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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
March 28, 2018
Child care workers say state inspectors too finicky
ST. PAUL — A stick or rabbit dropping in the yard of a Minnesota child care center, or a crayon mark on a table, may be enough to get a...
March 28, 2018 - 6:54pm
February 4, 2018
The economics of caring: KIDS COUNT speaker says 'there is a great return on investment in kids'
There was a well-known experiment in the late 1960s that tested kids' self-control by giving them the choice to eat one marshmallow right away, or two marshmallows if they could wait 15 minutes. During the wait, each child was left alone in a room with nothing to do but think about...
February 4, 2018 - 10:00am
September 30, 2017
AgweekTV: Hops Harvest
There's growing interest in locally-brewed beer, and that means a growing demand for hops. Rose Dunn visited a local farm as the hops harvest...
September 30, 2017 - 8:30am
May 18, 2017
Is child care, child protection getting lost in political dust?
Saying it was "reckless and foolish" to cut $505 million in projected spending, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the health and human services budget...
May 18, 2017 - 9:00am
May 1, 2017
WCI offers forgivable loans for child care providers
FERGUS FALLS, MINN — A $50,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Employment (DEED) has made it possible for West Central Initiative (WCI) to offer forgivable loans for home- and center-based child care providers for a second year. In 2016, WCI piloted...
May 1, 2017 - 10:42am
March 3, 2017
Child care providers blame over-regulation for Minnesota shortage
ST. PAUL—A bobby pin left on a bathroom counter might go unnoticed in most homes, but the tiny object sparked a larger discussion about...
March 3, 2017 - 11:08am
April 1, 2016
MN parents can help solve worker shortage
Unfortunately, child care is not thriving in too much of Greater Minnesota. With the fourth-highest cost in the nation for infants and 4-year-olds, according to a recent survey, high-quality care in Minnesota is unaffordable for too many working families. A state-federal subsidy program...
April 1, 2016 - 5:20am
March 22, 2016
Minnesota lawmakers look to retain child care providers
ST. PAUL – More than 3,000 Minnesota child care providers have stopped providing the service in the past decade, and a bipartisan legislative...
March 22, 2016 - 8:28am
April 5, 2015
Simplifying the hunt for child care
Parents searching for childcare in Becker County know all too well how daunting the task can be, but that’s about to change. Becker County Human Services has just launched a new initiative that will essentially pair up parents in need of childcare with licensed childcare providers...
April 5, 2015 - 5:50am
February 3, 2015
$13.5 million verdict returned in Mille Lacs day care lawsuit
MINNEAPOLIS - A Hennepin County jury late last week eturned a verdict of over $13.5 million in the case of a 3-year-old boy who was physically and sexually assaulted at a New Horizons day care center at Grand Casino Mille Lacs in 2008. Twin Cities-based TSR Injury Law, which represented...
February 3, 2015 - 4:09pm
December 18, 2014
Child care, home health scam bilks state of $4M, prosecutor says
ST. PAUL -- Four people were charged Tuesday in what Ramsey County authorities called a “massive” multimillion-dollar public benefits fraud scheme. The four were accused of falsifying records to obtain public assistance through a home health care business and three child care...
December 18, 2014 - 7:59am
January 22, 2014
US Supreme Court case on unionizing child care workers expands
ST. PAUL – A U.S. Supreme Court hearing that could affect a Minnesota law allowing child care workers to join unions took on broader interest during Tuesday’s arguments when it became apparent that justices could make a decision to ban forcing government workers to join unions. The...
January 22, 2014 - 8:39am
May 30, 2013
Child care providers challenge new state law in federal court
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota child care providers who want nothing to do with a union are taking a new law to federal court. The law Democratic Gov....
May 30, 2013 - 8:34am
May 15, 2013
Marathon Minn. Senate session OKs child care union
ST. PAUL – Minnesota senators took nearly 17 hours to approve a bill allowing childcare providers and personal care attendants to unionize. The bill passed 35-32 a little after 8 a.m. today after senators debated it continuously since Tuesday afternoon. “Republicans stalled...
May 15, 2013 - 11:28am