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'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
No need for Obamacare?: Farmers can now get group insurance through their co-ops
'Christmas miracle at the mall': Free sleigh rides in DL interrupted by spooked horse, no injuries result
Crime & accidents
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
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November 9, 2017
Eken, Marquart say rural legislators are more willing to 'reach across party lines'
Both State Rep. Paul Marquart (D-Dilworth) and Sen. Kent Eken (D-Twin Valley) acknowledge that political partisanship has considerably slowed...
November 9, 2017 - 10:00am
November 5, 2017
League of Women Voters to host Legislative Preview this Tuesday
Are you feeling a bit at loose ends with no government elections or issues to vote on this coming Tuesday, Nov. 7? Do you have any burning questions...
November 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
October 15, 2017
No mental health reform in 2018, Senate majority leader says
BRAINERD, Minn.—Minnesotans looking for mental health care reform will have to wait, if Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka's prognosis...
October 15, 2017 - 9:30am
July 28, 2017
Letter: School boards should ignore gender identity 'toolkits'
Neighbors, you may be aware that the Minnesota Department of Education has approved a "Toolkit" to provide guidance to school leaders, administrators, and teachers regarding "Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students." The Toolkit contains information and teaching recommendations...
July 28, 2017 - 11:10am
April 14, 2017
Legislative Town Hall meeting draws big crowd to Ecumen DL
More than 100 people packed the Forest Conference Center at Ecumen Detroit Lakes on Monday night for a Legislative Town Hall hosted by the local...
April 14, 2017 - 10:00am
Letter: We're lucky to have 'honest, sincere, hard-working' Marquart, Eken
Many thanks to the League of Women Voters for their event giving the community a chance to hear legislators and to ask them questions. Thanks also to Ecumen for hosting the event. But mostly thanks to our legislators for their commitment to helping us at a state level. Winning a legislative...
April 14, 2017 - 9:00am
April 13, 2017
Clarification: Dayton plan best for DL, Frazee, LP-A schools: Republicans focus on tax cuts, Dayton pushes for education
At this point in the Legislative session there are three competing education, tax and bonding plans—from DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, the Republican-led House and the Republican-led Senate.
April 13, 2017 - 2:06pm
April 11, 2017
Minnesota top official says GOP cuts would deeply hurt mental health care
BAXTER—A top Minnesota official visited Baxter Tuesday to discuss the rural mental health crisis—and to decry proposed Republican...
April 11, 2017 - 9:41pm
April 4, 2017
Minnesota House debate on protesting bill turns ugly
ST. PAUL—Debate on a controversial "anti-protest" bill erupted into a heated clash about race on the Minnesota Capitol's House floor this...
April 4, 2017 - 9:04pm
March 19, 2017
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen recently made blatantly false statements in a letter to the editor attacking me and my position on Real I.D. I opposed Ingebrigtsen's preferred version of Real I.D. because I had concerns it did not adequately protect the privacy rights of Minnesota citizens....
March 19, 2017 - 11:00am
March 13, 2017
Sailing a course to Real ID, it must happen
You can find Scylla and Charybdis in the Strait of Messina, the two-mile-wide gap between Italy and the island of Sicily. That's where, since ancient times, sailors have used great caution when navigating between the rocks of Scylla on one side and the whirlpools of Charybdis on the...
March 13, 2017 - 11:00am
March 5, 2017
Minnesota Senate leader expects abortion funding bill to go to Dayton
ST. PAUL—A bill aimed at curtailing state funding for abortions in Minnesota is advancing rapidly in the Minnesota Senate, but may be stalled...
March 5, 2017 - 5:04pm
February 1, 2017
After Dayton's collapse, cancer announcement, he seeks return to normalcy
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton is ready for the Capitol to return to its normal level of bickering, chaos and policy after telling the state...
February 1, 2017 - 2:35pm
January 31, 2017
GOP and DFL join to pass bill cutting Minnesota taxes
Just when you thought the Democrats and Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature and in the governor's office couldn't get together or agree on anything, news breaks Jan. 13 from St. Paul that a bill not only was passed but actually was signed into law, the first such achievement...
January 31, 2017 - 10:00am
September 21, 2016
Ecumen Detroit Lakes to host candidate reception, forums
The Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters and a broad coalition of community organizations will co-sponsor a single evening filled with opportunities for voters to talk directly with candidates and to make side-by-side comparisons of candidates in contested races. A new event,...
September 21, 2016 - 9:57am