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Social Security benefits are calculated the same way for men, women
Wirth graduates at military academy
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Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
DCC’s Lakeside to host golf festivities in honor of centennial
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
NLOC’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Carol M. Linden
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10 tips for protecting our water
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Frazee woman nabs record sturgeon
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
Fine fishing so far in MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
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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...
Life / wave
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...
Business / money management
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...
News / Detroit Lakes
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...
News / Detroit Lakes
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
Tribal college extending its arms
White Earth Tribal and Community College is looking to not only get more Native people interested in college but also to build relationships with those off the reservation. The college is taking a step in a direction that not many other colleges would do. They are offering free...
opinion / editorials
April 26, 2015 - 5:30am
September 11, 2013
Farm grant to benefit auto body students
State Farm is pleased to announce a grant to support students in the Auto Body program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes. The $3,000 grant will allow the program to purchase needed tools and equipment used by the students and also will provide...
Business / business briefs
September 11, 2013 - 7:10am
September 3, 2013
Parents’ role considered vital in curbing drinking among college freshmen
RED WING, Minn. — Parents do a lot to prepare their children for college. From keeping their nose to the grind during the high school years to helping lug that futon up two flights of stairs on moving day, parental support is important to a student’s success in postsecondary education. But...
September 3, 2013 - 8:37am
April 17, 2013
M State students take top honors
Eight Minnesota State Community and Technical College students took home top awards at the Minnesota SkillsUSA Competition in Bloomington. The PowerSports program on the Detroit Lakes campus had three winners in two events. Shawn Hayes (Detroit Lakes) won the gold in Power Equipment...
News / Detroit Lakes
April 17, 2013 - 12:11pm
March 6, 2013
M State, BES, offer business training in marketing, sales, highly-effective habits
The Detroit Lakes campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College has scheduled three innovative business courses in a flexible format designed for working professionals. In addition, the college is offering a three-night dynamic training session based on the best-selling...
March 6, 2013 - 1:20pm