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Man gets prison time for meth
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Man arrested after getting stolen vehicle stuck, fleeing across Red River
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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Stewart named to dean's list at St. Mary's University
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Friends & Neighbors
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Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Historic Moorhead buildings open for tours on April Fools' Day
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
Martin E. Cox
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Toxic fumes: Bill would help protect firefighters from cancer
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Brad Laabs column: Time to get ready for open-water fishing
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
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
July 30, 2015
New Minnesota laws take effect Saturday
ST. PAUL -- A new Minnesota law taking effect Aug. 1 will make it illegal to put bodily fluids into another person's food or drink. The law was inspired by the case of a Blaine man who ejaculated into a co-worker's coffee cup. But it turned out nothing in state law actually made...
July 30, 2015 - 8:46am
March 9, 2012
Seat belts are required by law in back seat, too
Seat belt use is required in the back seat in Minnesota. Many teens and young adults aren't buckling up in the back seat, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Only three (10 percent) of the 30 back-seat passengers ages 13-24 killed...
March 9, 2012 - 2:39pm
January 20, 2012
New law: Those hired to remove docks, lifts must have state permit
Another tactic to stop the spread of zebra mussels will take place throughout the state this winter -- training sessions for those who are hired to install and remove boats, docks and lifts. According to Minnesota Waters, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is initiating...
January 20, 2012 - 4:30pm
March 24, 2010
Lawmakers look into ice rink air
Linda Davis taught figure skating for more than 15 years, taking her time on the ice after hockey players were done. A year ago, Davis was diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning that she blames on her years in the ice arenas that skaters, hockey players, coaches and parents visit...
March 24, 2010 - 11:39am
January 14, 2009
Bagley woman faces drug, alcohol charges
Tambra Ann Laws, 50, of Box 334, Bagley has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of fifth-degree controlled substance crime - possession, and two gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI charges. According to court records: On July 17 a trooper on Highway...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
New dog-breeding laws may be on the horizon
Minnesota animal welfare rights groups say they are continuing the fight for tighter regulation of the state's numerous puppy and kitten mills through new legislation, despite some hesitation from lawmakers and large-scale breeders. Last year, Sen. Don Betzold, DFL-Fridley, and...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am
July 31, 2008
New laws in Minnesota take effect Friday
ST. PAUL -- If you are a health-care professional looking to make a profit, don't chase an ambulance. If you are a musician, don't claim to be someone you are not. If you are in the habit of sending text messages while driving, don't. If you own a home, you must have carbon monoxide...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am
July 6, 2008
Minnesota's anti-meth law is a big success story
An anti- methamphetamine law passed in Minnesota three years ago has been a big success. The law change resulted in drastically fewer meth labs, and in much less meth available to users, according to Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon, and a new report by the Minnesota Department...
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
Last chance to complete winter clean-up; know your burning laws
As the spring thaw approaches, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds residents of open burning restrictions. "When there is more than three inches of continuous snow cover, permits are not needed for open burning," said Ron Stoffel, Minnesota Department of...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am
March 20, 2008
State considers changes in sex offender laws
March 20, 2008 - 12:00am
March 6, 2008
City of Hawley didn't break laws when it released data on fired police chief
The city of Hawley did not violate Minnesota's Data Practices Act when it released information tied to the firing of its police chief, Mark Hanson, more than two years ago, a judge has ruled. Hanson filed a lawsuit in Clay County District Court in 2006 claiming the city wrongfully...
March 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 5, 2008
Opinion - No need to expand state self-defense laws
DETROIT LAKES - It's one of the most frightening scenarios imaginable: While enjoying the sanctity of your own home, intruders break in. When that happens, shouldn't you have every right to defend yourself? Under current Minnesota laws, you can. That's one of several reasons why...
March 5, 2008 - 12:00am