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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
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
Waubun falls in Section 6A semifinals
Laker duo ready to enjoy state swimming and diving meet
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?
Severe Weather Announcements (2)
February 6, 2015
I can’t make it to my cruise on time, how about a refund?
Q: We recently booked an 11-night, air-inclusive Adriatic cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette through the cruise line. We paid the $6,800 using our Visa card. A few days before our flight from Minneapolis to Venice, Delta Air Lines notified us of a change in flights due to an Air...
February 6, 2015 - 7:00am
Friday Matters: Everyday Truth Humor
A guy and his car are standing at the pearly gates. The car is covered withChristian bumper stickers. The guy is trying to talk his way into heaven but Peter won't budge. The guy says, "But look at my car!" Peter finally compromises and says, "OK, your car can come in..." Hey this...
February 6, 2015 - 6:30am
February 5, 2015
Tears of joy, grief and onion tears
The other day as I was walking into a stiff north wind and my eyes were watering, I was wondering whether my tears were any different than the tears I shed when I’m thrilled or when I’m grieving, or even when I’m smelling onions. And when a three year old bawls because he’s...
opinion / Lynn Hummel
February 5, 2015 - 2:30pm
Don’t miss ‘The Magician’s Lie’
Abracadabra. Now you see it, now you don’t — because a good magician knows to hide his props behind his fingers, beneath her clothes, in his pockets. And yet we flock to see that sleight of hand, the illusions, the chance to be awe-struck, entertained, and fooled. Now you...
entertainment / books
February 5, 2015 - 8:00am
Thursday Matters: Everyday "What do you say?"
Debbie, what do you say to parents that are losing their little 16th month old boy to cancer? The parents are Christian but can’t understand why God won’t heal their baby? Can you help me with an answer? Nothing you say will make them feel like it’s fair. The best thing to...
February 5, 2015 - 6:30am
February 4, 2015
Casserole features authentic Italian ingredients
Several years ago, we hosted a weekly radio show. Every week during our “Hotdish Hot Seat” segment, we’d feature a different recipe submitted by one of our listeners. One week, our neighbors joined us in the hot seat and shared a recipe that has become one of our family’s...
life / food
February 4, 2015 - 7:30am
Payroll tax must be payed by all workers
Q: I stopped working full-time at the end of 2014 and started Social Security retirement. For the next few months I will work part-time and then retire completely. Will payroll tax be held from my pay? If yes, will this increase my amount? A: Yes, you will pay Social Security and...
February 4, 2015 - 7:00am
Wednesday Matters: Everyday Better
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” This may be an old cliché’ but the freshness of its authenticity never wears off especially when you need to be on the receiving end. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. It’s our LOVE...
February 4, 2015 - 6:30am
February 3, 2015
Tuesday Matters: Him Alone
“Ahhhhh that’s messed up?” or “Oh that confirms something and gets me excited.” Those are two ways the spirit in me might respond when reading someone’s opinion in an article or blog especially when it’s base has to do with God. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday...
February 3, 2015 - 8:29am
January 31, 2015
Wild birds not as frequent visitors this year
My backyard birdfeeders have not been visited by as many wild birds this winter as they were visited during the last two winters. The usual species have been ever present — black-capped chickadees, white breasted nuthatches, blue jays, and all of the year-round resident woodpeckers...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
January 31, 2015 - 7:30am
January 29, 2015
A vibrant community is like a potluck
At the end of every movie, if you keep watching, are the credits: a long list of the names of the producers, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, stars, supporting actors, other characters, including a cop who was just standing on the corner during one scene, the people who...
opinion / Lynn Hummel
January 29, 2015 - 11:30am
January 28, 2015
Step up your snack game
Many of you will be tuning into the Super Bowl this Sunday, and whether or not you are watching it at home with friends or family, for the game or for the commercials, you will also be looking for some tasty game day recipes. Today, I am going to share with you a recipe for chicken...
life / food
January 28, 2015 - 7:30am
Some may have to pay federal taxes on their Social Security benefits
Q: Do I pay income tax on my Social Security benefits? A: Perhaps. Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens only if you have other substantial income (such as wages, self-employment, interest, dividends and other taxable...
January 28, 2015 - 7:00am
January 24, 2015
New law for 2015: AIS trailer sticker will help prevent future spread
The big news for the upcoming 2015 boating season will be the new compliance law requiring an AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) trailer decal. Everyone trailering a boat, watercraft, or water related equipment like docks and lifts in Minnesota will be required to complete an AIS course...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
January 24, 2015 - 10:00am
Black-backed woodpecker is dependent on dead coniferous trees
I remember the very first black-backed woodpecker I ever observed. It was the summer of 1995 in Itasca State Park where the late Ben Thoma, a well-known naturalist at the park, pointed to a tree near the east entrance and told me what had made a particular cavity in tall jack pine...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
January 24, 2015 - 9:30am