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Oak Grove Cemetery in DL flying 1,950 flags
Park Rapids woman hurt in rollover crash near Waubun
Want to win the lottery in Minnesota? History provides some tips
Man sentenced for check forgery
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Late inning heroics: Lakers advance with lively last at-bats
Laker Softball summer camp June 20-21
Lacasa, Hanninen place fourth at section tennis
UND's Kyley Foster has been on a fast track to pole vault success
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
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
friends & neighbors
Spicer Castle to close
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
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
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Barbara A. Ware
Collin Peterson on observing Memorial Day
Dayton's vetoes will harm Minnesotans
Over a million died protecting our freedom
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
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
September 2, 2011
Fairbanks trial verdict acts as sobering reminder
Thursday afternoon, Thomas Lee Fairbanks was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Dewey. It was the right and fair decision by a jury who weighed all the evidence before them. It was also an important verdict because it...
September 2, 2011 - 5:15pm
August 26, 2011
State ACT test scores bode well for future
The news of the state's ACT college entrance exams high ranking was good news all around for Minnesota and local students. A record 72 percent of Minnesota students took the test and scored an average of 22.9 on the tests out of a possible 36 -- above the national average. What...
August 26, 2011 - 4:19pm
July 22, 2011
Cereal marketing changes were inevitable
We applaud the decision of food companies, including Kellogg, ConAgra and General Mills -- to cut back on its marketing campaign of sugary, high-calorie foods -- or junk food -- to kids since obesity in children is on the rise. However, the federal government is developing more...
July 22, 2011 - 4:29pm
July 8, 2011
Are you making it too easy for identity thieves?
It's easy to bash the crooks and con artists who prey on the innocent. They seem to have no conscience or concept that what they're doing is wrong. But are you making it too easy for them? Are you setting yourself up to be a victim? Consider identity theft. The Federal Trade...
July 8, 2011 - 3:03pm
January 28, 2011
Bachmann would be presidential long shot
Michele Bachmann has sure been getting a fair share of attention lately. Already a darling of many conservatives, Minnesota's 6th District U.S.
January 28, 2011 - 2:51pm
November 3, 2010
Stay tuned into government after the election
One would think that the vast improvements in technology would make people more connected than ever with government and the decisions that are made at the local, state and federal level. But has it? It's sad to see so many people not voting. It's sad to see all the empty chairs...
November 3, 2010 - 11:51am
July 23, 2010
Lessons to be learned on racism
Leveling a charge of racism can be a stinging, hurtful claim that may never be erased, whether true or not. It is a word that must be weighed carefully and used only when absolutely proven as fact. Thus we find it incredulous that the Obama administration apparently took the word...
July 23, 2010 - 11:24am
May 7, 2010
Mother's Day, from a mother's perspective
In preparation to write a special Mother's Day column, I sat down to reflect on my 5 years of motherhood. The more I thought about the last 5 years, the more my thoughts went to my own mother. As children, we never really understand our parents until we become parents ourselves,...
May 7, 2010 - 11:40am
Limiting nuclear weapons a good thing
A new nuclear arms treaty with Russia, one that would appear to be quite favorable to the United States, is good news for Americans. The White House announced on Friday that President Obama and his Russian counter-part had sealed the treaty agreement in a phone call after months of...
April 7, 2010 - 1:09pm
February 12, 2010
Bachmann is fun, but no friend
If nothing else, Michele Bachmann is darned entertaining. In her role as Minnesota's 6th Congressional District member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the conservative Republican has become the darling of the Tea Party set and a stir-'em-up attraction at Republican rallies,...
February 12, 2010 - 2:13pm
December 9, 2009
Health care reform and rural America
Skyrocketing health care costs are undermining the foundations of the rural economy -- self-employment and small business. Family farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses are among the hardest hit by premium hikes.
December 9, 2009 - 11:01am
November 6, 2009
School funding system is flawed
As Pelican Rapids and Perham school district officials pick up the pieces from failed levy referenda, and determine which teachers and programs they'll now have to cut to make ends meet, the concept behind the state funding system truly comes into question. Several years ago, the...
November 6, 2009 - 2:02pm
August 19, 2009
Shortage of family docs concerning
Monday's health care forum saw nearly 400 people gather in Bemidji to give U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson their idea of what health care reform should -- or should not -- be. Ideas were far-ranging, from keeping government out of health care to running health care more like government-run...
August 19, 2009 - 11:18am
June 5, 2009
Visit your state park Sunday
Minnesota has some special assets in its state parks. Unfortunately it costs money to upkeep them and keep them in shape for future generations to enjoy. It's why it costs money, through a permit, to visit Minnesota's 72 state parks. And that's why Sunday provides an unique opportunity...
June 5, 2009 - 1:28pm
June 3, 2009
President Obama controls the logging roads
The question of whether it's appropriate to continue to cut new roads into the last wild forests in the Lower 48 has been a vexing one for many years. Through the Clinton administration and the Bush administration, policies and rules have wavered from tight federal restrictions on...
June 3, 2009 - 12:22pm