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DNR deer meat donation program benefits many families in local area
'Our little missing link': DL parents talk growing their families through foster-to-adopt option
Home sweet...Holmes?: Country crooner John Berry returning to Detroit Lakes for Dec. 2 Christmas concert
Republican Tim Miller hopes to take on Collin Peterson
Laker hockey team building on experience from last year
Hibbert enters 18th pro Snocross season determined to reclaim national title
Vikings hold off Lions to win seventh straight game
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
Pazdernik rebound leader in loss to Dragons
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Willing and able: Adults with disabilities find pride, friendship through job partnerships in Perham
Gas prices down 4.2 cents last week
MnDOT honored with National Roadway Safety Award
Essentia Health Welcomes Physician Assistant in Detroit Lakes
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
4 family-friendly games to spice up any Turkey Day gathering
Happy Thanksgiving from the DL library
Christmas show at Ulen's Top Hat Theatre Dec. 2
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Franklin Benjamin "Bud" Heisler
Roger (Ben) Nelson
Maynard A. Hanson
Charles Andersen Petersen
Franklin "Bud" Heisler
We're thankful for you, dear reader
Letter: Here's why I stand by President Trump
Lynn Hummel column: Artifacts from history's crawl space
Will tax cuts pile up more debt?
Knowing these ABCs can save a baby's life
Lake ice still treacherous due to weather ups and downs
How birds and mammals survive the winter
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
November 6, 2017
If you want to change things...
It's built into the idea of representative democracy that making change is difficult, which is why many people get discouraged. But few things...
November 6, 2017 - 5:30pm
November 3, 2017
Commentary: When wolves visit hunters, what does it mean?
It happens almost every time we set up our booth at events across the state. Once we put out the green tablecloth with our logo and the words "International Wolf Center" printed on it, a man in a camouflage hat steps up to talk. He tells us a story of a remarkable moment.
November 3, 2017 - 8:00am
October 29, 2017
Guest Editorial: New law helps seniors keep their savings
With all the negativity and political sniping coming out of Washington, D.C., here's a bit of good news — a new law was passed that will help seniors from getting robbed of their lifetime savings. The bipartisan legislation was authored by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota,...
October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Tax plan should not increase debt
The Concord Coalition urges congressional leaders and President Trump to ensure that the proposed tax cuts they propose would not increase the federal debt over the next decade.
October 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Franken calls for funding to fight opioid epidemic
U.S. Sen. Al Franken is pushing for significant new federal investments to beat back the opioid crisis, a full-blown epidemic that steals more than 140 American lives each day. Although President Trump has declared the epidemic a public health emergency, the federal government —...
October 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
October 27, 2017
Bipartisan health care fix would move the ball forward
The bipartisan effort led by U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray represents an important, fiscally responsible step towards getting the country past an immediate crisis in insurance markets so that we can move on to debate necessary longer-term healthcare system reforms.
October 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Why we need to scrap the debt ceiling
Using the debt ceiling as a means of reining in excessive spending has not worked. Our political efforts should go toward finding long-term solutions...
October 27, 2017 - 9:00am
The last big pipeline battle
That is us, right here, right now. Sort of an epic moment, I would say, for the north country. Let me explain why Enbridge's proposed Line 3...
October 27, 2017 - 8:00am
October 14, 2017
How do we make a great country still greater?
Our political system appears dysfunctional and occasionally on the verge of breakdown. But however dire things appear in Washington, I believe...
October 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 24, 2017
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
As federal budget appropriators begin to consider funding for fiscal year 2018, groups around Minnesota are calling on federal public officials to restore $300 million to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiation and invest in other Great Lakes regional programs. More than 150 organizations...
April 24, 2017 - 7:00am
March 25, 2017
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Late last month, the Detroit Lakes School Board met in a work session to begin answering the question that many in our community are asking and...
March 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 14, 2017
Winona LaDuke column: The presidential cabinet of the 1 percent
Cronyism, the unfair practice by a powerful person (such as a politician) ... is the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations. For instance, this includes...
January 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Opinion column: To feed the world, look to veterinarians
Across one-fourth of the globe, people aren't getting the nutrients they need to stay healthy, according to the newly released Global Hunger Index. In many countries, the cause isn't a lack of food—it's a lack of safe food. The risk of malnutrition caused by unsafe food is increasing,...
January 14, 2017 - 10:00am
January 12, 2017
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Rep. Paul Marquart: Minnesota farmers need property tax relief now
Minnesota farm communities are being hit by the perfect storm: low commodity prices, high land values, and aging schools. It is not fair to stick farmers with big property tax bills, or leave students with outdated classrooms. That is why we are proposing a tax credit to provide Minnesota...
January 12, 2017 - 10:00am
January 7, 2017
Lee Hamilton column: Give me liberty or give me death?
The problem is not just the politicians. It's us, too. There are a lot of dire predictions about our representative democracy out there. We're...
January 7, 2017 - 7:00am