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Post-oil boom, drug prices fall as gang trafficking increases
New Camp Ripley exhibit gives visitors a look at WWI
Exploration gaining steam: Rush of interest in Northland gold
Six children injured in ATV accident in Becker County
Local golfers compete at The Birchmont
Cubs defeat Sox for Little League title
DL Babe Ruth team wraps season at districts
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
DCC 100 celebration Thursday at Pavilion
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Essentia Health hospitals work with local groups to identify health needs and improve community health
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
August 15, 2012
When technology changes too fast
Vehicle drivers now have a privacy concern every time they drive in west central Minnesota, in the Twin Cities or across Minnesota -- specifically, is your vehicle license being photographically recorded and how long it is being retained by law enforcement there? New technology...
August 15, 2012 - 10:57am
July 27, 2012
Mr. Speaker, let House vote on farm bill
The U.S. Senate passed a new, five-year farm bill by a vote of 64-35. The House Agriculture Committee passed a new, five-year farm bill by a vote of 35-11. Both votes showed bipartisan supermajorities in favor. That suggests broad support among the American people for the overall...
July 27, 2012 - 3:52pm
July 25, 2012
America mourns along with Colorado
It was a day of asking "why" as America watched the story unfold of a mass murder event Friday at a multiplex movie theatre in a Colorado town. A lone suspect, clad in black ballistic gear, walked into a crowded premiere of the new "Batman" movie and opened fire with multiple firearms. When...
July 25, 2012 - 12:31pm
July 18, 2012
Use care in the outdoors to avoid West Nile
Ten years ago, the West Nile virus made its first appearance in Minnesota, carried by the unofficial state mascot -- mosquitoes. Earlier this month, the first human case of West Nile virus was confirmed in the state. A St. Louis County man developed West Nile encephalitis and meningitis...
July 18, 2012 - 11:47am
July 6, 2012
Expectant moms getting mixed messages about alcohol dangers
If you're an expecting mom and think that it's OK to have a little alcohol during your pregnancy, you should think twice before tipping that drink. The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is concerned that a recent research study from Denmark gives women a mixed...
July 6, 2012 - 4:17pm
July 3, 2012
Don't get swindled by asphalt scams
They're out there again, hoping to make a fast buck with shoddy, overpriced work. They're unlicensed, unprincipled asphalt scam artists. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and Fargo is warning consumers and businesses about their tactics.
July 3, 2012 - 10:21am
April 20, 2012
Time for Vikings to deliver ultimatum
So how can it be that at Monday's House committee hearing, the first question asked of the Vikings' representative was this one by Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City: "Why should the state of Minnesota contribute to a stadium for a billionaire owner?" The answer should be obvious...
April 20, 2012 - 3:43pm
Partisanship puts DNR fund at risk
Think again. Instead, the increase may well fall victim to the poisonous political atmosphere in St. Paul. If that happens, then the Department of Natural Resources' Game and Fish Fund balance could drop to zero next year. So, when hunters in blaze orange and anglers on North...
April 20, 2012 - 3:39pm
January 13, 2012
You can help prevent birth defects
It seems every month is dedicated to one cause or another these days. But here's one to pay special attention to this month because the future health and lives of children are on the line. January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The stakes are high. Approximately 1...
January 13, 2012 - 4:19pm
December 16, 2011
Cars crash despite texting, phone bans
On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board called for a nationwide ban on texting and talking on cell phones while driving. "NTSB members say the action is necessary to combat a growing threat posed by distracted drivers," CNN reported. And most of the time, that statement...
December 16, 2011 - 2:39pm
December 14, 2011
Will gambling be the savior for Vikings?
Minnesotans might begin to wonder if a new Vikings stadium is really feasible if lawmakers intend to rely on gambling revenues to fund the state's portion of the multimillion-dollar project. Stadium talks this week in St. Paul focused on ways to generate stadium funds via various...
December 14, 2011 - 2:43pm
November 30, 2011
Minnesota passed the buck to taxpayers
Most Minnesota property owners' Truth-in-Taxation statements are arriving in the mail. And this year they reflect some hard truths. Topping that "truth" list is how any "tax credit" essentially creates winners, losers and confusion. Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature hammered...
November 30, 2011 - 2:57pm
November 23, 2011
Property tax relief welcome to home, business owners
It's admirable that a group of House Republicans are planning to push for property tax relief in the next Legislative session. Frankly, it seems laughable that Republicans decided to shut down the government rather than increase income taxes, yet agreed to eliminate a program that...
November 23, 2011 - 12:13pm
November 18, 2011
In stadium talks, focus on public's contribution
Potential revenue sources. Stadium locations. Spending limits. And the latest -- a spending limit tied to a stadium location because of its potential revenue source. Every day seems to reveal a new obstacle in the battle for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. The latest? Team owner...
November 18, 2011 - 1:26pm
November 16, 2011
Shine a light on deer poaching this season
Thinking about poaching a deer? Think again. Your chances of getting caught and paying a hefty fine are greater than you think. No matter how badly you want that big buck, don't do it. Here's added incentive: To discourage hunters from illegally taking deer, conservation officers...
November 16, 2011 - 11:56am