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Minnesota suicide rate spiked in 2017
MNsure enrollment increases 5 percent
Victims identified in fatal horse-and-buggy crash in central Minnesota
Another one bites the dust: Bait shop second, final building knocked down for Midtown development
2 dead after horse-drawn buggy struck from behind
Owatonna’s Williamson named Mr. Football
Bruggeman becomes all-time scorer at SMSU
Laker boys thumped at Alexandria
Jazz team runners-up at Melrose
No. 1 gymnasts win at Brainerd holiday invite
M State employees recognized for outstanding work at state conference
DIY and impress with Aunt Margie's Murderously Good Hot Fudge Sauce
Serving up some sweet holiday spirit: Holy Rosary’s 28th Christmas Cookie Walk is Dec. 8
Detroit Lakes' Schell honored by Minnesota Library Association
Christmas Brunch Strata is big on holiday style, but easy to make
friends & neighbors
DL Public Utilities receives award for excellence in communication
Rep. Peterson calls farm bill's passing 'a miracle'
Medical marijuana bill would protect doctors by allowing them to state condition, lawmaker says
Christmas on the Ranch: With a Purpose
New plans a cookin': Country Kitchen cuts down hours, hones in on breakfast and lunch crowd
Friends in high places? Gov. Mark Dayton talks Garth Brooks into extra show
Looking for some holiday tension relief? Try a good mystery or two
Holiday happenings: A guide to what's new in lakes area entertainment
Your library has the Christmas spirit!
Simple Gifts coming to DL's Holmes Theatre Friday
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Tom Mortenson To Head International Business Council
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
"Merry Christmas!" I shouted
Opinion: What does it mean to be patriotic?
Letter: What does Detroit Lakes have against trees?
Phillips: Kindness can bring us to our knees
Klobuchar: Developing a more effective flu vaccine is critical
Late-season archers have shot at filling deer tags
Fascinating courtship rituals of the sharp-tailed grouse
Ice fishing is in full swing, just in time for Christmas
Snowmobile trails still need more snow, cold temperatures
Column: Piebald deer are a fluke of nature
'Coming together to exchange ideas and love': DL woman travels to Australia for Healing Our Spirit event
100 years of fashion tradition: Native jingle dresses connect dance, art, history
New beat: UK chart-topping DJ, Erik Dale, is finding his rhythm in Detroit Lakes
Two years in Tunis: 2012 Laker grad Celeste Koppe is making her mark in the Middle East
Minnesotans caught in the act of kindness at WE Fest
Pine to Palm 2018
Pine to Palm legend: Renner completes incredible career at 86th tourney
Stein short game delivers Seniors title
Piatz repeats as Mid-Am champion
Andrisen claims Supers crown; Renner steps down
Foth captures Pine to Palm title on 22nd hole
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