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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
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
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
When these pages decried the gun violence that killed 58 concertgoers and injured 500 more at the hands of a madman with a "machine gun" in Las Vegas, we said more such tragedies were likely on the way. We only needed to wait about four months. We watched in horror again as panicked...
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January 29, 2018
Letter: Healthcare for all is a constitutional right
After listening to hours of hearings for cabinet nominees, it is obvious that our elected representatives, president, senators, and representatives swim in the murky waters of self-imposed complexity when dealing with issues of the day. Health care is the prime example. The approach...
January 29, 2018 - 10:00am
January 26, 2018
This bill offers real benefits to credit unions, members
Last month, The Economic Growth, Regulatory Reform and Consumer Protection Act was advanced in the U.S. Senate with strong bipartisan support. This common-sense legislation will go a long way toward giving community financial institutions some needed relief from rules put in place...
January 26, 2018 - 3:00pm
January 13, 2018
Taking stock as we begin a new year
I hope that in 2018 we can re-focus on one of the defining characteristics of being an American: that we devote ourselves to something larger...
January 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
January 4, 2018
Minnesota's new U.S. senator emphasizes travel around Minnesota
WASHINGTON — Tina Smith says she understands greater Minnesota's needs as she takes over for U.S. Sen. Al Franken. "I have traveled every...
January 4, 2018 - 8:09am
December 28, 2017
Letter: Looks like the swamp is going to drain us
Why did the Republicans and Donald Trump pass a tax cut plan that mostly favors the big corporations and the ultra rich? For example, they cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. They cut the rate for the wealthiest incomes from 39.6 percent to 37 percent. And they...
December 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 25, 2017
You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress
It's past time for comprehensive reform of Congress, but these changes I advocate will not come about without citizen action. The first three...
December 25, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 23, 2017
Franken's last words on Senate floor: 'We're losing the war for truth'
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Al Franken bade farewell to Capitol Hill on Thursday with a lengthy broadside against the policies of the Trump administration...
December 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 19, 2017
Merit-based immigration would open door to skilled foreigners
Don't expect a bigger paycheck anytime soon. Fed Chair Janet Yellen recently admitted there might be far more "slack" in the labor market than she and her colleagues realized, meaning that employers can attract all the workers they need without raising wages. This is a longstanding...
December 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 15, 2017
Letter: Trump was right to cut size of national monuments
Recently, President Trump had Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke review our national monuments. They decided that we could decrease the size of Bear's Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante monuments without endangering the vital parts of these two monuments. The Grand Staircase came into...
December 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 6, 2017
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Al Franken's political friends want and expect him to resign. The Minnesota Democrat plans a Thursday, Dec. 7, announcement...
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
November 25, 2017
A history lesson on tax cuts
To stimulate the U.S. economy to "levels you haven't seen in many years"— President Trump is proposing to cut federal income taxes, for most folks in general, but predominately for really affluent families and mega-corporations. His proposal is so skewed to the wealthy that...
November 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
November 22, 2017
Republican Tim Miller hopes to take on Collin Peterson
Tim Miller is fighting to win the Republican endorsement to take on longtime Democrat Collin Peterson for a seat in the U.S. House. He hopes...
November 22, 2017 - 3:22pm
November 21, 2017
Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual harassment
ST. PAUL — One moment at Minnesota's Great Get Together was not so great, a woman says about her photograph with U.S. Sen. Al Franken....
November 21, 2017 - 4:17pm
Will tax cuts pile up more debt?
As Republicans in Congress move forward on their tax plan, it's worth remembering one thing: whatever the legislative particulars, keep your...
November 21, 2017 - 4:00pm