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MN Department of Education Releases 2016 MCA Scores
Crime & Accident Report
If the shoe fits, paint it: Sisters create custom shoes in Bemidji
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
The smell of football is in the air
DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Hole in one
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Crazy Daze returns to Detroit Lakes Aug. 9
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
Mannheim Steamroller is coming to Bemidji Nov. 23
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Darla Rae Fisher
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
Ban smoking in rental housing
Here’s how drug law will help
Letter: What’s gone wrong? America has lost its way over the past 60 years
Kudos to Minnesota’s improving credit rating
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Lakes are full, but too warm for muskie
Franklin, Lizzie, Loon won’t get muskies
‘A series of unfortunate events’ in the outdoors
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
May 5, 2016
Bonding bill 'dessert' a Minnesota legislative debate
ST. PAUL -- Dessert is pretty important to Paul Torkelson. As strange as it sounds, that is one of the major holdups in getting legislative work done this year. Torkelson, a Republican state representative from Hanska, famously calls a public works spending bill, to be financed by...
May 5, 2016 - 8:12am
May 4, 2016
Trump to speak at oil conference in ND
Donald Trump will speak in Bismarck this month during the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, an oil industry group announced Wednesday. The...
May 4, 2016 - 11:02am
Nearly $1 billion separates Minnesota legislators on public works funding
House and Senate leaders are far apart about how much to spend on public works projects. Nearly $1 billion apart. Minnesota Democratic senators...
May 4, 2016 - 10:50am
April 30, 2016
The core issues in the 2016 election
“America has been the intellectual battleground of the nations.” – R.Bourne “All authority belongs to the people.” – Thomas Jefferson What is missing in the 2016 election cycle and why the imbalance in our current debates in both political parties and the general public?...
April 30, 2016 - 5:10am
April 29, 2016
Big issues dominate Minnesota budget debate
ST. PAUL — Abortion. Transportation. Exploding trains and pipelines. Thursday brought a potpourri of hot-button issues to Minnesota legislative debate. Lawmakers often avoided dry money talk in spending hours debating tweaks to the current two-year, $42 billion budget. Instead,...
April 29, 2016 - 9:04am
April 28, 2016
Minnesota GOP pushes 'smarter government' spending plan
ST. PAUL — Republicans want to finish a southwest Minnesota water project, kill the state film board, fund a tractor safety program, get rid...
April 28, 2016 - 8:30am
April 27, 2016
Paid family leave put on hold
Legislation requiring most Minnesota businesses to provide paid family leave to workers is on hold until new cost estimates are available. “It looks a lot to me like MNsure math,” Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, said Tuesday, referring to the controversial state-run online health...
April 27, 2016 - 10:54am
Gun control bills draw large crowd at Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL – A state Senate hearing chamber's ample seat capacity proved barely adequate Tuesday as lawmakers received a double earful of input on a pair of gun control bills introduced—but unlikely to pass—this year. Police chiefs and gun control advocates called the bills common-sense...
April 27, 2016 - 8:26am
April 22, 2016
Bill clarifying Minnesota water buffers headed to Dayton
ST. PAUL — Nearly a year after he signed the first one, another bill regulating the use of vegetative buffers strips to protect Minnesota’s waters is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk. Dayton has said he supports the bill that the House passed Thursday by a 105-24 vote and that...
April 22, 2016 - 8:37am
LeRoy Stumpf to retire after 36 years in the Minnesota Senate
Getting involved in politics is one way to make enemies. But it would be a tall order to find anyone with anything nasty to say about LeRoy Stumpf,...
April 22, 2016 - 5:35am
April 19, 2016
Dayton administration focusing on water quality
ST. PAUL – Cleaning up Minnesota's water takes more than new laws, Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday, April 18, while proclaiming this as Water...
April 19, 2016 - 8:21am
April 17, 2016
Minnesota Senate votes to eliminate buffer confusion
The Minnesota Legislature is close to cleaning up misunderstandings in a law meant to clean up the state’s water. Senators on Thursday passed legislation 61-0 making it clear that vegetative buffers will not be required along private ditches. The measure also clears up other issues...
April 17, 2016 - 5:15am
April 13, 2016
Minnesota transgender bathroom bill generates emotional testimony, but little else
ST. PAUL – A proposal to require transgender people to use the bathroom of their birth sex drew passionate testimony from both sides at the...
April 13, 2016 - 10:00am
April 11, 2016
Eken, Marquart set town hall meetings
Sen. Kent Eken and Rep. Paul Marquart will hold a town meeting Friday, April 22 at the Detroit Lakes City Hall at 2 p.m. to hear from residents on important issues impacting the area. Sen. Eken and Rep. Marquart will hold eight town meetings that day around Legislative District 4....
April 11, 2016 - 5:05am
April 10, 2016
Sunday liquor chances slim in MN legislature
Advocates of legalizing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota must turn their attention to the floor of the Minnesota House. Bills authored in the House and Senate to allow local governments to decide whether to allow liquor stores to sell alcohol on Sundays have had no hearings in committee...
April 10, 2016 - 5:35am