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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
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
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Microsoft to raise workers' wages -- Changes to affect Fargo employees
SEATTLE - Microsoft is making its largest investment ever to increase employee compensation. In an email sent to all employees Thursday morning, including those at the campus in Fargo, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said, "Today we're announcing changes that will benefit...
April 22, 2011 - 9:14am
April 13, 2011
Snowmobile clubs step up to the plate
Local snowmobile clubs in Becker County are looking both ways and crossing into new territory, as the County Board has now granted them all rights to trail maintenance, grooming and the financial responsibilities that go with it.
April 13, 2011 - 2:00pm
March 28, 2011
Minnesota's deficit one of the biggest
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's speeches these days contain one sure-fire applause line: "We're not Wisconsin." That is true, and Minnesotans appreciate the fact that thousands of protesters have not descended on their Capitol.
March 28, 2011 - 8:29am
March 2, 2011
Advocates fight for funding to continue
Veterans advocates are trying to do the political equivalent of taking a machine gun nest single-handedly: They're trying to convince Minnesota lawmakers to add a $1.5 million program in the face of a $6 billion-plus budget shortfall. There's no question that Higher Education Veterans...
March 2, 2011 - 2:25pm
February 9, 2011
Try these 10 financial resolutions
Each year, millions of us make resolutions to change our lives in the coming year. Losing a few pounds and quitting smoking are some of the most common resolutions. This year, how about making a pledge to improve your finances? According to the personal financial planning experts...
February 9, 2011 - 8:42am
January 19, 2011
New Minnesota bills favor business
Business-friendly bills are the first ones of the 2011 Minnesota legislative session. The first bills introduced in each legislative session signal priorities, and Republicans who took House and Senate control in the Nov. 2 election said last week that they are doing what they promised...
January 19, 2011 - 11:57am
2010 tax opportunities, challenges
It's less than 100 days and counting until the tax-filing deadline on April 18. For individuals who experienced a major life change in 2010, taxes could be more complicated. According to Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, five changes that impact tax filers include...
January 19, 2011 - 11:56am
January 12, 2011
Tax volunteers ready
Mahube Community Council will begin taking appointments for free tax preparation sessions staring Wednesday, Jan. 19. But those who plan to...
January 12, 2011 - 12:19pm
Top 10 scams of 2010 announced
The Better Business Bureau released last week a list of the top 10 scams and rip-offs of 2010. Job hunters and those struggling to make money and get out of debt were common targets of fraudsters, hackers and deceptive businesses in this tough economy. Following, in no particular...
January 12, 2011 - 11:54am
January 7, 2011
Financial Peace University offers money lessons
Is your New Year's resolution to get your finances in order? Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University might be the answer. In 2009, Susie and Zach Felt went through the program, and this year they are coordinating the program. "It totally changed our lives," Susie Felt said of...
January 7, 2011 - 2:32pm
January 5, 2011
Five tips to cut commuting costs
Commuting can be an expensive proposition. Not only do you have to deal with fluctuating gas prices, there are also tolls, parking and car maintenance to consider. That's why the Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA) offers these tips on minimizing the cost of getting to work. Use the...
January 5, 2011 - 12:52pm
December 22, 2010
Is converting to a Roth IRA right for you?
Roth IRA conversions have been a hot topic this year. New rules have made 2010 the first year that there is no income limit for Roth IRA conversion eligibility. Because of that, many taxpayers have access to a Roth IRA for the first time. How do you know if converting your traditional...
December 22, 2010 - 11:10am
December 21, 2010
ND home to a paltry 40 'ultra-millionaires' -- lowest in nation
If North Dakota's biggest millionaires wanted to gamble with their peers, they'd have a hard time getting a seat at the high-stakes table of ultra-high-net-worth millionaires in the country. That's because North Dakota has just 40 UHNW millionaires - those with a net worth of at...
December 21, 2010 - 8:56am
December 15, 2010
Choosing between FSA vs. HSA accounts
Everyone is aware of the high costs of health care. In fact, health care spending accounted for $2.3 trillion per year -- or $7,681 per person -- based on a recent government analysis. According to the Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA), there are some tax-advantaged options to help...
December 15, 2010 - 9:00am
December 8, 2010
Minnesota's economy looking up
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's economy is improving, but don't look for it to be back at full strength anytime soon. State Economist Tom Stinson predicts...
December 8, 2010 - 8:44am