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It was downright 'Polar-riffic'!: Detroit Lakes’ Polar Fest wraps up with warm temps, big crowds
Dl man sentenced for possession of pills
Ask A Trooper: Here's how to report a dangerous driver
Menahga teen sentenced for criminal sexual conduct
Jury convicts Frazee man of criminal sexual conduct
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Hibbert refocused for Michigan Snocross National
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Patriots fend off Laker girls
Lakers hand Rangers second blemish, win 10th in a row
Youth hockey teams advance in District play
BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Two local students graduate from UM-Morris
Smith named to dean's list at University of Nebraska
Detroit Lakes students on dean's list at Mankato
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home
She's ready...: New Holiday gas station opens to ‘pumped’ community
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight at Maplewood Saturday
BTD met their (donation) match at 21st annual Polar Fest Plunge
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Kirk L. McDonald
Albert M. Finch
Lynn M. Alexander
Joan Alice Watland
Lynn Hummel column: Lack energy? You just have to know where to look
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
An early start for a strong farm bill
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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
February 20, 2017
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans are closer than ever to being able to buy from liquor stores on Sundays, but state senators still need to weigh in....
February 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 10, 2017
Franken says President Trump is 'at war with everybody'
February 10, 2017 - 10:19am
February 3, 2017
Letter: The era of Trump--so it begins
This Is How It Begins: Quoting American Sociologist C. Wright Mills (1916 — 1962), "People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. They come readily to define themselves as inherently worthy of what they possess; they come to...
February 3, 2017 - 9:14am
January 17, 2017
Hearing is this week on making ND all one time zone, no daylight savings time
BISMARCK -- A lively discussion is expected Thursday morning when a Devils Lake senator’s plan that would make North Dakota like Arizona and...
January 17, 2017 - 10:44pm
January 9, 2017
Minnesota state auditor Rebecca Otto to run for governor
ST. PAUL — Three-term Minnesota Auditor Rebecca Otto will run for governor, she told the Pioneer Press, joining what is expected to be...
January 9, 2017 - 9:29am
November 24, 2016
Reacting the christian way
On the day this is published, it will be two weeks since I woke up and found out that Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. It's been quite an interesting time, especially since I am abroad in a socialist foreign country. As many of you know, I am what you...
November 24, 2016 - 2:42pm
November 16, 2016
We didn't have Trump on our cover, you want to know why?
If one were to listen to the barrage of phone calls and emails this newspaper has received over the last week, it would be appear as if we are in cahoots with the Democratic Party and are just finally being outed by the angry, betrayed public who at last has caught onto our political...
November 16, 2016 - 8:50am
November 9, 2016
Minnesotans like panel for determining legislator pay
November 9, 2016 - 10:45am
November 5, 2016
Guest Editorial: Can we now please move past all the negativity?
I'm an idiot. You're an idiot. We're all idiots. That's what this election, and which candidate we support, comes down to if you get caught up in the social media hysteria. Hillary is a liar, she's a crook and anyone who votes for her should absolutely be ashamed of themselves. Donald...
November 5, 2016 - 10:00am
November 2, 2016
Why I got into public service--my brother and the Eken family legacy
As campaign season draws to a close, I wanted to take the time to reflect why I became active in public service. In the simplest terms, it was a few important relationships in my life that motivated me to be an advocate for our region. When I was growing up I had a brother named Kyle...
November 2, 2016 - 10:13am
More false attacks; Marquart has always supported farmers
The misleading and false attacks keep coming. This time in the Oct. 30 letter from Rep. Steve Drazkowski questioning my strong support for tax relief for farmers. Let me set the record straight. I am the only candidate in this race endorsed by the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota...
November 2, 2016 - 10:12am
U.S. Politics Looking a Lot Like Africa -- Why I'm Choosing Evan McMullin
I live in East Africa, and I am dumbfounded as I see American politics appearing so similar to politics on the African continent. My name is Jana Eads (formerly Jana Hawkins) and I grew up rural Minnesota, but for the last eight years I have lived in Tanzania with my husband and four...
November 2, 2016 - 8:22am
Don't let influx of outside money influence your vote
Those who care about rural Minnesota see that Paul Marquart best represents the city of Detroit Lakes in the State House. During Paul's time in St. Paul he has worked long hours to stand up to the special interests and the well off from Minneapolis as a strong and consistent voice...
November 2, 2016 - 8:21am
October 29, 2016
'Left-wing media', big opinions and misunderstandings
Social media during election season is brutal. It's a time when people unfriend each other based on political views or will publically spar with otherwise amiable acquaintances over issues they will never make an actual effort to help change. Some have the ability to remain civil,...
October 29, 2016 - 6:21am
Election's viral stars a hit for Halloween
NEW YORK—With the U.S. election just days away, Americans can expect to see an occasional "nasty woman" and "basket of deplorables" knocking...
October 29, 2016 - 5:37am