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Congressman Peterson's meeting with 'Ikes' tonight is cancelled
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
Court backs Team Industries in injured worker case
DL Dance third and fifth at Pelican Invite
DL boys blowout Prowlers
Squirts capture home tournament title
Weber claims 120-pound title, Lakers fourth at Prowler Invite
Hibbert delivers dominant performance at Deadwood Snocross National
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
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
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Richard "Moon" Mellen
Cordell "Corky" Kittelson
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Here comes the plow - what do you do?
To curb climate change, cities need the right design
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Hawk or falcon? Tricks to ID look-alike bird species
Bad things happen out there if you aren't prepared
The ice angler's landing net: Alexandria's Dresch makes a product to help get more fish in the pail
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
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August 18, 2017
Why it pays to keep a careful eye on your earnings record
Whether you're ready to retire, just joining the workforce, or somewhere in between, regularly reviewing your Social Security earnings record...
August 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
April 8, 2017
Help wanted: WorkForce Center connects employers and job seekers
All three floors of the Minnesota WorkForce Center in Detroit Lakes were abuzz with activity on April 6, as employers and job seekers flooded...
April 8, 2017 - 11:04am
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