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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
Severe Weather Announcements (1)
September 25, 2015
New Dept. of Public Safety guide helps parents teach teens safe driving habits
The Safe Roads Alliance, Cenex and West Bend Mutual Insurance have partnered with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) to produce a new guide that provides parents and guardians with a simple, easy-to-follow plan designed to help teens to get the experience they need to...
September 25, 2015 - 5:05am
June 22, 2015
Whitetail dangers increase with arrival of summer
It is a dangerous time of year for white-tailed deer in Minnesota and the rifle season is still many months away. With green grass growing...
June 22, 2015 - 3:21pm
December 12, 2014
SD yanks 'Don’t Jerk and Drive' campaign
A public safety campaign in South Dakota backfired when officials heard its “Don’t Jerk and Drive” push and forced them to pull the ad. Officials...
December 12, 2014 - 11:33am
November 23, 2014
Aaron's Weather Talk: Road Conditions
With the holidays coming up, road conditions are of great importance. It does not take much for roads to become slippery. In fact, more accidents occur during minor events than bigger ones because there are usually more drivers on the road. One useful tool to use when travelling...
November 23, 2014 - 2:58pm
May 15, 2014
Click It or Ticket campaign beginning May 19
Motorists and passengers are reminded of the importance of buckling up as extra Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols take to the roads statewide for two weeks – May 19-June 1. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies increasing patrols to encourage...
May 15, 2014 - 3:30pm
December 4, 2013
Deadly Monday prompts safe winter travel tips
Four fatal crashes on snowy and slippery Minnesota roads are a reminder that motorists need to plan ahead and adjust their driving to the weather, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. The four fatal crashes occurred Monday, Dec....
December 4, 2013 - 1:30pm
August 21, 2013
Marijuana effects on driving
Question: What are the real facts on marijuana, and can you be arrested for driving after smoking it? How bad is it really? I know some people want to legalize it to tax it and for medicinal purposes. Thanks! Answer: Yes, you can be arrested for impaired driving. Minnesota has...
August 21, 2013 - 7:21am
March 15, 2013
Expect a 'wee bit' extra DWI enforcement on St. Patrick's Day weekend
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Partygoers are reminded to plan ahead for a sober ride this St. Patrick’s Day weekend as several law enforcement agencies around the state will be adding extra DWI patrols on the roads to prevent alcohol-related crashes.
March 15, 2013 - 8:05am
February 20, 2013
Feb. 20 was the deadliest day on MN roads in 2012
On Feb. 20, 2012, eight people were killed on Minnesota roads, making it the deadliest day of the year. Among those killed were four female North Dakota State students who crashed on I-94 near Alexandria. To underscore how traffic crashes remain a serious -- and constant -- issue...
February 20, 2013 - 9:58am
February 19, 2013
Tips for choosing vehicles with 'smart features' for older drivers
AAA recommends that if you: Suffer from hip or leg pain, decreased leg strength or limited knee range of motion, look for vehicles with six-way adjustable power seats and seat heights that come between the driver's mid-thigh and lower buttocks. These features can make it easier...
February 19, 2013 - 8:41am
How to approach conversation when it's time to evaluate driving capabilities in an elderly relative, friend
Dealing with a relative or friend who wants to continue to drive -- but shouldn't -- is a dilemma many people would rather not face, but more...
February 19, 2013 - 8:38am
February 13, 2013
What is the best way to warn drivers of snow plows ahead?
I recently moved back to Minnesota I bought a big bad truck and a snow plow. I now have more friends than I ever knew! I plow for friends and family but am not a professional, I do not charge for such, I get the occasional bakery treat for my work! My mom lives in rural St....
February 13, 2013 - 11:25am
October 25, 2012
Extra DWI patrols to hit the streets for Halloween party weekend
ST. PAUL -- The scariest thing on Halloween isn't your Zombie NFL Replacement Referee costume, it's drunk driving -- which has resulted in seven deaths and 24 serious, life-altering injuries during Halloween party weekends in the last five years. Minnesota State Patrol troopers,...
October 25, 2012 - 1:04pm
October 24, 2012
Park Rapids man dies in head-on crash in North Dakota
A 30-year-old Park Rapids man died after a head-on collision with a semi truck near Stanley, N.D. Tuesday. According to the North Dakota State Patrol, Jason Burton's vehicle was "northbound on Highway 8 Tuesday afternoon when he tried to pass one semi truck and was hit, head-on,...
October 24, 2012 - 3:10pm
State Farm tallies odds of hitting a deer
North Dakota ranks 11th nationally among states where motorists are most likely to run into a deer, State Farm insurance company reported Tuesday. The...
October 24, 2012 - 8:34am