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What to do with the Pavilion?
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
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
November 3, 2017
Commentary: When wolves visit hunters, what does it mean?
It happens almost every time we set up our booth at events across the state. Once we put out the green tablecloth with our logo and the words "International Wolf Center" printed on it, a man in a camouflage hat steps up to talk. He tells us a story of a remarkable moment.
November 3, 2017 - 8:00am
October 29, 2017
Guest Editorial: New law helps seniors keep their savings
With all the negativity and political sniping coming out of Washington, D.C., here's a bit of good news — a new law was passed that will help seniors from getting robbed of their lifetime savings. The bipartisan legislation was authored by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota,...
October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Tax plan should not increase debt
The Concord Coalition urges congressional leaders and President Trump to ensure that the proposed tax cuts they propose would not increase the federal debt over the next decade.
October 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Franken calls for funding to fight opioid epidemic
U.S. Sen. Al Franken is pushing for significant new federal investments to beat back the opioid crisis, a full-blown epidemic that steals more than 140 American lives each day. Although President Trump has declared the epidemic a public health emergency, the federal government —...
October 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
October 27, 2017
Bipartisan health care fix would move the ball forward
The bipartisan effort led by U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray represents an important, fiscally responsible step towards getting the country past an immediate crisis in insurance markets so that we can move on to debate necessary longer-term healthcare system reforms.
October 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
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
The last big pipeline battle
That is us, right here, right now. Sort of an epic moment, I would say, for the north country. Let me explain why Enbridge's proposed Line 3...
October 27, 2017 - 8:00am
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
April 24, 2017
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
As federal budget appropriators begin to consider funding for fiscal year 2018, groups around Minnesota are calling on federal public officials to restore $300 million to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiation and invest in other Great Lakes regional programs. More than 150 organizations...
April 24, 2017 - 7:00am
March 25, 2017
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Late last month, the Detroit Lakes School Board met in a work session to begin answering the question that many in our community are asking and...
March 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 14, 2017
Winona LaDuke column: The presidential cabinet of the 1 percent
Cronyism, the unfair practice by a powerful person (such as a politician) ... is the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations. For instance, this includes...
January 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Opinion column: To feed the world, look to veterinarians
Across one-fourth of the globe, people aren't getting the nutrients they need to stay healthy, according to the newly released Global Hunger Index. In many countries, the cause isn't a lack of food—it's a lack of safe food. The risk of malnutrition caused by unsafe food is increasing,...
January 14, 2017 - 10:00am
January 12, 2017
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Rep. Paul Marquart: Minnesota farmers need property tax relief now
Minnesota farm communities are being hit by the perfect storm: low commodity prices, high land values, and aging schools. It is not fair to stick farmers with big property tax bills, or leave students with outdated classrooms. That is why we are proposing a tax credit to provide Minnesota...
January 12, 2017 - 10:00am
January 7, 2017
Lee Hamilton column: Give me liberty or give me death?
The problem is not just the politicians. It's us, too. There are a lot of dire predictions about our representative democracy out there. We're...
January 7, 2017 - 7:00am