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Gov. Dayton names Tina Smith to replace Sen. Al Franken
'Christmas miracle at the mall': Free sleigh rides in DL interrupted by spooked horse, no injuries result
Crime & accidents
Search warrant leads to five arrests in Ogema
Suspect in killing of pregnant Fargo woman pleads guilty
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
Lakers swimmers third at Otter Invite
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Clara Jane Gilbertson
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
Severe Weather Announcements (2)
Letter: Fox is guarding henhouse at EPA
I know that my scientific credentials are not such that I can sustain arguments on this subject, but common sense dictates that one does not let the fox supervise the henhouse. Federal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has been at war with the concept of the...
October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
April 24, 2017
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
As federal budget appropriators begin to consider funding for fiscal year 2018, groups around Minnesota are calling on federal public officials to restore $300 million to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiation and invest in other Great Lakes regional programs. More than 150 organizations...
April 24, 2017 - 7:00am
April 8, 2017
If it ain’t broke…: MPCA chief says anti-environment bills put politics ahead of science
Some of the best clichés are short, sweet and accurate. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is just such a truism. Right now in the Minnesota Legislature, there are at least 15 bills that would change longstanding environmental protections to fix “problems” that none of...
April 8, 2017 - 11:13am
October 21, 2016
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Students at the Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center are helping bring awareness to 'Stash Your Ash', a movement designed to snuff out cigarette...
October 21, 2016 - 6:26am
September 23, 2016
National Pollution Prevention Month
Pollution prevention measures can protect the environment before pollution even begins, save energy and natural resources, and leave our homes, schools and workplaces cleaner and safer. Click here for more information.
September 23, 2016 - 11:04am
August 31, 2016
Farmers irked with Dayton; Ag Organizations say they want more input
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—First it was an effort to keep agriculture runoff out of the state's waters by the use of plant buffers, then last...
August 31, 2016 - 10:08am
March 1, 2016
Ideas flow at clean water summit
Balancing water is tough. Still, Gov. Mark Dayton brought together more than 800 Minnesotans to do that on Saturday, looking at ways to clean...
March 1, 2016 - 3:10pm
August 5, 2015
Dayton recreates Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's citizen board
ST. PAUL — Months after the Legislature abolished the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s citizens board, Gov. Mark Dayton has followed through on a promise to recreate the board through his own authority. Dayton on Tuesday issued an executive order creating the Governor’s...
August 5, 2015 - 9:00am
June 24, 2015
Minnesota Pollution Control’s citizen board eliminated after day of protests, tears
ST. PAUL -- The citizens’ board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved a disputed sewage facility Tuesday, then adjourned itself out of existence. The 48-year-old board was eliminated by the Legislature this year, enraging environmentalists who saw the move as a step...
June 24, 2015 - 8:22am
June 2, 2014
U.S. unveils sweeping plan to slash power plant pollution
WASHINGTON - The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled...
June 2, 2014 - 10:03am
March 15, 2014
Year away from decision on sulfate wild rice limit
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the...
March 15, 2014 - 11:00am
March 7, 2014
Eastern Minnesota under air quality alert
ST. PAUL -- People in the eastern two-thirds of Minnesota are under an air pollution health alert today. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued the alert this morning, saying air quality is unhealthy for groups of people such as those with cardiovascular or respiratory disease,...
March 7, 2014 - 10:15am
November 26, 2013
Half of Minnesota stream miles changed by humans
DULUTH -- Nearly half of the more than 80,000 miles of streams in Minnesota have been changed by human activity, according to the results of a two-year study released Monday. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota Geospatial Information Office compared aerial photos...
November 26, 2013 - 8:25am
November 22, 2013
MPCA fines Perham $70K for foul odors
The City of Perham will pay a $70,000 penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as a result of complaints about wastewater treatment pond odors. The city must also start enforcing discharge agreements with local industries, charging surcharges to industrial facilities when...
November 22, 2013 - 11:23am
October 24, 2013
Worldwide wildfires increase health risks of bad air
DULUTH -- As huge swathes of Australia’s Outback burn in wildfires spurred by drought, health experts in the U.S.
October 24, 2013 - 7:54pm