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Elderly, disabled care top priorities for legislators
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
State denies Duluth's request on police body cameras
Winter Trails Day celebration planned
Meth use, winter cold led to Mahnomen men’s deaths
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
Homemade crescent rolls
Jesus was Jewish
The importance of meeting enrollment deadlines
Social Security COLA became law in 1950
Local student gets MSUM scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
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
In 'Wild,' scenery provides backdrop for life's journey
Oyster: It’s like Netflix for the bookworm
'Theory of Everything' is high on talent, low on story
Reviewing the best reads of 2014
Variety of events planned in area
‘Merry Christmas!’ I shouted
Letter: Farm groups, townships oppose Red River dam
Letter: DL basketball players rally around their 4-year-old fan
Legacy funds have not been idle
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Voyageurs National Park grows by 61 acres
Wolf ruling may have national impact
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
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?
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