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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
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
February 2, 2018
Letter: Abortion violates common-sense justice
To accept and to choose an abortion is to take an entirely innocent and totally defenseless unborn human person—and, by deliberate intention, put this person to death. This is evil! Never mind how some U.S. Supreme Court justices may have voted many years ago on the issue of...
February 2, 2018 - 8:00am
January 29, 2018
Letter: LP-A girls basketball parent says playing time wasn't the issue
I am writing this letter, as a parent, in regards to the story that was written about the Lake Park-Audubon head girls basketball coach being put on administrative Leave. Yes, I am a parent of one of the three girls that had a meeting with Coach Jay Peterson. Yes, I do work at the...
January 29, 2018 - 10:34am
Letter: Healthcare for all is a constitutional right
After listening to hours of hearings for cabinet nominees, it is obvious that our elected representatives, president, senators, and representatives swim in the murky waters of self-imposed complexity when dealing with issues of the day. Health care is the prime example. The approach...
January 29, 2018 - 10:00am
January 27, 2018
Letter: School officials should encourage proper communication with athletes, coaches and parents
I coached youth basketball with Jay (Peterson) for a few years. In youth basketball he went out of his way to play equal time. All the coaches made the point that we play equal now, so when we play to represent our community, we’ll play to win! It’s the coaches role to develop...
January 27, 2018 - 10:19am
January 26, 2018
Letter: Looking back on 3 major road projects in one season
In Minnesota, there is winter and construction season. For Becker County, MNDOT unveiled plans for three projects in one summer (actually three seasons). For you hockey fans, that's a hat trick. Why three projects in a short time period? It could be planning projects simply coming...
January 26, 2018 - 11:00am
January 19, 2018
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Please take a few minutes to log on to PlanDetroitLakes.com and take a close look at the plans for the West Lake Drive beachfront area. Once at this site, go to the Reports Tab and view 2017 October Open House Boards. As I look at some of the recommendations on the Development Concept-Alternatives...
January 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
January 12, 2018
Letter: New LEGO league challenges kids to think like scientists
Becker County 4-H would like to thank the following people and organizations for donating time and materials to allow a partnership between 4-H, Roosevelt Elementary School, and the Detroit Lakes Middle School to offer a FIRST LEGO League for fourth- and fifth-graders during after-school...
January 12, 2018 - 1:00pm
January 10, 2018
Letter: Trashing our institutions only helps Putin
December 2008, a Saturday morning meeting of the American Olympic Committee, Chicago: Sochi was named for Putin's vanity Winter Games. This was Putin's first public relations win and was considered by many Americans to be President Elect Obama's first loss. The Republicans celebrated...
January 10, 2018 - 11:00am
January 9, 2018
Letter: Truth will come out about the Trump White House
"My Lord What A Morning, When the Stars begin to fall..." This is the first line of an old spiritual song, but I am using these words in reference to Michael Wolfe's book titled "Fire and Fury Inside the White House." These are allegations and we can only hope the truth will prevail....
January 9, 2018 - 5:00pm
January 4, 2018
Letter: DL businesses would miss the Legion Campground
I wish to be recorded as opposed to the proposal for the removal of the American Legion Campground in Detroit Lakes and replacement with housing and/or commercial space. I am not certain if the planner has thought about the effect on the economy of Detroit Lakes from the seasonal...
January 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 28, 2017
Letter: Looks like the swamp is going to drain us
Why did the Republicans and Donald Trump pass a tax cut plan that mostly favors the big corporations and the ultra rich? For example, they cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. They cut the rate for the wealthiest incomes from 39.6 percent to 37 percent. And they...
December 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 25, 2017
Quitting smoking still among the most popular New Year's resolutions
As the New Year approaches, many smokers are making a resolution to quit smoking for good in 2018. Quitting smoking continues to be one of the most popular New Year's resolutions, with nearly 7 out of 10 smokers desiring to quit and more than half of all Minnesota smokers attempting...
December 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 23, 2017
Letter: Changes at DL Post Office are for the worse
When a company can't meet its customers' expectations, it's always seems to be a budget issue. Unfortunately, under budget constraints, the US Postal Service (at least in Detroit Lakes) seems more than willing to kill off its own business. According to official signs posted in the...
December 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
December 22, 2017
Letter: Shame on DL High School bullies, and staff that allows it
Guilt by association was the apparent verdict. Yet there was no trial, no jury. Just a death sentence issued by a small group of seemingly powerful, influential teenagers who base their opinions on uneducated bias and ignorance from lack of experience—having only been in this...
December 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Letter: Marc Henderson family thanks community for all the support
To our community family: We are so blessed to have you in our lives! Life can be tough at times and then we look around and see and feel the love from all of you! We have no words to express the kindness you have shown us and our family ... especially the last year and a half. Thank...
December 22, 2017 - 1:00pm