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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
February 19, 2013
Tips for choosing vehicles with 'smart features' for older drivers
AAA recommends that if you: Suffer from hip or leg pain, decreased leg strength or limited knee range of motion, look for vehicles with six-way adjustable power seats and seat heights that come between the driver's mid-thigh and lower buttocks. These features can make it easier...
February 19, 2013 - 8:41am
How to approach conversation when it's time to evaluate driving capabilities in an elderly relative, friend
Dealing with a relative or friend who wants to continue to drive -- but shouldn't -- is a dilemma many people would rather not face, but more...
February 19, 2013 - 8:38am
February 15, 2013
Helping veterans get better medical access
According to the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently a little over 33,000 military veterans living in northwestern Minnesota. Of those, more than 13,600 are receiving treatment at the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Fargo and St.
February 15, 2013 - 1:26pm
February 13, 2013
DL eye doctor elected president of the MOA
Dr. Larry Morrison is the new President-Elect of the Minnesota Optometric Association. Morrison was recently elected at the association's annual Meeting Awards Banquet in St. Paul. Morrison practices with his son, Dr. Michael A. Morrison at Morrison Eye Care, Detroit Lakes and...
business briefs / business
February 13, 2013 - 11:06am
February 8, 2013
The Cottage at Ecumen-DL sets up workshop for its residents
Though there is currently no cure for dementia and related diseases like Alzheimer's, one thing that has been shown to slow down its effects...
Detroit Lakes / news
February 8, 2013 - 3:42pm
Melanoma rates on the rise
New data from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows that melanoma skin cancer continues to be one of the most rapidly increasing cancers among Minnesota residents. Melanoma of the skin is a more serious form of cancer than the more commonly diagnosed basal and squamous cell...
February 8, 2013 - 8:59am
February 6, 2013
Hospital mistakes cause serious injuries
Hospitals in Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids each reported three adverse events in 2012 that resulted in four disabling injuries. Though that...
February 6, 2013 - 10:47am
Minnesota adult smoking ranking drops
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report recently released shows Minnesota as ranking 11th best among all states for adult smoking. The last time the CDC compared states in 2009, Minnesota was in the top 10 with a rank of 7th. "The cost of tobacco in terms of...
February 6, 2013 - 9:54am
January 31, 2013
Psychological eval ordered for Moorhead man pulled off train tracks
MOORHEAD - A judge on Thursday ordered a man who was forcibly pulled off train tracks here last week to undergo a psychological evaluation in his civil commitment case in Clay County District Court, a prosecutor said. Mark Flowers, 57, Moorhead, was at Thursday's hearing, which was...
January 31, 2013 - 4:12pm
Moorhead man snatched from death faces possible civil commitment
MOORHEAD - Mark Flowers was mere seconds from being ripped in two. The 57-year-old Moorhead man was lying face down across the railroad tracks downtown here between Center and Main avenues on a Wednesday afternoon last week as a locomotive rumbled at him full speed. Police later...
January 31, 2013 - 9:25am
January 30, 2013
Duluth doctor reprimanded for improper prescriptions
The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice has reprimanded a Duluth physician for unprofessional and unethical conduct, improper management of medical records and inappropriate drug-prescribing practices. Dr. Fredrick E. Ekberg, 75, prescribed medications for family members without...
news / crime
January 30, 2013 - 1:16pm
January 29, 2013
Most important meal of the day
Do you skip breakfast? If you do, you're not alone. According to a recent survey by the NDP group, 31 million Americans -- or about 10 percent of the U.S. population -- do not eat breakfast. People gave several reasons: they weren't hungry, they were too busy or they were trying...
January 29, 2013 - 3:05pm
January 28, 2013
Flu still widespread but new infections appear to be slowing
Influenza continues to be widespread and highly active in Minnesota, but the pace of new infections appears to be slowing.
January 28, 2013 - 12:34pm
January 23, 2013
Lots to lose and lots to gain. That's how Nutrition Educator Tracy Baker describes a diabetes prevention course she is teaching beginning in early February. The University of Minnesota Extension and Frazee-Vergas Community Education are partnering to offer this program for free...
January 23, 2013 - 12:16pm
Leaders look to help others find healthier lifestyle
It's a fairly simple equation that doesn't take a lot of brainpower to solve: Exercise and good eating habits equal better health. Conversely, physical inactivity and bad eating habits are a shortcut to obesity, diabetes, and many other chronic, serious illnesses. But for many...
January 23, 2013 - 10:57am