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Community solar garden taking shape
White Earth Reservation flag added to county museum's permanent collection
A special ceremony for Vietnam veterans: Area man built his own museum, war memorial
Final EIS released for Line 3 replacement
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Hagedorn honored with Lifetime Laker Booster award
Keeler-Johnson leaves DL for Valley City State
Natalie Roth third at Minnesota Women's Open
Two regional football teams testing out new helmet technology
Hoge to compete at Bobcat golf tournament
Column: The legend of Old Three Legs
Why it pays to keep a careful eye on your earnings record
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Painting past ALS: Man adapts by holding brush in mouth
friends & neighbors
Learning to lead: LEADERship Detroit Lakes now accepting applications
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota remain unchanged
Disney to end Netflix deal, sets launch of ESPN and Disney-branded streaming services
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Minnesota Resort & Campground Association launches Century Resort Recognition Program
Local author to speak about latest work Aug. 23 at Perham library
Holmes Theatre's 15th season to include plenty of surprises
Dixieland band coming to Pelican Rapids
Pageant kicks off Wolf Lake Harvest Fest this Friday
Perham's 47th Pioneer Festival set Aug. 19-20
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Vivian (Silovich) Lee
Leonard "Pete" Thielen
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Marlene Rae Andring
Gary L Braasch
Kathleen "Kathy" Sharon Gigstead
How dark will it get during total eclipse?
Vaping is not any "cooler" than smoking
Letter: Charlottesville shows Trump is morally destitute
Klobuchar: 'Alternative facts' and muzzling the press are unacceptable
Lee Hamilton: My impression of nine presidents I've worked with
Here's how to get kids to love going fishing
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
Bluebirds in Minnesota are easy to love
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
pine to palm
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
Swenson versus Miller for Pine to Palm championship
May 25, 2017
Franken rules out White House bid in 2020
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he won’t run for president in 2020. The Minnesota Democrat has been among several high-profile Democrats...
May 25, 2017 - 8:02am
April 22, 2017
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Al Franken was famous before this year. Thanks to a past career he is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable members of the U.S. Senate. Which says a lot, considering the chamber boasts former presidential hopefuls like John McCain, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio,...
April 22, 2017 - 11:26am
March 23, 2017
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Senator Al Franken—who satirically calls himself the "Giant of the Senate" in his new book—stopped by BTD Friday afternoon on his...
March 23, 2017 - 11:10am
July 20, 2016
Franken aims to help rural health
Rural Minnesota needs medical healing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he has part of a cure. The Minnesota Democrat said Monday that he is pushing three bills to help bring better medical services to rural areas: One would provide more ways to get to health-care services, including...
July 20, 2016 - 10:16am
July 6, 2016
U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff to visit DL
On Tuesday, July 12, U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff will be in Detroit Lakes to meet with officials from across the area to discuss the current state of the region’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water systems, and broadband services. The 1 p.m. meeting at Detroit Lakes...
July 6, 2016 - 10:37am
February 10, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Franken talks rural health care woes
U.S. Sen. Al Franken is taking on rural health care in his second term. The Minnesota Democrat is co-chairman of the Senate Rural Health Caucus and has traveled the state discussing the topic. “The conversations were vivid and personal, but also immensely practical,” Franken told...
February 10, 2016 - 11:05am
February 7, 2016
Sen. Franken to FCC: Stop cable and Internet companies from overbilling
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is pressing the Federal Communications Commission to explain what it is doing to protect consumers in Minnesota and across the country who are being overbilled by cable and Internet companies for rental equipment like modems. “We write today on behalf...
February 7, 2016 - 5:10am
September 4, 2015
Former Minnesota Rep. says broadband 'as important as textbooks'
ST. PAUL -- Many rural Americans compare providing high-speed Internet connections to the years when telephones and electricity were moving into...
September 4, 2015 - 8:10am
Sen. Franken launches project to record MN veterans’ memories
On Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced a new initiative to recruit Minnesota war veterans to take part in the national “Veterans History Project” to collect and preserve their personal accounts so that future generations...
September 4, 2015 - 5:25am
June 30, 2015
Franken: Rural health needs intensive care
An aging workforce is one of the problems U.S. Sen. Al Franken encountered when he crisscrossed Minnesota to examine the state's rural health. "We...
June 30, 2015 - 8:57am
August 9, 2014
Franken announces ‘21st century workforce tour’
Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has announced that he will be holding events throughout the state to highlight his efforts to build a 21st century workforce and help fill more than 3 million jobs around the country that need workers with the right skills. The 21st Century...
August 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
June 2, 2014
DFLers celebrate as Dayton nominated for second term
DULUTH -- Four years after his party denied Mark Dayton access to its state convention floor in Duluth, DFL delegates welcomed him to the same...
June 2, 2014 - 9:05am
March 13, 2014
Franken seeks poetry entries for contest
In recognition of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken announced that he is hosting his third annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. The theme of this year’s contest is “Celebrating the Veteran in My Life.” The contest...
March 13, 2014 - 6:00am
December 12, 2013
Franken recognized for energy legislation
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) was honored for his work on energy efficient technologies by the Combined Heat & Power Association. Franken has introduced legislation to help industries, universities, hospitals, and communities reduce their energy costs by giving them tools...
December 12, 2013 - 11:00am
October 5, 2013
Franken to donate salary
U.S. Sen. Al Franken announced that he would be donating the salary he receives while the federal government is shut down to Second Harvest Heartland, a hunger relief organization that works throughout Minnesota. Franken chose this organization because he said people who rely on...
October 5, 2013 - 4:00pm