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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
June 9, 2017
Prepare for major life expenses with tax-advantaged accounts
College tuition, a new pair of glasses and retirement may seem unrelated, but the tax law says otherwise. By knowing how and where to save your money, you could pay for each of these expenses with tax-advantaged — or in some cases income-tax-free — money. Individual Retirement...
June 9, 2017 - 8:00am
February 16, 2017
Marquart bill helps Becker, Wright pay legal defense bill
ST. PAUL — It is not fair that three counties are funding a fight to allow all 87 Minnesota counties to save money, a Becker County commissioner...
February 16, 2017 - 9:33am
September 3, 2015
Juggling kid costs and retirement
It costs parents an average of $245,340 to raise a child from birth to age 18. That figure from the U.S.
September 3, 2015 - 5:30am
February 5, 2015
Getting ‘money’ serious?
Valentine’s Day is often a time to reflect on your relationship, and consider the next step. If your relationship is heading toward joint finances, it’s essential to talk about it first – openly and honestly. A 2014 survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education...
February 5, 2015 - 11:30am
January 29, 2015
Global study released on U.S. teens’ financial literacy, keys to success
A first-time global financial literacy study shows that the keys to successful personal finance education are student perseverance and an openness to problem solving. That’s one of the main findings in the inaugural financial literacy portion of the Program of International Student...
January 29, 2015 - 8:30am
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...
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...
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...
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...
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