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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
Congratulations Laker Gymnastics
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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
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
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
When these pages decried the gun violence that killed 58 concertgoers and injured 500 more at the hands of a madman with a "machine gun" in Las Vegas, we said more such tragedies were likely on the way. We only needed to wait about four months. We watched in horror again as panicked...
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February 11, 2018
Don't let bad driving lead to road rage
OK drivers, take a little time to answer these questions and be truthful. Have you ever: • Tailgated to punish or coerce another driver? • Sped up to proceed through a yellow light? • Changed lanes frequently? • Blocked an intersection? • Failed to round out your turn? •...
February 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
February 9, 2018
Demand accountability for broken computer system
Maybe starting all over is just what's needed, even if that's precisely what a state agency executive director warned against last week. And maybe her objections — after more than eight years of patience and toil, after tens of millions of dollars of cost overruns, and still...
February 9, 2018 - 10:00am
January 12, 2018
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
If you get your news using Facebook, you deserve to know that the social media platform is changing the way it delivers that information to you....
January 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
January 11, 2018
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
It started with the Darrin Nelson drop when I was 10 years old in 1988. Eleven years later, it was the Gary Anderson miss. Eleven years after...
January 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
January 4, 2018
We can meet any challenge by working together
With the fresh New Year just days old, we hope that 2018 brings local residents joy, hope and fulfillment. Like any year, there will be highs and lows — terrible tragedies and inspiring accomplishments. Throughout it all, we hope the the country, state and county will maintain...
January 4, 2018 - 8:00am
December 31, 2017
Corporate tax reaction: Is it real, or just a ploy?
In today's polarized political landscape, it's sometimes difficult to decipher what, exactly, is happening when a newsworthy event hits the wires. So with that in mind, here are left/right views of what at first glance appears to be good news regarding the Republican-based tax reform...
December 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 25, 2017
Guest editorial: Ideas to keep older drivers on the road
If you know an older driver, here's a list of last-minute Christmas gift ideas that could help them from getting into a crash: pedal extensions, seat cushions or steering wheel covers for their vehicles. Or if you're an older driver, you should consider making the purchase yourself....
December 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
December 16, 2017
Lawmakers must be open about harassment allegations
RED WING, Minn. — Individually, our local state and national lawmakers have denounced sexual harassment. While they must do so given the scandals bringing down powerful men across the nation, we genuinely believe most of these fine people are sincere.
December 16, 2017 - 8:00am
December 8, 2017
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
As the popular Andy Williams' Christmas song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year." But not for everyone. The holiday season — from Thanksgiving to New Year's — can lead to clinical anxiety or depression. The condition, known as the "holiday blues," ranges all...
December 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
December 3, 2017
To sexual harassers: We bet you're sweating now, huh?
They're dropping like flies—men in positions of authority who once perhaps thought themselves untouchable, as they then touched and harassed people "below" their perceived caste. As their arrogance grew, so too did their bold, careless, hurtful behavior. It was that arrogance—that...
December 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
November 23, 2017
We're thankful for you, dear reader
You're the best, you know that? Throughout this crazy, politically charged year, you are still reading your local newspaper. Even if you're reading this on social media, it's still us—you're still reading the paper, and we love you for it.
November 23, 2017 - 10:30am
November 20, 2017
A heartfelt thanks
When my daughter Grace was around 12 years old, she came home from school one day and proudly proclaimed that we were rich! For a brief moment, I wondered if my husband was keeping something from me. Rich? How could we be rich? I knew our finances were somewhere in the middle of the...
November 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
November 13, 2017
Don't fall for the old "I'm with the school" scam
There is a joke that floats around out there that goes, "There are so many scams on the internet these days. Send me $19.95 and I'll tell you how to avoid them." Well, scams obviously aren't exclusive to the internet; in fact, local businesses in this area are occasionally hit with...
November 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
Tribune Editorial: Want to be taken seriously? Stop using vocal fry
This is not a hard-hitting piece of journalism, and believe me, I realize there are bigger fish to "fry" than this issue, and so if you're expecting a serious, deep-thinking piece on social injustice or local wrongs and inefficiencies, go ahead and save yourself a few minutes of reading....
October 13, 2017 - 4:00pm