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From Perham to Philly: Game was worst experience ever
Congressman Peterson's meeting with 'Ikes' tonight is cancelled
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
Laker defense shuts down Cardinals
Hallisey two-point night in one-goal victory over Bemidji
BASKETBALL: DL win streak at five after nail-biter in Hawley
Freeman stars on shorthanded diving lineup at California Baptist
Area college track update
'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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Richard "Moon" Mellen
Cordell "Corky" Kittelson
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Here comes the plow - what do you do?
To curb climate change, cities need the right design
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Hawk or falcon? Tricks to ID look-alike bird species
Bad things happen out there if you aren't prepared
The ice angler's landing net: Alexandria's Dresch makes a product to help get more fish in the pail
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
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