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United Romanian brothers preparing for trip to homeland
Friday night fire destroys house in Lake Park
Want to attend NDSU/UND? Standards are upped
Heavy Snow Comparison
Officials make preparations for Ferguson grand jury decision
Laker girls primed for run at section title
Girls' Hockey: Alexandria defeats Lakers 4-3
Senior-heavy Lakers chasing lofty goals
Laker gymnasts to defend section championship
Big expectations for Laker dance team
Native American astronaut talks to students about space experiences
Winter: The playful but cold brother
Spirit dancer in DL for public performance
Seniors on the move: Caring for yourself while caring for others
Watchdog lists '10 worst' holiday toys
Friends & Neighbors
Arens promoted at Bell State Bank, Fargo
MN gas prices take significant dip...again
‘How to save a life’ ad hits local theater
Local businesses saving energy, money with DL Public Utility rebates
Helping hand for hurting hearts
December is Universal Human Rights Month
Cher cancels tour, including Feb. 4 date in Fargo
A parade of trees: Lake Park to enhance traditional event
Jon Stewart dilutes ‘Rosewater’ for a rosier look at Iran
‘Las Flamencas’ show at NYM Saturday
Do your homework, then give
Opportunity for House GOP to be leaders for greater MN
Letter: Why was Highway 34-CR 29 intersection changed?
Don’t weasel out of reading this
Elections and open meeting law
Perham hunter bags rare Piebald deer
Fishing Lines: Innovations continue to change the fishing industry
North Words: Feathers provide birds with much more than the ability to fly
Resorters, anglers, allege DNR ignores ‘walleye heritage’
Minnesota deer harvest sees a big drop so far
St. Luke's youth have a heart for the homeless
Thousands of deer hunters hitting the woods this weekend
Holy Rosary holding 32nd annual pie sale
Women in Business
Revitalize your look with some of these wardrobe tips
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
November 21, 2014
Obama blasts Boehner, seeks support for immigration plan
President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his...
November 21, 2014 - 4:40pm
‘Children’s lives will be saved’: Panel delivers report to task force on native children exposed to violence
Former U.S. senator Byron Dorgan and fellow members of an advisory group called on Congress on Tuesday to honor the nation’s treaties with American Indians and give tribes the money and authority they need to protect their children from violence. The U.S. attorney general’s...
November 21, 2014 - 10:45am
November 19, 2014
Outstate GOP lawmakers to head key committees
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota will have a lot more clout in the state Legislature next year. The new Republican majority in the state House of Representatives announced a leadership team Tuesday that has outstate lawmakers chairing three-fifths of the chamber’s reorganized committees. “I’m...
November 19, 2014 - 8:02am
November 18, 2014
Keystone XL pipeline bill dies in Senate
A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats supported. The measure fell just short of the 60 votes needed for passage, despite frantic last-minute...
November 18, 2014 - 8:51pm
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