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Peak Wind Gusts
Saturday night rain totals
This spring, lakes should see an earlier ice-off date than in the past
Planning commission passes hotel proposal, council is next
Doubles success in focus for DL tennis
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Big expectations for Laker softball
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Friends & Neighbors
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Crisis Center to hold annual banquet
MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Foundations have big impact
Needed: Crash course in open records
Letter: Some lake officials push back against ‘aggressive’ DNR stocking of muskie
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
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
March 19, 2014
Increase in e-cigarette poisonings concerns anti-smoking advocate
DULUTH -- The tenfold increase in Minnesota youngsters poisoned by e-cigarette juice last year is alarming, a local anti-smoking advocate said. “It’s a startling increase and something we should be very concerned about,” said Pat McKone, Duluth-based director of tobacco control...
March 19, 2014 - 7:59am