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West Nile Virus confirmed in Sibley County horse
Minnesota Dairy Industry Crowns 63 Princess Kay of the Milky Way
A 'peace' of Africa
City Council holds special meeting
A walk back through time
Lakers prepare in annual Red White scrimmage
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
Second half flurry gives Laker boys first win in 20 games
SOCCER: Last second OT goal lifts Flyers over Laker girls
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Time to head back to school with your friends at the library
HSO to celebrate 40 years
It's party time!
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Grondahl says goodbye
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Pine to Palm
January 21, 2016
Get out there: 125 years of state parks
This year marks 125 years, that’s a quasquicentennial, of the Minnesota parks and trails system. Earlier this month, the state kicked off outdoor activities at Fort Snelling State Park, representing all state parks and trials. There will be special activities planned throughout...
January 21, 2016 - 5:00am
January 17, 2016
Memo to airlines: It’s winter
This is not a script for a made-for-TV movie. If it were, it would have been rejected because it is so implausible. Last week, airlines that serve Fargo had to cancel flights and rebook passengers because of a shortage of (wait for it) de-icing fluid. You read that right. A shortage...
January 17, 2016 - 5:10am
January 15, 2016
Random kindness goes a long way
One small, random act of kindness can sure leave a massive, focused impression on someone. Case in point: On Friday, I was walking through Walmart, picking up a couple grocery items I needed to get through the weekend. I was pushing my cart down an aisle when a group of young girls...
January 15, 2016 - 5:10am
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
A modest gun plan is a start
To no one’s surprise, the reaction by the gun lobby and its lackeys in Congress to Pres. Barack Obama’s sensible and modest gun control proposal was universal condemnation. Led by the gaggle of Republican presidential candidates, the critics trotted out the discredited fears of...
January 9, 2016 - 5:25am
January 8, 2016
AARP says MN best place to retire
According to AARP, Minnesota is the best place in the United States to retire. Clearly they weren’t taking weather and temperatures into consideration. What they were taking into account though were housing, health care and services for our older residents. So according to AARP’s...
January 8, 2016 - 5:20am
January 3, 2016
Ikes take on water quality vs. agriculture
Southern Minnesota especially is seeing the negative effects agriculture is having on water quality. Earlier this year, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced that nearly all rivers and streams in the southwestern farming region were unsafe for swimming and fishing. This...
January 3, 2016 - 5:25am
Politicians have a very tough job
You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician — whether running for office or trying to lead while holding office. The women and men who’ve undertaken to represent us face circumstances...
January 3, 2016 - 5:20am
Need a resolution for 2016? Here’s five
We’ll keep it short and sweet. Here are five resolution ideas for the new year: Add fitness to your daily routine. Many resources are spent fighting cancer. Remember, the best way to prevent cancer and several other diseases — though it is no absolute guarantee — is regular...
January 3, 2016 - 5:10am
December 30, 2015
Legislature must make local aid a top priority
Voters are sure to hear a lot about local government aid (LGA) during Minnesota’s next legislative session, which convenes March 8. The Legislature, with a budget surplus of about $2 billion, will be pushed and pulled by many groups fighting for a bigger piece of the pie. In our...
December 30, 2015 - 9:26am
December 27, 2015
Don’t be a victim of a silent killer
With the cold weather setting in, the home heating season is under way and with it, arrives a big danger — carbon monoxide poisoning. Experts with the Minnesota Department of Health say that CO can build up to dangerous concentrations indoors when fuel-burning devices — furnaces,...
December 27, 2015 - 5:25am
December 26, 2015
Fear and panic: Beyond ISIS
“The United States should not ‘jump around like an elephant frightened by a mouse.’” –George Kennan, U.S. Department of Defense officer, 1959, before a U.S. Senate hearing about the Russian Sputnik launch in November 1957 “Panic is not an effective long term organizing...
December 26, 2015 - 5:40am
An early holiday gift
‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all through DC Members of Congress found something on which they agree; “Transportation funding boosts the economy and protects those we hold dear!” And with that, Minnesotans received a gift early this year While it may not have exactly...
December 26, 2015 - 5:35am
December 24, 2015
Sports parents setting foul example
High school athletics can provide fun, excitement and challenges for the athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and parents alike. It’s supposed to be a fun time for the kids as they learn about competition and grow in life. Athletics instills many important values in a young person...
December 24, 2015 - 5:05am
December 20, 2015
Helping kids, strengthening relationships
In 2013, the Detroit Lakes Police Department started a local Shop with a Cop program. While the school liaison officer had helped in the past with a similar program through the school, a cop who is no longer on the DLPD force decided it was time to give kids a chance to do a little...
December 20, 2015 - 5:25am