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MN Commerce Department warns Minnesotans about unclaimed property scams
Frazee native walks away unscathed after vehicle slides off highway into Devils Lake
Major Highway 10-Highway 59 intersection work begins today
Showcasing student art: DLHS hosts end-of-semester art show
Student in BHS yearbook: 'It is not what I said'
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Laker tennis ousted by Green Wave
Thielen teams up to reopen Oakdale training facility
Richards commits to Division I hockey at RPI
Errors doom Laker nine at D-G-F
SOFTBALL: Hornets match season win total in busy week
Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud
Perlmutter presents research at Carthage College
Column: Orange is the new blessing
The Lost Italian: Celebrating Norwegian culture with Fruktsuppe
A reluctant missionary: Local family felt called by God
Friends & Neighbors
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
MN gas prices up (almost) one cent
Detroit Lakes photographer earns master of photography
A different view: Sanford eye center remodels, adds optometrist
Nereson Chevrolet Cadillac has new sales and leasing consultant
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
It's time to 'Leather Up for Lupus': DL Eagles Club to host 2nd annual charity ride this Saturday
Chris Young concert to kick off holiday weekend at Shooting Star
Lakes Area Farmer's Market opens Saturday: Peoples Park venue to offer variety of produce, slightly shortened hours
Clarice Lucille Ernst
James O. Erickson
Clarice Lucille Ernst
Duane J. Husby
Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Advice to my son as he graduates high school
Hummel column: Graduation message for the 'first half' of the class
Guest Editorial: Positive changes for school lunches
Minnesota doctors say Republican health plan is a bad deal for patients and a bad deal for Minnesota
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
Preparing to slay? Suggestions for opening weekend
MN CREP sign-up begins May 15, 2017
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
July 8, 2016
Compromise on GMO labeling
When two sides compromise, neither gets everything it wants. Which is why the U.S. Senate should pass the new bipartisan compromise on labeling food with genetically modified ingredients. The bill requires this labeling — a fact that upsets many scientists and others in the food...
July 8, 2016 - 5:30am
July 6, 2016
U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff to visit DL
On Tuesday, July 12, U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff will be in Detroit Lakes to meet with officials from across the area to discuss the current state of the region’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water systems, and broadband services. The 1 p.m. meeting at Detroit Lakes...
July 6, 2016 - 10:37am
June 25, 2016
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Casting your ballot is a fundamental constitutional right, and ensuring that every eligible voter can do so is basic to our system. It should be easy to vote — and hard to cheat. The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different....
June 25, 2016 - 5:05am
June 24, 2016
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
After crowded, chaotic and practically impossible to access voting rooms marred Caucus Night 2016 in Duluth and across Minnesota, the News Tribune and plenty of others called for fixing what clearly was a broken presidential-picking process here. Switching from a party-run caucus...
June 24, 2016 - 5:25am
June 15, 2016
Minnesota bonding panel focuses on transportation, but dispute remains
ST. PAUL—Transportation funding appears to remain the main hurdle to a special legislative session to fund Minnesota public works projects and fix a tax bill. A meeting of House and Senate public works negotiators Tuesday failed to produce any sign they are closer to agreement than...
June 15, 2016 - 9:10am
Terry Tibbetts elected White Earth tribal chairman -- Umsy Tibbetts wins District 3 race for Tribal Council
Terry Tibbetts won more than 65 percent of the vote Tuesday to become the next chairman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. He defeated Mindy...
June 15, 2016 - 12:19am
June 12, 2016
Challenging Collin: Republican candidate for 7th District talks small government at town meeting
Dave Hughes, the Republican Party’s endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District plans to hold town halls in each of...
June 12, 2016 - 5:30am
June 10, 2016
Gov. Dayton is in the driver’s seat
The trouble with playing chicken is that every now and then, your car really does fly off the cliff. That’s not quite the situation Minnesota Republicans are in. Their “car” isn’t sailing out over the void. But it is teetering on the cliff’s lip. And the drop to the next...
June 10, 2016 - 5:35am
June 9, 2016
Dayton begins state tour to promote public works campaign
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton may not be up for election in November, but he is campaigning this week. The Democratic governor launched...
June 9, 2016 - 8:33am
June 8, 2016
Trust lacking, but legislators want special session
Minnesota’s political leaders say they have a problem trusting each other, but on Tuesday they pledged to continue trying to pass failed tax...
June 8, 2016 - 10:49am
June 6, 2016
Tax cuts, public works funding futures dark in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Legislation that could give tax breaks to a majority of Minnesotans appeared to be on a slow-motion slide to its death Monday, perhaps...
June 6, 2016 - 4:15pm
June 3, 2016
Greater Minnesota groups want tax bill signed
ST. PAUL—Greater Minnesota groups are asking Gov. Mark Dayton to sign tax-break legislation lawmakers passed last week. On Thursday, it was clear that Dayton signing the tax bill with aid for cities, counties, farmers, businesses, students, working families and others could be a...
June 3, 2016 - 8:25am
A frustrating session with little headway
The Minnesota Legislature had 75 days to get two main things accomplished — a bonding bill for public works projects and transportation funding. Even though legislators had the luxury of working with a $900 million budget surplus, they failed on both accounts. There’s been plenty...
June 3, 2016 - 5:35am
June 1, 2016
Candidates for local seats filed
Filing for county, state and federal office closed Tuesday. The three incumbent Becker County commissioners, John Okeson, Barry Nelson, and Donald Skarie, are running unopposed. Three incumbent supervisors on the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District — Kathy Stenger, Travis...
June 1, 2016 - 10:58am
Dayton signs police body camera bill, but not all pleased
ST. PAUL -- Amid four hours of testimony on a bill about how and when Minnesota’s police forces can use body cameras — a bill signed into law Tuesday — was a telling moment. A flash of passion from a longtime law enforcement officer, sitting on a key state legislative committee...
June 1, 2016 - 9:14am