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Local National Guard unit wins acclaim during grueling training in Mojave Desert
DL man faces first-degree drug charge for meth
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Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Hornet wrestlers take Unruh Invite
Laker girls hockey shutout at Sartell
Raider girls snap 36-game skid
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Diana Lynn Aker
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Ruth I. Knapp
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
Severe Weather Announcements (3)
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