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‘Stretching’ those dollars
Minnesota surplus up $832 million to $1.9 billion
Lawmakers consider changes to state elections
World Day of Prayer is March 6
Last of the Really Cold Nights?
Bellefeuille scores 1,000th point in final game
Bombers advance with win over NCW
Frazee places fourth at Class A state wrestling tournament
Lakers sweep season series from Spuds
Laker trio prepared for deep runs at state wrestling
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
Turning back the pages
Learn more about Babe
Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
Friends & Neighbors
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Helping loved ones retire
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Congressional Art Competition seeks high school artists
Black Violin brings classical-modern flare to Holmes stage Thursday
Potato Dumpling Dinner to benefit elderly
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
Letter: Obama is a ‘proper’ Christian who loves America
Letter: Dayton’s infrastructure plan makes sense for MN
Letter: Obama’s ISIS strategy a ‘ghost in a snow storm’
Letter: Minimum wage increase isn’t the way out of poverty
Minnesota moose population still down
Take a trip for early open water fishing
Irruptions are common when food is limited, conditions harsh
Northland Fat Bike Rally to be held in Bemidji
Wild turkey opportunities explored in DNR class
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
May 22, 2014
Tick danger: Don’t bury your head
Summer is here, the woods and fields are calling, and people want to get out there and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, Becker, Hubbard, Mahnomen, and to a lesser degree, Otter Tail counties are in the red zone for disease-carrying ticks, according to the Minnesota Department...
opinion / editorials
May 22, 2014 - 9:30am
May 21, 2014
DL works to make life easier for patients
Detroit Lakes is making strides to become known as a “Dementia-friendly” community. Ecumen of Detroit Lakes, which runs several elderly-care facilities in the city, secured a $5,800 grant from a non-profit group in Minnesota called ACT-on Alzheimer’s. Detroit Lakes is...
news / Detroit Lakes
May 21, 2014 - 2:30pm
Record number of Lyme cases reported
Last winter’s heavy snowfall across Minnesota likely helped the survival of ticks that can carry disease, prompting state health officials today to urge precautions against tick bites. Minnesota’s blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) were likely insulated from cold winter...
May 21, 2014 - 10:00am
April 30, 2014
Minnesota HIV cases show slight decline
ST. PAUL -- The annual tally of new HIV cases in Minnesota dropped slightly last year, the state health department reported Wednesday. The state tabulated 301 new cases during 2013, down 4 percent from 314 new cases the previous year. Among people living with AIDS and the virus...
April 30, 2014 - 5:30pm
Measles case reported in MN
A contagious viral disease that was reported to be all but eradicated from the United States in the year 2000 has been making an unwelcome comeback — and Minnesota has become the latest state to report a case of the measles. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, a...
April 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
April 20, 2014
White Earth ready to open new diabetes dialysis center
It’s been a dream of many for a long time — the opening of a new kidney dialysis unit on the White Earth Reservation. The grand opening last week was what many there call a “dream come true,” and here’s why: Diabetes isn’t just another disease on White Earth… it’s...
April 20, 2014 - 11:00am
April 13, 2014
Children’s eye care is an essential health benefit
The Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) wants Minnesota families to know that children now have access to better eye care and are eligible for annual comprehensive eye exams. Children’s eye and vision care is one of the ten essential health benefits covered in the Affordable...
April 13, 2014 - 9:00am
Many preschoolers with autism miss early services
Recent research suggests that many Minnesota preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder miss years of services and supports that could significantly improve their lives. As part of National Autism Awareness Month this April, MDH is highlighting the need for parents, providers and...
April 13, 2014 - 8:00am
April 2, 2014
Lots of folk are living with Parkinson's
Some were only diagnosed within the last five years. Some have been diagnosed for 20-plus years. All hold out the same hope that one day there will be a cure for the disease they all are living with. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and the members of the Parkinson’s Support...
news / Detroit Lakes
April 2, 2014 - 4:00pm
March 31, 2014
Measure aims to increase Minn. health spending
ST. PAUL - Home health care workers would receive a nearly 7.7 percent raise under a measure the Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee heard Monday. Committee members approved increasing health and human services spending from $75 million to $91 million this year, modifying...
news / legislative
March 31, 2014 - 1:01pm
March 27, 2014
Parents go after Dayton marijuana stance
ST. PAUL -- Parents of suffering children used an emotional Wednesday news conference to blame Gov. Mark Dayton for killing a bill that they would allow them to use marijuana to ease children's seizures. A Woodbury parent said the governor should "put special needs ahead of special...
news / legislative
March 27, 2014 - 10:30am
March 25, 2014
E. coli death of Pelican Rapids 4-year-old seen as isolated case
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – The death of a 4-year-old Pelican Rapids girl, who fell ill after becoming infected with a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria, was an isolated case, a health official said Monday. Sophia Amy Odens started having flu-like symptoms Feb. 5, and she was...
March 25, 2014 - 10:50am
March 22, 2014
Dayton offers medical marijuana compromise
ST. PAUL – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton prefers to launch two medical marijuana studies instead of legalizing it this year. The studies would be about using chemicals in marijuana to help severely ill people, he said Friday. His idea could end chances of a medical marijuana bill...
news / legislative
March 22, 2014 - 9:38am
March 20, 2014
MNsure targets young people as insurance deadline nears
ST. PAUL – It’s crunch time at MNsure. If people don’t get health insurance by March 31, they could face penalties under the federal Affordable Care Act. Plus, people who don’t meet the coverage deadline likely won’t have another chance to buy an insurance policy until ...
news / government
March 20, 2014 - 10:39pm