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Boats & Bars to be filled with music, fun
Twist on fair politics: GOP vs. GOP
Master Gardener training to be held
Perham senior Olympian wins 17 medals in Wyoming Senior Olympics
Border Patrol agents rescue 2 adults and 2 children on Lower Red Lake
No MVP hangover for Maya Moore as Lynx survive late scare
Girls Tennis: Lakers fifth at Highway 10 Open
Local martial artists compete in Asian Fencing Championships
Soccer: Laker boys continue shutout streak over Otters
Miller: UND names Mollberg starting quarterback
In the Zone
Teens help raise cash, awareness for pets
Last advice: Be kind, be kind always
Driver’s license test: Sometimes it’s OK to just pass
Identity thieves target kids as well as adults
BLT’s a summer classic
Friends & Neighbors
Independent stylist joins Shear Grace
July job loss doesn’t shake yearly gain
Williams named new sports editor in DL
Gas prices descend with end of summer
Sanford Health helping to build 300 clinics in Ghana
Perkins ready to give back to fans with weekend concerts in Medora
Josh Turner at Shooting Star Friday
Hope Fest to bring family fun to DL
Aloha from DL Library: Hawaii became 50th state in 1959
Pine to Palm Traditions
Tamarac Refuge: Come check out the climate and its changes
Minnesota moose plate inspirational
Lynn Hummel: Let me give you some advice
Goodbye to a great sports editor
Letter: You betcha, dat roundabout whirligig confuses a guy
Good news for city finances
Strong duck populations mean ‘liberal’ bag limits this season
DNR to keep most restrictions in place for Scientific and Natural Areas
Brad Laabs: Know what to do when you get injured fishing
Blane Klemek: Common nighthawks are perfectly adapted to their way of life
Wild rice season opened Friday
Pine to Palm
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