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Area girl found after being gone over the weekend
Meth use, winter cold led to Mahnomen men’s deaths
Mental health outlook better in Minnesota
Winter workshops offered in January
Spuds earn five-point victory over Lakers
Barlund, Tappe lead Hornet girls over Braves
Dance teams nearly sweep at Fergus Falls, fourth at conference kick
Top-ranked Minneota defeats Frazee for Kertscher Duals championship
Otters and Lakers battle to overtime tie
Homemade crescent rolls
Jesus was Jewish
The importance of meeting enrollment deadlines
Social Security COLA became law in 1950
Local student gets MSUM scholarship
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Samuelson named VP at Bell State Bank
Beware: Online flower scams claim locality
Smart tax moves to consider
RDO’s John Deere Equipment moves, grows
Tri-State to announce scholarship winners
Variety of events planned in area
Reviewing the best reads of 2014
Celebrating ‘most wonderful time of the year’
Sawyer Brown bringing Christmas spirit to Shooting Star this Friday
Longest Night Music Fest set this Sunday in NYM
Legacy funds have not been idle
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Leave us all alone! We can’t breathe!
The limit of Minnesota Nice: Norwegian Americans rally to defeat ambassador pick
Time is right for American policy change on Cuba
Voyageurs National Park grows by 61 acres
Wolf ruling may have national impact
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
August 14, 2009
Home loans available
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development may be able to assist low and very low-income applicants with financing the purchase or construction of a home. No down payment is required and subsidy may be made available to reduce the house payment amount. Call (218) 847-9392,...
August 14, 2009 - 2:38pm
July 13, 2009
Minnesota bankruptcies (July 12, 2009)
Chapter 7 is a petition to liquidate assets and discharge debts. Chapter 11 is a petition for protection from creditors and to reorganize. Chapter 12 is a petition for family farmers to reorganize. Chapter 13 is a petition for wage earners to readjust debts. Minnesota Bankruptcy...
July 13, 2009 - 12:05am
July 3, 2009
Break for schools: Law change means levies can't be taken away
School officials in Minnesota no longer have to worry that successful levy referendums will later be overturned by voters. In a case based largely on the Frazee-Vergas School District, the Legislature this year removed the option of so-called reverse referendums from state law. The...
news / Frazee
July 3, 2009 - 12:21pm
One 'unallotment' Pawlenty got right
One of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed unallotments is creating a frenzy of activity ... He is calling for the elimination of the Political Contribution Refund. The program allows individuals to contribute up to $50 to a political candidate campaign, and be fully reimbursed by the state...
other opinions / opinion
July 3, 2009 - 11:20am
Birkeland: Appoint Brenda Como to Frazee-Vergas School Board
I believe that it was at the May 11 meeting that Kathryn Kallis resigned from the Frazee-Vergas School Board. Here we are, almost two months later, and no one has been appointed to fill the vacant position. So I can't help but ask: "Why?" It would have seemed appropriate to...
opinion / letters
July 3, 2009 - 11:19am
Kudos to Stender for helping end reverse referendums
Cheers to Frazee-Vergas Superintendent Deron Stender for his leadership in getting state law changed regarding reverse referendums. School districts are in dire financial straits --and because of the way state funding is set up these days, they need excess operating levies to survive. At...
opinion / editorials
July 3, 2009 - 11:17am
For many, student loan debt relief may be on the way
Two new government programs could save you some serious money and lower your monthly student loan payments. The first new program is Income-Based Repayment: a new repayment option for federal student loans, which became available on July 1. It caps monthly payments at an affordable...
July 3, 2009 - 11:16am
May 27, 2009
More money for the arts, history
State and local arts initiatives will soon get a big funding boost. Art, history and cultural initiatives expect to receive $93 million over the next two years as a result of a constitutional amendment passed last November that increased the statewide sales tax for outdoors and...
May 27, 2009 - 4:04pm
Financial rescue plan helps stabilize markets
Our global financial system is facing its biggest challenge since the Great Depression. The sheer magnitude of the crisis and the huge stakes that are involved required America to set aside partisan politics and come together on a plan to restore order and help revive confidence...
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
A solution to the financial crisis
The only decent thing to do, I have decided, is to suspend my column until I can figure out a way to resolve this financial crisis. After much thought, I have a developed a solution that will help Main Street, stick it to Wall Street and provide 5 million new jobs to boot. So sit...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
September 22, 2008
Zogby Poll: Voters not sold on government bailout
As the national financial crisis gripping both Wall Street and Main Street moves into the halls of Congress this week, American voters are split on support for the sweeping government rescue plan that some say could cost as much at $1 trillion, a new Zogby Interactive survey shows. The...
September 22, 2008 - 12:00am
August 8, 2008
St. Mary's appoints Zreik
St. Mary's Innovis Health welcomes Khaled Zreik, MD. Zreik began his general surgery practice at St. Mary's Innovis Health on July 14. His areas of focus are laparoscopic colon surgeries, endoscopy, hernias and surgical oncology. Zreik is originally from Lebanon and came to...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Country Financial Agency Manager Kevin Thompson of Detroit Lakes has earned a position on the insurance group's All American team. Thompson is among a group of more than 300 top Country agents and agency managers who qualified for the award. Country has more than 2,000 agents and...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
March 12, 2008
Financial aid assistance workshops help
DETROIT LAKES - College Goal Sunday is designed to help students complete the 2008-09 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). College Goal Sunday in Minnesota is sponsored by the State Office of Higher Education and the State Association of Financial Aid Administration...
March 12, 2008 - 12:00am