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Shannon hangs up his spurs
NDSU sexual assault suspect turns himself in
Different ages, same big hearts
Terrain & tubing parks now open at Detroit Mountain
No snow can be bad for business
Eiter, Rislund receive Officials Distinguished Service Awards
Lakers pick up 10th win
Laker boys seventh at Brainerd
Ramstad-Skoyles runner-up at Brainerd
Laker gymnasts No. 1 in season's first state poll
The return of the Red Baron: Valley City brothers restore vintage biplane
Perham girl is ‘weather kid’ on KVLY's evening newscast
Finding freedom in skiing: Bemidji girl with cerebral palsy at home on the slopes
Jesus was Jewish
Homemade crescent rolls
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Samuelson named VP at Bell State Bank
Beware: Online flower scams claim locality
Smart tax moves to consider
RDO’s John Deere Equipment moves, grows
Tri-State to announce scholarship winners
Nights on Broadway: Music video shot in Alexandria
A peek at the unique: New Year’s traditions from around the world
ULTRA will hold Jan. 3 event, snow or no snow
Win ‘hot’ prizes at your library with Hot Reads for Cold Nights program
Here’s what’s coming up at Shooting Star
Health insurance no cure-all
Bad gov’t hurts the economy
With surplus, use restraint, not just wide-eyed greed
‘Merry Christmas!’ I shouted
Letter: Farm groups, townships oppose Red River dam
Ring in the New Year on candle-lit trails at Minnesota state parks
$2K fine, loss of boat for over limit
Success can depend on adjusting your sonar unit
Hawks galore: Minnesota is haven for raptors
Wolf ruling may have national impact
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
December 28, 2014
Different ages, same big hearts
When Paul Hanson read a story in the Detroit Lakes Newspapers about a little local girl who was born with a congenital ear deformity called microtia, a lot of emotions came rushing in. “That’s exactly what I had,” said Hanson, who now lives in Union Central Senior Living...
news / Detroit Lakes
13 hours 21 min ago
Crisis teams play big role locally
Essentia Health St. Mary’s and the Becker County Crisis Team have a plan – and it’s getting national attention. At the start of the year, Essentia Health put into place a policy, directing staff to call the crisis team whenever needed, day or night. It has had so much success...
news / Detroit Lakes
14 hours 51 min ago
December 23, 2014
Norovirus hitting hard
As if colds, influenza and other respiratory infections weren’t enough to make Minnesotans ill in winter, this is also the time of year when digestive tract illness caused by a family of germs known as noroviruses tend to increase. This year, norovirus, or stomach flu, seems...
December 23, 2014 - 10:30am
WebMD ranks the Twin Cities as the 3rd-sickest community in the country
ST. PAUL -- Achoo! The Twin Cities have a cold and the flu. WebMD this week ranked Minneapolis and St. Paul together as the third-sickest city in the country behind Madison, Wis., as No. 1 and Cincinnati as No. 2. The health website says national year-to-year data show 2014...
December 23, 2014 - 7:57am
December 18, 2014
Gay men say rule against donating blood ‘an unnecessary double standard’
MOORHEAD, Minn. – All through high school, college and his first years of teaching, Paul Hindemith donated blood about four times a year. When he announced he was gay at age 26, though, his life as a donor came to an abrupt halt. “In the last 12 years, that’s a lot of...
December 18, 2014 - 7:48am
December 15, 2014
A quick study of children’s toys and bacteria
FARGO -- When kids are covered in food, grime and other assorted sticky stuff, their toys and gadgets inevitably become covered in those substances, too. To illustrate just how dirty kids’ toys can be, Birgit Pruess, North Dakota State University Department of Veterinary and...
December 15, 2014 - 10:18am
December 12, 2014
Severe flu strain widespread in state, officials say
ST. PAUL -- The flu is beginning to show up in force in St. Paul and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan elementary schools. And within the past week, it has moved from geographically “regional” to “widespread” across Minnesota. Minnesota Health Department epidemiologist Melissa...
December 12, 2014 - 8:30am
December 10, 2014
Germ-fighting shields add to smartphone protection
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- With smartphones being placed on countless surfaces, passed hand to hand and even taken on visits to a certain porcelain...
December 10, 2014 - 8:23am
December 8, 2014
Rural health solution? Find new ideas
MINNEAPOLIS -- Perhaps some rural hospitals could just provide emergency room services, and drop full hospital services. Maybe medical schools could recruit more rural students and government could increase money available to forgive student loans to people who practice in rural...
December 8, 2014 - 8:00am
December 7, 2014
Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning
Wednesday night, two family members near Duluth died and two were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately, it’s not that uncommon of an occurrence in the colder months. It’s an occurrence that Detroit Lakes resident Kathy Larson knows a little too well. In...
news / Detroit Lakes
December 7, 2014 - 11:00am
Flu shot only 50% effective this year
The influenza front remains quiet in the Detroit Lakes area these days, with just one confirmed Influenza A case over at Sanford Health and only a couple over at Essentia Health. This obvious good news comes as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control releases a little bad news, that...
December 7, 2014 - 10:30am
December 4, 2014
Going to a hospital is safer now
Going to a hospital is getting safer: The chances that U.S. patients would pick up infections, get the wrong drug or dose, or be hurt in other ways, ranging from falls to bed sores, fell 17 percent between 2010 and 2013. But there is still a lot of room for improvement. A progress...
opinion / editorials
December 4, 2014 - 1:30pm
December 2, 2014
Familiar tunes can cut dementia’s fog, spark memories
A circle of women, all faced with some form of dementia, sat waiting in a room flooded with morning light. One lady drooped in her wheelchair, still waking up. Another lady, upset for some reason, made rude comments to a nurse. A handful chatted among themselves – sometimes lucidly,...
December 2, 2014 - 12:37pm
Moorhead’s selection as medical marijuana distribution site ‘fantastic’ news for area family
Moorhead will likely be one of eight Minnesota cities where medical marijuana will be sold to patients with certain ailments, starting as soon as July. That’s fantastic news for Amber and Paul Solum of Moorhead. Their 13-year-old son, Brett, has 45 to 100 epileptic seizures...
December 2, 2014 - 8:33am
Study fails to pinpoint source of mining health risks
HIBBING, Minn. — A nearly $5 million, five-year effort to find out why so many Iron Range residents are dying from a rare lung disease has traced the deaths to the taconite industry but stops short of finding a precise source of the problem. The final report of the University...
December 2, 2014 - 7:41am