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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
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
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
friends & neighbors
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
Benneth "Benny" Braseth
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
November 10, 2016
Keeping our promises to veterans
Each year on Veterans Day, I think about the military men and women I had the honor to meet when I took part in several overseas USO tours before I became a U.S. senator. Those tours not only gave me the chance to help entertain our troops stationed in places like Iraq, Kuwait, and...
November 10, 2016 - 9:12am
September 30, 2016
Klobuchar concerned about ongoing Legionnaires' Disease in Minnesota
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to take additional steps to respond to outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in Minnesota and nationwide. More than 60 people in Minnesota have been sickened this year. In the United States, approximately...
September 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
How to survive a crash with a power pole
Power poles don't seem like an enticing topic for an editorial, but if this information saves a life it is well worth the space. According to the National Safety Council, one in 113 people die in a motor vehicle accident. If the driver or passengers survive the accident, the risk...
September 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
September 24, 2016
Stop the lies against Eken
I am disgusted by the obscene amount of money that is flowing into our area from wealthy Twin Cities interests to fund dishonest attacks against our state senator Kent Eken. Among other false claims, the attacks falsely imply that Eken raised his own pay 35%. In fact, there was no...
September 24, 2016 - 2:41pm
September 21, 2016
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Here's an idea drawn from two news stories. News Story 1, published Sunday in the St. Paul Pioneer Press: Grand Forks mall staff express sadness, talk security in wake of St. Cloud attack "In the wake of Saturday's attack at Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, in which nine people were...
September 21, 2016 - 9:06am
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Agriculture practices seem to be blamed and sensationalized in many ways. Headlines in a newspaper screaming that biofuels could be the reason for bee declines is not a fair observation while giving the non-agricultural segment of our area an unrealistic picture of farmers and ranchers....
September 21, 2016 - 8:53am
September 14, 2016
New $90 million for bomb removal in Laos shows how war costs keep adding up
President Obama said recently the United States will spend $90 million over the next three years to clear unexploded bombs dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. A decade ago we began spending $2.5 million a year to $15 million this year. During the Vietnam War, America spent nine...
September 14, 2016 - 9:43am
August 13, 2016
It's here: The coming workforce squeeze
For some parts of the state, it’s already here and has been since before the last recession. For other areas, the full effect is yet to come, but it’s expected, according to the Minnesota State Demographic Center. It’s the coming workforce squeeze. It’s a demographic phenomenon...
August 13, 2016 - 2:45pm
July 24, 2016
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
The Fighting Sioux nickname controversy was one of the most contentious in North Dakota history. It boiled for decades. It still simmers today, judging by the turmoil and argument over UND’s new Fighting Hawks logo. So, why would a state agency get anywhere near that pot of scalding...
July 24, 2016 - 5:10am
July 9, 2016
Watch out for ‘push-polls’ masquerading as actual political opinion polls
All those friendly politicians in your Fourth of July parade should have tipped you off: It’s election season. Yes, yes, Election Day is still four months off, but Minnesota’s primary election — to narrow the fields of candidates in county board and state legislative races —...
July 9, 2016 - 5:35am
June 30, 2016
Amy Klobuchar Column: Doing the right thing isn’t always easy
BY U.S. SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR All across our state, Minnesotans are gathering with family and friends to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be picnics, parades, and – of course – lots of fireworks. It’s good fun, and it’s for a great reason – to celebrate the signing...
June 30, 2016 - 9:53am
June 29, 2016
July 4 by the numbers: US flags made in China, Mexican flags made in US
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual...
June 29, 2016 - 10:32am
June 25, 2016
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
The 28 still-classified pages from a congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are “very disturbing” to read, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan told the Duluth News Tribune editorial board earlier this month during an exclusive interview.
June 25, 2016 - 5:00am
June 24, 2016
Don’t feed your anger or resentment, it’s better to nurture love, hope, kindness
Words fall short in describing the horrific shooting that took 50 lives in Orlando, Fla., last week. A gunman who pledged allegiance to the terrorist group, ISIL, opened fire on innocent people who were inside a crowded gay bar and dance club. While we were struggling to write an...
June 24, 2016 - 5:15am
Help available for young farmers looking to focus on value-added ag products
According to the most recent census of agriculture, there are six times more farmers over 65 than under 35. Beginning farmers and ranchers represent a crucial component for the future of agriculture, but they must overcome stern challenges to get started. Beginning farmers and ranchers...
June 24, 2016 - 5:10am