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Friends say slain Fargo cop ‘had no fear’
Barnesville man accused of violating protection order shortly after leaving jail for similar offense
Snowmobile ice drag races today and Saturday on Little Detroit Lake
Greater Minnesota sex assault victims often receive less care
Health Department erred in Minnesota drinking water tests
Laker girls escape Lumberjacks 63-58
DL gymnasts on top despite adversity
Teiken, Askelson finish season at state
Boys Hockey: Flyers dump DL in season finale
Cihak, Priem lead DL past Albany
DL students compete in regions, qualify for state
Ask a trooper: Does driver’s license show drinking violation?
Dreams are coming true for columnist headed to Denmark
M State named top 100 community college
M State nursing students add gymnastics program to clinical rotation
Friends & Neighbors
Water park to return after roof collapse
Midwest Bank gets top financial scores
Becker is best place to get a mortgage
Ideas for Valentine’s Day
This region has the cheapest gasoline
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Shooting Star Friday
Valentine’s Day concert set for Sunday in Motley
While entertaining, ‘NFL Confidential’ leaves room for doubt
Elmer’s summer dinner theater season expands
Wadena history program Feb. 20
Christie Renee Herbranson
Carl Melvin Sunram
Marlys Christine Wittnebel
Nydia J. Lefebvre
Jane M. Ries Radermacher
Get out the hand warmers and support remaining Polar Fest activities this weekend
Every egg has meaning behind it
Letter: Kinship program can make a big difference in children’s, mentors’ lives
Letter: West Central Initiative already addressing pressing issues
It’s nice to receive a helping hand
Lake becomes archaeological site for bison
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Not getting bites? Time to mix it up
Not just fresh air, the outdoors can provide humor, too
Help wildlife during tax time
Detroit Mountain sees successful first year
Polarific Activities: February is for playing outdoors in Detroit Lakes
Peoples Park offers skating, hockey rinks
From Holiday Train to Santa, December is full
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
September 16, 2015
County plans to increase levy by 3%
The Becker County Board of Commissioners has set the county’s preliminary levy for the 2016 year – a 2.94 percent increase. This is not the final levy. That will be set in December after the public hearing. The county board cannot increase the levy any more than the 2.94 percent,...
September 16, 2015 - 11:06am
September 17, 2015
Collin on gov’t shutdown: ‘I can’t imagine they are going to get ... into that’
If it’s September, then elected officials in Washington must be talking about short-term budget fixes. In what has become commonplace, Congress will not approve a full budget by the time the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, but lawmakers representing the Upper Midwest are optimistic...
September 17, 2015 - 5:50am
September 16, 2015
Congress about to fail on budget, but may pass highway funding
If it is September, then elected officials in Washington must be talking about short-term budget fixes. In what has become commonplace, Congress will not approve a full budget by the time the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, but lawmakers representing the Upper Midwest are optimistic...
September 16, 2015 - 10:09am
September 6, 2015
Politicians are failing us on the economy
A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy’s long-term prospects. Not to put too fine a point on it, we’re headed for the fiscal rocks. Federal spending accounts for about 20 percent of the nation’s GDP, the budget...
opinion / editorials
September 6, 2015 - 5:25am
August 8, 2015
This time was supposed to be different
The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulations, and once in a while nudges our social, economic or political order in a meaningful way. But the budget tells the government what to...
opinion / editorials
August 8, 2015 - 5:40am
July 19, 2015
Don’t let money doom your relationship
Money and love. Unfortunately, they clash all too often. It would be sad to add up how many promising relationships went down the tubes because of arguments over money. According to a Harris Interactive survey, money is the top reason for marital spats. So, how can couples avoid...
opinion / editorials
July 19, 2015 - 5:25am
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
Dayton focuses on education, not nursing homes, in budget tweak
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 - 6:40am