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Workplace sexual harassment gets renewed attention as high-profile figures are accused in media reports
Minnesota deer farm shows no additional CWD-infected animals
Minn. Supreme Court to hear teacher union protections case
Deer that struggled for hours in Minnesota's icy Gull River before being rescued improving
‘I’m just a bum’: Anonymous man making his way around the DL area handing out hundreds of dollars to strangers
McDougall blanks Royals for first victory of the season
Laker swimmers reach finals in seven events, bust six school records
DeWulf leads Nevis to 9-man championship game
Laker diving seasons end in state semis
Gallatin’s fast track slowed to a steady pace on way to MSUM
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
Gerald Adrian Triggs
Carl Laverne Albin
William M. "Bill" Sanger
Georgia L. Reiffenberger
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
Coots and bald eagles
Letter: Patriotism can take many forms
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
The northern cardinal: handsome and talented
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
September 23, 2017
D.L. Energize to campaign against aldermen who voted against Tobacco 21
The city council voted not to support a proposed ordinance to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 in Detroit Lakes. Ron Zeman made the motion not to hear the first reading of the ordinance. Barb Voss seconded it. Jamie Marks Erickson, Jay Schurman, Madalyn Sukke, and Dan Wenner voted...
September 23, 2017 - 2:23am
September 13, 2017
Change is not gonna come... at least not yet: DL City Council opts not to give first reading to Tobacco 21 ordinance
After almost two hours of testimony on Tuesday night, some of it quite emotional, the Detroit Lakes City Council opted to take no action on a...
September 13, 2017 - 11:50am
September 12, 2017
Letter: Raising the vaping age would be damaging to public health
I started smoking at the age of 17, back when cigarettes were 45 cents per pack. Now, at age 58, I can proudly say I have been cigarette free for the past 2 years. In trying to quit, I have exhausted every product out there - nicotine gums, patches, and lozenges, pills, counseling,...
September 12, 2017 - 8:42am
September 11, 2017
League of Women Voters supports anti-smoking ordinances
The League of Women Voters Minnesota, a nonpartisan, educational and political organization has a 98 year history of advocating on behalf of children. Back in 1999, our members supported the following position on smoking: LWV Minnesota supports educational programs that advance improved...
September 11, 2017 - 8:44am
September 8, 2017
Marine recruit supports Tobacco 21 in DL
As A Marine Corps recruit and someone who has smoked for two years (starting when I was 16), I absolutely support raising the tobacco age to 21. I guarantee it would lower the number of high school smokers. I graduated this year and didn't turn 18 until after school was over, and...
September 8, 2017 - 11:00am
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 30, 2017
Letter: Tobacco 21 will actually create more young smokers in Detroit Lakes
As the push for raising the smoking and vaping age continues, I feel as a Detroit Lakes high school graduate who recently turned 21, I am obligated to share some insight on how this issue will affect my age group. When I was in high school, I smoked as a way to deal with stress, and...
August 30, 2017 - 2:03pm
August 23, 2017
Letter: Tobacco 21 will stop DL kids from smoking
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. It's a mission our staff and volunteers here at the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes strives to live...
August 23, 2017 - 10:11am
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
July 28, 2017
Will DL raise the smoking age to 21?
Should Detroit Lakes follow in the footsteps of Edina and raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21? Should it simply change...
July 28, 2017 - 10:27am
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
June 4, 2017
Letter: 'Raising the smoking age' is a bad idea, may backfire
As Memorial Day passes, we remember those who made grave sacrifices in the name of our country. Eighteen-, 19- and 20-year-old men and women are among the many who have fought and even lost their lives in service. These men and women deserve our respect and the same freedoms they...
June 4, 2017 - 12:16pm