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The fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies
Zebra mussels found in lakes near Vergas, Alexandria
Upcoming fair fun for all
Deputy injured when his vehicle was hit while responding to crash near Detroit Lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
DCC 100 celebration Thursday at Pavilion
Region 14C amateur baseball playoffs begin Friday
16U softball state runners-up
Bottom two seeds end Post 15 season
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Marlin M. Ziegler
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
July 24, 2016
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
So far, this election has put a premium on sound and fury at the cost of true engagement with the issues confronting the country. The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it’s...
July 24, 2016 - 5:15am
July 20, 2016
Franken aims to help rural health
Rural Minnesota needs medical healing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he has part of a cure. The Minnesota Democrat said Monday that he is pushing three bills to help bring better medical services to rural areas: One would provide more ways to get to health-care services, including...
July 20, 2016 - 10:16am
July 17, 2016
Governor, legislators say they are near special session deal
The governor and top two legislative leaders say they tentatively agree to call Minnesota legislators back to St. Paul for a special legislative session the third week in August to pass tax and public works bills, but work remains before that can happen. After meeting two hours in...
July 17, 2016 - 5:45am
July 9, 2016
Is representative democracy at an end?
For ours to be a true representative democracy, the president must be scrutinized, challenged, and held answerable to Congress and the public for his or her policies. Barring a surprise at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month, the race for the presidency...
July 9, 2016 - 5:40am
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