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'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
No need for Obamacare?: Farmers can now get group insurance through their co-ops
'Christmas miracle at the mall': Free sleigh rides in DL interrupted by spooked horse, no injuries result
Crime & accidents
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
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September 28, 2017
Colleges and universities in MN waive application fees during College Knowledge Month
In support of a statewide initiative to encourage students to explore their higher-education options, the colleges and universities of Minnesota State are supporting College Knowledge Month by waiving application fees for all or part of October.
September 28, 2017 - 1:57am
August 30, 2017
M State hosts orientation activities
Fall semester began Monday, August 21 at M State and students were treated to variety of orientation activities throughout the week. As part...
August 30, 2017 - 2:27pm
April 12, 2017
White Earth Tribal and Community College offers free summer courses
White Earth Tribal and Community College (WETCC) is offering tuition free courses this summer to all students--traditional and nontraditional, Native and Non-Native.
April 12, 2017 - 11:37am
September 21, 2016
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
For the past month many families have been going through the awkward, painful process of sending a child off to college for the first time. Whether that child is a boy or a girl can make a big difference. Norman Rockwell seemed to understand. Rockwell (1894 - 1978) was an American...
September 21, 2016 - 8:49am
August 24, 2016
All MN students now taking ACTs
Cheers to Minnesota's new emphasis on encouraging all high school students to take the ACT college entrance exams. New data shows that virtually all of Minnesota's high school graduating class of 2016 took the ACT college entrance exam as an 11th or 12th grader. In total, 64,145 students...
August 24, 2016 - 10:35am
May 29, 2016
Some high school students graduate with college degrees
When Kyra Vagle walked across the Detroit Lakes graduation stage last night she wasn’t just receiving her high school diploma; Vagle was also...
May 29, 2016 - 5:25am
May 6, 2016
Don’t just let college choose you, you should choose it
My college search started when I was in seventh grade. I thought that I wanted to go into agricultural science, as that was the field my parents went into, and NDSU was my top choice. That idea changed pretty quickly, and soon I was a freshman who frequently looked up information...
May 6, 2016 - 5:00am
January 7, 2016
College-bound? Here’s how to get organized
Preparing your kids for college isn’t just about the money you’ve put aside for tuition, room and board. It’s about making deadlines, making the right choices and making sure your teen has the proper life and money skills to make college a success. Consider a college-planning...
January 7, 2016 - 5:20am
November 1, 2015
Changes to college in the classroom proposed
New qualifications proposed by the Higher Learning Commission could make it more difficult for high school teachers to teach college courses, and that has Park Rapids administrators concerned. As part of the qualification changes the state is pushing to require all high school...
November 1, 2015 - 5:15am
October 28, 2015
M State has added new programs, learning opportunities
Expanded access is translating into improving success – and that goes for students, the community and staff of M State. “We provide an...
October 28, 2015 - 11:09am
September 22, 2015
College-credit classes in high schools in jeopardy after new regulations
The popular program that allows students to earn college credits while still physically attending high school is in jeopardy of being crippled, due to a new regulation enacted this year. The Higher Learning Commission, the organization charged with accrediting colleges and universities...
September 22, 2015 - 8:31am
May 27, 2015
Helping high school graduates decide on a career
Yes, it’s hard as a senior to try and pick a career that you will still be interested in 20 years down the road. But, it’s also difficult as a parent to guide those seniors in the right direction — without too much pressure. This is the third and final installment in a series...
May 27, 2015 - 12:15pm
May 20, 2015
Pressure to decide life's calling at 18
How many people can say that at age 40 or 50 they are working in the career field they imagined at 18? Probably not a lot. And if they are, how many are truly happy with their decision. Or think that maybe they should have headed down a different path. But, making that life-altering...
May 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
May 3, 2015
M-State ranks top 10 nationally for successful students
How do graduates of Minnesota State Community and Technical College fare financially in their careers? Very well, according to a study that considered the “value-added” by degrees from two- and four-year colleges nationwide. M State ranked in the top 10 of two-year colleges...
May 3, 2015 - 5:10am
April 26, 2015
White Earth Tribal and Community College is offering four free summer classes to anyone
Imagine having the option to take free, accredited college classes. That’s what the White Earth Tribal and Community College in Mahnomen is offering to anybody this summer who is qualified to take them. You do not need to be a member of the tribe or an existing student. “You...
April 26, 2015 - 5:45am