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Striking down barriers: Frazee's new Adaptive Bowling Team, Unified Phy Ed class get acceptance, friendship and inclusion on a roll
Perham man hurt in Highway 10 crash near DL
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranks first in a study on bipartisan legislation
Crime & accidents around Becker County
Attorney General Sessions to visit Fargo for law enforcement announcement, discuss drug crisis
Smith claims Top 20 Big Ten finish
DL softball splits with Patriots
Laker baseball swept at Pequot Lakes
Blomseth medalist at Earlybird
Bison women end Denver's reign of conference golf titles
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Rose R. Duescher
Steven P. Leitheiser
Harriet E. Anderson
The wolf is a Minnesota treasure
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
February 18, 2018
MNsure subsidy averages $9,000 in this area
Minnesota has put a lot of work and cash into stabilizing health insurance rates—and that has paid off with record MNsure enrollment numbers this year. More than 116,000 Minnesotans bought private health insurance through the MNsure website. "We had the best open enrollment...
February 18, 2018 - 8:00am
December 25, 2017
MNsure: Private health coverage enrollments top 108,500
Following the first deadline for 2018 coverage, 108,540 Minnesotans have enrolled in private health coverage through MNsure. Dec. 20 was the deadline for coverage beginning Jan. 1, but Minnesotans have until Jan. 14 to sign up for coverage starting Feb. 1, 2018. Last year after the...
December 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
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