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DL man injured in Otter Tail County crash
DL man allegedly caught on video setting his rental house on fire
Charges filed in old robbery, arson cases in Becker County
Cities honor Marquart, Eken with distinction award
Football: No. 2 Waubun rallies for OT victory
Football: Lefebvre scores four TDs in Mahnomen victory
Concordia switches Herzog from QB to fullback
Football: Cardinals end 39-game skid in victory over Hornets
Football: Lakers win in rout at Roseau
Monday Matters: Everyday Confident Love
Audubon native becomes Holmes Theatre's new marketing director
It's a boy!
DL's Herman receives MSUM scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
Lakeland Hospice Bike Ride stays strong
M State wins award for welding trailer
He built it, they came: Dion’s Dangerzone expands into new gym
EnVision Salon opens in Detroit Lakes
Getting your home ready to sell
John Kay, Steppenwolf coming to Shooting Star this Friday
Smart students use their local library
Deuces Wild at Fargo Theatre
'Bible Bingo' to be presented at Walker's Minnesota Folklore Theatre
Travel the Silk Road at Minnesota Renaissance Festival this weekend
Don and Jean Bauer
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Other Opinions: MN teens No. 1 on ACT but gaps persist
‘Trump Wall’ will also keep us in, not just others out
Recording of natural history can often lead to ‘discoveries’
Cool weather may mean early fall, transition period
Deer lottery application deadline is Sept. 10
You’ll never forget the first time you see a ruddy duck
Info meetings set for DNR’s northern pike proposal
Local artist creates one-of-a-kind public art sculpture for DL Library
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
August 22, 2015
On voting...and not voting
The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don’t. Over the years,...
opinion / editorials
August 22, 2015 - 5:05am
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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...
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...
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