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Legislature picks university regents from varied backgrounds
Wisconsin union debate leads to Minnesota invitation
Lawmaker's culture crusade draws apology demand
Federal bust nets seven drug trafficking indictments
Man dies after falling through ice on Alexandria-area lake, boy hospitalized
Albany knocks off top-seeded Lakers in Section final
Freeman advances to state diving finals
Nielsen double-double leads Lakers over Sabres in playoff opener
Three Lakers named to All-Section 8A hockey team
Cowboys upset Nuggets in 8AA south basketball final
Perham man pens new book series
Thursday Matters: Everyday Delete
Pork replaces veal in this tasty saltimbocca dish
Earnings test doesn’t usually include pre- retirement income
Protect, detect and report Medicare fraud
Friends & Neighbors
Business manager named for DL Newpapers
Waller joins Bell State Bank in Detroit Lakes
Eyelash extension tech opens DL studio
Refinery issues spark fuel price jump in MN
Booking a scam-free vacay
Artists to take up residence at Kirkbride
Book ‘1965’ shines spotlight on music’s ‘most revolutionary year’
Emerging writers grant meeting is set for March 16 in Bemidji
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Letter: Thanks for supporting Giving Hearts Day
Letter: Environmental record ‘mischaracterized’ in letter
Federal shield law sorely needed
An Oscar for school bus drivers
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
June 1, 2013
West Central Ag reports record earnings
West Central Ag Services of Ulen, a locally owned and managed cooperative, held its annual meeting March 21 in Felton. At the annual meeting, West Central Ag Services reported record earnings of $16.5 million on $455.8 million in revenues. The cooperative returned $5.5 million...
June 1, 2013 - 1:00pm
May 28, 2013
Minnesota stores face loss of revenue after cigarette tax hike
MOORHEAD – The Legislature gave Josh Larson a huge incentive to quit smoking. “I am currently working on that,” said Larson, store manager at Oasis Convenience store in north Moorhead. His timing couldn’t be better. The Minnesota Legislature recently raised taxes on...
May 28, 2013 - 11:50am
May 17, 2013
County hires new highway engineer
Becker County has hired a new highway engineer. Jim Olson has 17 years of experience in civil engineering working at various government agencies. He has been engineering project manager for the city of St. Louis Park for the past nine years. He managed the development, design...
May 17, 2013 - 4:00pm
May 15, 2013
Key Minnesota tax proposals to be finalized this week
ST. PAUL – Ten Minnesota lawmakers must decide exactly how to raise about $2 billion for the state, and they have plenty of work to do before the Legislature adjourns Monday. The joint House and Senate tax committee has a self-imposed Friday deadline to determine key pieces of...
news / legislative
May 15, 2013 - 8:00am
May 8, 2013
DL florists warn of online middlemen
Try Googling ‘Florists in Detroit Lakes.’ One of the top websites that will pop up is a place called “Ava’s Flowers.” The charming little shop that calls itself “local” boasts the best flowers in Becker County. The website has a Google map pointing to Detroit...
news / Detroit Lakes
May 8, 2013 - 12:30pm
Controversial Duluth head shop advertising with tattoos
DULUTH, Minn. - Duluth’s most controversial business is advertising in a distinctive way: With the words “Last Place on Earth” tattooed on the arms, hands, necks and thighs of some of the head shop’s customers. About 200 people have gotten the tattoos since the promotion...
May 8, 2013 - 8:49am
April 4, 2013
Essentia plans $80 million expansion in Fargo
FARGO – Essentia Health is embarking on an $80 million construction initiative highlighted by a new wing on its hospital. The new, four-story wing will extend to the south and open with 28 new beds in January 2015 at its center at 3000 32nd Ave. S. Plans allow for the quick addition...
April 4, 2013 - 1:39pm
Last Place on Earth closes again after Carlson arrested on gun charge
The reopening of Last Place on Earth didn’t last long. Jim Carlson was back in jail Wednesday night, this time on a federal gun charge. Carlson opened his store Tuesday evening after posting bail and being released from St. Louis County Jail. He and his son, Joseph Gellerman, were...
news / crime
April 4, 2013 - 8:06am
April 3, 2013
Last Place on Earth back in business
Jim Carlson, owner of the Last Place on Earth, was released from St. Louis County Jail about 4 p.m. Tuesday after posting $450,000 bail. By 6:30, he had reopened the downtown Duluth store that had been closed since it was raided by police Friday afternoon. Carlson and his son, Joseph...
April 3, 2013 - 8:27am
April 2, 2013
Duluth head shop owner, son charged
DULUTH, Minn. - Jim Carlson, owner of the Last Place On Earth head shop that sells synthetic drugs in downtown Duluth, told the court this morning that his “attorney and everybody tells me what I’m selling is legal.” But Carlson was in a jail jumpsuit, handcuffs and shackles...
news / crime
April 2, 2013 - 9:57am
March 23, 2013
$18.5 million refuse burner expansion set to begin this spring in Perham
An expansion to the municipal solid waste incinerator in Perham is a step closer now that the competitive bonding bid process is underway. The...
March 23, 2013 - 6:34pm
March 20, 2013
Doors unlock at Snappy for union labor
After being locked out of their workplace at Snappy Air Distribution Products in Detroit Lakes for eight days, 95 workers returned to work at 7 a.m. today. The workers will return without a new contract and will work under the expired 2010 contract. Ricky England, business agent for...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 20, 2013 - 1:24pm
Finance expert to speak in Fergus Falls April 2
Personal finance expert and award-winning journalist Chris Farrell will be the guest speaker at the 21st annual Bigwood Lecture on Tuesday, April 2, in Legacy Hall on the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is...
March 20, 2013 - 7:56am
March 19, 2013
Better Business Bureau warns of fake auto dealer websites -- three recent cases of phony businesses claiming to be in North Dakota
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is urging consumers considering an online car purchase to be extra cautious following three recent incidents involving bogus auto dealer websites, each claiming to be located in North Dakota. This scheme was first brought...
March 19, 2013 - 5:13pm
March 18, 2013
Small business owners can access LegalCORPS consultations in Bemidji
Income-eligible small business owners in northwest Minnesota have access to free 30-minute consultations with business attorneys as part of a joint effort between the Northwest Small Business Development Center and LegalCORPS. LegalCORPS, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization,...
March 18, 2013 - 10:15am