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Local National Guard unit wins acclaim during grueling training in Mojave Desert
DL man faces first-degree drug charge for meth
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Pelican Rapids completes sweep at Frazee
Viking girls hold on for win at Frazee
Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Hornet wrestlers take Unruh Invite
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Diana Lynn Aker
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Ruth I. Knapp
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
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November 16, 2016
Senate Republicans announce Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen as assistant majority leader
Senate Republicans announced today Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (Otter Tail & Douglas Counties) will serve as an assistant majority leader. Senator Ingebrigtsen will continue his tenure as an Assistant Leader, having served in the previous biennium. Senator Ingebrigtsen was the ranking...
November 16, 2016 - 9:01am
November 2, 2016
How best to handle MNsure crisis; Eken and Leiman talk about the issues
As a follow-up to its Legislative Candidate Forum for Senate District 4 (DFLer Kent Eken vs. Republican James Leiman) the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters asked the candidates questions about health insurance, rural broadband access, jobs and collaboration and compromise....
November 2, 2016 - 10:22am
September 10, 2016
Ingebrigtsen takes Dayton to task for failure of special session over light rail
I was disappointed to see Governor Dayton once again submit to Senate Democrats by calling a meeting on the Southwest Light Rail project last month. The Southwest Light Rail project has previously failed to pass both the House and the Senate. Not only is the project vastly unpopular...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
March 27, 2016
Congress’ gridlock can be broken
Gridlock has become synonymous with Congress. But despite the deep divisions among elements of the U.S. House and Senate, the first session of the 114th Congress (2015), to the surprise of many observers, got some good stuff done. Surely some big things were left undone, including...
March 27, 2016 - 5:05am
March 6, 2016
Ada city administrator seeks Republican nod
Ada City Administrator James Leiman hopes to win the Republican endorsement to run against DFL incumbent Kent Eken for the Minnesota Senate District...
March 6, 2016 - 5:35am
April 23, 2015
U.S. Senate unanimously approves human trafficking bill
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation increasing penalties and crack down on human traffickers and take steps to stop the exploitation of children — an effort in which this region’s two women senators — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.,...
April 23, 2015 - 8:20am
April 2, 2015
Legislators spar over funds, offices
Area lawmakers disagreed Monday on whether Minnesota should implement universal public education for 4-year-olds any time soon. The controversy...
April 2, 2015 - 4:19pm
Capitol redo could leave legislators homeless
The Minnesota House soon may be homeless. The Senate likewise. The state Capitol’s multi-year renovation project is putting the crimp on many state officials and others who surround them. Two-thirds of the Capitol is closed, with all but tunnels through the basement due to...
April 2, 2015 - 5:45am
March 27, 2015
Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle budget ground
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Democrats' budget plan falls between the higher-spending Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the big-tax-cut House Republicans. Senators...
March 27, 2015 - 11:44am
February 13, 2015
Capitol fireworks erupt as Senate seeks to suspend raises for Dayton’s commissioners
ST. PAUL -- The weeks’ long controversy over pay raises Gov. Mark Dayton gave to his commissioners fractured relations between the DFL governor and the DFL Senate leader on Thursday, which ended with Dayton exploding with anger. “To have a majority leader of the Senate come...
February 13, 2015 - 8:00am
June 2, 2014
Minnesota Republicans go with McFadden for Senate
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Republican U.S. Senate endorsement came down to money vs. party tradition. Mike McFadden, the moneyed candidate, won. Candidate...
June 2, 2014 - 9:15am
February 25, 2014
Minnesota Senate office building ruling appealed
ST. PAUL - Former state Rep. Jim Knoblach is appealing a judge's decision to throw out his challenge to a new state Senate office building. A Ramsey County judge dismissed the suit earlier this month after Knoblach tried to stop planning for a $63 million office building and $27...
February 25, 2014 - 10:00am
January 15, 2014
Republicans want Minnesota Senate building killed
ST. PAUL -- Republican senators say they want a proposed Minnesota Senate office building plan canceled. Some will have a chance to talk about it and vote against it Wednesday, when the Senate Rules Committee is supposed to decide whether construction will begin. The Democratic-controlled...
January 15, 2014 - 8:21am
June 18, 2013
Moderate Republican enters race against Franken
ST. PAUL -- A moderate Minnesota Republican known for his work on health care legislation plans a U.S. Senate campaign. State Rep. Jim Abeler of Anoka Tuesday announced his intention to challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken. “Minnesota needs a senator from Minnesota who has...
June 18, 2013 - 12:50pm
April 24, 2013
Heitkamp: Let states tax Internet sales
In her maiden speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., called for the federal government to “level the playing field” and allow states to collect sales taxes on Internet sales. The Marketplace Fairness Act, of which Heitkamp is a co-sponsor,...
April 24, 2013 - 8:36am