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Vehicle strikes Moorhead High student in crosswalk near school
Anti-Islam presentation draws protesters inside and outside MN church
Concordia to allow 'of age' students to drink 'limited quantities' of alcohol on campus
Lawn mower partially severs leg of 4-year-old Vergas boy
Lake Park man wins $20,000 playing lottery game
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XC: Laker boys third, girls fifth at Hermes Invite
Lakers down Prowlers in five-set thriller
DL Youth Hockey fundraiser banquet Oct. 14
Middle schoolers revive Chess Club
HALL OF HONOR: 2006 girls golf first-ever state champions
Mn State colleges, universities waive application fees in October
The beauty of God's Grace
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
There's a new pastor in town
Finding God all over this socialist, nonreligious country
Friends & Neighbors
Green awarded by small-business group
Essentia Health Welcomes Licensed Psychologist in Detroit Lakes
Shaping up your business: Biz boot camp set for Oct. 17
Renting a car
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
Maplewood to host Leaf Days this weekend
MN singer-songwriter to give Saturday concert at Holmes
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Donna D. Alder
Duane L. Erickson
Marion E. Olson
Duane L. Erickson
DeAnn K. Helliksen
Klobuchar concerned about ongoing Legionnaires' Disease in Minnesota
How to survive a crash with a power pole
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
Thank you for a successful rotary blood screening
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
May 5, 2016
Pass transportation, bonding bills for MN’s sake
The Minnesota Legislature’s regular session will end May 23. That’s in less than three weeks. Here’s what the lawmakers must do between now and then: Compromise on a transportation bill.Compromise on a bonding bill.If the lawmakers do those things, the session will have been...
May 5, 2016 - 5:30am
April 30, 2016
Slower transition to bathroom incluseviness
Bathrooms. Without going back into the archives and confirming, this is very likely the only editorial we’ve written on the subject, but apparently there is a first time for everything. Target really stirred up the hornets’ nest when it implemented a policy to allow transgender...
April 30, 2016 - 5:15am
The core issues in the 2016 election
“America has been the intellectual battleground of the nations.” – R.Bourne “All authority belongs to the people.” – Thomas Jefferson What is missing in the 2016 election cycle and why the imbalance in our current debates in both political parties and the general public?...
April 30, 2016 - 5:10am
April 29, 2016
Address heroin crisis now
The scourge of heroin, formerly lurking in the shadows, now is raging in plain sight as the toll in lives lost or ruined keeps piling up. The erosive effects of the epidemic on the community have become painfully obvious: at least five deaths in recent weeks — including three in...
April 29, 2016 - 5:35am
April 23, 2016
We can answer the calls and save lives
Kari Hunt of Marshall, Texas was going through a tough time. She was separating from her husband of ten years. And she had three children under the age of ten to take care of. On a winter day a few years back, Kari agreed to meet her then-husband in a Texas hotel in the neighborhood...
April 23, 2016 - 5:10am
April 22, 2016
MN smart to turn to the primary system
So important is the office of the president that Europeans often say they wish they could vote in U.S. elections. That won’t be happening anytime soon, of course. But it helps explain what’s happening in Minnesota right now, as the Legislature comes closer to scrapping the presidential...
April 22, 2016 - 5:30am
April 16, 2016
The hard truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what’s for supper tonight — getting distracted. Annoying, isn’t it?...
April 16, 2016 - 5:55am
April 15, 2016
Tax unfair to MN businesses
It appears Minnesota’s small businesses will not get tax relief this session of the Legislature. Despite a projected $1.2 billion surplus and nearly $2 billion in reserves, Gov. Mark Dayton seems disinclined to push for reasonable changes in business taxes. The Democrat-controlled...
April 15, 2016 - 5:30am
April 9, 2016
This is the good stuff, people
The news business isn’t always everything we young, aspiring journalists hoped it would be as we sat wide-eyed and enthusiastic in our mass communications classes in college. We did not yet know how it would really be. Our work and every little misspelling and mistake is literally...
April 9, 2016 - 5:15am
Keeping MN competitive in a changing economy
As the new president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, a top personal priority has been to hit the road. For six months, I’ve been crisscrossing our great state, asking questions and listening. It’s been both encouraging and energizing. I’ve gained an even greater appreciation...
April 9, 2016 - 5:10am
April 8, 2016
Stop scammers from cleaning up this spring
Spring cleaning is under way! Homeowners throughout Minnesota are spiffing up their homes and yards with a variety of improvement projects. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones cleaning up — so are crooks and con artists. Last week, the Alexandria Building Department received...
April 8, 2016 - 5:25am
April 2, 2016
Wishing for a new shake in presidential game
When U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, who represents the 7th district - including this area - announced he would vote for Bernie Sanders if he attended the Democratic National Convention as a superdelegate, he caught some flack. Peterson may be a democrat, but he is known as one...
April 2, 2016 - 5:30am
April 1, 2016
MN parents can help solve worker shortage
Unfortunately, child care is not thriving in too much of Greater Minnesota. With the fourth-highest cost in the nation for infants and 4-year-olds, according to a recent survey, high-quality care in Minnesota is unaffordable for too many working families. A state-federal subsidy program...
April 1, 2016 - 5:20am
March 27, 2016
Congress’ gridlock can be broken
Gridlock has become synonymous with Congress. But despite the deep divisions among elements of the U.S. House and Senate, the first session of the 114th Congress (2015), to the surprise of many observers, got some good stuff done. Surely some big things were left undone, including...
March 27, 2016 - 5:05am
March 26, 2016
Having a “Trump talk” with your kids
I was watching a Republican presidential debate as my eight-year-old, John, sat next to me. Donald Trump, the front-runner, looked left and ripped Ted Cruz as a “liar” before seamlessly pivoting right and skewering Marco Rubio as a “sweating choke artist.” “Lying Ted!”...
March 26, 2016 - 5:30am