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DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
Pirates end Laker season in overtime
Outside shooting leads Alex over Laker boys
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
Merlin V. Thompson
Sheena Marie Butcher
Hildur "Peg" Coen
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
January 4, 2018
Minnesota's new U.S. senator emphasizes travel around Minnesota
WASHINGTON — Tina Smith says she understands greater Minnesota's needs as she takes over for U.S. Sen. Al Franken. "I have traveled every...
January 4, 2018 - 8:09am
December 30, 2017
Commentary: 2018 to be politically busy, busy, busy in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—The year now ending was unpredictably busy in Minnesota politics, but 2018 will be predictably busy. It could set a busy record....
December 30, 2017 - 10:00am
December 29, 2017
Sexual harassment, opioids lead list of top MN stories in 2017
Allegations of sexual harassment and the #metoo movement gained momentum, causing a storm of controversy that ended the careers of Minnesota...
December 29, 2017 - 10:00am
December 28, 2017
Commentary: 'New' Minnesota Capitol, enlarged political divide
ST. PAUL—Oh, what a year 2017 was in Minnesota politics. It all started innocently enough, with the state Capitol re-opening after years...
December 28, 2017 - 9:00am
December 13, 2017
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
ST. PAUL — Mrs. Smith is going to Washington. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken once he resigns after eight sexual...
December 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
December 11, 2017
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Dramatic times for sure. And more drama made by our own community. The resignation of Sem. Al Franken is a tragedy for many of us; and for some...
December 11, 2017 - 10:16am
December 7, 2017
Franken denies some allegations, but plans resignation from U.S. Senate 'in a few weeks'
WASHINGTON — Al Franken was one of the most recognized U.S. senators from the day he took office in 2009, thanks to fame he gained on the "Saturday...
December 7, 2017 - 3:45pm
December 6, 2017
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Al Franken's political friends want and expect him to resign. The Minnesota Democrat plans a Thursday, Dec. 7, announcement...
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
November 25, 2017
Franken not resigning: Senator says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust
ST. PAUL — Sen. Al Franken, who's been accused of sexual harassment by four women, said Thursday, Nov. 23, that he's not giving up on earning...
November 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 21, 2017
Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual harassment
ST. PAUL — One moment at Minnesota's Great Get Together was not so great, a woman says about her photograph with U.S. Sen. Al Franken....
November 21, 2017 - 4:17pm
Franken no stranger to upsetting women
ST. PAUL — Al Franken has faced allegations of improperly treating women before. In 2008, just before Franken won his first Democratic-Farmer-Labor...
November 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 20, 2017
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House members who refuse to take sex harassment prevention training may have a whole lot of time on their hands. House...
November 20, 2017 - 5:00pm
Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual harassment
ST. PAUL—A former Minnesota woman says U.S. Sen. Al Franken grabbed her buttocks while her husband was taking their photo at the 2010 Minnesota...
November 20, 2017 - 4:32pm
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