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Home and Sport Show set for next weekend in DL
'Nowhere to Lay Their Heads': March 25 forum at Ecumen turns spotlight on homelessness
Man reported missing from the Cormorant area
Local agencies team up to fight elder abuse
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Tappe finishes career at Northern State
North Central All-Star basketball games looking for players
Nielsen third in shot put for Gophers in outdoors opener
Barnesville rallies around football coach after stroke
Huskers sixth, Smith ninth, at Clover Cup
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
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Ag expert joins Rep. Peterson's committee staff
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Here's what's coming to lakes area this month
Eugene M. Roerick
Catherine L. Slone
Harvey L. Lundstrom
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
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
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
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
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
June 17, 2016
Blane Klemek Column: Keep birdfeeders, baths clean for healthy birds
While not very common this spring, I’ve received a few e-mails and telephone calls from folks finding dead wild birds near their backyard birdfeeders. As is usually the case, including from yours truly, articles are routinely printed in newspapers and magazines throughout the...
June 17, 2016 - 2:39pm
Lee Hamilton column: Political system broken? Fix it, don’t throw it out
It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. This year especially, when the dynamics of the presidential contest have dominated news coverage so thoroughly that even the Senate and House races have largely disappeared from...
June 17, 2016 - 2:18pm
Big moment for Boundary Waters Wilderness, faced with sulfide-ore mining
The US Forest Service announced it was considering protecting Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining by withholding consent to the renewal of two mineral leases. The lease stage is the only point at which to determine whether...
June 17, 2016 - 5:10am
April 15, 2016
General aviation drives business in Minnesota
As a global powersports leader, our company knows the importance of getting people where they want to go, no matter the terrain. So when we need to transport our personnel to plants across the U.S., we turn to general aviation. In my role as senior pilot for Polaris Industries, I...
April 15, 2016 - 5:15am
March 12, 2016
To ensure security, Congress must shine light on shell companies
The threat from the misuse of anonymous shell companies is real, and routine. Criminals use them to scam consumers, defraud the government, and launder money. They also use them to cheat small businesses. For example, from 2004 to 2012 a large Virginia-based security firm used a shell...
March 12, 2016 - 5:20am
March 11, 2016
House aims to slash Local Government Aid
As the Minnesota Legislature convenes today in St. Paul, it’s a good time to remind House Republicans that many of them ran on a pledge to secure and enhance the state’s shorted Local Government Aid program. The reminder should be especially resonant with rural and small-city...
March 11, 2016 - 5:15am
March 5, 2016
Keep energy, excitement of Super Tuesday going; Our hope for general election
You could feel the energy and excitement during Super Tuesday’s caucuses in Douglas County. Local organizers for both the Republican and Democratic parties were beaming with enthusiasm, and for good reason — record-breaking attendances. Combined, nearly 2,000 people turned out...
March 5, 2016 - 5:10am
March 4, 2016
Working poor in 18 states stuck in ‘coverage gap’
The Affordable Care Act was signed into law six years ago this month. The uninsured rate is now 11.9 percent, the lowest ever recorded. Approximately 17 million more Americans have health insurance today than before the law was passed. Hospitals across the nation have saved tens of...
March 4, 2016 - 5:20am
March 3, 2016
Klobuchar takes aim at opioid crisis: Her measure would help track drug data
We have a crisis in our country. A crisis that claims more lives than car crashes. A crisis that rips apart families of all different backgrounds. Killing 28,648 Americans in 2014, this crisis is prescription drug and heroin abuse. And with deaths increasing nearly sixfold since...
March 3, 2016 - 5:25am
February 26, 2016
Guest Editorial: Scammers add to student debt
Student debt is a hot topic right now. Political candidates have jumped into the fray, offering plenty of consternation and even a few possible solutions. Unfortunately, so have scammers. They’re taking advantage of cash-strapped college graduates who are looking for some type...
February 26, 2016 - 4:03pm
September 6, 2015
Hooray for our teachers as they go back to school
Teaching is a calling. Oh, sure, it’s a profession that requires specialized education, but the lure of the classroom for dedicated teachers is as emotional as it is intellectual. The best teachers — the ones remembered by their students — master techniques that balance stimulating...
September 6, 2015 - 5:20am
September 4, 2015
Tax benefits help MN families with school expenses
As a child, I anticipated back-to-school shopping almost as much as I looked forward to the State Fair. I would carefully choose my favorite colored folders and hope for that box of 64 Crayons — even though the list from my school said I only needed the 24-color set. As some...
September 4, 2015 - 5:35am
August 28, 2015
Other Opinions: Don’t saddle next president with UND nickname issue
When Robert Kelley was appointed to the UND presidency in 2008, he was told that the State Board of Higher Education would rule on the UND nickname. “The decision is not mine,” Kelley told the Herald back then. “It rests with the State Board of Higher Education and the chancellor...
August 28, 2015 - 2:35pm
Other Opinions: Standing up for rural postal delivery
BY MARIE POWELL Center for Rural Afairs Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and...
August 28, 2015 - 2:34pm
Other Opinions: Keep rural homes safe, efficient with USDA programs
BY TONY HERNANDEZ and COLLEEN LANDKAMER Guest Columnists Some say the electric feeling of buying and moving into your own home never wears off. When you own the floors you’re standing on, the walls surrounding you and the roof over your head, you also own great satisfaction...
August 28, 2015 - 2:33pm