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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
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
Nielsen season best shot put in California
Foster's school record punctuates West Coast trip
No Mercy VIII May 19 in Mahnomen
Carrier places at NYWA State Wrestling
Laker softball splits at Bemidji to start season
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
Delores D. Halverson
Armand A. Mayoue
Benneth "Benny" Braseth
Lottie Ann Thomas
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
Newspapers worry about new newsprint tariff
FARGO — "Devastating" is how Lisa Hills, executive director of the Minnesota Newspaper Association, described the potential impact of tariffs...
April 12, 2018 - 6:27am
October 11, 2017
An invitation to listen, discuss, engage with your local newspaper
I have to admit, over the course of my nearly 14 years in journalism, I've wondered if I should've chosen a different career. This job is stressful. Deadlines are numerous and the workload intense. I've stayed up until 1 a.m. or awoken at 5 a.m. to finish writing articles for the...
October 11, 2017 - 10:42am
August 22, 2017
'A tradition of excellence': Detroit Lakes newspaper's history goes back...way back
Dating back to 1879, the newspaper is the oldest business in Detroit Lakes--it was one of the first businesses to pop up in what was then called...
August 22, 2017 - 5:03pm
August 16, 2017
Whiteout front page draws attention to importance of local news
Ann Daley needs to know the "full skinny" about what is happening in her community. So she turns to her local newspaper for everything from city council decisions to where there is a taco feed. "It is local events that I like to know about," the 86-year-old woman said about what...
August 16, 2017 - 3:06pm
March 2, 2016
Trump doesn’t understand libel law
Recently, Donald Trump said “I’m gonna open up our libel laws, so when they write purposely negative and horrible, false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.” The specific media outlets he mentioned were the New York Times and The Washington Post. The first thing...
March 2, 2016 - 10:44am
November 7, 2015
Newspapers are changing, not dying
There is an average of four devices or technologies people use to access news. It’s not like back in the day where there was one: a printed newspaper. Now there’s print, online, social media and mobile. Yes, we realize there are other sources like radio and television, but...
November 7, 2015 - 5:35am
July 5, 2015
Newspaper strives to be a community leader
As mentioned in Wednesday’s Tribune editorial, we at Detroit Lakes Newspapers learned last week about how our newspaper fits into the eight dimensions that make up a healthy community. As part of the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s Editors & Publishers Community Leadership...
July 5, 2015 - 5:05am
July 2, 2015
Healthy leadership in a community
Healthy leadership in a healthy community. Isn’t that what we are all striving to obtain and be a part of? The newspaper is no different. In May, Detroit Lakes Newspapers Publisher Mary Brenk and Editor Pippi Mayfield attended the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s Editors...
July 2, 2015 - 5:10am
January 6, 2015
FCC names Ronquist publisher of Duluth News Tribune
DULUTH, Minn. – From one Great Lakes city to another, the publisher of the Traverse City Record Eagle in Michigan is moving this month into...
January 6, 2015 - 9:48pm
September 15, 2010
Forum publisher and CEO William C. Marcil to step aside
William C. Marcil, whose career as The Forum's publisher has spanned nearly 41 years, eight presidential administrations and countless major news stories, will step down on Dec. 1 and hand the reins to his son, Bill Marcil Jr. The 74-year-old Marcil is relinquishing his role as...
September 15, 2010 - 8:07am
December 26, 2008
Forum Communications names McLister new VP of newspapers
Steve McLister, publisher of the Duluth News Tribune and former general manager of The Forum, has been promoted to vice president of newspapers...
December 26, 2008 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
Tribune Editorial: Community newspapers are stronger than ever
We've had enough of people bashing newspapers and other "mainstream media" and it's time to set the record straight. In Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently took the campaign against the mainstream media to a new low by running an anti-media television ad. In...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 13, 2008
Take advantage of online newspapers, too
For me, there is no morning like Sunday morning. I usually wake up at around 6 a.m. (as I can never seem to sleep in, no matter how hard I try), and, just after throwing on a bathrobe so as to make myself decent, check my e-mail while no one else is awake to look over my shoulder...
July 13, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
DL Newspapers hires 5
Detroit Lakes Newspapers would like to welcome five new staff members. Pam Bauer recently joined the graphic design staff. Bauer, originally from Barnesville, has several years of graphic design experience. She previously worked for the Fergus Falls Daily Journal and The Times...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 7, 2008
Record Editorial: Despite reports, community newspapers are thriving
To paraphrase famed humorist (and newspaperman) Mark Twain, the news of our death has been greatly exaggerated. Despite grim financial news from large dailies like the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St.
May 7, 2008 - 12:00am