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International Eagles Auxiliary President visits Detroit Lakes
DL man allegedly caught on video setting his rental house on fire
Charges filed in old robbery, arson cases in Becker County
Cities honor Marquart, Eken with distinction award
Longtime DL Housing Authority Executive Director hangs it up
Laker tennis gains experience at opening invite
Sophomore QB Studsrud gets UND starting nod
DL near top 10 in first football poll
Wimmer takes over DL volleyball program
412 BMX results
Audubon native becomes Holmes Theatre's new marketing director
It's a boy!
DL's Herman receives MSUM scholarship
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Lakeland Hospice Bike Ride stays strong
M State wins award for welding trailer
He built it, they came: Dion’s Dangerzone expands into new gym
EnVision Salon opens in Detroit Lakes
Getting your home ready to sell
John Kay, Steppenwolf coming to Shooting Star this Friday
Smart students use their local library
Deuces Wild at Fargo Theatre
'Bible Bingo' to be presented at Walker's Minnesota Folklore Theatre
Travel the Silk Road at Minnesota Renaissance Festival this weekend
Don and Jean Bauer
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‘Trump Wall’ will also keep us in, not just others out
Recording of natural history can often lead to ‘discoveries’
Cool weather may mean early fall, transition period
Deer lottery application deadline is Sept. 10
You’ll never forget the first time you see a ruddy duck
Info meetings set for DNR’s northern pike proposal
Local artist creates one-of-a-kind public art sculpture for DL Library
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
June 3, 2015
Minnesota budget deal still in works
ST.PAUL – Details remain to be worked out before Minnesota leaders are ready for a special legislative session to finish the state budget. Leaders on Tuesday sounded much like they did late Monday, saying they are close, but technicalities remain and they hoped a special session...
June 3, 2015 - 7:57am
June 1, 2015
Minnesota legislator says ‘revenge porn’ law needs to catch up to technology
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When it comes to “revenge porn,” the law needs to catch up to technology, a state legislator says. A recent Minnesota...
News / crime
June 1, 2015 - 8:26am
May 31, 2015
Congress says, ‘War powers? What war powers?’
A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation’s ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The silence of Congress in the midst of this war is cowardly and shameful,” he said. “[T]his...
opinion / editorials
May 31, 2015 - 5:00am
May 28, 2015
4 year olds at heart of Minnesota budget impasse
ST. PAUL — An early-learning center visit Thursday reinforced the Republican House speaker's resolve to offer scholarships for pre-kindergarten...
May 28, 2015 - 8:19pm
Minnesota budget negotiators looking to compromise
ST. PAUL — Compromise is in the air. With birds chirping in the background, Minnesota's four budget negotiators emerged from talks Wednesday...
May 28, 2015 - 8:17am
May 27, 2015
Minnesota governor, leaders want short special session soon
ST. PAUL – It was fitting that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt stood by a grandfather clock Tuesday after they began planning a special legislative session. The two said they do not want much time to elapse before they revise and pass three vetoed budget...
May 27, 2015 - 8:32am
May 26, 2015
Capitol Chatter: State Senate changing as times change
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators took an abrupt about-face moments after the legislative session ended with shouting and confusion. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk did not want his colleagues to leave, even though the midnight hour had passed. "It's a pretty emotional time,"...
May 26, 2015 - 8:29am
With more budget vetoes, preparations begin for partial government shutdown in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed legislation funding state programs ranging from education to the parks, setting up a special...
May 26, 2015 - 8:24am
May 23, 2015
MN lawmakers hit deadline with too much undone
We wish we could report that the dust settled at the State Capitol on Tuesday after an eventful legislative session, which ended at midnight Monday on constitutional schedule. But the session wasn’t as eventful as it should have been. Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he would veto...
opinion / editorials
May 23, 2015 - 5:20am
May 22, 2015
Dayton signs four budget bills, three remain
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Friday signed half of the state's budget bills into law. On Thursday, he vetoed an education spending bill, leaving three more for him to sign or veto Saturday. He already vetoed one. The bills are part of a package that would spend nearly...
May 22, 2015 - 1:59pm
As promised, Dayton vetoes $17 billion Minnesota education funding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the state’s education budget Thursday, setting up a special session of the Legislature in the coming weeks. Dayton had promised to veto the budget earlier this week but couldn’t use his veto power until the bill was officially presented to...
May 22, 2015 - 8:21am
May 21, 2015
Minnesota education funding dispute forces layoff notices
ST. PAUL – Minnesota's education funding dispute means more than 800 state education workers will begin receiving layoff notices June 1. Gov. Mark Dayton said he regrets the need to upset workers' lives, but state law requires that workers who could be laid off receive a month's...
May 21, 2015 - 8:45am
From A to Z: How Minnesota legislation fared
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature adjourned Monday, but potential vetoes and a looming special session could change some of what they accomplished. The following list includes the latest information about key issues. Avian flu: About $19 million was approved for low-interest...
May 21, 2015 - 8:30am
May 20, 2015
6 facts about Minnesota's special session
Why? Special legislative sessions are called when the Legislature does not complete its work, needed bills are vetoed and must be repassed or...
May 20, 2015 - 9:23am
Minnesota's special session may be full
ST. PAUL – Minnesota lawmakers could debate issues ranging from education to private accountants in a special session this spring or summer. It...
May 20, 2015 - 9:18am