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'We need more space': Domestic abuse keeps White Earth shelter full
'Rescued dogs, rescuing veterans'; Patriot Assistance Dogs program celebrates five years with reunion, graduation
Locals gather for Lake Park's annual Pumpkin Fest
Snazzier buses for Becker County?
School record falls for second straight home swim meet
Laker boys shutout Green Wave
Laker volleyball wins second straight road game
SOCCER: Laker girls tie at East Grand Forks
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
The beauty of God's Grace
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
Mn State colleges, universities wave application fees in October
There's a new pastor in town
Finding God all over this socialist, nonreligious country
Friends & Neighbors
Green awarded by small-business group
Essentia Health Welcomes Licensed Psychologist in Detroit Lakes
Shaping up your business: Biz boot camp set for Oct. 17
Renting a car
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
Maplewood to host Leaf Days this weekend
MN singer-songwriter to give Saturday concert at Holmes
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Duane L. Erickson
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
Thank you for a successful rotary blood screening
Big garbage, big economy
Stop the lies against Eken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
August 1, 2016
‘Perfect storm’ is causing a need for employees in Detroit Lakes
It seems that anywhere you turn in Detroit Lakes there is a ‘Help Wanted’ sign lining a business window, but unemployment rates are slowly...
August 1, 2016 - 11:32am
May 8, 2016
Area teens get hands-on, real life experience with internships
Through a fledgling partnership between TEAM Industries and the four Minnesota school districts where their manufacturing facilities reside –...
May 8, 2016 - 5:55am
March 17, 2016
5,000 jobs cut in Jan. Jobless rate at 3.7%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Minnesota held steady at 3.7 percent in January, according to figures released recently by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in January. State employers eliminated...
March 17, 2016 - 5:20am
February 4, 2016
Minnesota sees 9,100 new jobs in December
Minnesota employers added 9,100 jobs in December, according to seasonally adjusted figures released recently by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Those figures, combined with November figures that were revised upward by 2,000 jobs, brought job gains...
February 4, 2016 - 5:15am
December 20, 2015
State adds 7,200 jobs
Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in November, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Those figures, combined with October figures that were revised from 1,700 jobs lost to 200 jobs gained,...
December 20, 2015 - 5:30am
November 5, 2015
Workplace injuries at all-time low in state
Minnesota’s estimated workplace injury and illness rate for 2014 decreased to its lowest rate since measurement started in 1973. According to the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, the state had an estimated 3.7 OSHA-recordable nonfatal workplace injuries and...
November 5, 2015 - 5:25am
October 4, 2015
Celebrate Minnesota’s manufacturing
Minnesota’s second largest industry is manufacturing, and Becker County is a good representative of that statistic. Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Oct. 1-10 to be Minnesota Manufacturers Week (though it’s longer than a week), supporting the more than 311,000 manufacturing jobs...
October 4, 2015 - 5:05am
September 18, 2015
Franken backs proposal to let workers earn paid leave to care for newborns, sick family
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) —the top Democrat on the Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee—has thrown his support behind legislation that would create a national paid family and medical leave insurance program. Current family and medical leave law provides unpaid,...
September 18, 2015 - 5:50am
September 17, 2015
MN gets $5 million in job growth grants
Minnesota received a new federal apprenticeship grant of $5 million that will bring more than 800 individuals into newly registered apprenticeship programs in 29 different high-growth occupations. The federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s American Apprenticeship Initiative...
September 17, 2015 - 5:25am
July 19, 2015
Labor shortage needs multi-faceted fix
As employers in northwestern Minnesota know, the workforce shortage isn’t just approaching. It’s already here. That’s why Digi-Key runs commuter buses from Crookston, Bagley, Minn., and East Grand Forks to its Thief River Falls headquarters, and offers scholarships, relocation...
July 19, 2015 - 5:35am
July 12, 2015
CEP receives grant for youth
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant to the Detroit Lakes office of the Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment (CEP) Program. According to Vicki Leaderbrand, director of operations and human resources for the...
July 12, 2015 - 5:25am
May 22, 2015
Minnesota adds 7,400 jobs, jobless rate drops
ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 7,400 jobs in April, according to figures released Thursday by the state's Department of Employment and Economic Development. Minnesota's unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 3.7 percent, from a revised 3.8 percent in March. Steve...
May 22, 2015 - 8:23am
April 23, 2015
Minnesota gains 7,800 jobs in March
Minnesota employers add 7,800 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The agency said the state has added 50,829 jobs over the past year, a growth rate of 1.9 percent. The U.S....
April 23, 2015 - 5:30am
April 2, 2015
Job openings up 47 percent from year ago
Job vacancies in Minnesota rose to 88,900 in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 47 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency said Minnesota had 1.1 unemployed...
April 2, 2015 - 5:15am
March 11, 2015
State 2014 jobs report disappoints
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s labor market didn’t finish 2014 as strongly as expected. Releasing its annual revision of employment data Tuesday, the state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development reported that Minnesota added 11,620 fewer jobs between December 2013 and...
March 11, 2015 - 5:30am