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Three Moorhead men charged with robbing Orton's in Audubon
DL Eagles holds successful blood drive
Better bus service?: County looks at expanding transit, and does good deed for Sunnyside
Push to make smoking tougher in Minnesota gains student support
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakers cap regular season with victory
BOYS BASKETBALL: Cardinals snap Laker win streak
Congratulations and good luck Laker Gymnastics!
VIDEO: Lakers three-peat in convincing fashion
Anderson overtime winner redemption for Pirates
America Saves Week: Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically
Tjepkes graduates from UM-Crookston
Are you ready? Life's big questions...
Area students graduate from MSUM
Area students graduate from NDSU
Friends & Neighbors
Dan's Service Center has new service advisor
MN gas prices down 2 cents
Arvig Donated More Than $450,000 Back to Communities in 2016
Economic Development Summit scheduled for March 3
Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home
That magic touch: ‘Experience the extraordinary’ with Craig Karges at Ulen’s Top Hat Theatre
Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight at Maplewood Saturday
BTD met their (donation) match at 21st annual Polar Fest Plunge
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Dell D. Holm
Joanne B. Anderson
Kirk L. McDonald
Noreen M. Huwe
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Lynn Hummel column: Lack energy? You just have to know where to look
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
An early start for a strong farm bill
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
March 14, 2012
Mastering small biz finances
Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, but small-business owners often struggle to keep their finances in order while managing the day-to-day operations. Smart financial management plays a critical role in a business' success or failure and it doesn't have to be...
March 14, 2012 - 11:54am
March 7, 2012
Vacationing on a budget
Travel doesn't have to break the bank. There are ways to save while having an adventure and creating memories. Here are some ideas to make travel planning easier and to ensure spending your hard-earned dollars right where you want them. Budget basics What can you afford? And...
March 7, 2012 - 12:56pm
February 29, 2012
Big money lessons for kids
Are you happy with your child's understanding of money? Many people want to ensure their children learn positive values when it comes to money, but they are not sure how to instill them. The Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA) offers these five tips for parents who want to teach their...
February 29, 2012 - 4:09pm
February 1, 2012
Bank or Credit Union? You pick
You probably have some of your money in either a bank or a credit union, but banks and credit unions offer different benefits, depending on what you're looking for. Bank basics Modern banks can trace their history back to 14th century Italy. Banks are owned and run by investors...
February 1, 2012 - 1:41pm
January 25, 2012
Make credit cards work for you
If you're like most people, your mailbox is overflowing with credit card offers. Before you shred the next batch, take a look and see what the credit card companies are offering these days. Find the perfect card. Which card is going to be "your" card? That depends. What benefits...
January 25, 2012 - 4:23pm
January 4, 2012
Stretching your retirement
The good news: We're all living longer. The bad news: We're all going to have to come up with a way to pay our living expenses for our longer lives. How do you make sure your retirement income lasts as long as you do? There's a fine line between spending enough, but not too much,...
January 4, 2012 - 11:14am
October 26, 2011
Ben Grimsley sits in his office in downtown Detroit Lakes, doing his best to give out economic advice that is worth its weight in gold. The...
October 26, 2011 - 2:38pm
October 5, 2011
Brown Bag Lunch & Idea Exchange
The Business & Entrepreneurial Services (BES) at M State in Detroit Lakes is offering an opportunity for entrepreneurs, start-ups and small business owners to network and share ideas the first and third Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m.
October 5, 2011 - 2:52pm
Self employed? Plan for retirement
More than 9 million self-employed people are not covered by a retirement plan, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Many of these people are business owners who may be hoping to retire on the profit they will make from selling their companies down the road, but...
October 5, 2011 - 2:51pm
September 28, 2011
Dealing with dollar disaster
It has been a year of epic natural disasters in our country: heavy snow, wildfires, spring floods and tornadoes, and even a dust cloud that swallowed Phoenix. Are you prepared should a sudden disaster strike? There are steps you can take to protect yourself and minimize losses....
September 28, 2011 - 1:33pm
August 24, 2011
Score a job, not a scam
If you're looking for a job, you're not alone. With unemployment at a rate of 9.1 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many job hunters are turning to online job boards to post their resume and search for jobs. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and...
August 24, 2011 - 11:18am
July 20, 2011
Beware of door-to-door sales and telemarketing scams targeting seniors
Senior citizens make up one-twelfth of the population in Minnesota, but are often disproportionately targeted for fraud over the telephone and at their doorstep. The Attorney General's Office gives senior citizens the following advice when it comes to unsolicited door-to-door callers...
July 20, 2011 - 2:09pm
June 29, 2011
Helping new grads get started on right foot
You've put in four, or maybe to your parent's dismay, five or six years of hard work in college, and now graduation is here. What's next? Planning for retirement. While retirement may be the last thing on your mind as you flip that tassel on your mortarboard, it's one of several...
June 29, 2011 - 12:26pm
March 16, 2011
State exports set quarterly record
Minnesota companies exported a record $4.6 billion in manufactured products in the fourth quarter last year, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). That figure broke the previous quarterly record of $4.5 billion...
March 16, 2011 - 2:48pm
March 2, 2011
Think twice before tapping, withdrawing retirement plans
Before the housing crisis, it wasn't uncommon for people to raid their home-equity piggybanks to pay off bills. Plummeting home values and tougher lending standards helped curb that practice, leading some people to engage in a far more disturbing habit: borrowing or withdrawing money...
March 2, 2011 - 1:15pm