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Woman dies in high speed pursuit in Laporte
Tough traffic expected in DL after Memorial Day
Lane closures on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes lifted for Memorial Day weekend
Dayton signs four budget bills, three remain
Black leaders decry ruling in fatal shooting by St. Paul police
Angels down Bulldogs in home opener
DL JV baseball finishes season 11-7
Frazee remains alive in Section 8AA softball playoffs
Fondrick and Howard advance to section tennis meet
DL ends baseball regular season with win at TRF
Museum finds photos used in murder trial, lots of misinformation
Turning back the pages
Congratulations Lake Park-Audubon Class of 2015
Emerson Charles Burlingame
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Friends & Neighbors
New early childcare center opens in DL
Minnesota adds 7,400 jobs, jobless rate drops
Zurn named Farmers Feed the World rep
B&G Club Thrift Store gives away furniture
March of Dimes gives Essentia DL honors
Miller's Mad Max is back in action in 'Fury Road'
Chappelle coming to Fargo June 23
Cormorant Art Show set July 11-12
REO Speedwagon coming to Shooting Star this Friday
NYM Regional Art Show opens May 27
Letter: DL schools need to follow grading policy
Memorializing our fallen soldiers
Do you mind if I take this call?
Oil safety lawsuit unhelpful
Letter: ‘Helpless’ to save family farm from sale to another
Busy opener brought lots of anglers to area lakes
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
It’s tick season again; Here’s some tips to prevent a bite
Admission is free to the birding orchestra performance
Huge sturgeon drags Minnesota fisherman in circles on Mississippi
Lake & Home Real Estate - June 2015
Summer Scene - May 2015
Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Try one of the many golf courses in the area
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
May 20, 2015
High arsenic levels a threat to area wells
Gerald Steinbach’s well water near Felton, Minn., contains an odorless, colorless, naturally occurring health risk that seeps from underground. The culprit is arsenic, a metalloid mineral found in the soils in many parts of Minnesota and North Dakota. It can cause serious health...
May 20, 2015 - 10:18am
May 11, 2015
Minnesota woman, husband raising five children with Down syndrome
EAGAN, Minn. -- Leah Spring is at the helm of her home: the kitchen island. Tonight’s menu is summer-sausage-and-cheese sandwiches and pineapple-mango fruit smoothies. Inside this yellow house on the top of a hill in Eagan, Spring, 47, lines up the slices of bread and listens...
May 11, 2015 - 8:59am
May 6, 2015
'Height-adjustable' desks are popular
Most office workers who sit all day have at one point been poked fun at by somebody with a physical job. “How hard could it be to sit all day?” might be one of those comments. However, more evidence continues to emerge that suggests office workers forced to spend several...
May 6, 2015 - 12:45pm
Area seniors encouraged to ‘Get Into the Act’
Each May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions to the nation. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), is focusing on how older adults are taking charge...
May 6, 2015 - 5:05am
April 30, 2015
Minnesota House passes HHC budget, eliminates MinnesotaCare
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House health and human services budget will save money by cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse in public health programs. How much money? Democrats and Republicans don't agree — and they're not even close. The bill, which also includes the repeal...
April 30, 2015 - 8:35am
Minnesota Department of Health approves medical marijuana testing labs
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health, which says it’s still on track to start its unique smoke-free version of a medical marijuana program this summer, has approved two laboratories to test the composition and purity of cannabis medications produced by Minnesota’s two...
April 30, 2015 - 8:24am
April 22, 2015
Apples to apples, which hospital is best?
Shopping for a hospital? Wondering which one in this area has the shortest average wait time in the emergency room? Which does the best job treating heart attacks and strokes? How about avoiding surgical complications? Or even which nurses respond quickest to a patient’s “help”...
news / Detroit Lakes
April 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
April 21, 2015
Minnesota keeps obesity rate flat, while other states climb
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is the lone state among those in the upper Midwest to have trimmed its obesity rate in recent years, according to a Minnesota Department of Health analysis. The rate has dropped from 26 percent of the population in 2007 to about 25.5 percent in 2013, the department...
April 21, 2015 - 8:55am
April 3, 2015
Fourth Minnesota case of bird flu in three weeks detected
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Two news cases of avian influenza, also called bird flu, has been detected, one in Nobles County in far southern Minnesota and another across the border in eastern South Dakota in Beadle County. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)...
April 3, 2015 - 9:35am
April 2, 2015
EMS offers CPR training to public
You never know when somebody might need CPR. Holly Ward, a certified CPR instructor with St. Mary’s EMS, was flying to Hawaii with her husband when an elderly passenger suffered a cardiac event. She and her husband, a nurse anesthetist, performed CPR on the woman, fending...
news / Detroit Lakes
April 2, 2015 - 4:00pm
April 1, 2015
Partner with doctor to keep yourself healthy
Finding a primary doctor who you feel comfortable talking to is the first step in good communication. It is also a way to ensure your good health. Your doctor gets to know you and what your health is normally like. He or she can help you make medical decisions that suit your values...
April 1, 2015 - 5:00am
March 18, 2015
Paid sick time helps everybody
A new white paper from the Minnesota Department of Health finds that workers who receive paid sick and family leave are healthier, and so are their families and the public they serve. MDH issued the paper in response to an inquiry from state legislators and as part of health policy...
opinion / editorials
March 18, 2015 - 11:30am
March 13, 2015
Health experts addressing alarm fatigue for health care workers
Breeanna Hook used to go home from her nursing shift on the critical care unit and dream of alarms going off and having to scramble frantically to respond. “I’d go home and go to sleep and all I’d hear were alarms going off,” said Hook, a registered nurse and critical care...
March 13, 2015 - 5:45am
February 25, 2015
Paying for telemedicine required under Minnesota bill
ST. PAUL -- Forcing insurance companies to pay for telemedicine appointments could bring specialized health care to all parts of Minnesota, hospital officials and lawmakers say. While some health insurance policies already pay for telemedicine, the use of technology to allow a...
February 25, 2015 - 4:10pm
Good oral hygiene helps keep smile healthy
A healthy smile is a bonus at any age. Too often older people — especially those who wear dentures — feel they no longer need dental checkups. If you haven’t learned the basics of oral health care, it is never too late to start. And even if you have, it’s a good time...
February 25, 2015 - 5:05am