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Master gardeners: December is for poinsettias
Warrantless searches in drunken driving cases at issue in 2011 crash
LP-A Early Learning Center plans unveiled
DLCCC to hold first indoor triathlon
Love, Pekovic lead Wolves over Blazers
Vikings chuck Freeman audition in favor of competing with Cassel
Boys Basketball: Cihak goes off on Pats to pace DL to Mid-State win
Girls Hockey: West Fargo team snaps DL’s streak
Wrestling: Lakers score win over M/W
In the Zone
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its annual stop in DL Monday
Caught up in the gifts: Thankfulness, gratitude should last through Christmas, not just stop after Thanksgiving
Jessica Karley: Masala Chai provides delicious spin on familiar dessert
Howard Kossover: Social Security benefits did not originally include cost-of-living adjustment
Friends & Neighbors
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Brad Laabs: New products help drive ice fishing industry
Blane Klemek: Minnesota’s resident wildlife tough it out through the winter
Don’t look past late season pheasants
Preliminary ‘13 deer harvest numbers released
Solid U.S. retail sales boost economic outlook
Audubon neighbors find perfect business match
Franken recognized for energy legislation
Cold snap to thank for drop in gas prices
Microsoft says Xbox One global sales top 2 million
Lynn Hummel: Lessons on standing in line
Letter: Thank you for support, kindness, generocity
Letter: GOP ‘Wrecking Crew’ should leave the Pope alone
Our Opinion: Too cold to enjoy Christmas?
Eric Bergeson: Just get me socks for Christmas
First Lutheran hosts holiday dinner
Travis Tritt, 2 other acts added to WE Fest lineup
Danell Haspel: Ideas for holiday get-togethers at library
'12 Years A Slave', 'American Hustle' take lead for Golden Globes
Holiday Train concert ready to roll Saturday: Sheryl Crow to perform, but you have to go to Cottage Grove to see her
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
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