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Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual harassment
Montana man hunting for pheasants shoots, kills rapidly-approaching grizzly bear
A career spent fighting wildfires: DL man puts down the hose after 28 years
Call the doctor, this dirt needs help: Local farmers will play key role in new healthy soils initiative
Gulon, Tracy reach state swimming championship podium
Payne continues point streak against EGF
'I'm just playing football': A humble Adam Thielen is the Vikings' feel-good story
Thielen keeps streaks going in Vikings victory over Rams
McDougall blanks Royals for first victory of the season
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
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
World Kindness Day is November 13
It's time to 'Light Up the Lakes'!: Santa's seeking entries for his Nov. 27 Parade of Lights in DL
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Irene Rose Byer
Maureen "Mary" Miller
Maxine M. Boswell
Marilyn Joy Ostrander
House tax bill hurts charitable giving
A heartfelt thanks
Letters: Farmers need tax reform that helps middle class
Tax bills based on unsound economics, unwise fiscal policy
Letter: Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt
How birds and mammals survive the winter
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
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
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
November 13, 2017
Letter: Election brought many 'firsts' to America
Wednesday, we learned of so many firsts across this country, firsts that give me hope that we, the people, have a greater understanding of what it means to be an American. A New York cab driver told me a few weeks ago that, "this was not the America he immigrated to 30 years ago."...
November 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
August 31, 2017
Are our elections secure? Minnesota's in better shape than most states
With the CIA and the FBI agreeing that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump, many Minnesotans are concerned...
August 31, 2017 - 9:00am
November 9, 2016
Voting their conscience; Becker County voters choose their next leaders
November 9, 2016 - 12:24pm
November 5, 2016
Going negative: At least $1 million spent so far on local legislative races
Enjoying all the negative advertising for local legislative races this year? You're lucky — it's a chance to see the ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United case up close and personal. Nearly $1 million has been spent on mailers, TV, radio and digital ads on...
November 5, 2016 - 5:32am
November 3, 2016
Survey; A genuine tool or business as usual?
The School Board, at their meeting on September 12, approved the survey questions to be asked by the Morris Leatherman Company of Minneapolis. It was to be telephonic survey of approximately 400 people at random. It was to be completed within six weeks. Many questions have surfaced...
November 3, 2016 - 5:46am
November 2, 2016
More false attacks; Marquart has always supported farmers
The misleading and false attacks keep coming. This time in the Oct. 30 letter from Rep. Steve Drazkowski questioning my strong support for tax relief for farmers. Let me set the record straight. I am the only candidate in this race endorsed by the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota...
November 2, 2016 - 10:12am
Don't let influx of outside money influence your vote
Those who care about rural Minnesota see that Paul Marquart best represents the city of Detroit Lakes in the State House. During Paul's time in St. Paul he has worked long hours to stand up to the special interests and the well off from Minneapolis as a strong and consistent voice...
November 2, 2016 - 8:21am
October 29, 2016
'Left-wing media', big opinions and misunderstandings
Social media during election season is brutal. It's a time when people unfriend each other based on political views or will publically spar with otherwise amiable acquaintances over issues they will never make an actual effort to help change. Some have the ability to remain civil,...
October 29, 2016 - 6:21am
October 26, 2016
Forget common sense, elect candidates with good sense
It always amazes me, when election time rolls around, how many people who have "common sense" come out of the woodwork. It doesn't appear to be exclusive to one party. Liberals, Conservatives, Libertarians, and Green Party candidates all appear to have "common sense" even though they...
October 26, 2016 - 8:54am
October 20, 2016
Prayer for the Elections
The prayer initiative for elections in the Lakes Area community is getting together before Election Day. "Five churches in the community come together in unity to pray for the Nation in light of all the issues surrounding the elections," says Martha Rocheford, Becker County Prayer...
October 20, 2016 - 8:37am
September 28, 2016
LP-A sets meetings on proposed operating levy, school candidate forum
When Election Day rolls around on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Lake Park-Audubon School District will have a bit more at stake than the leadership of its school board — though that will be decided by the first contested election that the district has seen in many years. Of even bigger...
September 28, 2016 - 8:29am
August 24, 2014
Some ballots counted twice in tech snafu
Because of a mistake in the electronic counting process, Detroit Township results were counted twice in preliminary results in the recent primary election, but the mistake was caught before the final results were certified by the Becker County canvassing board. The glitch did not...
August 24, 2014 - 11:30am
August 3, 2014
Cash talks: House 2B heats up
The House 2B race is heating up, with DFL challenger Dave Sobieski outraising Republican incumbent Steve Green by $2,000 so far this year. Sobieski has raised about $12,000 and Green about $10,000 from Jan.
August 3, 2014 - 8:00am
June 20, 2014
Parties focus on absentee voting
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s major political parties said they would play up the state’s new absentee voting options this political season while announcing field-office operations Thursday. Republicans said they have opened 10 “victory centers” statewide and plan to add up to...
June 20, 2014 - 8:10am
June 5, 2014
Filing error means House candidate running in wrong party
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man running for the state House of Representatives in District 5A is disputing his listing as a Democratic-Farmer-Labor party candidate and plans to appeal to the state. Lavern "Pedie" Pederson is listed on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website...
June 5, 2014 - 9:15am