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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
Hornet nine open with win at Crookston
UCB track teams fourth at Barnesville Booster
Sharp “best boxer” in Proctor
Herzog medalist, Laker girls win at The Meadows
Smith claims Top 20 Big Ten finish
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
June 9, 2016
Making a financial security kit
What would a sudden financial emergency be in your life? It could be a storm causing massive property damage to your home. It could also be something more personal, like an accident that would cut off your ability to make a living. Whatever it is, if someone else had to step in to...
June 9, 2016 - 5:45am
June 2, 2016
Money skills for teenagers
According to a 2014 University of Michigan study, the average high school senior—who may already be juggling a part-time job in addition to their schoolwork—knows little about saving or proper money management.
June 2, 2016 - 5:40am
May 26, 2016
Joining a wedding on a budget
If a close friend or family member is getting married it’s an honor to be asked to join the wedding party. However, if your budget is tight because you’re saving up for a financial goal, paying off bills or experiencing a recent financial reversal like the loss of a job, you might...
May 26, 2016 - 5:40am
May 19, 2016
Readying finances for adoption
The decision to start a family is a joyful event. However, parents considering adoption should consider advance planning for a range of financial issues unique to the process and the child they hope to bring into their home. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...
May 19, 2016 - 5:35am
April 28, 2016
Smart gifts for the new grad
College graduation season is upon us. How about a gift that will really mean something to a student in your life? The way I see it, the best graduation gift isn’t just a check in an envelope – it’s coming up with a few great, memorable ideas to help a new grad get a great financial...
April 28, 2016 - 5:30am
April 21, 2016
Good health saves money
It’s true – good health really does save money. A Towers Watson survey noted that employee wellness programs saved employers an average of $100 in health care costs per worker. So if you’re going to get healthy, do it the smart way and make well-researched spending decisions...
April 21, 2016 - 5:25am
April 14, 2016
How to save on overseas trip
My neighbors and I talked for weeks about their upcoming European vacation with their teenaged kids. We discussed every single place they planned to visit. But when I asked if they knew how much their European train and ground transportation, smartphone data plans and meals out were...
April 14, 2016 - 5:30am
April 7, 2016
Changing jobs: Should you leave 401(k) money behind?
With the average American spending only 4.6 years at any given job, it’s never been more important to have a plan for any retirement funds you’ve accrued at any employer. A big problem that began during the 2008 recession but continues today involves loans, hardship withdrawals...
April 7, 2016 - 5:20am
March 24, 2016
Keeping the peace between adult children in your estate planning
When you die, will your kids fight over your money? It’s an important question that might be hard to answer now, but parents who devote themselves to estate planning with relevant updates over their lifetimes can potentially keep arguments between adult children to a minimum. As...
March 24, 2016 - 5:40am
March 17, 2016
A great wedding, on a budget
Will a modern wedding endanger your finances? It doesn’t have to. With the average price of an American wedding over $31,000, the big day can impose financial stress for those who don’t have savings in place. It’s important to remember that these numbers indicate greater trends...
March 17, 2016 - 5:25am
March 10, 2016
Tips for planning a property-sharing vacation
If you’ve thought about renting property on vacation, keep in mind that it’s become a lot easier – and in some ways, harder. Much of the vacation rental process has moved online, making the process simpler and more accessible. Also, the so-called “sharing economy” has allowed...
March 10, 2016 - 5:30am
February 24, 2016
A smartphone to cut bills?
BY NATHANIEL SILLIN What if your next doctor’s visit could happen by smartphone from anywhere in the world? It could happen sooner than you think. It’s called telemedicine, or telehealth: The use of Internet-connected devices to communicate information about diseases, symptoms...
February 24, 2016 - 4:31pm
February 18, 2016
Handling kid’s sports costs
Most parents put countless miles on the car driving kids back and forth from various practices and games throughout elementary and secondary school. As for the actual dollars behind all that driving and purchasing of uniforms, equipment, lessons and various activity fees, the numbers...
February 18, 2016 - 5:35am
February 11, 2016
Ideas for Valentine’s Day
“Can’t Buy Me Love” was a great song by Lennon and McCartney and frankly, a pretty good philosophy for Valentine’s Day in general. There...
February 11, 2016 - 5:40am
February 4, 2016
How to tell the kids about money problems
Kids are surprisingly resilient in the face of a crisis. But even so, serious family money troubles can potentially affect a young person’s home life, education and outlook on money management down the road. While my wife and I don’t have kids, children under the age of 10 who...
February 4, 2016 - 5:10am