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Woman sentenced for home burglary
MnDOT ends spring truck weight restrictions in central frost zone
Police confirm Grand Forks mother killed children, herself in home
Woman sentenced for check forgery
'The sheer joy': Adapted bowling is growing in the area
Time-honored tips for springtime fishing
Bison 18th after day one of NCAA Regional
Lakers, Herzog continue season streak
BOYS GOLF: Pirates nip Lakers in Bemidji
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Look to the future... plant a tree
What's on tap for arts and entertainment in the lakes area
Exploring a Native American tradition: Thursday's Early Childhood Powwow at DLMS to be 'learning experience'
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Eileen Lenore Pederson
Johnny Lee Johnson
Thumbs up to all who helped after crash
Guest Editorial: New thinking needed in opioid battles
Are we biased? Blame our brains' filing system
The spirit of spring is calling
Alarm sounded--Get work done, lawmakers
Time-honored tips for springtime fishing
Installing purple martin house was no small feat
Ice out on Otter Tail County lake shows Mother Nature's power and beauty
Lake ice is deteriorating, time to be done with ice fishing
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
April 9, 2018
Letter: Wrapped in a sea of plastic
By now most of us have read that plastic, that incredibly useful product that all of us use every day, is fast becoming public enemy No. 1. We have been using plastics for decades and as a result, plastic is everywhere: in our fish, in our food, in our oceans, in our waste water treatment...
April 9, 2018 - 10:55am
Letter: Trump's erratic behavior is dangerous
How does a nation slip into a dictatorship? Do what Trump is doing by firing people right and left? This alone creates chaos in our government. His erratic behavior is dangerous. President Trump is driving our country into the ground and Putin is most likely very happy to see this....
April 9, 2018 - 10:54am
Letter: Chinese pork tariffs are a wake-up call
The imposition of Chinese tariffs on American pork products is a wake-up call for all industrial hog producers. Encouraged by large multinational corporations that they must "feed the world," these contract farmers fell for the corporate line and thus became dependent upon the export...
April 9, 2018 - 10:50am
April 8, 2018
Letter: Your vote is needed this year
Now I understand... For years I have been struggling to find the source of the modern Republican's governing philosophies and ideologies that seem so contrary to those of our founding fathers. I have often referred to the Reagan years, 37 years ago, with his "trickle down" economic...
April 8, 2018 - 8:27pm
March 2, 2018
Letter: Green, Utke 'morally complicit' in gun deaths
At a recent public forum in Mahnomen, State Rep. Steve Green blamed the high school shootings in Parkland, Florida — which killed 17 students and staff — on a lack of process to identify likely shooters.
March 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
Letter: Time for credit unions to start paying taxes
Last month the CEO of Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union submitted a letter to the editor, in which he stated the benefits of some legislation that is moving through Congress. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a very good bill that would ease some...
March 2, 2018 - 9:00am
March 1, 2018
Letter: Peterson's proposed ag bill hurts Minnesota
U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa has reintroduced legislation, which, if passed, could effectively block states from setting basic standards for the production or manufacture of agricultural products within their borders, including how animals are raised. The proposed legislation would...
March 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
Letter: Armed teachers setting themselves up for problems
In the wake of the recent school shooting in Florida, the National Rifle Association, the president, and the conservatives in Congress are advancing a plan to arm several teachers in every school. The rhetoric is being met enthusiastically by many people. Some educators have even...
March 1, 2018 - 10:00am
February 26, 2018
Letter: Time to take the Second Amendment literally
Time to take the Second Amendment literally and seriously. The text of the amendment reads: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." That is, the right to bear arms is based...
February 26, 2018 - 10:00am
February 24, 2018
Letter: We're going to fix MN drivers license system
Minnesotans work hard and pay their taxes. In return, they expect and deserve high-quality, efficient services from their state government. They should get nothing less. That is why Minnesota IT Services, under new leadership, is strongly committed to fixing the problems with our...
February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
Letter: More needs to be done to protect school kids
We constantly see tragedies that unfold in places like Parkland, Florida, and nothing seems to change with gun control. Well, this time, the kids of the school are demanding change and law enforcement. Perhaps it's time for "Student Councils" across the state demand that their legislators...
February 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 18, 2018
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
More than 26 percent of Minnesota high school students use tobacco products—26 percent! That's one in every four students. That finding and others in the new Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey results should be a wake-up call to everyone who cares about our kids. I've served as...
February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 17, 2018
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
At the Detroit Lakes School Board meeting on Monday, one item on the agenda was the new teachers contract for the 2017-2019 school years. The vote was 4-1 in favor and the only "no" vote was cast by School Board Member Jane Foltz. I would like to first say, "thank you" to those board...
February 17, 2018 - 9:00am
February 9, 2018
Letter: If we're so hardy, why an indoor Vikings stadium?
As expected, or should have been expected, much of the national media attention during Super Bowl Week focused on our local weather. More perplexing though is how some of our leaders have described it. For example, Zygmunt Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings and major benefactor...
February 9, 2018 - 9:00am
February 8, 2018
Letter: Absolute power corrupts absolutely
President Donald Trump is too much I and not enough us! It seem that Republicans (as far as President Trump is concerned) equate themselves as the only decent Bible-believing Christians (citizens that follow Christian teachings). We all have our own beliefs of what is morally acceptable...
February 8, 2018 - 4:00pm