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Arson suspected in two Frazee wildfires
New ‘Little Free Library’ established in DL
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Open house for frontage road construction April 23
Lakers place third in home softball tournament
Smith medalist, Laker girls win at Legacy
Roth Selected to All-Summit League Women's Golf Team
DL boys second at Perham golf invite
Wrestling scholarships awarded
Earth Day 2015
Monday Matters: Everyday Tech Service
Heading off to summer Bible camp
Parenting a Pete can be painful
Judge not: Christian or not, there’s no room for judgment
Friends & Neighbors
Downtown project to pave the way for revitalization
Small bump up in gas prices throughout MN
Essentia DL named ‘stroke ready hospital’
SJE acquires ICS Healy-Ruff for PRIMEX
Boman opens Edward Jones office in DL
Bike Rodeo in DL teaches kids safety
Duo Cavatina concert set Tuesday at Holmes Theatre
Celebrate Earth Day April 22
Garfield metal worker creates sculptures from used parts
Review: ‘Kumiko’ holds hidden treasures
Is your cell phone spying on you?
For the media, traditional values still matter
Letter: Think safety when near railroad tracks this summer
Letter: Newspaper, city not giving all info on hotel project
Dollar for dollar: Having an equal pay day
Minnesota state parks are for the birds
Get your boat, gear ready for spring fishing
American woodcock, common snipe return to northern woodlands
DNR awards more trap range grants
Get ready for early season open water pan fish bite
Spring Laker Book
Kids in the Trib
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
March 27, 2015
Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle budget ground
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Democrats' budget plan falls between the higher-spending Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the big-tax-cut House Republicans. Senators propose their biggest increase in spending for education programs and want to increase the budget reserve by $250 million. Total...
March 27, 2015 - 11:44am
March 24, 2015
Minnesota Republicans feature $2 billion tax cuts
ST. PAUL -- House Republicans want to cut Minnesotans' taxes $2 billion and increase state spending $1.5 billion in the next two years. House committees are to work out the details after GOP leaders this morning announced spending targets for each finance committee. While Republicans...
March 24, 2015 - 1:32pm
March 17, 2015
Education leads Dayton budget, with elderly care officials disappointed
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending for education and families Tuesday, leaving some senior citizens' advocates disappointed with what they said is a too-small increase. The governor's $866 million proposed budget increase would...
March 17, 2015 - 4:26pm
March 12, 2015
Involving kids in family vacation plans
Family vacations produce memories for a lifetime, but they can also teach kids great money lessons they’ll need as adults. Involving kids in planning family vacations not only helps them appreciate the overall benefits of travel, but offers an opportunity for even the youngest...
business / money management
March 12, 2015 - 5:40am
February 27, 2015
Minnesota surplus up $832 million to $1.9 billion
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's real budget debate began today when state finance officials announced a $1.9 billion surplus, an increase of $832 million from a report less than three months ago. The surplus will allow lawmakers and the governor to spend more money, use it to cut taxes...
February 27, 2015 - 10:14am
February 22, 2015
With the budget, the president calls the shots
It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally. The federal budget that President Obama recently submitted runs to 2,000 pages. This is the most important government document...
opinion / editorials
February 22, 2015 - 5:45am
February 11, 2015
Boost in students means deficit reduction for DL school
Thanks in part to an enrollment boost of 75 students, the Detroit Lakes School Board approved a revised 2014-15 budget Monday night that reflects a $64,000 reduction in its deficit. When the budget was originally approved last June, it included a $764,000 deficit due to planned...
news / Detroit Lakes
February 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
January 27, 2015
Dayton budget plan covers a wide range of issues
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's two-year budget plan would pump more than a half billion dollars into education, increase the number of food inspectors by 26, add facilities at some parks, fund better supervision of child abuse programs, improve railroad crossings and provide...
January 27, 2015 - 8:40pm
Dayton releases budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to collect and spend more than $40 billion from state taxpayers in the next two years, without a general tax increase. As always for Dayton, key in his budget proposal he was releasing today is increasing education funding, this year...
January 27, 2015 - 10:59am