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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rose Ensemble in Detroit Lakes Tuesday
'Winning by a hair' the second annual Hairy Man Run is set for October 1
Slow and steady wins the race; so far $500,000 has been raised toward new Becker County museum
County disaster drill helps prepare emergency workers for the real thing
HALL OF HONOR: Raboin enjoying special opportunity in St. Cloud
Detroit Lakes blows out Park Rapids 46-0
HALL OF HONOR: Barrett a versatile leader for three Laker teams
Jackets sweep singles, down Lakers 4-3
Golf: Lunn wins Maple Hills club championship
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Logan completes core curriculum training
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
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
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
Vernon A. Sellers
Douglas Daryl Miller
Helen Mae Williams
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Michael C. Selck
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
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
Landscape planning can help 'sharpies' thrive
Tricky fishing for next few weeks
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
April 15, 2016
General aviation drives business in Minnesota
As a global powersports leader, our company knows the importance of getting people where they want to go, no matter the terrain. So when we need to transport our personnel to plants across the U.S., we turn to general aviation. In my role as senior pilot for Polaris Industries, I...
April 15, 2016 - 5:15am
March 12, 2016
To ensure security, Congress must shine light on shell companies
The threat from the misuse of anonymous shell companies is real, and routine. Criminals use them to scam consumers, defraud the government, and launder money. They also use them to cheat small businesses. For example, from 2004 to 2012 a large Virginia-based security firm used a shell...
March 12, 2016 - 5:20am
March 11, 2016
House aims to slash Local Government Aid
As the Minnesota Legislature convenes today in St. Paul, it’s a good time to remind House Republicans that many of them ran on a pledge to secure and enhance the state’s shorted Local Government Aid program. The reminder should be especially resonant with rural and small-city...
March 11, 2016 - 5:15am
March 5, 2016
Keep energy, excitement of Super Tuesday going; Our hope for general election
You could feel the energy and excitement during Super Tuesday’s caucuses in Douglas County. Local organizers for both the Republican and Democratic parties were beaming with enthusiasm, and for good reason — record-breaking attendances. Combined, nearly 2,000 people turned out...
March 5, 2016 - 5:10am
March 4, 2016
Working poor in 18 states stuck in ‘coverage gap’
The Affordable Care Act was signed into law six years ago this month. The uninsured rate is now 11.9 percent, the lowest ever recorded. Approximately 17 million more Americans have health insurance today than before the law was passed. Hospitals across the nation have saved tens of...
March 4, 2016 - 5:20am
March 3, 2016
Klobuchar takes aim at opioid crisis: Her measure would help track drug data
We have a crisis in our country. A crisis that claims more lives than car crashes. A crisis that rips apart families of all different backgrounds. Killing 28,648 Americans in 2014, this crisis is prescription drug and heroin abuse. And with deaths increasing nearly sixfold since...
March 3, 2016 - 5:25am
February 26, 2016
Guest Editorial: Scammers add to student debt
Student debt is a hot topic right now. Political candidates have jumped into the fray, offering plenty of consternation and even a few possible solutions. Unfortunately, so have scammers. They’re taking advantage of cash-strapped college graduates who are looking for some type...
February 26, 2016 - 4:03pm
September 6, 2015
Hooray for our teachers as they go back to school
Teaching is a calling. Oh, sure, it’s a profession that requires specialized education, but the lure of the classroom for dedicated teachers is as emotional as it is intellectual. The best teachers — the ones remembered by their students — master techniques that balance stimulating...
September 6, 2015 - 5:20am
September 4, 2015
Tax benefits help MN families with school expenses
As a child, I anticipated back-to-school shopping almost as much as I looked forward to the State Fair. I would carefully choose my favorite colored folders and hope for that box of 64 Crayons — even though the list from my school said I only needed the 24-color set. As some...
September 4, 2015 - 5:35am
August 28, 2015
Other Opinions: Don’t saddle next president with UND nickname issue
When Robert Kelley was appointed to the UND presidency in 2008, he was told that the State Board of Higher Education would rule on the UND nickname. “The decision is not mine,” Kelley told the Herald back then. “It rests with the State Board of Higher Education and the chancellor...
August 28, 2015 - 2:35pm
Other Opinions: Standing up for rural postal delivery
BY MARIE POWELL Center for Rural Afairs Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and...
August 28, 2015 - 2:34pm
Other Opinions: Keep rural homes safe, efficient with USDA programs
BY TONY HERNANDEZ and COLLEEN LANDKAMER Guest Columnists Some say the electric feeling of buying and moving into your own home never wears off. When you own the floors you’re standing on, the walls surrounding you and the roof over your head, you also own great satisfaction...
August 28, 2015 - 2:33pm
Other Opinions: MN teens No. 1 on ACT but gaps persist
Minnesota students came out on top — again — on ACT college-readiness test scores released this week. For the 10th year in a row, state teens led the nation among states in which at least 50 percent of the students took the college entrance exam. Being No. 1 is worth celebrating,...
August 28, 2015 - 2:32pm
July 24, 2015
Fargo’s decision to ban park photographer is cause for concern
When I was a tot growing up in Moorhead in the 1970s, a Forum photographer snapped a photo of me and my friends pushing toy dump-trucks up a mound of dirt alongside our driveway. The photo ran in the newspaper the next day but a clipping of that picture stayed on our home’s refrigerator...
July 24, 2015 - 5:15am
June 17, 2015
Condition? Stabilization? Try pipelines
In the debate about the safety of shipping Bakken oil, there are trade-offs at every turn. That’s the lesson of the conditioning vs. stabilization debate, the pipeline vs. railroad debate and every other debate that has surfaced around the issue. And that means there’s no...
June 17, 2015 - 11:44am