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Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
Pipe rolls off truck, killing worker on Minnesota highway project
UPDATE: Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
Following in their (paw) steps: Animal tracking workshop set Feb. 25 at Tamarac
How risky will the Red River diversion dam be? Depends who you ask
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Youth hockey teams advance in District play
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
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
February is Black History Month
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
Lynn M. Alexander
Joan Alice Watland
Dean W. Iverson
Don L. Wilhelm
An early start for a strong farm bill
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
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
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