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DL School Board approves $39 million budget for FY 2018
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner starts 'A Little Summer Fun' to keep town alive
Collin Peterson to speak at health care forum in DL
Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
Snake hiding in engine pops out at driver on Interstate 29
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State BMX Championship Series in DL July 1-2
Lamoureux campers, organizers wrapping up successful venture
Vikings' special teams spots up for grabs
Angels fall at Pelican Rapids
Busker, Herzog top five at Duluth Jr. PGA
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Column: The most significant Minnesota address in 1790
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Bakko family welcomes son
Friends & Neighbors
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
A flavor for everyone: McKinley Nutrition serves teas, shakes in McKinley Plaza
If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
It's time to party!: Oak Crossing fundraiser set for June 23 at Holy Rosary
Rock of the 70s Tour comes to Shooting Star June 23: Iconic bands to take the stage in Mahnomen for one night only
Richard M. Lynch
LilyAnn Evelyn (Flermoen) Roed
James Ray Peach
Warren C. Koester
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
McFeely: Star Lake Casino project hits a possible snag
Sen. Al Franken column: Healthcare plan would hammer Minnesota and Becker County
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
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