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Indian environmentalists battle Sandpiper pipeline
Man accused of shooting deputy faces four felony counts, including attempted murder
Grand Rapids juvenile facility officer accused of sexually assaulting teen
Driver impatience leads to train collisions
Students injured when truck, school bus collide near Renville, Minn.
MSU-Mankato players expected to return to practice Friday
Timberwolves, Adelman to part; went 97-133 with team
Mankato football players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
Homers carry Lakers to 2-0 start to season
DL picks up first ‘W’
In the Zone
LP-A students win national award
Holly McCamant: World comes to life once spring is here
Goeun Park: L.A.’s Union Station proves that the American Dream is still alive today
Sign up to represent community at first Minnesota Sings event
Free bike rodeo is April 26 at Kent Freeman Arena
Friends & Neighbors
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Brian's Beer Brew
Local archer given lifetime achievement award
Minnesota deer-feeding effort all but over
Brad Laabs: Use caution on ice; get ready for open water
Blane Klemek: The American crow is one of the smartest wild birds
Bear hunt application deadline is May 2
Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
Otter Tail Power gets new president/COO
Spanky’s hires new general manager
Reining in the cost of prom
State roads are slip sliding away
Lynn Hummel: Early morning fog makes the imagination run wild
Transportation is a non-partisan issue in greater Minnesota
DL should help, not hinder downtown businesses
A low health ranking for Becker County
‘Vintage’: An old-fashioned tale of friendship
Magic show closes out Top Hat season
Cantus coming to Wadena April 23
‘Long Live the 80s’ set for Fargo May 17
Cash tribute set May 6
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