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13-year-olds involved in car theft, chase, crash in Otter Tail County
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
From birds' eye views to up close and personal: DL's Festival of Birds brings visitors from across the U.S. and Canada
Missing red panda found in tree near Fargo zoo
Student Column: A letter to my future college-student self
Area College Update - Labine, Foster, Johnson, Busker earn season awards
DL boys post second best all-time state True Team finish
No. 1AA DL boys win to cap regular season
Minnesotans love their ruby-throated hummingbird
Happy trails to you... Mountain bike group hopes to make DL into a regional biking destination
Richwood Lutheran honors Erickson for 45 years as church organist
Area students graduate from MN colleges
It's graduation time at area colleges
Extension recognizes Audubon couple as 2019 'emerging leaders'
Lions Club 'Bowling Blast' a success
friends & neighbors
Farmers under pressure
Forum Communications to purchase Rochester newspaper
Passing the torch: Detroit Lakes Overhead Door sells to new ownership
DLHS Business Professionals of America members place in National Leadership Conference
Ecumen executive director promoted to regional director of operations
Theater, magic and art camps set for this summer at Holmes
A little art, a little music, and a lot of fun: Holmes Art Cellar hosts its first Open Mic Night
Take a look: Red Bridge Park Sculpture Walk will change soon
'Walk for Hope & Peace' exhibition opens at Nemeth
Here, there and everywhere: MN indie rock band to spend week in DL doing workshops, pop-up concerts
George Richard Manke
The Family of
Boyd and Ruby Sharp
Abigail Mae Staab
Essentia Health St. Mary's births
Duane Arthur Long
Yvonne L. (Brown) Herzog
John Paul Roering
Letter: Support for coach who quit after allegations of inappropriate contact
Letter: GOP abortion concerns lost in politics?
Letter: By supporting biodiesel, Collin Peterson stands up for agriculture
MN needs to get broadband program back on track, ASAP
Guest Editorial: Saying 'no' won't lead to budget deal at the Capitol
Minnesotans love their ruby-throated hummingbird
Glamping app offers quirky, quaint camping: Hipcamp.com encourages landowners to open space for camping
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener
This Saturday, about 500,000 anglers will visit Minnesota waters to catch a fish. Here's a closer look.
Anglers can find nutritious, plentiful sunfish in all areas of the state
Turning a corner in Frazee: CornerStone community and youth center now in development
'Race For Survivors' at Holbrook Farms: Eagle Scout plans 5K to benefit the families of fallen service members
'A really cool situation': College student Laker alums create scholarships for new grads
'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
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 9, 2019
Guest Editorial: Young people don't realize risks of vaping
More young people are using e-cigarettes, JUUL and other forms of vaping than ever before. A 2018 survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Drug Administration found a dramatic increase in vaping among high schoolers — 75 percent are...
April 9, 2019 - 4:36am
March 14, 2019
Move to ban indoor vaping advances in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Minnesota may become the next state to treat electronic cigarettes like combustible tobacco products when it comes to “vaping”...
March 14, 2019 - 8:28pm
January 21, 2019
Adult tobacco use stagnant in ND, Minn., but youth e-cig use rising
FARGO — Smoking rates are pretty much stagnant for adults in North Dakota and Minnesota, but the states are concerned and keeping a close eye...
January 21, 2019 - 6:33pm
September 24, 2018
Blowing smoke: Vaping has become 'epidemic' among area teens
Teenagers are doing it everywhere—in the car, in the school bathrooms, even in the hallways and classroom. Vaping, or using electronic...
September 24, 2018 - 1:02pm
September 22, 2018
Guest Editorial: Early smoking carries big risks
Here's a heads-up for young people who are starting another school year: Do some homework on cigarettes, certain e-cigarettes and other products containing nicotine. If you decide to light up or vape, you're putting your future health at risk. We're not just blowing smoke. The Minnesota...
September 22, 2018 - 7:13pm
September 12, 2018
As more Minnesota kids vape and smoke, health department issues advisory on dangers
ST. PAUL—Tobacco use among Minnesota high school students increased for the first time in 17 years and state health officials attribute...
September 12, 2018 - 10:54am
August 31, 2018
Letter: 1 in 3 students in DL vaping --EMDASH-- Becker County needs tougher tobacco ordinances
The FDA now requires labels on e-cigarettes to warn that they contain nicotine, which is addictive. It's about time! But this step forward is only the beginning of what we can do to help prevent tobacco addiction, especially among young people in our communities. I know firsthand...
August 31, 2018 - 9:58am
August 8, 2018
Where there's smoke there's fire: County board tobacco discussion gets heated
Becker County commissioners sparred sharply Tuesday over a proposed update to the ordinance that governs tobacco sales in the county. "We shortened...
August 8, 2018 - 2:35pm
May 11, 2018
Becker County balks at tougher tobacco, vaping law
Should Becker County crack down on smoking and electronic cigarettes? Becker County commissioners are split on the issue, but they agreed last...
May 11, 2018 - 1:18pm
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
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
August 14, 2017
Hearing for Tobacco 21 ordinance set Sept. 12
A controversial new ordinance to raise the tobacco-sale age to 21 within Detroit Lakes city limits will get its first public airing at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Detroit Lakes City Council. The council voted Tuesday to hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance during that meeting....
August 14, 2017 - 10:32am
August 7, 2017
Behind the push to restrict tobacco sales
The "Tobacco 21" push to get city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham to raise the tobacco-sale age to 21 is part of a nationwide effort to prevent young people from getting hooked on tobacco. Although it's been tough sledding in Minnesota (the Legislature shot it down last...
August 7, 2017 - 8:30am
June 26, 2017
Letter: Veteran supports raising tobacco age
I had to write because I was pretty upset after reading a local vape-shop owner wrap in her self-serving argument against raising the tobacco age to 21 in a patriotic veneer. (Letter to the editor from Jen Hoban, June 4) I am a veteran. I served during the Vietnam war back when we...
June 26, 2017 - 8:00am
June 20, 2017
Letter: Vaping can help people quit smoking
There comes a time in many of our lives when choices are more important than money. Some people choose a specific career because they believe they can make a difference. Teachers, doctors, lawyers, and group home staff are all examples of careers that can make a difference. People...
June 20, 2017 - 10:00am