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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
Francis "Lucille" Newton
Gregg A. Orr
Leona S. Horner
Burton L. Lande
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
June 11, 2016
Philippines just elected their version of Trump
If the 2016 presidential election in the United States is seen as a circus, then other countries around the world must be ready to join it. Across...
June 11, 2016 - 5:40am
May 21, 2016
The slow progress on Colombian peace
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been a major thorn in the side of the government of Colombia since the FARC’s creation in 1964 to fight rural inequality. Over the past 52 years more than 220,000 people have been killed, 6 million internally displaced and an...
May 21, 2016 - 5:35am
May 7, 2016
Remember sanctions on Russia? Europe hopes you don't
It seems like an awful long time ago that one of the most prominent threats most Europeans feared was an increasingly aggressive Russia and an unstable Ukraine. To be fair, the concern of terrorist attacks, as well as the refugee crisis was well underway before the turmoil on its...
May 7, 2016 - 5:15am
April 16, 2016
Is Turkey really the ally the West thinks it is?
When looking at the current state of the Middle East, there really isn’t one specific action or country for that matter that has caused the turmoil the region finds itself in. A common belief is that the region is overwhelmed with weak states that need foreign intervention to keep...
April 16, 2016 - 5:50am
April 2, 2016
Myanmar’s new democracy and the rot within
This past Wednesday was a momentous time for Myanmar, in which its first elected civilian president in 50 years was sworn in. The National League for Democracy (NLD) won last November’s historic election that has now allowed it to select a president over the ruling military junta....
April 2, 2016 - 5:25am
March 19, 2016
Brazil has more to worry about than the Olympics and Zika
Brazil may be concerned about the run-up to hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but it has far more pressing issues to deal with. Last week more than a million Brazilians joined anti-government rallies across the country, challenging impeachment for embattled president...
March 19, 2016 - 5:30am
March 5, 2016
Britain-EU exit could hurt U.S.
In recent weeks the notion of Britain leaving the European Union has been getting some media attention. The so called “Brexit” is no doubt a monumental issue facing Europe as a whole. However, the potential impact a Brexit could entail for the U.S. largely goes unnoticed. The...
March 5, 2016 - 5:15am
February 20, 2016
Burundi is quietly unraveling
Burundi, the tiny country of 10 million people in Africa bordering Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is embroiled in a major crisis. However, the issues that plague the country are largely going unnoticed by most outside the continent. Burundi has been dealing...
February 20, 2016 - 5:45am
February 13, 2016
Breaking down Puerto Rico's debt crisis
Puerto Rico is in the midst of one of the worst financial crises in the world today. Since the U.S. won control of Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898, it should be remembered it is an American crisis as well. While Puerto Ricans don’t pay certain federal taxes and they can’t vote...
February 13, 2016 - 5:40am
January 30, 2016
Tunisia: Where reform only happens after electrocution, self-immolation
Success can be a difficult thing to define in world politics, especially when it comes to building a democratic state. Depending on a person’s outlook on the Arab Spring, it could be viewed as either a failure or a success. To be fair, it is still too early to really label it one...
January 30, 2016 - 5:40am
January 23, 2016
What role will Japan play in Asia-Pacific?
Japan has long been a major power in the Asia-Pacific, and one of the closest U.S. allies. In fact, with an increasingly assertive China and a threat-pumping North Korea, it could be argued that Japan is the most important American ally in the region. Much of Japan’s foreign policy...
January 23, 2016 - 5:45am
January 16, 2016
Capturing ‘El Chapo’ won’t fix drug trade problem
The third time’s the charm. That must be what Mexican government authorities are hoping after capturing Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán-Loera on Jan. 8 during a military raid in Los Mochis, located near the Gulf of California. According to Mexican officials, a meeting between U.S....
January 16, 2016 - 5:15am
January 9, 2016
The world outlook for 2016
For the past 8 years, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventative Action has conducted a Preventive Priorities Survey. The annual documents provide U.S. policymakers a list of likely situations that will occur in the upcoming year, and ranks them by potential impact...
January 9, 2016 - 5:30am
December 19, 2015
Breaking down Paris climate change agreement
The Paris Climate Change Conference or COP21 (21st Conference of the Parties) took place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, or more accurately, Dec. 12 as participants required an additional day to arrive at an agreement in writing. The deal has been viewed by climate experts and policymakers...
December 19, 2015 - 5:55am
December 12, 2015
Is Venezuela next on Obama’s checklist?
In the past couple of years it has become apparent that President Obama’s administration has sought to repair broken ties with countries around the world. Cuba and Iran are two prominent examples. With the recent elections in Venezuela, it’s not all that outlandish to assume that...
December 12, 2015 - 5:30am