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DL council approves West Lake Drive plan: Public hearing on proposed plan lasts over two hours
Lakes Shipping LLC replaces Goin' Postal
Vehicle theft leads to charges
Parents file complaint against Minn. school over son's suicide
DL man gets 33 months for burglary
UND's Kyley Foster has been on a fast track to pole vault success
Jacks sweep Laker baseball
Lacasa, Hanninen vying for state doubles berth
Blomseth, Herzog up for Mr., Ms. Minnesota Golf awards
Lakers, Herzog dominate only home meet of the season
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
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
friends & neighbors
Spicer Castle to close
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
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
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Betty Jean Wilson
Darla Kay Soholt
Donald L. Askelson
Over a million died protecting our freedom
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
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
May 11, 2018
Becker County balks at tougher tobacco, vaping law
Should Becker County crack down on smoking and electronic cigarettes? Becker County commissioners are split on the issue, but they agreed last...
May 11, 2018 - 1:18pm
September 12, 2017
Letter: Raising the vaping age would be damaging to public health
I started smoking at the age of 17, back when cigarettes were 45 cents per pack. Now, at age 58, I can proudly say I have been cigarette free for the past 2 years. In trying to quit, I have exhausted every product out there - nicotine gums, patches, and lozenges, pills, counseling,...
September 12, 2017 - 8:42am
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 14, 2017
Hearing for Tobacco 21 ordinance set Sept. 12
A controversial new ordinance to raise the tobacco-sale age to 21 within Detroit Lakes city limits will get its first public airing at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Detroit Lakes City Council. The council voted Tuesday to hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance during that meeting....
August 14, 2017 - 10:32am
August 7, 2017
Behind the push to restrict tobacco sales
The "Tobacco 21" push to get city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham to raise the tobacco-sale age to 21 is part of a nationwide effort to prevent young people from getting hooked on tobacco. Although it's been tough sledding in Minnesota (the Legislature shot it down last...
August 7, 2017 - 8:30am
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
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
August 14, 2016
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
September 16, 2015
Teen smoking has decreased: MN studies show 'vaping' is up though
If some young Minnesotans smoke like it’s going out of style, maybe that’s because it is. In just four years, the percentage of 18-to-24-year-olds...
September 16, 2015 - 11:25am