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No one hurt in Fergus Falls ethanol plant fire, explosion
Minnesota Senate OKs pay increase for state workers
DFL senators put brakes on passage of tax cut bill
Broadband bill advances in Minnesota Legislature
Lake Park mayor enters Alford plea on felony charge
Lakers hit goal of winning 18 games
Vikings to dip into free agency
Lady Hornets’ playoffs run ends
Local Sports Scores - Thursday, March 6th
Rebels overcome halftime deficit, beat Vikings in OT
In the Zone
Immersed in literature one word at a time
French toast brunch with Rep. Green in Lake Park Saturday
Social Security: Money earned pre-retirement shouldn’t reduce benefits
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Remmen named to U of M dean’s list
Friends & Neighbors
Fond du Lac Band mulls elk restoration
Prairie chicken blind available next month at Hamden Slough
Brad Laabs: When do you think area lakes will be ice free?
Blane Klemek: Like Aladdin’s carpet, flying squirrels really don’t fly — they glide
Learn how to make maple syrup at Minnesota state parks
Another try at Sunday liquor sales could start with 'baby step'
DL's Chris Reep earns top honors for growth
General surgeon joins Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes
A view from the top: Detroit Mountain construction in full force
ProBuild hires new general manager for DL, Hawley
Women’s history: by the numbers
Teacher exams important but not a one-size-fits-all
Eric Bergeson: Young or old, we’re all ‘phonies’
Letter: Thanks for your ‘Giving Hearts’ Becker County
Here’s how to get public records
Grace Lutheran hosts Hop Into Spring Dinner March 22
Danell Haspel: ‘Wearin’ of the Green’ at Detroit Lakes Library
Piano duo to perform two concerts as part of Motion theater fundraiser Saturday at Holmes
Lakes Area Chorale, Youth Choir to make debut at March 9 concert in DL
Detroit Lakes library full of Dr. Seuss magic this month
Miss Northwest Committee looking for volunteers
Northland Real Estate Guide
Guide to Becker County 2014
April 17, 2013
Winners are announced in local weight loss challenge
A local weight loss challenge group recently announced its winners. Participants in two groups won money for losing the highest percentage of body weight. Noon group winners were as follows: First place, Marlene Bunnis, 9.19 percent; second place, Lynn Hendricks, 6.04 percent; third...
news / Detroit Lakes
April 17, 2013 - 12:26pm
April 11, 2013
Mayo defends its request for state to borrow money
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers put Mayo Clinic leaders on the hot seat Wednesday, a day after the world-famous medical center’s leader said 49 other states would love to be its home. Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, said he was not happy to see Mayo President Dr. John Noseworthy...
news / legislative
April 11, 2013 - 8:10am
April 10, 2013
Sanford suspends Fairview merger negotiations
FARGO – Sanford Health, faced with sharp political opposition from the Minnesota capitol, is suspending merger talks with Twin Cities-based Fairview Health Services. Today’s announcement follows strong criticism about a possible merger from the Minnesota attorney general and lawmakers...
April 10, 2013 - 3:54pm
April 8, 2013
Sanford, Fairview discuss potential merger
ST. PAUL – A proposal for Fargo- and Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health to take control of Minnesota’s Fairview Health Services faces opposition, but both companies’ officials say they want to continue talks if it could benefit patients. “We think there’s merit in us...
April 8, 2013 - 9:02am
March 29, 2013
Radon is still significant health risk; homes should be tested
Every 25 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the largest environmental cancer risk and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Fortunately, the risk is largely preventable. More than 40 percent of Minnesota homes have dangerous levels...
March 29, 2013 - 2:28pm
March 27, 2013
A battle of her own this time
50-year-old Sharon Schmitt of Audubon has lived in the Lake Park area her whole life. “Born and raised here,” she said with a cheery tone. Married to her husband, Craig, the mother of two is also now a proud grandmother. “I’m all about family … family and friends —those...
news / Lake Park-Audubon
March 27, 2013 - 12:59pm
Menahga School has pox outbreak
Menahga School is in the midst of a varicella, or chicken pox, outbreak, which so far has affected only non-vaccinated students. Board members left the decision with parents as to whether or not to expose their children to the virus by leaving them in school, in opposition to a recommendation...
March 27, 2013 - 11:47am
Sanford offers One Chart
Sanford Health Detroit Lakes Clinic Same Day Surgery Center will introduce a new electronic health record service, Sanford One Chart, to its patients beginning Thursday, April 4. One Chart offers many advantages — the most important is that patients can visit any Sanford clinic...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 27, 2013 - 10:58am
March 22, 2013
Workshop on healthy living begins April 4 at M State in Detroit Lakes
Living with an ongoing health condition can be very difficult. Effective self-management skills have proven to help people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer and those who are overweight or have other ongoing health...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 22, 2013 - 3:45pm
March 21, 2013
Lawmakers push to keep state health care program
ST. PAUL – Thousands of lower-income Minnesotans could continue to get health insurance from the state even as major reforms take root under a plan lawmakers moved forward Wednesday. House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, said the state needs to update and continue MinnesotaCare,...
news / government
March 21, 2013 - 8:35am
March 20, 2013
Training for non-smokers to help smokers
A new statewide study is testing a novel idea – teaching non-smokers new ways to approach and support a friend or family member about their smoking. The study is funded by ClearWay Minnesota, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the harm of tobacco in Minnesota....
life / wave
March 20, 2013 - 10:45am
March 6, 2013
Sister continues victim’s radon fight
ST. PAUL -- Janet Thompson was being treated for terminal lung cancer, but her thoughts were about others. She lobbied people she saw to check their homes for radon, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Now, her sister has taken up the cause. Lori Thompson-Garry...
March 6, 2013 - 4:11pm
February 21, 2013
C-section rates increase across Minnesota
More than one-quarter of births to first-time moms in Minnesota are by cesarean section, according to a report released on Tuesday. That's a troubling statistic, a health economist with the state's Department of Health said. "There is a fair amount of evidence that the increased...
February 21, 2013 - 8:44am
February 20, 2013
Report finds 53% of third graders have cavities
Minnesota's first comprehensive oral health plan includes new information that while tooth decay is nearly 100 percent preventable, it is still one of Minnesota's most common chronic childhood diseases, with 55 percent of third graders surveyed in 2010 experiencing tooth decay. This...
news / wave
February 20, 2013 - 11:13am
Minnesota expands health care for poor
ST. PAUL -- Another 35,000 poor Minnesotans will get health care under a bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed Tuesday. The bill expands Medical Assistance, the state's Medicaid program. The federally funded expansion would save $129 million in the next two-year budget, supporters say. Opponents...
February 20, 2013 - 8:44am