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Finances look good, Becker County has 'very strong' bond rating
On the cutting edge of lifesaving; new medical device in DL
Bingo and Benghazi; Republicans rally in DL for the final presidential debate
Highway 34 culvert replacement set for Oct. 24
For the sake of the lakes: Community AIS forum set Monday at M State
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Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
McCulloch all-time winningest football coach at Valley City State
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Friends & Neighbors
A 'Midwest' mural; Artist paints a Minnesota-inspired mural on Midwest Printing building
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
The great debate: Apple or pumpkin? Holy Rosary volunteers already taking orders for annual pie sale
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
St. Andrew's Society to host Scottish dinner Nov. 5
Museum's Barn Raising Bash' set for Oct. 29
Marylou F. Chromy
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
Trump wrong to attack Hillary through her husband
Free press group: 'Trump presidency represents threat to press freedom unknown in modern history'
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
Mouse invasion is about finding food, warm place to nest
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
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
April 9, 2016
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
March 18, 2016
Opening to Cuba welcome
President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Cuba is being welcomed by congressional Democrats and Republicans, despite demonstrably foolish rhetoric from a few senators and congressmen who seem to be rejecting the initiative not on its merits but because Obama did it. It’s a...
March 18, 2016 - 5:15am
March 12, 2016
LP-A hoops team shows character
A lot of people who say growing up in a small town is great are probably the people who spent their whole lives in that town. Brave outsiders who have moved into a small town, thinking life would be simpler and people would be friendlier, have often discovered that it can be tough...
March 12, 2016 - 5:30am
To find hope, look around you
These are very unhappy times in Washington. Relations between the executive and legislative branches are not just sour, but corrosive. The Republican-led Senate has declared it will simply ignore a presidential nomination to the Supreme Court. Both houses have announced that they...
March 12, 2016 - 5:25am
March 11, 2016
Enough with the partisan gridlock
When Minnesota legislators ended their 2015 lawmaking season with two major bills stalled in partisan gridlock, they voiced hope that conditions more propitious for dealmaking would emerge in time for the 2016 session. That session starts at noon Tuesday with those hopes largely unrealized....
March 11, 2016 - 5:25am
March 5, 2016
Of young people and politics
When two little 6-year-old twin girls donning Bernie Sanders T-shirts showed up at the Democratic caucus in Detroit Lakes Tuesday night, they had to have made people smile. The little brown-haired, brown-eyed 13-year-old girl with glasses sitting quietly at the Republican caucus in...
March 5, 2016 - 5:20am
March 2, 2016
Trump doesn’t understand libel law
Recently, Donald Trump said “I’m gonna open up our libel laws, so when they write purposely negative and horrible, false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.” The specific media outlets he mentioned were the New York Times and The Washington Post. The first thing...
March 2, 2016 - 10:44am
February 20, 2016
N.D. marijuana measures not equal
It is possible, but not probable, that North Dakotans will vote on two marijuana legalization measures in November. One measure – a medical marijuana proposal – has received the OK from the secretary of state to circulate signature petitions. The other – a full-blown decriminalization...
February 20, 2016 - 5:50am