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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
Where to go from here?: School board work session yields ideas, more work
AgweekTV: Bargain bull
Tiptoeing through a minefield: New border tax would affect Minnesota businesses
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Lakers pick up big section sweep at home
Lakers fall to defending section champs
Haire impresses at UMC spring game
Smith selected to NCAA Regionals
Lakers move up to No. 8 in Class AAA
Column: The American Revolution's big winners, big losers
Turning back the pages
She gave 'er a good run...: Firehose used to fight 1914 fire finds new home at Becker County Museum
It's National Stress Awareness Month: Take some time to unwind
LCRC, Kinship adopt a highway: 'Kick Off Cleanup' held on Earth Day
Friends & Neighbors
Perham's Papacito's permeates Detroit Lakes
'It was time to pass the baton': Dean's Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
MN gas prices down since last week
SJE-Rhombus receives chapter 2017 ESOP Company of the Year award
‘It was time to pass the baton’: Dean’s Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
Styx to take stage at Shooting Star May 5
Rosanne Cash coming to Holmes Theatre May 5
Canine lovers, take note: National Puppy Day is almost here
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
It's Shakespeare... with an apocalyptic twist: Detroit Lakes High School's spring play views British history through a zombie-infested lens
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Willow Skye Forsberg
Janice L. Herman
Neil Daniel "Peel" Englund
Letter: Trump's extra security costs: Maybe he's worth it?
Letter: Where do our federal tax dollars go?
Lynn Hummel column: The spirit of Johnny Appleseed
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
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
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
May 13, 2011
Collaboration needed to balance budget
When a bill was passed at the State Capitol to eliminate Local Government Aid (LGA) from Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Duluth, mayors from greater Minnesota and across the state didn't lie low: instead, they came to the defense of Minnesota's job-creating core cities and have stood...
May 13, 2011 - 2:47pm
May 11, 2011
Budget would stall slowly churning economic engine
Minnesota lawmakers are putting finishing touches on a conservative-crafted budget that could toss the state back to the brink of recession, further kick the foundation out of housing prices, and speed rural Minnesota's out-migration. That is a reasonable assessment of budget bills...
May 11, 2011 - 10:38am
May 6, 2011
Conspiracy nuts have a big week
It's no surprise that enemies and detractors of the United States are denying that a U.S. Navy SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization al Qaida. It's all a hoax, they are saying. Bin Laden would never be living in a relatively posh suburban neighborhood,...
May 6, 2011 - 3:10pm
May 4, 2011
Practice of tornado safety is critical in Minnesota
America's tornado season is well under way -- as was demonstrated last Wednesday as multiple killer tornadoes ripped across the South killing at least 284 people across six states. Experts say the storm that spawned a tornado formed in Mississippi and traveled for over 300 miles. Last...
May 4, 2011 - 3:17pm
April 29, 2011
Obliteration in the south cries for help from the north
We complain sometimes about our weather. Hey, we're only human. The grumbling has been particularly loud this unseasonably cold, miserably wet and ridiculously snowy spring. But even though there were large, white flakes smacking us in the face this week, our gripes were stifled,...
April 29, 2011 - 12:57pm
April 1, 2011
Faces of Minnesota, U.S. are changing
While Minnesota remains one of the nation's most homogenous states, our population change is being driven by a change in minorities, especially Hispanics, according to recent Census number. The same is even truer overall in America where Hispanics now total more than 50 million...
April 1, 2011 - 2:18pm
March 30, 2011
Wisconsin squabbling takes yet another turn
Much has been made of the Wisconsin law that strips most public employees of virtually all their collective bargaining rights. While sight of the actual legislation shouldn't be lost -- and let's be honest, the measure is much more about weakening unions than saving state dollars...
March 30, 2011 - 1:08pm
February 16, 2011
LGA is key to strong business
I hear the sounds of cutting coming from the State Capitol, and those are sounds that weigh heavy on owners of businesses located in greater Minnesota. I am the Executive Director of the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, and I've heard those sounds -- the cutting of...
February 16, 2011 - 12:46pm
February 9, 2011
After four tries, it's time Emily's Law was passed
Emily's Law has been reintroduced in the Minnesota House for the fifth year. Emily's Law was first introduced in response to the death of Emily Johnson, a 2-year old who was murdered by her daycare provider's 13-year old son in an act that shook the Fergus Falls community. The...
February 9, 2011 - 11:37am
February 4, 2011
Alternative teacher licensing a good bill
The Minnesota Senate, in a bipartisan 40-23 vote on Thursday, approved a bill calling for a pathway for alternative teacher licensing. Opposed by Education Minnesota, the state's teacher union, the bill as we see it will improve public education, especially in hard-to-find categories...
February 4, 2011 - 2:01pm
January 21, 2011
A Vikings stadium needs a roof on it
The state of Minnesota and the Vikings have a decision to make in 2011 -- deciding the future of a professional football stadium in Minnesota, which, in turn, will decide the future of the Vikings, the state's professional football stadium. As the Vikings and state leaders have...
January 21, 2011 - 4:04pm
January 7, 2011
Common ground on budget must be found
It would be easy for the leaders of the new Republican majority in the Minnesota Legislature to stick to their ideological principles. It would similarly be easy for new Gov. Mark Dayton to stick to his, especially after his predecessor's record. Considering the seriousness of...
January 7, 2011 - 3:39pm
December 31, 2010
Challenge: Put jobless back to work
Another sign of economic recovery is that of the recent Christmas season's affect on retailers. While firm figures won't be in for awhile, it seems that consumers shopped more than they did the past three years, before the Great Recession. East Coast retailers were put off by last...
December 31, 2010 - 8:00am
December 22, 2010
Redistricting begins with 8 U.S. reps
Minnesota escaped the first of two major hurdles Tuesday when the U.S. Census Bureau released details of its 2010 Census -- Minnesota will keep its eight representatives to Congress. Minnesota officials had long worried that the migration of folks from the Midwest to the Southwest...
December 22, 2010 - 11:17am
December 15, 2010
How did vital U.S. secrets get leaked?
A democracy works best when its government is the most transparent to the people it governs. But there are exceptions. The first duty of government is to protect the people whom it governs.
December 15, 2010 - 11:55am