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4 year olds at heart of Minnesota budget impasse
Moorhead mom accused of beating, threatening to cut daughter's tongue out
Storm Video, West of Fargo 5 pm
41 people indicted for drug trafficking ring that operated in northern Minnesota
DL docs return from Nepal
Laker boys south subsection golf champions
Three Raiders receive all-conference baseball nods
Six Lakers named to Mid-State all-conference softball team
Angels improve to 4-1
Berg wins section long jump title; four Lakers in 8AA finals
DL couple plans wedding visit around national parks
Artichokes can help kids learn to love veggies
Spouses of Social Security beneficiaries can apply for Medicare at age 65
Wyatt Gene Swyter
Friends & Neighbors
Youth, volunteers produce TV ad for Ice Cream Truck
National Star of Life Award goes to Kaiser
Lamppa steps away from oil pipeline biz
Low interest loans available for farmers
Beware: Not all pay-day loans legit
'Tomorrowland' is a well-intentioned mess
Book signing Friday in Detroit Lakes
June 11 concert set to support Vergas Trail
Magic and music show set June 4 at local library
Watercolor exhibit opens June 21 at Hjemkomst Center
Minnesota tobacco use down
Bad luck gets the blame and a bad rap
Marquart: ‘Every vote I take’ is for rural MN
Letter: Saddam Hussein was a WMD himself
Follow the rules and stop AIS
Northern Minnesota study focuses on sandhill cranes
Minn. DNR using iFish app to net data with the help of anglers
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
Cool weather, water slow the bite down
Lake & Home Real Estate - June 2015
Summer Scene - May 2015
Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Try one of the many golf courses in the area
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
May 22, 2015
Dayton signs four budget bills, three remain
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Friday signed half of the state's budget bills into law. On Thursday, he vetoed an education spending bill, leaving three more for him to sign or veto Saturday. He already vetoed one. The bills are part of a package that would spend nearly...
May 22, 2015 - 1:59pm
As promised, Dayton vetoes $17 billion Minnesota education funding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the state’s education budget Thursday, setting up a special session of the Legislature in the coming weeks. Dayton had promised to veto the budget earlier this week but couldn’t use his veto power until the bill was officially presented to...
May 22, 2015 - 8:21am
May 13, 2015
Minnesota legislators worried about meeting deadline on state budget
Minnesota legislators are getting antsy. Their leaders have spent hours this week negotiating a $40 billion-plus, two-year state budget with Gov. Mark Dayton, but most legislators know little about what is going on at the governor’s residence and are getting worried about finishing...
May 13, 2015 - 10:28am
May 11, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers face a busy final week
ST. PAUL — With just a week to go until the Minnesota Legislature must adjourn, the Capitol is about to become a humid den of chaotic action. Lawmakers will debate and trade votes late into the night. Their overworked staffs will scour bill language and spreadsheets until their...
May 11, 2015 - 8:48am
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