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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
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
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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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
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
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
September 6, 2017
This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke
There is so much back and forth over whether or not the smoking age should be raised to 21, as city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham contemplate the move. There are some legitimate arguments on both sides, but it does get a little tiring to hear people argue that, "If...
September 6, 2017 - 4:29pm
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 17, 2017
Letter: DL nurse supports Tobacco 21 initiative
I am 43, a registered nurse and mother of three kids ages 24, 21 and 14. Both my 24- and 21-year-old unfortunately smoke cigarettes. They started in high school. I have talked repeatedly to them about the harmful effects of smoking. They say now that they are hooked, it is just too...
August 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
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
June 12, 2017
Detroit Lakes should pass Tobacco 21
In last Sunday's edition (June 4) you printed a "letter to the editor" from Jen Hoban who was not honest about her self-interest as the owner of Masterpiece Vapors. I feel her letter to the editor has a lot of half-truths or outright falsehoods that needs to be rebutted. It was...
June 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 11, 2017
Letter: Raise tobacco sales age to 21 in Becker County
As someone who has smoked, I know personally that it's really tough to quit. I could feel when I smoked "too much" and my chest would tighten up and yet I still smoked. That's the power of addiction. I see the effects of tobacco use, specifically smoking, every day as the manager...
May 11, 2017 - 11:00am
March 22, 2017
Healthy hypnotism: Hypnotist Leslie Reynolds to hold free events in DL for bad life crutches
Losing weight, quitting cigarettes, managing stress--these are struggles that many people come face-to-face with at some point in their lives....
March 22, 2017 - 8:00am
January 23, 2017
Letter: Minnesota should raise the smoking age to 21
To the editor, 30,000 of today's kids. That's how many young Minnesotans would not become smokers over the next 15 years if Minnesota were to raise the sale age for tobacco to 21. That's according to new research published in the current issue of Minnesota Medicine, the magazine of...
January 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
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
September 14, 2016
FDA staff flags concerns about Pfizer's quit-smoking drug study
Pfizer Inc's trial data on Chantix, a drug to help people quit smoking, failed to impress U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists, in a...
September 14, 2016 - 8:59am
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
July 30, 2016
Ban smoking in rental housing
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don’t allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
July 30, 2016 - 5:30am
January 24, 2016
A $2 million lifetime habit?
Just when you had decided to take up smoking because you’re sick of not being one of the “cool” adults, this word from WalletHub: Smoking will cost you in more ways than you think. In Minnesota, for example, a recent WalletHub study put the lifetime cost of smoking at nearly...
January 24, 2016 - 5:10am