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Could being a 'yes man' get you scammed?
UPDATE: Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
Spring truck weight restrictions start for central frost zone
Correction: Poles 'n Holes derby winners
Water, water everywhere...: Smithsonian traveling exhibit ‘Water/Ways’ opens Saturday in DL
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BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Fly Girls Jazz runners-up, Kick sixth at State Dance
Hornets to make 24th state appearance
DL wrestlers section runners-up
Lakers dominate Section gymnastics championships
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Local students qualify for state Business Professionals of America competition
Beat cabin fever at Grace Lutheran Church supper: Fundraiser set for this Saturday, proceeds to benefit local charities
Speech team rules apply to life as well
Friends & Neighbors
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
United Community Bank honored for community involvement
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie returning to Park Rapids
Dean W. Iverson
Don L. Wilhelm
Betty Thorman Johnson
Joan A. Watland
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Tribune Editorial: Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
UPDATE: Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
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. warned Thursday that more heat and more fires means more unhealthy air to breathe. The Natural Resources Defense Council released a list of 31 states — including...
October 24, 2013 - 7:54pm
August 30, 2013
Plastic polluting the Great Lakes
A second summer research tour of the Great Lakes has confirmed what the first one found — a wealth of tiny plastic particles is polluting the water. Mary Balcer, director of the Lake Superior Research Institute at UWS, who has studied more traditional Great Lakes threats such...
August 30, 2013 - 9:54am
July 16, 2013
Heat leads to algae issues on Minn. lakes
ST. PAUL -- Microscopic algae plants in Minnesota waters are being turned into harmful algal blooms, the Pollution Control Agency says. They could harm pets, livestock and humans. “High rainfall, which has been common throughout much of Minnesota this spring, results in nutrient-rich...
July 16, 2013 - 9:12am
June 29, 2013
Clean water groups applaud MPCA study
Minnesota’s clean water advocates praised the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency this week for its comprehensive study documenting the sources of nitrogen pollution that endanger Minnesota’s drinking water, fish and aquatic habitat – and contribute to the Dead Zone in the Gulf...
June 29, 2013 - 7:00am