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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
A heartbreaking struggle: Homelessness in the region hard on elderly
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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
January 19, 2017
Letter: MN House GOP will continue leading on ag property tax relief
A recent column from Lieutenant Gov. Tina Smith and State Rep. Paul Marquart touting their support for ag property tax relief should leave farmers with a few questions. "Why the sudden change of heart" and "where have you been" come to mind.
January 19, 2017 - 10:30am
Legal and illegal immigrants - what's the difference?
(This was written by a high school student in Detroit Lakes, who is an immigrant. They asked to remain anonymous.) There are many immigrants in all countries of the world. This applies to the United States, too. If this group of immigrants had to be split into two groups, it would...
January 19, 2017 - 10:00am
January 14, 2017
Letter: DL City Council's eyes were bigger than our wallets.
In the City of Detroit Lakes, at just 10 days into the new year, the alarm bell of overspending had already been sounded. At Tuesday night's City Council committee meetings, there was talk of needing to increase property taxes by 9 percent "if we don't do anything Else." That warning...
January 14, 2017 - 5:00am
January 12, 2017
Letter: The DFL needs to get back in touch with farmers, blue collar workers
Scary. With the election over and a chance to view the future based on cabinet choices and the Republican majority agenda ready to launch, any hope of unifying the country in pursuit of the general welfare has disappeared. With exception of the secretary of defense, every cabinet...
January 12, 2017 - 9:00am
January 8, 2017
Letter: Here's how governor's bonding bill is good for Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a $1.5 billion bonding bill. The state Legislature was supposed to pass a similar bonding bill last year. They failed. This bonding bill represents a win-win-win for the state of Minnesota. Here's how: 1. Creation of an estimated 23,000 good paying jobs....
January 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
December 29, 2016
Letter: Thanks for braving the freezing cold to salute veterans
On Dec. 14, with temperatures below zero, volunteers with the assistance of City of Detroit Lakes employees honored those who serve and sacrifice for our nation. In ceremonies at Veterans Park and the Grand Army of the Republic, as well as a wreath placement at the Grand Army of the...
December 29, 2016 - 10:00am
December 22, 2016
Letter: 'Thank you' for editorial on volunteer firefighters
Thank you for your excellent editorial on the lack of investment being made in Minnesota's firefighters. A recent national survey of spending by state shows that Minnesota invests 47th in the nation on its firefighters, despite our rank as the 21st largest state by population. The...
December 22, 2016 - 6:00am
December 10, 2016
Letter: Why does Trump spend so much time demonizing the working press?
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has received more than 2.5 million votes than Republican candidate Donald Trump. Usually in a democracy the person who receives the most votes wins the election. Is it time to get rid of the Electoral College? And why does Donald Trump...
December 10, 2016 - 3:00pm
Letter: Americans are right to worry about insurance quality
Of all their concerns about healthcare, Americans are most worried about whether they can afford their insurance. That's the key finding from a new Morning Consult survey of over 20,000 people. It's easy to see why Americans are so anxious. Premiums are set to rise sharply next year....
December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 8, 2016
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Today is the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fifteen years ago I had the opportunity to spend the week prior to the 60th Anniversary attending an oral history put together by Daniel Martinez, who was the Historian for the National Park Service in Pearl Harbor. For...
December 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
November 23, 2016
This DFLer hopes Trump is a pragmatist
One thing is certain following this election cycle. Conventional strategies and candidates need get in tune with this rapidly changing world. Trump on the Republican side and Sanders on the Democrat side created excitement that brought millions of people to the polls with a simple...
November 23, 2016 - 10:46am
November 19, 2016
Letter: What? Rioting because you lost? Are you joking?
What have our young people become? It's unbelievable think that these young people from high school and college are in the streets rioting because they lost! They are setting fire to and breaking other people's property. Did their mommy and daddy's not tell them it's not okay to destroy...
November 19, 2016 - 6:16am
November 16, 2016
Opinion: Donald Trump--What Americans can do
Donald Trump is our next president of the United States. It's amazing what Americans can do.
November 16, 2016 - 8:48am
Letter: Newspaper coverage is biased
If one was to look at the headlines on this paper you probably wouldn't have even realized that there had been a presidential election the day before.
November 16, 2016 - 8:46am
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