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Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual harassment
Montana man hunting for pheasants shoots, kills rapidly-approaching grizzly bear
A career spent fighting wildfires: DL man puts down the hose after 28 years
Call the doctor, this dirt needs help: Local farmers will play key role in new healthy soils initiative
Gulon, Tracy reach state swimming championship podium
Payne continues point streak against EGF
'I'm just playing football': A humble Adam Thielen is the Vikings' feel-good story
Thielen keeps streaks going in Vikings victory over Rams
McDougall blanks Royals for first victory of the season
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
Irene Rose Byer
Maureen "Mary" Miller
Maxine M. Boswell
Marilyn Joy Ostrander
House tax bill hurts charitable giving
A heartfelt thanks
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
How birds and mammals survive the winter
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
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
May 3, 2017
Letter: Don't support the cruel pet trade
Compassionate animal guardians know never to buy supplies from stores like PetSmart and Petco, which sell animals who have been bred in hellish mass-breeding mills or torn from their homes and families in nature. But they may not realize that many online retailers are owned by companies...
May 3, 2017 - 9:30pm
Letter: Trump tax cuts are a bad idea: Here's why
The information in this letter comes from Forbes. Tony Nitti, a contributor, wrote the article. The article is based upon information from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. According to the Tax Policy Center, the richest 1 percent will enjoy 47 percent of the Trump tax cuts. Do the...
May 3, 2017 - 9:29pm
Letter: Memories of the Ironman still make me smile
Goodbye old friend. I have reached the stage of my life where I am sending too many condolence cards, attending too many memorial services and waving adieu to too many cherished and familiar ways of life. I note that the Ironman Golf Course, a fixture and an icon on the Detroit Lakes...
May 3, 2017 - 9:14pm
May 1, 2017
Letter: Formula change needed for state aid to counties
It's tax time at the Capitol. No, I'm not referring to the state and federal tax forms we were required to submit mid-April. I'm talking about the legislature's annual tax conference committee, and why it's important for residents of rural Minnesota to call or email their local legislators...
May 1, 2017 - 10:21am
April 29, 2017
Letter: Trump's extra security costs: Maybe he's worth it?
I wonder why no one is asking why President Trump is not having meetings at Camp David which is at present and has been a retreat for presidents? It is already a secure facility. Why are the American taxpayers forced to spend money to protect him where he wants to meet to conduct...
April 29, 2017 - 9:00am
April 19, 2017
Letter: The real reason Trump bombed Syria
Let’s see. Things not going well for The Donald. No Muslim ban, no Obamacare repeal, no movement on infrastructure, jobs … approval ratings dropping to historic lows, Russian hacking/interfering with the election heating up, getting too close. Gotta do something to get people...
April 19, 2017 - 2:07pm
Letter: House Speaker Daudt needs to do his job
My Dear Mr. (Speaker of the Minnesota House) Kurt Daudt: Please do your job! Moorhead very badly needs the underpasses. It's about job creation, commerce and safety. They will have a significant and positive effect on downtown Moorhead. Your hypocrisy is glaring and juvenile. Do your...
April 19, 2017 - 2:05pm
April 15, 2017
Letter: Why put dog park before human kids?
We were surprised to see the article "A park just for canines." We moved to Detroit Lakes six years ago and live in a new area without a decent park close by. Croviseir Park (by the Boys and Girls club) is close but only has one way to enter the park and it has no flat areas where...
April 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
April 14, 2017
Letter: We're lucky to have 'honest, sincere, hard-working' Marquart, Eken
Many thanks to the League of Women Voters for their event giving the community a chance to hear legislators and to ask them questions. Thanks also to Ecumen for hosting the event. But mostly thanks to our legislators for their commitment to helping us at a state level. Winning a legislative...
April 14, 2017 - 9:00am
April 12, 2017
Letter: Internet service providers shouldn't sell your private data
The Republican-led-U.S. House and Senate recently voted to repeal Federal Communications Commission rules that would have protected consumers personal information from the internet service providers, or ISPs. The Republicans moved in quick lock-step to ensure that provider giants...
April 12, 2017 - 11:18am
April 11, 2017
Letter: Facts don't support Rep. Green on voter fraud
At a recent League of Women Voters Legislative Town Hall meeting, Rep. Steve Green (R, Dist. 2B) cited the 2008 election of Sen. Al Franken as his leading example of alleged voter fraud, claiming 24,000 new voter registrations that had no one living at those addresses. He further...
April 11, 2017 - 10:00am
April 8, 2017
If it ain’t broke…: MPCA chief says anti-environment bills put politics ahead of science
Some of the best clichés are short, sweet and accurate. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is just such a truism. Right now in the Minnesota Legislature, there are at least 15 bills that would change longstanding environmental protections to fix “problems” that none of...
April 8, 2017 - 11:13am
April 7, 2017
Letter: Why is MN throwing away $900 million?
Minnesota is up for a $900 million matching grant for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project. This grant would provide $900 million dollars for our Minnesota construction companies and our Minnesota construction workers. These jobs could not be outsourced to China or some other...
April 7, 2017 - 8:00am
April 6, 2017
Letter: Circus elephants suffer routine abuse
I was very disappointed to see Detroit Lakes Online uncritically credit the self-serving claims of those providing animals for El Zagal Shrine Circus ("More than just clowning around: Two circuses wow crowds in DL over past week," 4/2). Public records leave no question that these...
April 6, 2017 - 6:00am
March 31, 2017
Letter: What rural-metro war? We are the clear winner on roads, bridges
The Star Tribune completed a three-year study of funding for roads and bridges in Minnesota. Included in the study are information on the tax sources for this infrastructure, who pays those taxes and who receives the money from those taxes. First, the taxes: The three major pools...
March 31, 2017 - 2:00pm