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Minnesota legislature and Gov. Dayton grind out compromise on $46 billion in spending
Summer blood drive helps save lives
Volunteers needed in Otter Tail and Becker counties for DNR loon survey
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Frazee wrestlers aid VFW with holiday flags at Oak Grove
Parsons, Lormis repeat all-conference performances
Foster 29th at NCAA Outdoor West Prelims
Titans end Raiders’ baseball season
Prowler pitching stymies Detroit Lakes
Column: Big winners, big losers
Turning back the pages
Ehnerts celebrate 50 years together
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
DL's Weber graduates from NSU
Friends & Neighbors
Okeson named Director of Nursing for Emmanuel Nursing Home
Food waste is money down the drain
MN gas prices up two cents
DL Public Utilities earns Reliable Public Power Provider designation
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, other acts headed to Fargo later this year
Local chef publishes culinary memoir
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
Gabriel Nephi Megran
Dale W. Fagerlie
Ronald D. Lanoue Sr.
Victor M. Lindstrom
Remember to look around at the hurting heros among us
Lynn Hummel column: Everybody needs a Bud
Letter: Bad time to cut opioid drug prevention program
Letter: More than just a three-day weekend
Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
Preparing to slay? Suggestions for opening weekend
MN CREP sign-up begins May 15, 2017
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
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'
Pine to Palm
March 7, 2017
Recent Tribune editorial would have made Dad and Grandpa proud
Dear Paula (Quam), My siblings and I - who all grew up at 210 Park Street, and are now scattered throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and California - read your recent editorial responding to President Trump's branding of journalists as purveyors of "fake news" and "enemies of...
March 7, 2017 - 11:00am
March 4, 2017
Letter: Rural DL shoppers should get chance to vote on sales tax
I can't speak for the other Becker County residents that live outside of the Detroit Lakes area or for our "visitors" but I, for one, am tired of being thought of as being a source of revenue for Detroit Lakes needs, wants and wishes. First we got hit up with a (food and beverage...
March 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Letter: Rep. Green wrong on problems with voting
Rep. Green, please stop casting unfounded aspersions on our voting system. On Feb. 18 at the League of Women Voters meeting in Park Rapids, Rep. Steve Green more than once made the statement that there were 24,000 same-day voter registrations in the 2008 Coleman-Franken Minnesota...
March 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Letter: DL sales tax plans call for an informed public
Just when a person experiences a moment to exhale, another issue arises. Our city is filled with good, busy, involved people who work hard on behalf of personal and community growth and improvement. Our home is in the Long Lake area yet we enjoy the variety of year-round activities,...
March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
March 2, 2017
Letter: Trump is going way off track
"Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty"—Wendell Phillips The following is a quote from a speech at the Cooper Institute in 1863: "The whole world is witness to the fact how often a zeal which begins as the purest of intentions ends in absolute moral blindness." This speech...
March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 1, 2017
Letter: Are we on path to burning books, breaking glass?
In 1975, while stationed with the Berlin Brigade, my company toured a portion of what was then East Berlin. A point of interest was the unmarked intersection where the infamous "Burning of the Books" took place in May of 1933. The 'Night of Broken Glass' occurred in 1938. Both of...
March 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 25, 2017
Letter: Trump is my president
I find it interesting on how the Liberals are stating facts about Trump that they get from CNN and make it sound like they were in a WH briefing. I can state some facts. I had (5) TRUMP signs stolen by Hillary babies that trespassed on my property, but they took the HIGH road! They...
February 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
Letter: DL City Council way out of line with projects to be funded by new sales tax
Is Detroit Lakes in dire fiscal straits? The city just tried to ram through a brand new, never before discussed in any regular City Council meeting, sales tax resolution. Did you hear any of the City Council incumbents or the mayor talking about our finances being in dire straits...
February 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 24, 2017
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Becker County's elected officials are preparing to build a new jail that will cost taxpayers around $16 million. But who is going to build it? Are we going to let cut-rate contractors from North Dakota or elsewhere come in and build our jail? I sure hope not.
February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 22, 2017
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's surprise, abrupt removal from its website of all inspection reports and information about laboratories, circuses, roadside zoos, and other facilities that confine animals and use them for their own gain is a shameful attempt to keep the public...
February 22, 2017 - 12:02pm
February 20, 2017
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Have an opinion to share with the community? We don't care if you are right, left, or right down the middle politically. We welcome all letters, and we print virtually all the local letters to the editor we receive, as long as they meet long-established criteria. Letters must be signed...
February 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 16, 2017
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
In Walter Cronkite's preface to the 1984 edition of George Orwell's novel "1984," he wrote "Since '1984' was published in 1949, we've met Big Brother in Hitler, Stalin and Khomeini...Every time a political leader expects or demands that we believe the absurd, we experience that mental...
February 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 14, 2017
Letter: Is the president ignorant or deliberately dishonest?
Consider the following data from the FBI, which gathers statistics every year from police departments around the country. In 1980, the murder rate per 100,000 residents was 10.2. In 1996, it was 7.4. In 2006, it was 6.1. In 2013, it was 4.6. In 2014, it was 4.4. In 2015, it was 4.9....
February 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 13, 2017
Letter: All, including animals, deserve protection from abuse
All animals are creatures of God, like humans are. In my opinion the removal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's online database documenting with oversight on any animal abuse IS INHUMANE and UNACCEPTABLE, as is the dismissal of any other Just Law of Protection and Rights. How...
February 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea--don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough. A swamp. A wetland. A marsh. Sorry, all you developers who were meant to get all excited, there's no magic wand that will turn mud bottoms...
February 13, 2017 - 9:23am