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Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony has ‘zero brain damage,’ his pastor says
Inebriated man leads Becker County sheriff's deputy on pursuit Easter morning
Minn. woman sentenced for attempted murder
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Minnesota boys to be allowed on high school dance teams
Detroit Lakes summer boys basketball camps
Youth Bowling tournament winners
Green Wave hand Laker tennis fourth loss
Laker boys sweep Earlybird Golf Invite
Family histories: N.P. Hanson family
Eagles give $300 to Food Pantry
Area students are excelling academically at colleges across MN, N.D.
Area students earn academic honors
friends & neighbors
Detroit Lakes hotel named best of AmericInn
HOMe offers to help homebuyers
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
The Pinke Post: How Vergas Hardware and this column are related
Country Kitchen building purchased; new owners set their sights on sushi, hibachi
Miranda Lambert, Elle King, more to play the Fargodome
Patrick Scully is Walt Whitman April 18 in Wadena
Country superstar Chris Janson coming to Shooting Star Friday
Sneaky cents: Parents say finances can be impacted by children's 'Fortnite' spending and threats from hackers
Police chief orders ‘Pokemon’ to go as players create hazards at Minn. fairgrounds
Boyd and Ruby Sharp
Abigail Mae Staab
Essentia Health St. Mary's births
Area students achieve academic honors
Elisabeth Grace Singleton
Kathleen Joy Mortenson
Marlys E. Ortlepp
Harold V. Sanders
Creative? Want to raise your I.Q.? Let's talk toothpicks
Guest Editorial: End the secrecy and release federal BWCA study
Letter: DL community rallies to find Manda Panda
Letter: Rep. Green on why he skipped the League forum in DL
Letter: Here's why I'm voting no on the Frazee School referendum
DNR seeks input about deer seasons, changes for youth deer, wild turkey and trapping seasons
Laabs column: Even hardcore ice angers are now done for the season
It gets interesting when squirrels try to beat 'squirrel-proof' feeders
Ravens are among the smartest of birds
Catching the end of the walleye season at Rainy River
'I'm a good person': Schizophrenia has turned Kyle Larson's life upside down
'It's just something you deal with': Erika Gilsdorf, creator of the 'Inside Out' campaign, talks about her experience with OCD
'Not just sadness': Depression has many faces for DL grad Jessica Ekholm
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
'A big demon': Joe Johnson shares his story of addiction, getting clean, and the changed man he is today
Polar Fest 2019
Breaking boards and swinging swords: Martial arts Break-A-Thon raises $2,200
A Chocolate Fantasy: Museum fundraiser was a hit with Polar Fest-ers
Cold molds: Snow sculptures a sight to see at City Park
Oodles of noodles: Hundreds had a (meat) ball at Polar-ific Spaghetti Dinner
Deuces Wild returns to Holmes Theatre stage Saturday
April 19, 2019
Letter: DL community rallies to find Manda Panda
Warning, this snippet may start off dark but will soon go to the lighter side! Our beloved family pet goat "Manda Panda" was abducted during...
April 19, 2019 - 8:28pm
April 12, 2019
Letter: Republican lawmakers poised to skip Legislative Town Hall in DL
As a nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization, the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters strives to provide educational opportunities in which all points of view are heard and respected with a common goal of understanding and building consensus. Our policy is that when one elected...
April 12, 2019 - 12:29am
April 11, 2019
Letter: Collin Peterson should back Trump on border security
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson voted against President Trump's national emergency declaration at the border, a declaration that is aimed at preventing illegal crossings. Does Rep. Peterson realize that there IS an emergency at the border? Does he realize he is supporting chaos and lawlessness,...
April 11, 2019 - 5:33am
April 8, 2019
Letter: Nearly two-thirds of DL's power is carbon-free
On March 18, Vernell Roberts and Bridget Penton of the DL Public Utilities spoke to the Prairie Woods Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America about renewable energy within our community. Our members were pleased to learn that currently 62% of our city's electricity demand —...
April 8, 2019 - 10:37am
Letter: Who is in danger of losing their healthcare?
On Monday, Donald Trump and thus the Republican Party, directed the Justice Department to back a federal appeals court to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act. This means that millions of American people are in danger of losing their health insurance. Following is a listing of...
April 8, 2019 - 4:42am
March 24, 2019
Letter: Our absentee president is damaging America
There has never been a president so immersed in his own thin skin than Trump. His time is spent attacking his "enemies" as he perceives them with childish "tweets" while the hard work of effective governing is left to a cabinet of incompetent cronies, yes men/women, and campaign contributors...
March 24, 2019 - 7:20am
March 21, 2019
Letter: Walz was right to appeal Enbridge Line 3
Our governor is listening. He's listening to those connected to the natural environment that supports us all. He's listening when Native American people speak of pipeline risks to the sanctity of our waters, land, food and fellow inhabitants. He's listening to our youth imploring...
March 21, 2019 - 7:15am
March 17, 2019
Letter: Republican leaders are not pro-life
Republican State Senate leader Paul Gazelka and Sen. Warren Limmer, so much for your supposed "pro-life" credentials. By once again blocking a vote on common sense gun sales background checks and "red flag" laws to protect people who are a danger to themselves or others, you have...
March 17, 2019 - 8:14am
Letter: My thanks to Essentia EMS and DL police
Just to let you know my thoughts on our Essentia EMS and police department, on Sunday morning, after the 13-inch snowfall, I needed to get to the ER. But like a lot of people, we were snowed in. Three members of the EMS and a DL police officer shoveled their way from the city street...
March 17, 2019 - 6:01am
Letter: Don't ever take Minnesota Nice for granted
Meet Andy Lundberg. Andy is a great Detroit Lakes example of Minnesota Nice. As typical for many this time of year, I got stuck in the snow a few days ago. Though I started shoveling, I didn't worry about getting out, knowing it would be only minutes until someone stopped to help....
March 17, 2019 - 1:02am
March 16, 2019
Letter: Stop all abuse and violence everywhere: 'SAAVE' now
The fact is, abuse and violence are wholly wrong in every way. The truth is the heartlessness and badly twisted reasons need to change immediately, for this should not be allowed to happen under any circumstances towards any sentient beings whether you're a human being or an animal...
March 16, 2019 - 6:34pm
March 7, 2019
Mark your calendar for Township Day on March 12
Residents of Minnesota's 1,781 townships have the unique opportunity to participate Township Day on Tuesday, March 12. The annual meeting on Township Day is what really sets townships apart from other forms of local government. At this meeting, residents have a direct voice in how...
March 7, 2019 - 1:02pm
March 6, 2019
Letter: More pipeline delays, more squandered opportunities
It seems one of the governor's first actions to stick it to the "rocks and cows" in greater Minnesota by putting the Line 3 replacement project back in court has succeeded in pushing back construction until at least 2020, according to a recent announcement by Enbridge.
March 6, 2019 - 4:58pm
February 24, 2019
Letter: Outstate Republicans should work with Gov. Walz
Gov. Walz's first budget was exactly what Minnesotans voted for — a visionary investment in getting our state out of the penny-pinching, short-sighted lack of vision that the Republican-held state House and Senate inflicted on our state.
February 24, 2019 - 2:24pm
February 12, 2019
Letter: What does God think about suicide?
Once again the Detroit Lakes community has come face to face with a young person taking their own life. And in the days since, once again I've heard many people asking, "What does God think about suicide?" As a response, this letter is part of a funeral sermon proclaimed at a funeral...
February 12, 2019 - 4:53pm