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MnDOT adds North Star Route to U.S. bicycle system
Local National Guard unit wins acclaim during grueling training in Mojave Desert
DL man faces first-degree drug charge for meth
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Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Hornet wrestlers take Unruh Invite
Laker girls hockey shutout at Sartell
Raider girls snap 36-game skid
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Diana Lynn Aker
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Ruth I. Knapp
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
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April 30, 2016
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
March 25, 2016
Invest in LGA for all of Minnesota
Here’s why Minnesota House Republicans should support proposals to boost Local Government Aid: Because LGA works. It does just what it’s supposed to do: help Minnesota towns from the Arrowhead region to the southwest maintain professional police departments, pleasant parks and...
March 25, 2016 - 5:35am
March 19, 2016
Teacher shortage is real problem in MN
Once upon a time there were so many licensed teachers in Minnesota looking for jobs that for every one job opening, there were hundreds upon hundreds of applicants. Now, area schools are having a much harder time filling those positions. Where have all the teachers gone? A recent...
March 19, 2016 - 5:35am