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Future of Detroit Lakes bowling alley up in the air
LP-A School Board candidate forum set for Wednesday
Finances look good, Becker County has 'very strong' bond rating
On the cutting edge of lifesaving; new medical device in DL
Bingo and Benghazi; Republicans rally in DL for the final presidential debate
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Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
McCulloch all-time winningest football coach at Valley City State
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Friends & Neighbors
A 'Midwest' mural; Artist paints a Minnesota-inspired mural on Midwest Printing building
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
The great debate: Apple or pumpkin? Holy Rosary volunteers already taking orders for annual pie sale
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
St. Andrew's Society to host Scottish dinner Nov. 5
Museum's Barn Raising Bash' set for Oct. 29
Marylou F. Chromy
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
Trump wrong to attack Hillary through her husband
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
Mouse invasion is about finding food, warm place to nest
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
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
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
June 24, 2015
Food safety for seniors
Older Americans are more at risk for food borne illnesses because their immune systems decline with age. That’s why it’s especially important to be careful about storing and cooking foods. Although many of you have been preparing foods for decades with no ill effects, the situation...
June 24, 2015 - 5:00am
May 6, 2015
Area seniors encouraged to ‘Get Into the Act’
Each May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions to the nation. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), is focusing on how older adults are taking charge...
May 6, 2015 - 5:05am
April 29, 2015
Some tips for making homes more senior-friendly
Change is hard, and it gets even harder with age. But sometimes it’s necessary. As seniors’ health declines, their homes may no longer meet their needs, forcing them to make in-home adaptations, remodel or move to a single-level, which can take some convincing by family, friends...
April 29, 2015 - 5:05am
April 15, 2015
What to do about not enough resources for the aging folks in county
Aging in Becker County can be tough. Finding transportation can be difficult. Appointing someone to make decisions for your health can be overwhelming. “We don’t have the resources to meet the needs of our senior population,” Karen Crabtree said. Crabtree was promoted...
April 15, 2015 - 11:29am
April 1, 2015
Partner with doctor to keep yourself healthy
Finding a primary doctor who you feel comfortable talking to is the first step in good communication. It is also a way to ensure your good health. Your doctor gets to know you and what your health is normally like. He or she can help you make medical decisions that suit your values...
April 1, 2015 - 5:00am
March 27, 2015
One dead in fire at Woodbury senior living facility
WOODBURY, Minn. -- An elderly man is dead after a fire in his seniors community apartment early Friday in the Twin Cities suburb of Woodbury. Firefighters...
March 27, 2015 - 11:46am
March 18, 2015
Local seniors talk aging issues with Sen. Klobuchar’s staff
The “Silver Tsunami” — or as U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) prefers to call it, the “Silver Surge” — is coming. “Between...
March 18, 2015 - 10:30am
Bite into a healthier lifestyle, better nutrition
How can you achieve a healthier lifestyle? One “bite” at a time! By focusing on taking one “bite” at a time into new territory and allowing it to become a new habit before taking the next “bite.” Small, steady changes over time lead to big rewards! National Nutrition...
March 18, 2015 - 5:05am
March 12, 2015
Senior abuse, fraud at tax time
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is asking certified public accountants to be on the lookout for signs of senior financial abuse among their clientele. Rothman urged CPAs preparing tax returns for their senior clients to use their expertise to help spot elder fraud...
March 12, 2015 - 5:55am
March 7, 2015
Klobuchar staff to visit DL March 17 to talk about health, financial resources for seniors
On Tuesday, March 17, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office will be in Detroit Lakes as part of the statewide “Supporting Our Seniors” staff tour to highlight resources currently available to assist seniors with health and financial needs. The forum will also discuss new fraud...
March 7, 2015 - 5:45am
February 26, 2015
Helping loved ones retire
What if a sudden, debilitating illness, fraud or economic downturn affected your senior family member’s retirement, estate or long-term care issues? Would you be prepared to take over? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. According to 2013 research from the Pew Research...
February 26, 2015 - 5:15am
February 25, 2015
Good oral hygiene helps keep smile healthy
A healthy smile is a bonus at any age. Too often older people — especially those who wear dentures — feel they no longer need dental checkups. If you haven’t learned the basics of oral health care, it is never too late to start. And even if you have, it’s a good time...
February 25, 2015 - 5:05am
September 4, 2013
Help for older folk looking for work
The Minnesota Board on Aging and the Senior LinkAge Line One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors has rolled out START MN. The new initiative assists older Minnesotans struggling to find work by providing helpful information and access to local employment resources. “Keeping Minnesotans...
September 4, 2013 - 11:35am
September 6, 2010
Two at Emmanuel celebrate 100th birthday -- Third woman must wait 'til Oct. 10
It's not too often that a person lives long enough to reach their 100th birthday. So it was a rare occasion when two women at Emmanuel Community...
September 6, 2010 - 4:24pm
February 25, 2009
Senior Care Guides available for free
The Senior Care Guide for Becker County 2009 is printed and ready for pick up. The free magazine is available at the Detroit Lakes Newspapers office or through any local senior care provider. The magazine lists any and all resources for seniors and includes coupons and articles....
February 25, 2009 - 10:55am