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Roosevelt teachers say both their jobs are all about service
Crash with injuries in Otter Tail County Friday
Lots of school, city seats open
Area cops feeling public’s support
Man on Highway 10 is on a mission
Upset-minded Perham sends DL to Sub-state 14 elimination bracket
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Post 15 moves on to Sub-state quarterfinals
Cooper ends Smith’s run at U.S. Juniors
Andy Lia given key to the city, July 20, 2016 proclaimed Andy Lia Day in Detroit Lakes
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Marlin M. Ziegler
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
December 17, 2015
Tis the season to be aware of charity scams
It’s natural to want to give during the holiday season. Unfortunately, not everyone sees the season that way. Some use it as a way to scam others. Scams perpetrated in the name of charity are on the rise, according to the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (WGA) and...
December 17, 2015 - 5:10am
December 12, 2015
House speaker gets it right, but...
A tip of the hat to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who earlier this week went in front of the cameras to criticize presidential candidate Donald Trump for calling for a religious test for people who want to come to the United States. The Wisconsin Republican, who arguably is the second-most...
December 12, 2015 - 5:35am
Sen. Al Franken: Bipartisan law will help MN schools, students
If we want a stronger nation tomorrow, we need to give our kids a world-class education today. That was the idea when Congress passed what readers may know as No Child Left Behind, a law that has governed our federal K-12 education policies for the past 13 years. The goal of NCLB...
December 12, 2015 - 5:25am
December 11, 2015
Gun violence in America is a plague
The plague of gun violence in America is far more complicated than calls for more “gun controls” on the one side, or calls for “more guns in more hands” on the other side. Both extremes are, when analyzed coolly and intelligently, non-starters in a debate that has become ridiculously...
December 11, 2015 - 5:25am
December 9, 2015
1941, 2015: Similar yet so different
Monday was the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, “a date that will live in infamy,” as President Franklin Roosevelt said on this day in 1941, about the event that thrust fully the United States into World War II. Way before the age of the Internet and social...
December 9, 2015 - 9:21am
December 5, 2015
Everyone wants a piece of surplus pie
Great news: Minnesota has a nearly $2 billion budget surplus. Bad news: Of course there’s already a fight on how to spend it. Officials announced Thursday morning that the surplus is more than double what lawmakers had when they finished up their work in June. The number technically...
December 5, 2015 - 6:00am
December 3, 2015
Talk finances with aging parents
This holiday season set aside a few minutes to talk about something that too many families shy away from talking about until it’s too late — the financial well-being and long-term care wishes of aging parents. While this may be an uncomfortable topic, it’s important that adult...
December 3, 2015 - 5:10am
November 26, 2015
Time to consider the testing of all rape kits
When you say hear words “untested rape kits” and you see a number like “3,400,” the first word that comes to mind probably is, “scandal.” But that word somewhat overstates the situation, judging by the reporting that we’ve seen about the nearly 3,400 untested rape kits...
November 26, 2015 - 5:45am
November 25, 2015
Burn off turkey day calories at MN state parks
Everyone ready for the turkey sweats from Thursday’s Thanksgiving dinner? Did you know that the average American consumes around 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day? Yikes. Well, the state of Minnesota is trying to help save people some cash and burn those extra calories off. On...
November 25, 2015 - 9:04am
November 21, 2015
In Minnesota, we’re smart and taxed
The good news is Minnesota is one of the smartest states in the United States. The bad news is we’re also one of the most taxed states. Two studies were released back to back — purely coincidental we’re sure — where states are compared in education and taxes. The good news...
November 21, 2015 - 5:55am
Denying refugees is against Western values
The terrorist attack on November 13 in Paris has brought on a flood of emotion for the people in Europe. In the United States, it brought back memories of the 9/11 attacks. However, if we look back on the Western response to the 9/11 attacks and what we are dealing with now in Iraq...
November 21, 2015 - 5:50am
To defeat ISIS, humiliate it first
So, this is just one suggestion from the Heartland, and it almost certainly will make no difference whatsoever. But on the off chance that people in Washington are open to new ideas for waging the war on terror: The United States and its allies should use the power of shame to...
November 21, 2015 - 5:45am
November 20, 2015
Legislature needs to get local government aid on track
Local government aid should not be viewed as the state doling out welfare for cities and counties in Minnesota. And we are glad to see the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities made increasing LGA its top issue for the 2016 legislative session. LGA is quite the opposite of welfare....
November 20, 2015 - 5:15am
November 18, 2015
New urgency for MN’s roads and bridges
The need to fix deteriorating roads and bridges in the state has taken on more urgency. According to just-released projections from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the funding needed to make the state’s transportation system “economically competitive”...
November 18, 2015 - 5:10am
November 14, 2015
Keystone all about business
The decision by TransCanada Corp. to request suspension of the Keystone XL pipeline permit is more about energy economics and Canadian/U.S. politics than it is about environmental activism. The environmentalists who are cheering the apparent demise of the project as a victory for...
November 14, 2015 - 5:15am