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Level four special education facilities in the works
Klobuchar bill aims to bring in more rural doctors
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Roth earns all-tournament honors at Summit Championship
Norman County West in danger of losing fall and winter sports
Area kids place at state free throw competition
Smith Leads Huskers at Big Ten Championships
Little Lakers Boys Basketball summer camp registration
It's National Stress Awareness Month: Take some time to unwind
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Friends & Neighbors
‘It was time to pass the baton’: Dean’s Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
It's Shakespeare... with an apocalyptic twist: Detroit Lakes High School's spring play views British history through a zombie-infested lens
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Mathew R. Veronen
Janice Erickson Dollinger
Janice L. Herman
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
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
March 15, 2017
Action to stabilize MNsure must happen soon: Lawmakers have options, but measure must be passed by April 1
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are facing a fast-approaching deadline to try to stabilize the state's 2018 individual health insurance market. Any such package, which will likely cost hundreds of millions of dollars but could lower premiums by more than 20 percent, has to be...
March 15, 2017 - 12:13pm
February 1, 2017
Deadline extended for Minnesotans to buy health insurance
The deadline for Minnesotans to buy health insurance on the individual market just got a little looser. The open enrollment period for 2017 health insurance had been scheduled to run through Tuesday, Jan. 31. But on Saturday the state-run MNsure exchange authorized a one-week extension...
February 1, 2017 - 12:42pm
December 22, 2016
Guest Editorial: Is axing Affordable Care Act the right answer?
The loud screaming to repeal the Affordable Care Act is drowning out an important question: What would the fallout be? Would we be better off without ACA? A new report says no. Through ACA, hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans have gained coverage and millions more have had their...
December 22, 2016 - 9:00am
December 21, 2016
Twice as many Minnesotans are enrolling through MNsure
MNsure has enrolled 54,586 Minnesotans in private health care coverage, far outpacing the approximately 27,000 who had enrolled at a similar stage of open enrollment last year. Additionally, since the start of open enrollment, 14,020 Minnesotans have eligibility determinations in...
December 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
November 2, 2016
What to do about MNsure and other issues; Marquart and Grimsley get into the details
As a follow-up to its Legislative Candidate Forum for House District 4B (Republican Ben Grimsley vs. DFLer Paul Marquart) the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters asked the candidates questions about health insurance, rural broadband access, jobs and collaboration and compromise....
November 2, 2016 - 10:23am
MNsure, broadband and rural jobs; Rod Skoe and Paul Utke on the issues
As a follow-up to its Legislative Candidate Forum for Senate District 2 (DFLer Rod Skoe vs. Republican Paul Utke) the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters asked the candidates questions about health insurance, rural broadband access, jobs and collaboration and compromise. Here's...
November 2, 2016 - 10:23am
How best to handle MNsure crisis; Eken and Leiman talk about the issues
As a follow-up to its Legislative Candidate Forum for Senate District 4 (DFLer Kent Eken vs. Republican James Leiman) the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters asked the candidates questions about health insurance, rural broadband access, jobs and collaboration and compromise....
November 2, 2016 - 10:22am
October 23, 2016
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
Minnesotans, who have had to endure all of Donald Trump's fantasies and falsehoods in this election, should note the similarities in Minnesota Speaker Kurt Daudt's recent comments around the state and in other media. Correcting all of its inaccuracies would require several pages....
October 23, 2016 - 6:58am
October 15, 2016
MNsure problems have Democrats on the defensive
Republican legislative candidates did their best to bloody DFLers over the skyrocketing cost of insurance on MNsure, the state's online health insurance exchange, at a forum Thursday in Detroit Lakes. "Don't let the incumbents get away with this," said James Leiman, the Ada city administrator...
October 15, 2016 - 5:41am
October 14, 2016
Republican leader: Soaring MNsure costs putting Minnesota families in a bind
Minnesota is facing a health care crisis. Hundreds of thousands of families will see health insurance costs increase by 50 percent or more next year. Thousands more will lose their plan or access to their doctor through no fault of their own. Greater Minnesota is hit especially hard;...
October 14, 2016 - 5:32pm
March 31, 2016
Lawmakers livid over late forms
The state’s failure to promptly mail critical tax forms to Minnesotans who enrolled in health insurance plans through MNsure may be corrected, but lawmakers remain angry. Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore, said Wednesday that he is disappointed “no heads have rolled. ... This has...
March 31, 2016 - 5:45am
March 24, 2016
As MNsure’s delays with tax form persist, Dayton criticizes leaders
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of Minnesotans are still waiting for vital tax forms from the MNsure exchange, and Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday said state officials responded too late to the problem. Just over 13,000 Minnesotans have yet to receive their 1095-A tax forms, which are required...
March 24, 2016 - 8:22am
March 15, 2016
Bill tries to undo Minnesota's medical estate claims
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans between 55 and 65 on government-funded Medical Assistance are finding the state has placed thousands of dollars of claims on their estates. They are not happy about it, but a Senate committee Monday night began the work of ending the practice. "We want our lives...
March 15, 2016 - 8:13am
March 6, 2016
MNsure: You love it or hate it
The trick to understanding MNsure, state Rep. Matt Dean says, is that it’s like the blue-and-black dress. Or is it the white-and-gold dress? But that’s the point: “half the people look at this and see one thing, and half the people look at it and see a dress of a different color,”...
March 6, 2016 - 5:00am
February 2, 2016
MNsure enrollment passes 85,000
ST. PAUL — MNsure enrolled 85,390 people in private insurance through the end of its annual open enrollment period Sunday night. That’s above the 83,000-enrollee target MNsure’s board adopted in its budget, and the state-run health insurance exchange’s CEO Allison O’Toole...
February 2, 2016 - 8:07am