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Fun, yet safe: Ramping up for July 4th
City now looking to fill Ward 3 spot
Concerns over shoreland district
Lake Detroiters hold 71st annual meeting to talk sustainability
Tamarac’s Discovery opens
Wrestlers attend summer camp
Smith and Mallow post wins at Junior Cup
Angels place third at Staples tournament
South All-Stars defeat North 21-10
Becker County youth take aim at the sport of archery
Too many pets wait a long time to be adopted
Sunny’s Peanut Butter Ginger Chicken smells as good as it tastes
Numbers for Medicare claims are based on Social Security record
HOLGS annual meeting set July 8 at museum
LRAC annual meeting is set July 21 in Wheaton
Friends & Neighbors
Savers to pay $1.8M to charities, agrees to settlement
AT&T fined $1 million
Three friends purchase New Horizon Resort
Jack Chivers Realty hires marketing pro
Ulteig recognized as ‘top workplace’ in MN
A fun-filled 4th: Activities abound in DL this year
Pottery presentation set for Thursday at library
Shakespeare in the Park continues next weekend
'Inside Out' the latest of Pixar's masterpieces
New dinner theater show provides laughs, entertainment and good food
Now grandpa has a new leg
Candidates fumble flag flap
We need both insiders and outsiders in Congress
Sen. Al Franken: Making rail safety a top priority in MN
Minimum wage hike good for MN
Minnesota turtle may get federal endangered status
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
DNR: Minnesota grouse count about the same as last year
DU, UND partner for nest cam project
Is swimmers itch treatment killing fish on Detroit?
Lake & Home Real Estate - July 2015
Years of planting and care leads to backyard getaway
Enjoy the outdoors at Lakeside’s Tavern Brewery
Tips to help any level of gardener grow native greenery
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
June 3, 2015
Minnesota budget deal still in works
ST.PAUL – Details remain to be worked out before Minnesota leaders are ready for a special legislative session to finish the state budget. Leaders on Tuesday sounded much like they did late Monday, saying they are close, but technicalities remain and they hoped a special session...
June 3, 2015 - 7:57am
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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