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Man apprehended after Highway 59 car chase
Crime & Accidents
Man in custody after Becker County chase that hit speeds of nearly 120 mph
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Park Rapids lake
Lakers prepare in annual Red White scrimmage
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
Second half flurry gives Laker boys first win in 20 games
SOCCER: Last second OT goal lifts Flyers over Laker girls
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
July 5, 2016
Help your loved ones: Get ahead on estate planning
Believe it or not, you have an estate. In fact, nearly everyone does. Your estate is comprised of everything you own— your car, home, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, and personal possessions. No matter how large or how modest,...
July 5, 2016 - 3:12pm
June 26, 2016
Becker Co. Sheriff to launch new Triad program for seniors
Good news for seniors: The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is reviving the Triad program. A start-up meeting is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the Becker County Courthouse jury assembly room, located on the third floor of the courthouse in Detroit Lakes. Triad is a partnership...
June 26, 2016 - 5:30am
June 17, 2016
Shine a light on elder abuse
Instead of enjoying their golden years by living on retirement savings they’ve spent their whole lives building up, too many senior citizens are shocked to find out that their nest egg is gone. They’ve become victims of identity theft, scams or shady investments. Even worse, they...
June 17, 2016 - 5:25am
June 8, 2016
Are you in the dark about sleep?
Complaints of sleep troubles are especially common among the elderly. One out of every two seniors suffers from sleep deprivation- and the debilitating and dangerous side effects of daytime drowsiness according to the Better Sleep Council. Myths about sleep and seniors are masking...
June 8, 2016 - 5:00am
May 4, 2016
Older Americans Month: Seniors looking to ‘Blaze a Trail’
May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American’s Month (OAM), acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. The 2016 OAM theme is “Blaze a Trail.” The Administration...
May 4, 2016 - 5:00am
January 6, 2016
Caring for an older adult? Help is available
You’ve probably heard the word “caregiver” before, but what does it mean? A caregiver is a relative or friend who provides care for an older or disabled adult. Caregiving can be as intense as providing around the clock care for a person with dementia or as simple as regularly...
January 6, 2016 - 5:00am
December 2, 2015
Some holiday gifts for the senior in your life
During the Christmas holidays there is always a mad scramble by children and grandchildren to decide what gift or present to buy for grandma, grandpa and elderly parent. What do you buy for someone who seems to have everything? Let’s start with these two tips: be sensitive to...
December 2, 2015 - 5:00am
October 7, 2015
Get some extra help with paying Medicare drug plan expenses
Don’t forget…Medicare beneficiaries can sign up for, or change prescription drug plans from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7. Plans may have different costs and benefits from year to year, thus it is advisable for all beneficiaries to consider their options and make the best choice they...
October 7, 2015 - 5:05am
September 28, 2015
Prevent a fall, play with invisible ball
To someone walking in late, dozens of people sitting in folding chairs may have looked like they were part of a mime class. It would have...
September 28, 2015 - 5:05am
September 20, 2015
Getting the pain prescription right for America’s seniors
September is national Pain Awareness Month. And one of the major issues policymakers, healthcare providers, and average citizens alike need to focus on is how to improve pain management among older Americans. Unsurprisingly, this population experiences more pain than younger Americans....
September 20, 2015 - 5:00am
September 9, 2015
Staying active as you age could help prevent severe falls
Falls are the leading cause of injury related emergency department visits for older adults, the major cause of hip fractures, and responsible for more than half of fatal head injuries. Some people think that the best thing to do if you’ve fallen, or if you’re afraid of falling,...
September 9, 2015 - 5:05am
August 11, 2015
Senior Companion helps local woman stay independent longer
For close to three years now, Les Heimark has been picking up Hidden Hills resident June Pearson once a week — usually on Mondays — for a...
Life/Friends & Neighbors
August 11, 2015 - 1:26pm
August 9, 2015
Essentia’s Oak Crossing gets ceiling lifts to help patients, staff
Residents and their caregivers at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes are now using some technology they say is “lifting” their spirits and taking...
August 9, 2015 - 5:05am
July 30, 2015
Lets do more to more to stop falls
Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! Over the years, the phrase has been turned into a campy joke but the issue is a series one. Our reporters listening to the police scanner hear incidents of people falling in their home, on the street, or in a business every day. The...
July 30, 2015 - 5:55am
July 21, 2015
After six years, Bone Builders program for Lake Park seniors still going strong
In November of 2008, Lake Park community member Betty Haring approached Karen Lenius, director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for Mahube-Otwa...
July 21, 2015 - 1:13pm