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Producing a connection: Lida Farm uses vegetables, herbs to connect with community members
Get it done: 5 free productivity apps that promote efficiency
Kindness changes the way you see
MN Commerce Department warns Minnesotans about unclaimed property scams
Frazee native walks away unscathed after vehicle slides off highway into Devils Lake
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Januszewski takes Fargo Marathon 10K
Six DL softball players receive Mid-State awards
Laker tennis ousted by Green Wave
Thielen teams up to reopen Oakdale training facility
Richards commits to Division I hockey at RPI
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
DL's Weber graduates from NSU
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud
Perlmutter presents research at Carthage College
Friends & Neighbors
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
MN gas prices up (almost) one cent
Detroit Lakes photographer earns master of photography
A different view: Sanford eye center remodels, adds optometrist
Nereson Chevrolet Cadillac has new sales and leasing consultant
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
It's time to 'Leather Up for Lupus': DL Eagles Club to host 2nd annual charity ride this Saturday
Chris Young concert to kick off holiday weekend at Shooting Star
Lakes Area Farmer's Market opens Saturday: Peoples Park venue to offer variety of produce, slightly shortened hours
Charles G. Henrikson
Clarice Lucille Ernst
James O. Erickson
Clarice Lucille Ernst
Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Advice to my son as he graduates high school
Hummel column: Graduation message for the 'first half' of the class
Guest Editorial: Positive changes for school lunches
Minnesota doctors say Republican health plan is a bad deal for patients and a bad deal for Minnesota
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
Preparing to slay? Suggestions for opening weekend
MN CREP sign-up begins May 15, 2017
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
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'
Pine to Palm
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
July 20, 2011
Lawmakers work all night, special session wraps up with budget work finished
ST. PAUL -- House Speaker Kurt Zellers hugged Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and the two called it a session early today after Minnesota legislators passed a budget spending $35.7 billion in the next two years. Once Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton signs the nine budget bills this morning,...
July 20, 2011 - 8:17am
July 19, 2011
Legislature zips through votes to reopen state government
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's longest government shutdown is poised to end after state legislators Tuesday night rushed through a series of spending bills. While ending the shutdown, the bills fund state government for two years. They keep health-care funding flowing to poor, disabled...
July 19, 2011 - 10:54pm
Special session starts today, shutdown ends soon
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature begins voting on budget bill this afternoon, setting up the end to the state's longest government shutdown. Late this morning, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a proclamation calling lawmakers back into special session to pass the state budget. "We worked...
July 19, 2011 - 11:48am
May 24, 2011
Dayton vetoes GOP budget, blames right wing
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov.
May 24, 2011 - 1:47pm