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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
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