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In the Zone
Life after retirement: Retirees face financial, emotional challenges
Howard Kossover: Where Social Security benefits come from
Rylee Sue Fingalson
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Friends & Neighbors
Mark Greenig: Shakespeare fly fishing reels — so many choices
Brad Laabs: Snow makes for sketchy ice conditions
Blane Klemek: Wildlife have their own winter survival techniques
Best start to winter rec season since 2010
12 lakes open to spearing
Unemployment rate hits five-year low, eyes on the Fed
Old bar turns into new, cozy ‘Event 34’
Gas prices in MN dip faster than nation
Creative Mix hires new personal stylist
Canola event being held for area farmers
Eric Bergeson: Don’t be cruel, but that’s how we get our laughs
Jeers to poor winter drivers
Randy Wilson: Property tax hikes needed for cities to play catch-up
Our Opinion: Quit putting off that flu vaccine
Lynn Hummel: Imagination and a pile of junk
With children now grown, Garth Brooks says he will tour again
Holiday Train’s a-comin’: December 16 stop planned in Detroit Lakes
Danell Haspel: A Homemade Christmas
Terri Schlichenmeyer: ‘The Dogs of Christmas’ is a holiday treasure
Saana Ensemble in NYM Friday
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
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