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Group says new taxes benefit outstate MN
Space heater causes Frazee house fire
First local grad in new GED program
Volunteers far outnumber paid staff at Hospice: These people go the extra mile to help out
White Earth ready to open new diabetes dialysis center
Swegarden baffles Hornet batters
Who will be next young QB for Vikes?
MSU-Mankato players expected to return to practice Friday
Timberwolves, Adelman to part; went 97-133 with team
Mankato football players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
In the Zone
LP-A students win national award
Holly McCamant: World comes to life once spring is here
Goeun Park: L.A.’s Union Station proves that the American Dream is still alive today
Sign up to represent community at first Minnesota Sings event
Free bike rodeo is April 26 at Kent Freeman Arena
Friends & Neighbors
Students were asked: What concerns me about the environment?
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Burning restrictions start Monday in Becker County
Wildfire Prevention Week raises awareness
Arbor Month celebration encourages nature play
Brad Laabs: Stay off the ice; Give Rainy River sturgeon a try
Blane Klemek: Sweet sounds of the bluebirds are back in northern MN
Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
Otter Tail Power gets new president/COO
Spanky’s hires new general manager
Reining in the cost of prom
A hollow victory for ND coal?
The secret sauce behind wage increase opposition
Wear green for mental health awareness
Reported MNsure numbers are misleading
State roads are slip sliding away
Third annual Bean Bags, Beer and Beach Bums set April 26
‘Carrie’ at MSUM
Danell Haspel: Free trip to the MN History Center
‘Vintage’: An old-fashioned tale of friendship
Magic show closes out Top Hat season
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