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DNR deer meat donation program benefits many families in local area
'Our little missing link': DL parents talk growing their families through foster-to-adopt option
Home sweet...Holmes?: Country crooner John Berry returning to Detroit Lakes for Dec. 2 Christmas concert
Republican Tim Miller hopes to take on Collin Peterson
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
Pazdernik rebound leader in loss to Dragons
HOCKEY: Laker girls drop conference opener
This is one of the most incredible encounters you'll see between a hunter and a deer
All-section football teams announced in 6A and 8AA
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
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Happy Thanksgiving from the DL library
Christmas show at Ulen's Top Hat Theatre Dec. 2
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Maynard A. Hanson
Charles Andersen Petersen
Franklin "Bud" Heisler
Linda S. Severson
Virginia May Fisher
Letter: Here's why I stand by President Trump
Lynn Hummel column: Artifacts from history's crawl space
Will tax cuts pile up more debt?
Knowing these ABCs can save a baby's life
House tax bill hurts charitable giving
Lake ice still treacherous due to weather ups and downs
How birds and mammals survive the winter
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
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
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
November 4, 2017
Is health insurance collapsing?: Not in Minnesota, where little changes are expected as enrollment begins
ST. PAUL — The political rhetoric has been much more substantial than changes coming to Minnesotans' 2018 health plans. The federal Affordable...
November 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
July 5, 2017
MNsure rides through troubled times
After yet another legislative session in which there were calls to do away with MNsure in favor of Minnesota joining the federal health exchange, MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole and its public-affairs director Jeremy Drucker traveled the state this week to deliver a clear message. "Nothing...
July 5, 2017 - 11:57am
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