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No smoking in public housing? New federal smoke-free rule affects Minnesotans
Man wielding knife is arrested in lobby of Becker County Human Services
MnDOT releases statewide freight system plan
Felony charge of violating a restraining order is dismissed
Fluctuating home values?: New software at Becker County Assessor’s Office could be responsible
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Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Panthers send Lakers to defeat in overtime
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
St. Luke's Episcopal Church has a new Little Free Library outside their doors
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'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
It's beginning to look a lot like...
Lorna M. Schons
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
What goes around comes around?
This DFLer hopes Trump is a pragmatist
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
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Pine to Palm
November 30, 2016
Mahube receives grant to help seniors at risk of becoming homeless
About one in five people in Becker County is over 65 years old, and with the Baby Boomers retiring, that number is increasing, but Social Security just can't seem to keep up. A community needs survey, developed by Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, showed among other statistics,...
November 30, 2016 - 5:30pm
November 17, 2016
Let’s Go Fishing helped get more than 1,200 area youth, veterans and seniors out on the water in 2016
It was another successful year for the Detroit Lakes Area Chapter of Let's Go Fishing, the local non-profit that offers free fishing and boating...
November 17, 2016 - 8:38am
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