to let you know of a few observations I made regarding your reputation, while on a recent (and illuminating) scuba dive in the Gulf of Mexico. I realize that these have been a stressful past...
July 21, 2010 - 9:39am
July 14, 2010
Censorsing the uncensored Twain
Mark Twain's full, uncensored autobiography -- which is going to print this month -- did not see the light of publication until exactly 100 years after his death, as ordered in his will. Though I haven't read it yet, this work apparently offers an unprecedented look at the many...
July 14, 2010 - 8:21am
July 7, 2010
Going back to this great nation's roots
I enjoyed this past Independence Day as much as the next man. Bombs bursting in air, good times under the sun's red glare, all very nice. But when the smoke cleared and America woke up hung over from its deep slumber, was the spirit still there? The biggest problem facing America...
July 7, 2010 - 11:48am
June 30, 2010
Government tries to limit mistakes, while infringing on rights
It's no skin off my back that tattoos will soon be illegal in Minnesota to anyone under 18. I'm too much of a shape-shifter, too prone to changing values and ideals and tastes to ever want anything that permanent in the first place. A giant Jim Morrison face might seem really nice...
June 30, 2010 - 11:11am
June 23, 2010
Map out options before making decision
Driving to the cities is much more fun when you have GPS showing you the way, rather than ripped and wrinkled maps and our own flawed sense of direction -- for a while. During the first hundred miles, its kind of nice to hear every so often that you should continue on your current...
June 23, 2010 - 11:15am
June 16, 2010
Will this small town boy become a big city college man?
The city is beautiful, but there'll be no getting out of it, no turning back, no going home. Not anytime soon, anyway. The vortex will pull me in, and I'll either like it or I won't, but I'll be in the fray to stay. This I must consider. This became very clear to me walking down...
June 16, 2010 - 2:25pm
June 9, 2010
Find a new system instead of principal
I was saddened and angered to read about Helen Kennedy and how she was forced out of her position as principal of Waubun High because, despite (from what I've read) being everything a school could want in a leader, her students didn't meet the No Child Left Behind standards set by...
June 9, 2010 - 8:56am
May 26, 2010
It's more than just a different language
I went to the public forum last Thursday on the possibility of a Chinese class in DLHS, fully knowing I wasn't about to sign up for the class next fall. It was very different from what I had expected. Rather than being a simple listing of the reasons why our school district...
May 26, 2010 - 8:38am