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Resignation under fire: Pelican Rapids coach accused of sexual misconduct quits district job after school reopens investigation
Five charged in DL parking lot assault
Minnesota man faces 11th charge of driving while intoxicated
Happenings in the lakes area
Red Wing duo goes low; Lakers fourth at Alex Invite
Justesen leads Laker boys at Ridges
Lions name Twigg as next head football coach
Sundown bowling league celebrates season
Laker softball remains unbeaten in road sweep
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
Sanford investing over $100M to make Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo a 'destination' for treatment
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
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
The Family of
Boyd and Ruby Sharp
Abigail Mae Staab
Essentia Health St. Mary's births
Area students achieve academic honors
Gerald D. Galbrecht
Margaret J. Bellefeuille
Coleman A. Nordhausen
Letter: We need more plug-ins for electric cars in Detroit Lakes
Letter: USMCA provides the lift that Minnesota soybean farmers need
Sen. Utke explains why he skipped DL forum
Creative? Want to raise your I.Q.? Let's talk toothpicks
Guest Editorial: End the secrecy and release federal BWCA study
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
'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
'Not just sadness': Depression has many faces for DL grad Jessica Ekholm
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
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 20, 2019
Guest Editorial: End the secrecy and release federal BWCA study
The Trump administration should swiftly release the data, documents and analysis it relied on to make a controversial 2018 decision advancing copper mining near Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Until it does, disturbing questions remain about whether that industry-friendly...
April 20, 2019 - 12:26pm
February 4, 2019
Other Opinions: We must stop the political do-over on the Twin Metals mine
I remember the day the Mount Polley mine failed. Mount Polley is a copper and gold mine in British Columbia, and on Aug. 4, 2014, a tailings basin dam catastrophically failed. Four short days later, the nearly 1,000-acre tailings basin was largely empty, having released 26 million...
February 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
January 2, 2019
A lump of coal for hunters, anglers and the Boundary Waters
The Trump Administration has announced it will renew two leases for copper-nickel mining upstream of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota's world-class fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation destination. This renewal is based on an opinion released by acting Deputy...
January 2, 2019 - 12:28am
September 26, 2018
Opinion: End to mining study is a major blow to the future of the Boundary Waters
On Sept. 6, President Donald Trump's Department of Agriculture killed a comprehensive study about the potential impacts of copper mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters. This type of mining has never existed in Minnesota and presents a far greater risk of toxic pollution than...
September 26, 2018 - 10:47am
December 31, 2017
Copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters
Chile´s Antofagasta Plc will push ahead with permitting for a copper-nickel mine in Minnesota after the Trump administration overturned an Obama-era decision to protect the Boundary Waters wilderness area. According to Reuters, the U.S. Department of Interior had refused to renew...
December 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 2, 2017
Are Minnesota's public lands up for sale?
The Superior National Forest, including the spectacular Boundary Waters, is owned by every American. The Superior is part of our national heritage — a priceless system of public lands managed by the U.S. government for the benefit of every citizen. But in a Nov. 14 hearing in...
December 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
April 10, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
On the first night of my annual winter camping/lake trout fishing adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness late last month, I awoke...
April 10, 2017 - 6:00am
November 19, 2016
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Across the tranquil lake in the darkness of a moonless sky, I can barely make out the faint yellow glow of a campfire. My fire is behind me, about 50 feet, crackling in a dreamy and muffled series of pops and snaps as the dry pine slowly burns.
November 19, 2016 - 7:06am
June 17, 2016
Big moment for Boundary Waters Wilderness, faced with sulfide-ore mining
The US Forest Service announced it was considering protecting Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining by withholding consent to the renewal of two mineral leases. The lease stage is the only point at which to determine whether...
June 17, 2016 - 5:10am
December 26, 2015
Boundary Waters Canoe Area a place unlike any other
Across the lake into the darkness of a moonless sky, I can barely make out the faint yellow glow of someone else’s campfire. Mine is behind me, about 50 feet, crackling in a dreamy and muffled series of pops and snaps as the dry pine slowly burns. I’m sitting on a sprawling slab...
December 26, 2015 - 5:25am