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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
A heartbreaking struggle: Homelessness in the region hard on elderly
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
February 21, 2017
An early start for a strong farm bill
A sugarbeet grower told us about how crop insurance is working for his farm in the Red River Valley. A school board member in Canby is concerned...
February 21, 2017 - 10:00am
February 20, 2017
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Have an opinion to share with the community? We don't care if you are right, left, or right down the middle politically. We welcome all letters, and we print virtually all the local letters to the editor we receive, as long as they meet long-established criteria. Letters must be signed...
February 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
To our new U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos: We, out here in the West, are overjoyed about your appointment as education secretary! When you testified to the Senate committee which examined your credentials that "guns were needed in schools to protect students from grizzly bears,"...
February 20, 2017 - 8:00am
February 16, 2017
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
In Walter Cronkite's preface to the 1984 edition of George Orwell's novel "1984," he wrote "Since '1984' was published in 1949, we've met Big Brother in Hitler, Stalin and Khomeini...Every time a political leader expects or demands that we believe the absurd, we experience that mental...
February 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
Tribune Editorial: Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
With the USDA's recent decision to take down Animal Welfare Act inspection reports, it is time to show the puppy mill industry that without transparency, the public will not buy into their business. Surely there are large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities that are top notch...
February 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Lynn Hummel column: Always something to panic about
Remember the panic of Y2K? As the calendar turned toward the end of the 20th century, many believed that our computers would not make the transition from 1999 to 2000. As a result, the computers controlling our banking systems, our hospitals, and our air control system would fail...
February 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 14, 2017
Letter: Is the president ignorant or deliberately dishonest?
Consider the following data from the FBI, which gathers statistics every year from police departments around the country. In 1980, the murder rate per 100,000 residents was 10.2. In 1996, it was 7.4. In 2006, it was 6.1. In 2013, it was 4.6. In 2014, it was 4.4. In 2015, it was 4.9....
February 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 13, 2017
Letter: All, including animals, deserve protection from abuse
All animals are creatures of God, like humans are. In my opinion the removal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's online database documenting with oversight on any animal abuse IS INHUMANE and UNACCEPTABLE, as is the dismissal of any other Just Law of Protection and Rights. How...
February 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea--don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough. A swamp. A wetland. A marsh. Sorry, all you developers who were meant to get all excited, there's no magic wand that will turn mud bottoms...
February 13, 2017 - 9:23am
February 12, 2017
Tribune editorial: We never want to hide the news
Some things are better left unsaid, this is true. Being a part of the news media, this newspaper is often put in debatable situations with regards to what we should print and what we should not. Sometimes we are privy to more information than we share but choose to keep it that way...
February 12, 2017 - 8:00am
February 10, 2017
Political posts are annoying, but they should continue
There appears to be two types of people in this country right now - those who continue to use social media as a platform for their own personal, political beliefs and those who wish the first group would just shut up. But here's the thing - as annoying and exhausting as political...
February 10, 2017 - 9:00am
Billions spent on The Wall should go to schools instead
Instead of spending billions of dollars on The Wall between Mexico and the United States, that they can dig a tunnel under with air conditioning and all, I would like to encourage ALL to ask that that money be used for rebuilding and restoring schools, updating them with computers...
February 10, 2017 - 5:00am
February 9, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Care for some expensive additives in your aftershave?
I was in this waiting room waiting for my appointment. The magazines were mostly out of date and on subjects that weren't of much interest to me — autos, diabetes, cooking and big game hunting. Taking the least disinteresting, I selected the big game hunting magazine and was...
February 9, 2017 - 6:00am
February 8, 2017
Letter: Victimized Once Again
I have worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and adults and children with severe and persistent mental illnesses for over 30 years. I have provided services as a job trainer in our community for 17 of those years. Things have come a long way for this population since...
February 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
February 7, 2017
Editorial: Why are surveys on our website?
A few online readers are wondering why they're being asked to take a Google survey that pops up with a story they're reading on Forum Communications Co. websites, including DL-Online. Some are worried that it might be a scam. Some don't like the hassle of filling out a survey. First...
February 7, 2017 - 5:00pm