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North Dakota toddler accidently towed away in vehicle, spends the cold night alone
Lions set their sights on helping others see
Historical Dunton Locks tram will reopen this summer
Local ‘heroes’ recognized for impact on the community
White Earth candidates asked to prove residency
COLLEGE TRACK: Berg wins long jump, third in triple
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North Dakota is a hop, skip and a jump away and could be a good vacay
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Asparagus three ways: Versatile vegetable is elegant, yet nutritious
SSI, Social Security are completely different programs
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Lakes Tech Team and Lakes Perfect Tan open in north DL
Polk is new personal banker at Midwest
R&G donates $21K to local Humane Society
Smart gifts for the new grad
Gas prices fell in MN, but nat’l average up
May 7 ‘Bonnets & Bowties’ fundraiser to benefit Marshmallow Foundation
Tuesday, May 3 is National Teacher’s Day!
‘Revival’ concert Sunday at Grace Lutheran
New sculpture class starting in DL next month
LP-A’s ‘Raider Nation News’ wins three 2016 student Emmy awards
Paul V. Huebner
Michael D. Wirth
Dale K. Peterson
Slower transition to bathroom incluseviness
The core issues in the 2016 election
Letter: Faith in school board to vote yes for referendum
Letter: Kudos to ‘Next to Normal’
Address heroin crisis now
Devil’s Lake angler releases giant northern pike
Early season panfishing heating up the lakes
Wild turkeys are, once again, abundant in Minnesota
DNR to conduct sandhill crane survey in NW MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
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Spring Laker Book
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2016 Becker County Care Guide
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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?...
opinion / editorials
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
April 8, 2016
Minnesota House GOP seeks hold-the-line spending
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans want to keep the state's $42 billion, two-year budget — passed last year — pretty much as is, with...
April 8, 2016 - 8:48am
April 7, 2016
Gov. Dayton bans most official travel to Mississippi after controversial laws passed
ST. PAUL – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has added Mississippi to North Carolina as off limits to most official state travel. "It is a step backwards...
April 7, 2016 - 8:14am
April 2, 2016
Wishing for a new shake in presidential game
When U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, who represents the 7th district - including this area - announced he would vote for Bernie Sanders if he attended the Democratic National Convention as a superdelegate, he caught some flack. Peterson may be a democrat, but he is known as one...
opinion / editorials
April 2, 2016 - 5:30am