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‘I was doing my civic duty’: Murder suspect talks about shooting two teens in self-recorded monologue
Lake Park Mayor Aaron Wittnebel sentenced to 30-days jail
Fargo man charged with burglary in cat theft
Just a misunderstanding: Peace officers not going to lose their jobs
Lakers extend win streak to 22 meets
Bemidji tops Lakers
Track and Field: Laker teams bust out in Thief River Falls
Baseball: LP-A starts season unscathed at 4-0
Panthers sweep DL baseball
In the Zone
LP-A students win national award
Holly McCamant: World comes to life once spring is here
Goeun Park: L.A.’s Union Station proves that the American Dream is still alive today
Sign up to represent community at first Minnesota Sings event
Free bike rodeo is April 26 at Kent Freeman Arena
Friends & Neighbors
Signs of Spring
Students were asked: What concerns me about the environment?
Business & Industry Review
Spring Sports 2014
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
Burning restrictions start Monday in Becker County
Wildfire Prevention Week raises awareness
Arbor Month celebration encourages nature play
Brad Laabs: Stay off the ice; Give Rainy River sturgeon a try
Blane Klemek: Sweet sounds of the bluebirds are back in northern MN
Help with home ownership: Unique pilot program launched in Becker County
MN gains 2,600 jobs in March, state high
MN bucks national trend with gas prices
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
Otter Tail Power gets new president/COO
Best government services in the nation
DL needs to appreciate downtown businesses
A hollow victory for ND coal?
The secret sauce behind wage increase opposition
Wear green for mental health awareness
North Dakota singer reaches ‘Voice’ finals
MN farm featured in film: ‘Farmland’ spreads message of six area farmers
Paul McCartney to play July 12 at Fargodome
Third annual Bean Bags, Beer and Beach Bums set April 26
‘Carrie’ at MSUM
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...
news / outdoors
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...
opinion / news
March 5, 2008 - 12:00am