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Legislature picks university regents from varied backgrounds
Wisconsin union debate leads to Minnesota invitation
Lawmaker's culture crusade draws apology demand
Federal bust nets seven drug trafficking indictments
Man dies after falling through ice on Alexandria-area lake, boy hospitalized
Nielsen double-double leads Lakers over Sabres in playoff opener
Three Lakers named to All-Section 8A hockey team
Cowboys upset Nuggets in 8AA south basketball final
Waubun falls in Section 6A semifinals
Laker duo ready to enjoy state swimming and diving meet
Perham man pens new book series
Thursday Matters: Everyday Delete
Pork replaces veal in this tasty saltimbocca dish
Earnings test doesn’t usually include pre- retirement income
Protect, detect and report Medicare fraud
Friends & Neighbors
Business manager named for DL Newpapers
Waller joins Bell State Bank in Detroit Lakes
Eyelash extension tech opens DL studio
Refinery issues spark fuel price jump in MN
Booking a scam-free vacay
Artists to take up residence at Kirkbride
Book ‘1965’ shines spotlight on music’s ‘most revolutionary year’
Emerging writers grant meeting is set for March 16 in Bemidji
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Letter: Thanks for supporting Giving Hearts Day
Letter: Environmental record ‘mischaracterized’ in letter
Federal shield law sorely needed
An Oscar for school bus drivers
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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DL business partners with local students
The Computer Numerical Control equipment training will soon become an educational component of area high schools, propelling students on a post-secondary career path. TEAM Industries is providing CNC equipment and training resources to schools in Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Lake...
9 hours 39 min ago
March 4, 2015
Teacher shaves head for good behavior reward
All last week, there was a buzz in the air at Roosevelt Elementary School: The excitement was almost palpable. So what was the cause of all this anticipation? Special education teacher Matt Brown — he of the long, curly brown locks — was getting a haircut. A buzz cut, to be...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 4, 2015 - 1:00pm
DLHS students excel in state, national choirs
Detroit Lakes High School junior Mason Wentz has a story he likes to tell about his experience as a member of the 2014-15 Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Honor Choirs. On the first day of the weeklong All-State clinic, held in mid-February, Wentz was approached...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 4, 2015 - 10:30am
February 26, 2015
LP-A Kindergarten Roundup is March 18
The Lake Park Audubon Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. This is an important day for all parents of children that will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015. Parents and children will have an opportunity to visit the kindergarten teachers and classrooms, and...
February 26, 2015 - 5:45am
Nine DLMS students in NW region honor band
Nine Detroit Lakes Middle School Band students recently performed in the 2015 Northwest Regional Minnesota 6-8 Honor Band. The event was hosted by the Minnesota Band Directors Association and was held at the Fergus Falls Secondary School on Saturday, January 17. Because of the...
news / Detroit Lakes
February 26, 2015 - 5:40am
February 25, 2015
High school graduation rates continue to climb across the state
ST. PAUL -- Three in four St. Paul Public Schools students earned high school diplomas on time last year as the school district and Minnesota saw gains across all ethnic groups. Four-year graduation rates grew to 75.6 percent from 73.3 percent in St. Paul and to 81.2 percent from...
February 25, 2015 - 5:30am
February 11, 2015
Boost in students means deficit reduction for DL school
Thanks in part to an enrollment boost of 75 students, the Detroit Lakes School Board approved a revised 2014-15 budget Monday night that reflects a $64,000 reduction in its deficit. When the budget was originally approved last June, it included a $764,000 deficit due to planned...
news / Detroit Lakes
February 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
February 5, 2015
Arvig starts program to benefit schools
Since 2010, Arvig has donated more than $360,000 to local schools, made possible through the Arvig School Partnership Program. This program is community-driven, allowing anyone who receives Internet service from Arvig the opportunity to help raise money for their local school. Customers...
business / business briefs
February 5, 2015 - 12:30pm
Interim posts offer challenges, put out fires
It’s been eight and a half years since Chuck Cheney retired as superintendent of West Fargo’s public schools. When he gave up his full-time job in 2006, he was looking forward to fishing and relaxing at the lake. Maybe, he’d take on an interim job in a couple years, he said. But...
February 5, 2015 - 9:30am
February 4, 2015
Measles: How safe are kids?
The conversation about vaccinations has gotten louder over the last week, as measles has popped up in 14 states — including Minnesota — after being off the nation’s radar for decades. So how protected are local children? The latest estimates from the Minnesota Department...
February 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
LP-A students finalists in Triple ‘A’ Award
Lake Park-Audubon High School has recognized both Tory Haglund and Brittanie Schafer as finalists for the Triple ‘A’ Award. This award is designed to recognize senior students who are excelling in the academics, arts and athletics. The specific requirements for a student to...
February 4, 2015 - 11:30am
February 3, 2015
Schools with 4-day weeks plead to continue
ST. PAUL -- Nearly a dozen Minnesota school districts launched four-day school weeks as a means to save money, but as state officials say they need to return to five-day schedules, school officials, teachers, parents and students pleaded with a state House committee Tuesday to let...
February 3, 2015 - 8:30pm
Pre-Labor Day school start praised, criticized
ST. PAUL -- Proposals to allow schools to start classes before Labor Day, a frequent legislative debate topic, would hurt the state's economy, a Brainerd-area resort owner testified Tuesday. At the same time, Tom Kavanaugh of Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort said: "There is no evidence...
February 3, 2015 - 5:30pm
Kidsfirst Preschool students collect $100 for local Food Pantry
When children are very young, their lives tend to focus on the things that immediately affect them: The people they interact with daily, the toys they play with, the activities they enjoy. As the holidays approach, they begin thinking about what they want for Christmas, when Santa...
life / Friends & Neighbors
February 3, 2015 - 2:25pm
Bullying incident investigated at Osakis High School
OSAKIS, Minn. -- An alleged bullying incident at Osakis High School in mid-January remains under investigation by the school district and the county attorney’s office. The incident happened in an industrial technology class at the central Minnesota school near Alexandria. A...
February 3, 2015 - 8:05am