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Workplace sexual harassment gets renewed attention as high-profile figures are accused in media reports
Minnesota deer farm shows no additional CWD-infected animals
Minn. Supreme Court to hear teacher union protections case
Deer that struggled for hours in Minnesota's icy Gull River before being rescued improving
‘I’m just a bum’: Anonymous man making his way around the DL area handing out hundreds of dollars to strangers
DeWulf leads Nevis to 9-man championship game
Laker diving seasons end in state semis
Gallatin’s fast track slowed to a steady pace on way to MSUM
State semifinalists Ada-Borup-NCW co-op had hiccups in first season
Pazdernik scores a dozen in Cobbers’ victory
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
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
World Kindness Day is November 13
It's time to 'Light Up the Lakes'!: Santa's seeking entries for his Nov. 27 Parade of Lights in DL
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Gerald Adrian Triggs
Carl Laverne Albin
William M. "Bill" Sanger
Georgia L. Reiffenberger
Letters: Farmers need tax reform that helps middle class
Tax bills based on unsound economics, unwise fiscal policy
Letter: Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt
Coots and bald eagles
Letter: Patriotism can take many forms
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
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
The northern cardinal: handsome and talented
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
September 6, 2017
This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke
There is so much back and forth over whether or not the smoking age should be raised to 21, as city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham contemplate the move. There are some legitimate arguments on both sides, but it does get a little tiring to hear people argue that, "If...
September 6, 2017 - 4:29pm
August 20, 2017
Vaping is not any "cooler" than smoking
I am a senior at Detroit Lakes High School and I have a lot of friends that I don't think would smoke because my generation has received the concept that smoking is disgusting and horrible for your body. Unfortunately, vaping has somehow sidestepped that concept and is now considered...
August 20, 2017 - 9:00am
August 17, 2017
Letter: DL nurse supports Tobacco 21 initiative
I am 43, a registered nurse and mother of three kids ages 24, 21 and 14. Both my 24- and 21-year-old unfortunately smoke cigarettes. They started in high school. I have talked repeatedly to them about the harmful effects of smoking. They say now that they are hooked, it is just too...
August 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
June 26, 2017
Letter: Veteran supports raising tobacco age
I had to write because I was pretty upset after reading a local vape-shop owner wrap in her self-serving argument against raising the tobacco age to 21 in a patriotic veneer. (Letter to the editor from Jen Hoban, June 4) I am a veteran. I served during the Vietnam war back when we...
June 26, 2017 - 8:00am
June 20, 2017
Letter: Vaping can help people quit smoking
There comes a time in many of our lives when choices are more important than money. Some people choose a specific career because they believe they can make a difference. Teachers, doctors, lawyers, and group home staff are all examples of careers that can make a difference. People...
June 20, 2017 - 10:00am
June 12, 2017
Detroit Lakes should pass Tobacco 21
In last Sunday's edition (June 4) you printed a "letter to the editor" from Jen Hoban who was not honest about her self-interest as the owner of Masterpiece Vapors. I feel her letter to the editor has a lot of half-truths or outright falsehoods that needs to be rebutted. It was...
June 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 11, 2017
Letter: Raise tobacco sales age to 21 in Becker County
As someone who has smoked, I know personally that it's really tough to quit. I could feel when I smoked "too much" and my chest would tighten up and yet I still smoked. That's the power of addiction. I see the effects of tobacco use, specifically smoking, every day as the manager...
May 11, 2017 - 11:00am
March 22, 2017
Healthy hypnotism: Hypnotist Leslie Reynolds to hold free events in DL for bad life crutches
Losing weight, quitting cigarettes, managing stress--these are struggles that many people come face-to-face with at some point in their lives....
March 22, 2017 - 8:00am
January 23, 2017
Letter: Minnesota should raise the smoking age to 21
To the editor, 30,000 of today's kids. That's how many young Minnesotans would not become smokers over the next 15 years if Minnesota were to raise the sale age for tobacco to 21. That's according to new research published in the current issue of Minnesota Medicine, the magazine of...
January 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
November 11, 2016
Letter: Good news on teen smoking, bad news on vaping
Have you seen the results of the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey? I was ecstatic to learn that the smoking rate among teenagers is falling to record low levels, with only 8.4 percent of 11th graders, and 4.3 percent of 9th graders reporting they had smoked cigarettes in the past 30...
November 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
October 29, 2016
Vaping: It's not a safe way to quit smoking
I am a respiratory therapist and tobacco specialist at Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital, and I work nearly every day with people struggling to breathe due to smoking cigarettes. It can be very difficult to quit smoking, and I want to offer smokers all the support they can get when...
October 29, 2016 - 12:22pm
September 14, 2016
FDA staff flags concerns about Pfizer's quit-smoking drug study
Pfizer Inc's trial data on Chantix, a drug to help people quit smoking, failed to impress U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists, in a...
September 14, 2016 - 8:59am
The end of vaping?
Bad news for e-cigarette fans: Vape shop retailers can no longer give out free samples and are limited in their ability to mix e-liquids to create...
August 14, 2016 - 5:00am
July 30, 2016
Ban smoking in rental housing
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don’t allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
July 30, 2016 - 5:30am
January 24, 2016
A $2 million lifetime habit?
Just when you had decided to take up smoking because you’re sick of not being one of the “cool” adults, this word from WalletHub: Smoking will cost you in more ways than you think. In Minnesota, for example, a recent WalletHub study put the lifetime cost of smoking at nearly...
January 24, 2016 - 5:10am