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Former Mankato, UMD football player faces attempted murder charge
Woman hurt in car-semi crash in Detroit Lakes
Surgeon pleads guilty to assaulting disabled foster son
Woman hospitalized after hair gets entangled in machine
Vikings take down Titans to finish preseason undefeated
Bombers blank Bears 18-0
Gophers easily handle Eastern Illinois in opener
Bemidji improves to 2-0 with win over Detroit Lakes
Goals by Holm, Wall lead BHS past Detroit Lakes
In the Zone
Freezing herbs: Preserve those fresh summer flavors
Older driving safety: Warning signs and how to know when to stop driving
Medicare and Social Security enrollment handled separately
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Friends & Neighbors
Attorney opens new office in hometown of DL
A Creative Mix Hair Salon hires new staff
MN gas prices take smaller dip this week
Minnesota Chamber leadership named
DL doctor helps local health care students
Ulen’s Top Hat Theatre celebrates 10 years
Auditions for DLHS fall musical open Sept. 2
Mah Jongg tournament is set for Thursday, Sept. 4 in Park Rapids
Tonic Sol-fa coming to Holmes Sept. 3
‘Rockin’ on the Red’ set Sept. 20
Pine to Palm Traditions
Tamarac Refuge: Come check out the climate and its changes
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
Lynn Hummel: Gestures can be powerful stuff
Bad news for bottom 60 percent
Don’t fall for this clever phone scam
Letter: ‘Gouen’ to miss Park
Letter: Combat climate change to preserve the outdoors
Brain matter or delicious mushroom?
Brad Laabs: Lots of favorite lakes, many ways to prepare fish
Blane Klemek: Mallards are perhaps the most widespread duck on Earth
Recreational activities to be expanded at MN SNA’s
Learn the basics of hunting upland birds at DNR clinic
Pine to Palm
August 24, 2014
Capitol Chatter: MN House races get national attention
Two U.S. House races in Minnesota are getting far more national attention than usual. ABC News lists House district campaigns across the northern and western parts of the state as two of the five most interesting races in the country. ABC’s Noah Weiland reports that “Republicans...
news / government
August 24, 2014 - 8:00am
August 22, 2014
Twist on fair politics: GOP vs. GOP
ST. PAUL -- Political challengers proposed debating incumbents. Incumbents pared down the challengers' lists. The governor sat motionless as two buckets of ice were dumped on him. It was a typical opening day at Minnesota's Great (Political) Get-Together, except, that is, that...
August 22, 2014 - 8:10am
August 12, 2014
On today’s ballot: After reprimand, 4 candidates vie for district judge position
In the 7th Judicial District, which includes Becker County, incumbent Judge Steven J. Cahill faces three challengers: Cheryl R. Duysen, an assistant Clay County attorney; Terry Graff, a Social Security disability attorney, and Kenneth Kohler, an attorney with the Vogel Law Firm. A...
August 12, 2014 - 9:35am
Low primary vote turnout expected
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans should not need to wait in long lines at today's primary election. With a few exceptions where local races are exciting voters, low turnout is predicted despite two hotly contested statewide races. Four Republicans are competing for the right to face...
August 12, 2014 - 7:49am
August 11, 2014
Minnesota primary will test GOP’s endorsement value
ST. PAUL -- In addition to deciding which candidate will challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton on Nov. 4, Minnesota Republican voters will pass judgment in Tuesday’s primary election on the value of the party’s endorsement. If GOP-endorsed Jeff Johnson wins, the party’s stock...
August 11, 2014 - 8:20am
August 10, 2014
Primary vote is Tuesday in Minnesota
Don’t look now, but there’s a primary election on Tuesday. That’s right, this Tuesday. It may not feel right, in the middle of all the summer activity in lakes country, but there is an election ‑ you may have noticed the yard signs ‑ and the candidates chosen on Tuesday...
August 10, 2014 - 10:00am
August 7, 2014
Otto says Entenza’s campaign not focusing on auditor issues
As her challenger Matt Entenza spends the final days leading up to the Aug. 12 DFL election primary traveling around the state trying to win votes, incumbent Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto is spending that time quietly continuing to do the job for which she was elected. Contrary...
August 7, 2014 - 11:00am
August 6, 2014
Big shot in arm for Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, has raised $169,595 since the June 16 campaign finance report, a huge shot in the arm for his campaign, since he was then down to about $33,000 cash on hand. Since Jan. 1 he has raised about $234,000, including $194,000...
news / government
August 6, 2014 - 2:30pm
Capitol Chatter: GOP governor candidates go after Johnson
Jeff Johnson may feel like other Republican governor candidates are picking on him. In an interview, Johnson made it clear that he was not happy that Scott Honour was critical of him in particular. Then, during a Duluth radio station debate when candidates had a chance to...
news / government
August 6, 2014 - 12:30pm
Abeler v. McFadden: ‘I actually know something’
Jim Abeler brought his campaign ambulance to Detroit Lakes Monday, emphasizing his expertise in health care and issues involving people with disabilities. The 16-year veteran of the Minnesota Legislature hopes to be the giant-slayer on Tuesday, taking out endorsed candidate Mike...
August 6, 2014 - 12:00pm
A Farmfest debate: GOP candidates play up rural differences
Four Republican candidates for Minnesota governor struggled to point out differences among themselves to more than 1,000 farmers and agribusiness workers at a Farmfest forum Tuesday, but had no problem criticizing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton for skipping the event. Marty Seifert...
news / government
August 6, 2014 - 11:30am
August 4, 2014
Republican governor candidates split on greater Minnesota issues
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's major Republican governor candidates have sounded a lot like four peas in a pod, showing few policy differences. However, when asked about how they would deal with areas of the state outside the Twin Cities, some splits begin to surface. Those questions...
news / government
August 4, 2014 - 8:33am
August 3, 2014
Voting law is Simon’s passion
Steve Simon has been in the Minnesota Legislature for 10 years, and successfully shepherded through several major, bipartisan improvements to voting law, but his role model is someone who has been out of politics for 15 years — Joan Growe, who served as Minnesota secretary of state...
news / legislative
August 3, 2014 - 9:30am
Cash talks: House 2B heats up
The House 2B race is heating up, with DFL challenger Dave Sobieski outraising Republican incumbent Steve Green by $2,000 so far this year. Sobieski has raised about $12,000 and Green about $10,000 from Jan. 1 to July 21, according to the most recent data from the Minnesota Campaign...
opinion / editorials
August 3, 2014 - 8:00am
July 31, 2014
Republican candidates spar at MPR debate
The Republican candidates for Minnesota governor came out swinging in a broadcast debate Wednesday, arguing over idealistic visions versus the practical realities of running a divided state government. First-time candidate Scott Honour said he would make the biggest and boldest...
July 31, 2014 - 8:04am