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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
A heartbreaking struggle: Homelessness in the region hard on elderly
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
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. 1 to July 21, according to the most recent data from the Minnesota Campaign...
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
June 4, 2014
Four candidates for county recorder, three for auditor-treasurer, means primary vote Aug. 12
Filing closed Tuesday with the addition of several more candidates running for office in Becker County. There are four candidates for county recorder: In addition to Sandra (Sandee) Listul and Patricia Swenson, Darryl Hensel filed Monday and Karen Wenner filed Tuesday. Long-time...
June 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
June 3, 2014
2014 election campaigns off and running: DL native now must face Republican opponents in primary fight
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's 2014 election campaign really got underway Monday. Republicans were looking to make a dent in Democratic-Farmer-Labor...
June 3, 2014 - 8:16am