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Deadly bird flu strain makes first strike at a poultry farm in Mississippi Flyway
Tearful father supports poison control funds
Transportation brings together Bakk, Dayton
DL sex offender going back to prison
Local woman sentenced for felony check forgery
Hedstrom named Mid-State player of the year
Jared Olson 19th at state in backstroke and freestyle prelims
Titans end Raiders season in 6A subsection
McArthur leads Bombers to 6A subsection semis
Vikings edge Hornets in 8AA playoff thriller
The ‘hairy’ issue of pet vaccinations
Local team developing anti-body for dog virus
Ice caves draw thousands opening day
Death in the family: Getting a refund from the airline
Friday Matters: Everyday Valentine
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
Search for lone wolf in Voyageurs National Park comes up empty
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
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
February 27, 2015
Lawmakers consider changes to state elections
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's elected officials are looking at election changes. On Thursday alone, lawmakers considered bills to change the primary election date, allowing 16-year-olds to preregister to vote and establishing a commission to redraw political district lines every 10 years. All...
February 27, 2015 - 5:35am
February 21, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Mother Jones says Dayton 'terrible' campaigner, but successful
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Mark Dayton is a lousy campaigner, but Mother Jones magazine says he became a good governor. The headline on Patrick Caldwell's story proclaims Dayton is the "most successful governor in the country." But, Caldwell writes, "for a man who has won a competitive...
February 21, 2015 - 5:00am
December 5, 2012
State board approves Minnesota legislative recounts
ST. PAUL -- The State Canvassing Board certified the winners of two legislative election recounts during a brief Tuesday meeting. Rep. Mary...
December 5, 2012 - 9:39am
November 28, 2012
Minnesota vote up, but more voters possible
ST. PAUL -- More than 76 percent of Minnesota's eligible voters cast ballots Nov. 6, best in the country, but the state's top election official says even more would participate if they could vote early. In this year's election, 2,950,780 Minnesotans voted. That is the most ever,...
November 28, 2012 - 8:43am
November 9, 2012
Three former DFL rivals lead Minnesota government
ST. PAUL -- Democratic competitors in the 2010 Minnesota governor's race will be state government's three most powerful politicians. Senate Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members Thursday picked Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook as their leader. House Democrats made Paul Thissen of Minneapolis...
November 9, 2012 - 9:40am
November 7, 2012
In North Dakota, Berg concedes U.S. Senate race to Heitkamp
FARGO - U.S. Rep. Rick Berg, who refused to concede the U.S. Senate race early this morning despite trailing in unofficial results by 2,814 votes, announced just before 12:45 p.m. that he will concede the election to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. With all precincts reporting statewide,...
November 7, 2012 - 1:12pm
November 6, 2012
Imholte reelected to Detroit Lakes City Council
Incumbent Detroit Lakes Alderman Bruce Imholte has defeated challenger Rick G. Larson, 60 percent to 40 percent. With all precincts counted, Imholte received 2,153 votes to Johnson's 1,437 votes for the alderman-at-large position.
November 6, 2012 - 11:31pm
Okeson wins District 3 Becker County Board race
In the battle of incumbents, John Okeson has defeated Gerry Schram, 51 percent to 49 percent, for the District 3 Becker County Board seat. With five of five precincts reporting, Okeson received 1,739 votes to Schram's 1,661 votes. Okeson has been on the county board for two years....
November 6, 2012 - 11:27pm
Grimsley wins Becker County Board District 2 race
Ben Grimsley has defeated Craig Fontaine, 59 percent to 40 percent, to become the newest Becker County commissioner. Grimsley received 1,589 votes to Fontaine's 1,072 votes. Grimsley will represent District 2, which consists of Detroit Lakes city wards 2 and 3. "I'd like to thank...
November 6, 2012 - 11:01pm
Clay County asks election judges not to tell voters leaving measure blank equals "no" vote
MOORHEAD - Clay County election officials were told today to quit telling voters that leaving the marriage amendment and voter ID measures blank would be counted as "no" votes. The Clay County auditor's office received complaints from voters who felt the statements could be an attempt...
November 6, 2012 - 4:12pm
For couples, siblings with opposing political views, maintaining a happy relationship is possible
When it comes to politics, Kirsten Donohue and her husband, Kevin, disagree about "pretty much everything," she said. She leans left, he to the right. "It's rare that we agree." Intense political campaigning and relentless, pointed messaging can ignite emotions and stir conflic...
November 6, 2012 - 8:27am
November 1, 2012
Election Notebook: Appeals for campaign money pack inboxes
ST. PAUL -- Last-minute email fund-raising appeals are landing in many Minnesota inboxes by the dozens. They came from a diverse crowd. For instance, Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann appealed for an "emergency contribution" to fight back against comments made about her by former...
November 1, 2012 - 9:15am
Minnesota's polling places are accessible
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds voters that Minnesota polling places are fully accessible to elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities. "Polling locations must be fully accessible and provide at least one parking space for persons with disabilities near...
November 1, 2012 - 9:13am
October 26, 2012
DL Newspapers Endorsement: Time for new blood: Vote Romney
There's little argument President Obama has been aggressive, bold and willing to take chances in the name of returning our nation to a place of prosperity and security. Recall his stimulus bills, the bailouts, the Affordable Care Act and even the daring mission that took out Osama...
opinion / editorials
October 26, 2012 - 1:05pm
October 25, 2012
114,383 absentee ballots already cast in Minnesota
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today that over 180,000 Minnesota voters have requested absentee ballots. Of the ballots requested, 114,383 have already been returned by the voter and accepted. Ritchie also reminded voters that the absentee ballot period ends November 5. "Voters...
October 25, 2012 - 1:05pm