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DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
Pirates end Laker season in overtime
Outside shooting leads Alex over Laker boys
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
Sheena Marie Butcher
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
August 19, 2016
Train derails special session plans
Minnesotans will not get tax cuts and will not see road and other public construction projects begin after the governor and legislative leaders failed to agree on a special session agenda. "I've concluded ... I am not going to call a special session," Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said...
August 19, 2016 - 9:11am
January 14, 2015
Bill would remove wolf protection
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson has signed onto draft legislation that could once again remove federal protections from wolves in the Great Lakes region and Wyoming. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis., has sent the draft legislation to other lawmakers looking for co-authors for the bill that would...
January 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
January 5, 2015
Lawmakers face long list of issues
ST. PAUL -- Republicans and Democrats agree on the big issues Minnesotans want addressed when lawmakers return to the Capitol Tuesday, but true bipartisanship is as much a work in progress as the century-old Capitol building now under renovation. Transportation, education, health...
January 5, 2015 - 8:45am
December 9, 2014
Update: Minnesota elderly, disabled seek more state funds
ST. PAUL -- Advocates for Minnesota's elderly and disabled are back at the state Capitol asking for money on top of new funding they just received. Legislators...
December 9, 2014 - 3:49pm
Tax exemptions may be part of Super Bowl game plan
December 9, 2014 - 8:07am
September 20, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Klobuchar report shows propane shortage really cost Minnesotans
ST. PAUL -- It was cold last winter, really cold. Propane was in short supply last winter, really short. And the fuel was expensive, really expensive. The 10 percent of Minnesotans who heat with propane -- as well as farmers, businesses and others that use it -- felt to crunch...
September 20, 2014 - 1:30pm
September 13, 2014
U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service
U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid. Rail backups in the Midwest are particularly acute...
September 13, 2014 - 1:30pm
September 9, 2014
Special session not expected in Minn. for disaster
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's new disaster fund may be enough to reimburse local governments for early-summer flood-fighting costs until legislators return to work Jan. 6. That is the gist of a Tuesday memorandum from the state finance commissioner and emergency management director. The...
September 9, 2014 - 2:22pm
August 3, 2014
Voting law is Simon’s passion
Steve Simon has been in the Minnesota Legislature for 10 years, and successfully shepherded through several major, bipartisan improvements to...
August 3, 2014 - 9:30am
August 1, 2014
Minnesota’s minimum wage hike goes into effect today
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is seeing its first minimum wage increase in nearly a decade. Starting today, most of the state’s lowest paid workers will receive $8 an hour. It’s the first of three annual increases that will push Minnesota’s wage floor from $6.15 an hour — among...
August 1, 2014 - 7:30am
July 30, 2014
State’s minimum wage hike takes effect starting Friday
People earning a minimum wage are people we depend on to care for our children and our elderly and disabled family members, yet they do not make enough money to care for their own families. Some are working two to three jobs to try to provide for their children’s basic needs. Because...
July 30, 2014 - 11:31am
July 21, 2014
Capitol Chatter: U.S. House races bring in money, too
ST. PAUL -- Everyone knew that U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden will run rich campaigns if they face off in November, as expected, but a couple of mostly rural U.S. House races involve more money than usual. Northern and east-central Minnesota's 8th Congressional District...
July 21, 2014 - 8:33am
July 16, 2014
Minnesota farmland taxes expected to rise
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, but farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years. "What I am hearing is it is making it much more difficult to do business as a farmer," Rep.
July 16, 2014 - 10:52pm
July 2, 2014
New Minnesota rail regulations are a safety net for increased oil by rail shipment
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota laws took effect Tuesday to improve the safety of citizens and rail workers who live and work near railroad tracks that carry crude oil through Minnesota. “Trains carrying crude oil pass through our communities every day,” said Gov. Mark Dayton in...
July 2, 2014 - 8:02am
June 14, 2014
President Obama signs bill expanding definition of AIS
Fighting the advance of invasive species in Minnesota got a boost from changes to the federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which...
June 14, 2014 - 2:00pm