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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
A heartbreaking struggle: Homelessness in the region hard on elderly
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
June 11, 2016
Philippines just elected their version of Trump
If the 2016 presidential election in the United States is seen as a circus, then other countries around the world must be ready to join it. Across...
June 11, 2016 - 5:40am
May 21, 2016
The slow progress on Colombian peace
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been a major thorn in the side of the government of Colombia since the FARC’s creation in 1964 to fight rural inequality. Over the past 52 years more than 220,000 people have been killed, 6 million internally displaced and an...
May 21, 2016 - 5:35am
May 7, 2016
Remember sanctions on Russia? Europe hopes you don't
It seems like an awful long time ago that one of the most prominent threats most Europeans feared was an increasingly aggressive Russia and an unstable Ukraine. To be fair, the concern of terrorist attacks, as well as the refugee crisis was well underway before the turmoil on its...
May 7, 2016 - 5:15am
April 16, 2016
Is Turkey really the ally the West thinks it is?
When looking at the current state of the Middle East, there really isn’t one specific action or country for that matter that has caused the turmoil the region finds itself in. A common belief is that the region is overwhelmed with weak states that need foreign intervention to keep...
April 16, 2016 - 5:50am
April 2, 2016
Myanmar’s new democracy and the rot within
This past Wednesday was a momentous time for Myanmar, in which its first elected civilian president in 50 years was sworn in. The National League for Democracy (NLD) won last November’s historic election that has now allowed it to select a president over the ruling military junta....
April 2, 2016 - 5:25am
March 19, 2016
Brazil has more to worry about than the Olympics and Zika
Brazil may be concerned about the run-up to hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but it has far more pressing issues to deal with. Last week more than a million Brazilians joined anti-government rallies across the country, challenging impeachment for embattled president...
March 19, 2016 - 5:30am
March 5, 2016
Britain-EU exit could hurt U.S.
In recent weeks the notion of Britain leaving the European Union has been getting some media attention. The so called “Brexit” is no doubt a monumental issue facing Europe as a whole. However, the potential impact a Brexit could entail for the U.S. largely goes unnoticed. The...
March 5, 2016 - 5:15am
February 20, 2016
Burundi is quietly unraveling
Burundi, the tiny country of 10 million people in Africa bordering Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is embroiled in a major crisis. However, the issues that plague the country are largely going unnoticed by most outside the continent. Burundi has been dealing...
February 20, 2016 - 5:45am
February 13, 2016
Breaking down Puerto Rico's debt crisis
Puerto Rico is in the midst of one of the worst financial crises in the world today. Since the U.S. won control of Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898, it should be remembered it is an American crisis as well. While Puerto Ricans don’t pay certain federal taxes and they can’t vote...
February 13, 2016 - 5:40am
January 30, 2016
Tunisia: Where reform only happens after electrocution, self-immolation
Success can be a difficult thing to define in world politics, especially when it comes to building a democratic state. Depending on a person’s outlook on the Arab Spring, it could be viewed as either a failure or a success. To be fair, it is still too early to really label it one...
January 30, 2016 - 5:40am
January 23, 2016
What role will Japan play in Asia-Pacific?
Japan has long been a major power in the Asia-Pacific, and one of the closest U.S. allies. In fact, with an increasingly assertive China and a threat-pumping North Korea, it could be argued that Japan is the most important American ally in the region. Much of Japan’s foreign policy...
January 23, 2016 - 5:45am
January 16, 2016
Capturing ‘El Chapo’ won’t fix drug trade problem
The third time’s the charm. That must be what Mexican government authorities are hoping after capturing Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán-Loera on Jan. 8 during a military raid in Los Mochis, located near the Gulf of California. According to Mexican officials, a meeting between U.S....
January 16, 2016 - 5:15am
January 9, 2016
The world outlook for 2016
For the past 8 years, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventative Action has conducted a Preventive Priorities Survey. The annual documents provide U.S. policymakers a list of likely situations that will occur in the upcoming year, and ranks them by potential impact...
January 9, 2016 - 5:30am
December 19, 2015
Breaking down Paris climate change agreement
The Paris Climate Change Conference or COP21 (21st Conference of the Parties) took place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, or more accurately, Dec. 12 as participants required an additional day to arrive at an agreement in writing. The deal has been viewed by climate experts and policymakers...
December 19, 2015 - 5:55am
December 12, 2015
Is Venezuela next on Obama’s checklist?
In the past couple of years it has become apparent that President Obama’s administration has sought to repair broken ties with countries around the world. Cuba and Iran are two prominent examples. With the recent elections in Venezuela, it’s not all that outlandish to assume that...
December 12, 2015 - 5:30am