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DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
'The Ash Girl': DLHS's spring play offers darker take on familiar fairy tale
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gorden to be inducted to MHSGCA Hall of Fame
Nordick selected as new Park Rapids Activities Director, head football coach
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
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
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
October 29, 2017
Lawsuit claims legislators must be paid
Lawmakers must be paid, a lawsuit filed Monday says. The suit, brought on behalf of Minnesota citizens, says the combination of Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt refusing a pay raise for his members and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoing funding for the Legislature creates a constitutional...
October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
October 26, 2017
You've seen Mark Dayton's tax returns. Will you see the next governor's?
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton made $365,000 in income last year and paid more than $100,000 in taxes, according to his 2016 tax returns,...
October 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Obamacare repeal in U.S. Senate collapses as Republicans falter
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans decided Tuesday not to hold a vote on unwinding the Affordable Care Act, effectively preserving the landmark...
September 26, 2017 - 1:50pm
August 22, 2017
McFeely: Casino opponents get a victory, for now
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Opponents of a proposed casino project on Minnesota's Star Lake won an important victory Tuesday, Aug. 22, but whether...
August 22, 2017 - 9:15pm
July 31, 2017
The one-sided politics of anecdotes
One ugly side effect of the internet's impact on our society is the outsized importance we put on anecdotal incidents which go "viral." As though the importance of a situation were measured by how many shares or views it gets. We could use the recent video taken by three Somali women...
July 31, 2017 - 9:05am
May 18, 2017
Is child care, child protection getting lost in political dust?
Saying it was "reckless and foolish" to cut $505 million in projected spending, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the health and human services budget...
May 18, 2017 - 9:00am
May 10, 2017
Governor candidate Johnson targets greater Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Voters around greater Minnesota can expect to see a lot of Jeff Johnson. The 50-year-old Hennepin County commissioner and Detroit...
May 10, 2017 - 2:34pm
April 22, 2017
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Al Franken was famous before this year. Thanks to a past career he is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable members of the U.S. Senate. Which says a lot, considering the chamber boasts former presidential hopefuls like John McCain, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio,...
April 22, 2017 - 11:26am
April 13, 2017
Clarification: Dayton plan best for DL, Frazee, LP-A schools: Republicans focus on tax cuts, Dayton pushes for education
At this point in the Legislative session there are three competing education, tax and bonding plans—from DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, the Republican-led House and the Republican-led Senate.
April 13, 2017 - 2:06pm
April 11, 2017
Minnesota top official says GOP cuts would deeply hurt mental health care
BAXTER—A top Minnesota official visited Baxter Tuesday to discuss the rural mental health crisis—and to decry proposed Republican...
April 11, 2017 - 9:41pm
Klobuchar, Franken among senators asking Trump to release Asian carp project
A dozen Great Lakes states senators have sent a letter to Trump administration officials urging them to move ahead with a plan to stop Asian...
April 11, 2017 - 4:45pm
April 7, 2017
Letter: Why is MN throwing away $900 million?
Minnesota is up for a $900 million matching grant for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project. This grant would provide $900 million dollars for our Minnesota construction companies and our Minnesota construction workers. These jobs could not be outsourced to China or some other...
April 7, 2017 - 8:00am
March 29, 2017
Klobuchar won't support Supreme Court nominee
DULUTH, Minn.—U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said on Wednesday that she will not support President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil...
March 29, 2017 - 9:02pm
March 5, 2017
Minnesota Senate leader expects abortion funding bill to go to Dayton
ST. PAUL—A bill aimed at curtailing state funding for abortions in Minnesota is advancing rapidly in the Minnesota Senate, but may be stalled...
March 5, 2017 - 5:04pm
February 20, 2017
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans are closer than ever to being able to buy from liquor stores on Sundays, but state senators still need to weigh in....
February 20, 2017 - 6:00pm