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DL Speak Easy opens new Bean & Cream
Jeremiah Dagel joins Essentia Urgent Care
Michael Norby named as a retail champion
Joining a wedding on a budget
Low gas prices prompt more road trips
Tuesdays in the Park: Concert series starts June 7 in DL
World Ocean Day will be celebrated June 8
Next week in entertainment
Street Faire at the Lakes returns to DL
Glacial woman statue unveiling June 18 in Pelican
Edward M. Leitheiser
Sharon Leigh Christopherson
Duane M. Hanson
Ruth Ann Aho
Molly Rae Bartos
Instead of just hoopla, let’s really support vets
The case for limited government
Letter: ‘Ashamed and embarrassed’ at school vote results
Letter: Voting is a right, not a privilege
Age not a factor in presidential race
Deer management good but needs improvement
Fishing, like the weather, is heating up
The wonderfully wild world of wetlands
State parks expand self-service options
What are ATV laws and regulations in MN?
150+ fun things to do!
2016 Detroit Lakes High School Grad Book
May Summer Scene
2016 events around the surrounding lakes area
North Country Scenic Trail runs through here
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
April 30, 2016
Tuesday, May 3 is National Teacher’s Day!
If you were asked to name your favorite teacher from kindergarten through graduate school, I bet you would have no problem coming up with an answer, and many wonderful memories would come back to you! National Teacher’s Day is May 3, and here’s a hats off to all the area teachers!...
entertainment / books
April 30, 2016 - 5:40am
April 6, 2016
Fergus Falls teacher contracts approved, negotiations end
FERGUS FALLS - Fergus Falls Schools can now get back to normal now that new teacher contracts have been approved. The board accepted them with...
April 6, 2016 - 11:08am
March 19, 2016
Teacher shortage is real problem in MN
Once upon a time there were so many licensed teachers in Minnesota looking for jobs that for every one job opening, there were hundreds upon hundreds of applicants. Now, area schools are having a much harder time filling those positions. Where have all the teachers gone? A recent...
opinion / editorials
March 19, 2016 - 5:35am
March 3, 2016
Teachers earn credits at OT power seminar
Otter Tail Power Company will sponsor up to 10 teachers from its Minnesota and South Dakota service area to attend the Lignite Energy Council’s 31st annual Teacher Education Seminar: Energy, Economics and Environment. This seminar will take place June 13-16 at Bismarck State College’s...
Business / business briefs
March 3, 2016 - 5:30am
January 10, 2016
Teacher hiring ‘crisis’ hitting MN schools
Mike Kolness sees a crisis looming ahead for education, particularly in northwestern Minnesota. When the Ada-Borup School District superintendent...
January 10, 2016 - 5:40am
November 20, 2015
Local Legion honors teachers
The American Legion and Auxiliary hosted its 46th annual Teachers Tea on Monday, Nov. 16. The theme of the tea, which celebrates American Education Week, was “Great Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” All current and retired public and parochial school personnel...
News / Detroit Lakes
November 20, 2015 - 5:55am
September 22, 2015
College-credit classes in high schools in jeopardy after new regulations
The popular program that allows students to earn college credits while still physically attending high school is in jeopardy of being crippled, due to a new regulation enacted this year. The Higher Learning Commission, the organization charged with accrediting colleges and universities...
September 22, 2015 - 8:31am
September 6, 2015
Hooray for our teachers as they go back to school
Teaching is a calling. Oh, sure, it’s a profession that requires specialized education, but the lure of the classroom for dedicated teachers is as emotional as it is intellectual. The best teachers — the ones remembered by their students — master techniques that balance stimulating...
opinion / other opinions
September 6, 2015 - 5:20am
July 1, 2015
Would-be teachers find hurdles in Minn. licensing
ST. PAUL – It should soon be easier for Kirstin Rogers and educators like her to be licensed to teach in Minnesota. Rogers was recognized as a top educator during her more than decade-long middle school teaching career in Utah, but when she tried to get a permanent license in...
July 1, 2015 - 9:57am
June 27, 2015
Minnesota’s neediest schools have fewer tenured staff
Minnesota is taking aim at social and institutional forces that put the least experienced and least qualified teachers in the state’s neediest schools. Majority-white schools in Minnesota have half as many nontenured teachers as schools with large numbers of black, Asian, Hispanic...
June 27, 2015 - 5:40am
May 28, 2014
Area teachers say goodbye to 'my kids'
The month of May is a time of transition, as spring gives way to summer, and high school seniors graduate, moving from childhood to adulthood. It...
May 28, 2014 - 12:30pm
June 23, 2013
Retiring teachers will miss kids, but ready to relax
As hundreds of local high school seniors celebrate their recent graduation, several area teachers from Detroit Lakes and Frazee are also bidding...
June 23, 2013 - 3:00pm
February 14, 2012
Minnesota House votes to require teachers to pass basic skills test
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota teachers should know basic reading, writing and math skills before taking over classrooms declares a bill unanimously passed by the House Monday. Current law gives new teachers three years to pass the basic skills test, allowing them to teach students during...
February 14, 2012 - 8:47am
May 19, 2010
Teacher couples in DL
Pam Daly said one of the benefits she's found being married -- not only to a fellow teacher, but one from an elementary school -- is that she hears about the kids coming up through the grades. "It's fun to hear stories," she said. "There's an instant connection if they liked Mike." Pam...
Detroit Lakes / News
May 19, 2010 - 11:30am
May 20, 2009
Split vote means Frazee will keep teachers
The Frazee-Vergas School District is keeping several probationary teachers after board members split the vote 3-3 on cutting them from the budget. The school district held a special board meeting Monday evening to vote on the termination and non-renewal of five probationary teachers....
News / Frazee
May 20, 2009 - 12:51pm