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New shelter for women opens early
High school could locate with M-State
Shopping with the T-Wolves
Jobs aplenty in region
2012 ag controversy continues at state
Spuds earn five-point victory over Lakers
Dance teams nearly sweep at Fergus Falls, fourth at conference kick
Top-ranked Minneota defeats Frazee for Kertscher Duals championship
Otters and Lakers battle to overtime tie
Lakers win late at Alexandria 54-49
Holy Rosary completes first Knowledge Bowl
Plowing snow onto highway can be a hazard, considered illegal
Don’t let stress beat you
Applications sought: Scholarships available to those in medical field
Non-toy ideas for kids’ Christmas gifts
Friends & Neighbors
Essentia gives Wolf Lake Rescue a gift
6,600 Minnesota jobs created; rate down to 3.7%
Dept of Revenue wins improvement award
Minnesotans saving big coin with gas dip
New agent joins Jack Chiver Realty team
Variety of events planned in area
Celebrating ‘most wonderful time of the year’
Sawyer Brown bringing Christmas spirit to Shooting Star this Friday
Longest Night Music Fest set this Sunday in NYM
‘The Classic Nutcracker’ coming to NDSU’s Reineke Festival Hall
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Leave us all alone! We can’t breathe!
The limit of Minnesota Nice: Norwegian Americans rally to defeat ambassador pick
Time is right for American policy change on Cuba
Man versus the machine
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
December is ‘the moon of popping trees’
State expands ‘fat bike’ riding opportunities
Don’t eat venison? Try these delicious recipes
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
November 18, 2014
U.S. Senate heads for vote on Keystone XL pipeline
Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday will send a bill clearing the way for the controversial project to President Barack Obama. With the chamber apparently one vote short of ensuring the bill could overcome procedural obstacles, supporters...
November 18, 2014 - 10:15am
Former congressman was moderate master of budget, tax and trade
ST. PAUL -- Former U.S. Rep. Bill Frenzel, a St. Paul native who became an internationally known master of the arcane world of budget, tax and trade policies, died Monday after a months-long battle with cancer. He was 86. He passed away peacefully with his family at his side at...
November 18, 2014 - 9:15am
November 13, 2014
Drawing straws for Stevens County Commissioner seat
MORRIS, Minn. - The race for county commissioner seat in north-central Minnesota county came down to a game of chance. Stevens County Commissioner incumbent Phil Gausman drew the short straw to win. Unofficial vote totals from election night showed challenger Laurie Vavra with...
November 13, 2014 - 9:15am
November 2, 2014
It’s Marquart vs. LaDuke in 4B race
In the House 4B race, which includes Detroit Lakes and the townships of Lakeview, Lake Eunice and Cormorant, long-time DFL incumbent Paul Marquart of Dilworth is facing Republican newcomer Jared LaDuke of rural Glyndon. LaDuke, 27, was born in Bemidji, but has lived in Glyndon...
November 2, 2014 - 11:00am
October 31, 2014
Capitol Chatter: As Minnesota election nears, that word must be mentioned
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans may not want to hear the word, but it needs to be said: recount. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said that his office is ready to count ballots a second time if needed, as has been the case in recent Supreme Court justice, U.S. Senate and governor races....
October 31, 2014 - 8:31am
October 30, 2014
Democrats' goal: Get members to vote Tuesday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party leaders are on a 30-city pre-election tour with one overriding goal: Get party members to the polls Tuesday. "When we show up, we win," Democratic Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges told dozens of party loyalists gathered on a chilly...
October 30, 2014 - 8:28am
Election notebook: Dayton says he was not part of MNsure rates
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he was not involved in a request for an insurance company to lower its rates. Dayton said that it would not have been appropriate for him to be part of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman's request last year to PreferredOne to lower rates...
October 30, 2014 - 8:26am
October 29, 2014
Sobieski: Green's 'no' votes hurtful
David Sobieski says he is a moderate Democrat in the Collin Peterson mode, a pragmatic, common-sense, pro-life, gun-rights candidate. The DFLer lives in Butler Township, across the Becker County line in Otter Tail County, and owns a sewing business in New York Mills that employs...
October 29, 2014 - 12:30pm
Holding the line on tax & spend
Minnesota Rep. Steve Green isn’t making any promises. Green, a Republican from Fosston who was first elected in 2012, has come under fire for not supporting local bonding projects, such as the $2.7 million Heartland Trail extension from Detroit Lakes to Frazee. He said as...
October 29, 2014 - 12:00pm
Lake Park candidates hoping to move forward after mayor troubles
The Lake Park City Council has seen its share of turmoil over the past 18 months, but the three candidates vying for two open seats on the council next Tuesday all say the time has come to move beyond the controversy and get on with the business of running the city. Dan Aune, Kim...
news / Lake Park-Audubon
October 29, 2014 - 11:30am
‘Mad Men’ star makes college debt focus of Franken rally
In a season of political rallies, “the one with Don Draper” might be the one that attendees remember most. A rally held Monday at the University of Minnesota Duluth for U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., prompted “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm —with a hint of his famous five o’clock...
life / wave
October 29, 2014 - 10:04am
McFadden noisy, Franken quiet as Senate campaign winds down
ST. PAUL -- Mike McFadden is making as much noise as he can in the waning days of the 2014 U.S. Senate campaign, holding frequent news conferences filled with enthusiastic gestures. Al Franken stays quiet and does not seek out the media. He mostly leaves it to his campaign staff...
October 29, 2014 - 8:08am
Republicans count on election to gain voice in House
ST. PAUL -- Republicans have been shut out of power in the Minnesota state Capitol for two years, and in next week’s elections are seeking to regain some of their lost clout by winning back control of the state House. All 134 seats in the currently Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-controlled...
October 29, 2014 - 8:01am
Election Notebook: Johnson, Dayton report money on hand
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's two major governor candidates are spending down their funds in the final days of the campaign. State campaign finance reports released Tuesday show Republican challenger Jeff Johnson had $454,000 cash on hand as of Oct. 20 while Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton...
October 29, 2014 - 7:58am
October 26, 2014
Green defends his ‘no’ votes
“There’s no possible way all the garbage in that bill would justify $2.7 million for a trail.” — State District 2B Rep. Steve Green. Green, a Republican from Fosston who represents most of Becker County in District (2B), said in a candidate forum Tuesday in Detroit Lakes...
October 26, 2014 - 11:00am