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Area playoff games Oct. 24-26
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
'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
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo' program coming to DL library Nov. 7
A Native American experience in sight, sound and soul
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
Marylou F. Chromy
Michael "Money Mike" Goodman
Douglas H. Meyer
Toxic Trump? For first time in more than 50 years, Forum Communications declines to endorse Republican nominee
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
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
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
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
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
August 23, 2014
It’s very simple — don’t drink and drive
Law enforcement officers across the state are in the middle of a stepped up enforcement to crack down on drunken driving. The campaign, coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety, runs through Sept. 1. In the past three years, 279 people...
August 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
August 21, 2014
Minnesota moose plate inspirational
Ya gotta love Minnesota’s latest designer license plate that features an image of the state’s iconic moose. The plate is the eighth in a series of Critical Habitat license plates offered by the state, with fees from purchases going to buy conservation land and for wildlife research. The...
August 21, 2014 - 11:00am
August 16, 2014
Revisit MN law on ousting city officials
There should be flexibility when officeholders commit crimes. Voters give elected officials their jobs, and — in most cases — they should be the ones to take those jobs away. But what can and should communities do when there is a strong case that officials should be removed...
August 16, 2014 - 12:30pm
August 7, 2014
Founding fathers would be ashamed of Ariz. executions
Last week, the state of Arizona performed the most recent in a string of botched executions. While we certainly don’t condone what these convicted felons did — in many cases horrendous acts of violence — at stake here is one of basic rights protected under the Eighth Amendment...
August 7, 2014 - 1:30pm
August 3, 2014
Kensington Runestone still lures people in
The fascination with the Kensington Runestone is, well, fascinating. The famous piece of greywacke, unearthed by Swedish immigrant Olof Ohman at his farm near Kensington in 1898, has been the topic of a seemingly endless variety of books, scholarly essays, documentaries, presentations,...
August 3, 2014 - 9:00am
July 31, 2014
Moorhead homeless objections get sillier
Some of the nonsensical rhetoric directed against the proposed Churches United for the Homeless supportive housing in Moorhead cannot go unchallenged. Reasonable, thoughtful people in Moorhead must be shaking their heads in embarrassment at the vitriol masquerading as concern that...
July 31, 2014 - 4:00pm
July 26, 2014
Missing the boat on the AIS battle
“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. . .” That oft-quoted line was the tag for the movie “Jaws 2,” the sequel to the 1975 blockbuster film. But it also is becoming an apt description for Minnesota officials tasked with stopping the spread of Aquatic...
July 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
July 24, 2014
Ventura gets leafy spurge; Roses to BCBS
LEAFY SPURGE: To former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura for his continuing lawsuit against the family of a late Navy SEAL who wrote a book that included a report of a confrontation with Ventura outside a bar. Ventura said the fight, in which the author said he punched and decked Ventura,...
July 24, 2014 - 8:30am
July 19, 2014
‘Survey shows’ is a good trend in itself
Talk about your great news: “Survey shows little progress on bullying,” the headline in Sunday’s Grand Forks Herald read. Yep, go ahead and spread the word, because this trend is really worth celebrating. OK, not the trend of “little progress on bullying”; that...
July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
July 17, 2014
Teach your children common facts
It’s summer vacation. Time to be away from education, right? Wrong. It’s a good time for parents to teach children common-knowledge lessons. Common knowledge are things educated people assume most people know; however, many people don’t. In fact, common knowledge becomes...
July 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
July 5, 2014
Unmanned aircraft advocates get a Leafy Spurge
LEAFY SPURGE: To the breathless advocates for unmanned aircraft, commonly called drones. As regulation of the potentially invasive devices falls behind their appeal and capabilities, there is little doubt they will be misused. That’s happening already with stories coming in from...
July 5, 2014 - 12:30pm
July 3, 2014
New research supports cell phone laws
There’s news in America’s efforts to make highways safer by restricting texting and cell-phone-use while driving. The news is that the restrictions work. That’s news because the laws’ effectiveness has been questioned, in this space and elsewhere. Key studies — including...
July 3, 2014 - 12:30pm
June 29, 2014
Lee H. Hamilton: The lesson Congress should learn from VA scandal
Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, grandstanding members of Congress. Finally, major reform bills...
June 29, 2014 - 8:00am
Study shows healthier, but distracted teens
A new study on risky teen behavior released last week contains both good and bad news — along with a message. On the positive side, American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. More of them are also wearing bicycle helmets and seat belts. Among the findings:...
June 29, 2014 - 7:30am
June 18, 2014
Good news on healthcare: New e-health data show system is improving care
The massive technological glitches that marred the launch of the MNsure website left many people disillusioned about the role of computers in health care. But there are many shining examples of how the electronic age has made health care much more efficient and less prone to errors. Like...
June 18, 2014 - 11:01am