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Franken no stranger to upsetting women
Investigators find rifle was hidden from view
DL man must pay $55K restitution after bilking elderly woman
Three injured in crash that requires driver to be extracted from vehicle, extent of injuries unknown
Woman charged with being fugitive from justice
Laker hockey team building on experience from last year
All-section football teams announced in 6A and 8AA
Frazee alums place at Grinaker Cobber Open
Gulon, Tracy reach state swimming championship podium
Payne continues point streak against EGF
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
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
World Kindness Day is November 13
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Teddy R. Millage Sr.
James "Jim" Hermanson
Virginia May Fisher
Judith Darlene Kocurek
Irene Rose Byer
Knowing these ABCs can save a baby's life
House tax bill hurts charitable giving
A heartfelt thanks
Letters: Farmers need tax reform that helps middle class
Tax bills based on unsound economics, unwise fiscal policy
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
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
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
October 4, 2017
What college students should learn about money
As you settle in for a new year at college, managing your money may be the last thing on your mind. But, college is the perfect time to instill strong and healthy financial habits, such as budgeting and living within your means. By starting on the right foot with good saving and spending...
October 4, 2017 - 9:57am
July 12, 2017
How to save money while welcoming a new pet to your home
Whether it's a dog, cat or another furry (or scaly) friend, many people have pets who are more than just animals — they're part of the family. Pets can be friends, they can offer nonjudgmental companionship when you're feeling down and they can put a smile on your face. To provide...
July 12, 2017 - 11:51am
July 7, 2017
How to purposefully and successfully transition to a single income
Many parents face the same difficult question when raising a child. Should one of you stay at home while the other works? It's not a question to take lightly. The decision can have emotional and financial consequences and may have a long-term impact on the stay-at-home parent's career...
July 7, 2017 - 7:00am
July 5, 2017
Average gas prices down this week
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the last...
July 5, 2017 - 1:07pm
June 29, 2017
Gasoline prices down 3.6 percent per gallon last week
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average, which has fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the...
June 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
June 9, 2017
Prepare for major life expenses with tax-advantaged accounts
College tuition, a new pair of glasses and retirement may seem unrelated, but the tax law says otherwise. By knowing how and where to save your money, you could pay for each of these expenses with tax-advantaged — or in some cases income-tax-free — money. Individual Retirement...
June 9, 2017 - 8:00am
May 31, 2017
Safely cut the cost of elective medical expenses
Whether it's a matter of comfort, appearance or safety, there are many medical procedures that you may want or need, but your health insurance won't cover. Laser eye surgery may fall into the want category for most people and it can be a hefty investment with each eye costing several...
May 31, 2017 - 12:36pm
November 2, 2016
Don't let influx of outside money influence your vote
Those who care about rural Minnesota see that Paul Marquart best represents the city of Detroit Lakes in the State House. During Paul's time in St. Paul he has worked long hours to stand up to the special interests and the well off from Minneapolis as a strong and consistent voice...
November 2, 2016 - 8:21am
September 24, 2016
Stop the lies against Eken
I am disgusted by the obscene amount of money that is flowing into our area from wealthy Twin Cities interests to fund dishonest attacks against our state senator Kent Eken. Among other false claims, the attacks falsely imply that Eken raised his own pay 35%. In fact, there was no...
September 24, 2016 - 2:41pm
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
December 11, 2015
5 things to do with an unexpected inheritance
Unexpected money from a friend or relative can be a great surprise or a potentially difficult money lesson. How you plan for unexpected money issues overall can be a key to how well you’ll handle a sudden windfall. Many people don’t do so well. A recent study (http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/inheritance.htm)...
December 11, 2015 - 5:10am
September 10, 2015
Toothfairy the teacher?
When those first baby teeth start wobbling, you and the Tooth Fairy can combine forces to teach your kids about money. Visa’s latest annual Tooth Fairy survey indicates that the average price of a lost tooth is $3.19 in 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that young...
September 10, 2015 - 5:30am
July 19, 2015
Don’t let money doom your relationship
Money and love. Unfortunately, they clash all too often. It would be sad to add up how many promising relationships went down the tubes because of arguments over money. According to a Harris Interactive survey, money is the top reason for marital spats. So, how can couples avoid...
July 19, 2015 - 5:25am
May 3, 2015
Money and politics: We need change now
I’ve seen a lot over my decades in politics, and not much alarms me. But I have to be blunt: Money is poisoning our political system. The people who matter most to a representative democracy — the ordinary voters in whose interests elected politicians are supposed to act —...
May 3, 2015 - 5:00am
April 8, 2015
Counterfeit bills and other scams
The same counterfeit money that has been popping up in the Fargo-Moorhead area is also beginning to circulate in Detroit Lakes — that’s according to Detroit Lakes police, who say they’ve collected some of the fake money from Subway and Lakes Liquor so far. The bills are smaller...
April 8, 2015 - 12:30pm