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A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner starts 'A Little Summer Fun' to keep town alive
Collin Peterson to speak at health care forum in DL
Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
Snake hiding in engine pops out at driver on Interstate 29
Essentia receives 249 high-ranking patient-feedback awards
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Angels fall at Pelican Rapids
Busker, Herzog top five at Duluth Jr. PGA
Unruh third at Players Tour Series A at Northland CC
Frazee 14U places third at West Fargo tourney
Tough stretch continues for Post 15
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Column: The most significant Minnesota address in 1790
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Bakko family welcomes son
Friends & Neighbors
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
A flavor for everyone: McKinley Nutrition serves teas, shakes in McKinley Plaza
If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
It's time to party!: Oak Crossing fundraiser set for June 23 at Holy Rosary
Rock of the 70s Tour comes to Shooting Star June 23: Iconic bands to take the stage in Mahnomen for one night only
New Yorker named 'America's Greatest Thinker' in New York Mills: Pamela Lewis Wins 25th annual Great American Think-Off June 10
LilyAnn Evelyn (Flermoen) Roed
James Ray Peach
Warren C. Koester
Kermit H. Rodewald
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
McFeely: Star Lake Casino project hits a possible snag
Sen. Al Franken column: Healthcare plan would hammer Minnesota and Becker County
Letter: Vaping can help people quit smoking
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
March 17, 2016
No resolution to debate about Minnesota patients taking lethal drugs
ST. PAUL – Chester Jacobson sat at a Minnesota Senate committee witness table, reading his wife's words to legislators: "We should have the...
March 17, 2016 - 8:46am
March 16, 2016
Colon cancer prevention can be easy as an appointment
A colonoscopy isn’t much fun, but it could save your butt when it comes to avoiding colon cancer. Dr. Randall Bolar of Essentia Health in Detroit...
March 16, 2016 - 11:54am
March 3, 2016
Klobuchar takes aim at opioid crisis: Her measure would help track drug data
We have a crisis in our country. A crisis that claims more lives than car crashes. A crisis that rips apart families of all different backgrounds. Killing 28,648 Americans in 2014, this crisis is prescription drug and heroin abuse. And with deaths increasing nearly sixfold since...
March 3, 2016 - 5:25am
February 7, 2016
Do you know signs of a heart attack?
It doesn’t always begin with crushing chest pain, followed by a dramatic collapse like it’s shown on TV or in the movies. “Not everyone who has a heart attack will have the same symptoms or the same severity of symptoms,” says Nicole Cox, MD at Sanford Detroit Lakes. “While...
February 7, 2016 - 5:20am
February 5, 2016
Get behind Alzheimer’s research
Five, 10, 20 years ago, people didn’t talk much about Alzheimer’s disease. Not that it was unheard of, but it wasn’t the hub of discussion that other diseases like cancer or heart disease were. In the last few years though, focus on the disease that strips people of their memories...
February 5, 2016 - 5:30am
February 2, 2016
MNsure enrollment passes 85,000
ST. PAUL — MNsure enrolled 85,390 people in private insurance through the end of its annual open enrollment period Sunday night. That’s above the 83,000-enrollee target MNsure’s board adopted in its budget, and the state-run health insurance exchange’s CEO Allison O’Toole...
February 2, 2016 - 8:07am
January 27, 2016
Chronic diseases cost Minnesotans big
Health care for Minnesotans with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, kidney failure and heart disease costs eight times more than for...
January 27, 2016 - 10:20am
January 13, 2016
Not all Minnesota doctors on board with medical marijuana
ST. PAUL – Many Minnesota doctors question the use of medical marijuana. An informal survey presented to a committee of Minnesota legislators and others involved with the subject Tuesday showed many doctors do not think they know enough about the subject to recommend their patients...
January 13, 2016 - 8:46am
December 30, 2015
New marijuana strain provides help without any intoxicating effects
A new strain of marijuana plant could slash costs for medical cannabis users in Minnesota. Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of two medical cannabis...
December 30, 2015 - 11:28am
December 27, 2015
Getting a taste of new veggies
When children are faced with trying a new, unfamiliar kind of food, their response is often a scrunched up face and a single word: “Eww.” But thanks to a new initiative known as Farm to Child Care, kids in 20 child care programs throughout Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties...
December 27, 2015 - 5:40am
December 24, 2015
New norovirus hits Minnesota
Start washing your hands a lot: A new strain of norovirus, or “stomach flu” has hit Minnesota and is making people sick. The new strain, called GII.17 Kawasaki, caused many outbreaks in Asia last winter before arriving in the U.S. The Minnesota Department of Health has investigated...
December 24, 2015 - 5:35am
December 20, 2015
Bye bye, bird flu quarantine
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has lifted the last of the quarantines that were placed on each of the 108 farms infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this year. All sites have completed cleaning and disinfection of their facilities and have received negative...
December 20, 2015 - 5:20am
December 14, 2015
Don’t forget to get your flu vaccination soon
Influenza activity in Minnesota has been low so far, but there is a lot of flu season left. Health officials want Minnesotans to get their flu...
December 14, 2015 - 5:05am
Medigap is ‘grandfathered-in’
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman wants to dispel rumors that a recent Congressional action will not allow seniors to keep certain Medicare supplement plans, known as Medigap coverage, after January 1, 2020. Passed by Congress earlier this year, the Medicare Access and...
December 14, 2015 - 5:00am
December 13, 2015
Dental clinic for kids coming to DL Jan. 11-12
Here’s something to smile about: A dental outreach clinic for children ages 1-18 will be held in Detroit Lakes Jan. 11 and 12. Dental health staff from Apple Tree Dental in Hawley will be available to provide all dental services for children covered by Minnesota health care programs...
December 13, 2015 - 5:05am