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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
February 10, 2019
Lee Hamilton: Climate change is an unavoidable issue
Looking back at 2018's weather-related news, it seems clear that this was the year climate change became unavoidable. I don't mean that the fires...
February 10, 2019 - 12:41am
November 12, 2018
Lee Hamilton: We're divided, and not just by politics
We live in a divided country. And I don't just mean politically. Our economy is creating winners and losers, with no clear way up the ladder...
November 12, 2018 - 2:23pm
October 10, 2018
Take time to remember what's right with USA
It's so easy these days to despair about the future of our country. It feels like half the people I run into just want to pull the covers over...
October 10, 2018 - 12:16pm
September 9, 2018
What are political parties good for? Plenty, actually
If you take a dim view of our political parties, you're in sterling company. So did George Washington. In his famous Farewell Address, he warned...
September 9, 2018 - 1:36am
August 4, 2018
A more perfect union
You know these words, but how often do you stop to think about them? "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,...
August 4, 2018 - 8:27am
July 25, 2018
Pledge of Allegiance is simple, but packs a powerful message
You know the Pledge of Allegiance, probably by heart. You may recite it only occasionally, or get the chance several times a week. Sometimes,...
July 25, 2018 - 5:30am
You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress
It's past time for comprehensive reform of Congress, but these changes I advocate will not come about without citizen action. The first three...
December 25, 2017 - 3:00pm
November 21, 2017
Will tax cuts pile up more debt?
As Republicans in Congress move forward on their tax plan, it's worth remembering one thing: whatever the legislative particulars, keep your...
November 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 6, 2017
If you want to change things...
It's built into the idea of representative democracy that making change is difficult, which is why many people get discouraged. But few things...
November 6, 2017 - 5:30pm
October 27, 2017
Why we need to scrap the debt ceiling
Using the debt ceiling as a means of reining in excessive spending has not worked. Our political efforts should go toward finding long-term solutions...
October 27, 2017 - 9:00am
October 14, 2017
How do we make a great country still greater?
Our political system appears dysfunctional and occasionally on the verge of breakdown. But however dire things appear in Washington, I believe...
October 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
September 20, 2017
Most Americans are hungry for bipartisanship
When I talk to people about Congress and Washington in general, I'm impressed by their hunger for bipartisanship. Americans of all stripes want...
September 20, 2017 - 10:23am
August 18, 2017
Lee Hamilton: My impression of nine presidents I've worked with
One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I've had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I've talked policy, politics and, sometimes, the trivial details of daily life with them. I met JFK twice...
August 18, 2017 - 9:52am
August 14, 2017
Yes, it's possible: Sit down and talk with your representative
The Heart of representative democracy rests in the communication between the electorate and elected officials. We should make this conversation more fruitful and effective. Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington and in their state capitals? Despite the cynicism of these...
August 14, 2017 - 10:20am
June 25, 2017
Opinion: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
The decision to send troops overseas requires clear eyes, hard questions and specific answers. The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, has shown an apparent appetite for the use of force overseas. The "mother of all bombs" dropped on Syrian troops, saber-rattling toward North...
June 25, 2017 - 12:00pm