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Minnesota kids are masters of the ACT test
Two Clay County prosecutors disciplined for online comments
Twist on fair politics: GOP vs. GOP
Master Gardener training to be held
Boats & Bars to be filled with music, fun
No MVP hangover for Maya Moore as Lynx survive late scare
Girls Tennis: DL pulls out thrilling victory under the lights at Fergus Falls
Girls Tennis: Lakers fifth at Highway 10 Open
Local martial artists compete in Asian Fencing Championships
Soccer: Laker boys continue shutout streak over Otters
In the Zone
Teens help raise cash, awareness for pets
Last advice: Be kind, be kind always
Driver’s license test: Sometimes it’s OK to just pass
Identity thieves target kids as well as adults
BLT’s a summer classic
Friends & Neighbors
Independent stylist joins Shear Grace
July job loss doesn’t shake yearly gain
Williams named new sports editor in DL
Gas prices descend with end of summer
Sanford Health helping to build 300 clinics in Ghana
Perkins ready to give back to fans with weekend concerts in Medora
Josh Turner at Shooting Star Friday
Hope Fest to bring family fun to DL
Aloha from DL Library: Hawaii became 50th state in 1959
Pine to Palm Traditions
Tamarac Refuge: Come check out the climate and its changes
Letter: Hats off to election judges
Minnesota moose plate inspirational
Lynn Hummel: Let me give you some advice
Goodbye to a great sports editor
Letter: You betcha, dat roundabout whirligig confuses a guy
Strong duck populations mean ‘liberal’ bag limits this season
DNR to keep most restrictions in place for Scientific and Natural Areas
Brad Laabs: Know what to do when you get injured fishing
Blane Klemek: Common nighthawks are perfectly adapted to their way of life
Wild rice season opened Friday
Pine to Palm
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
Free information session on Voter ID
Claire Wilson, Voter Outreach Director from the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of Sate, will present an informational session in New York Mills on the proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution requiring voters to present valid government-issued photo identification. The...
October 25, 2012 - 1:00pm
Election Notebook: Voter ID amendment takes spotlight
ST. PAUL -- Debate about a proposed constitutional amendment requiring Minnesota voters to show photographic identification intensified Wednesday. Among the disputes, the two sides of the question appearing on the Nov.
October 25, 2012 - 8:52am