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Minnesota deer farm shows no additional CWD-infected animals
Minn. Supreme Court to hear teacher union protections case
Deer that struggled for hours in Minnesota's icy Gull River before being rescued improving
‘I’m just a bum’: Anonymous man making his way around the DL area handing out hundreds of dollars to strangers
Statewide crime & accidents
DeWulf leads Nevis to 9-man championship game
Laker diving seasons end in state semis
Gallatin’s fast track slowed to a steady pace on way to MSUM
State semifinalists Ada-Borup-NCW co-op had hiccups in first season
Pazdernik scores a dozen in Cobbers’ victory
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
World Kindness Day is November 13
It's time to 'Light Up the Lakes'!: Santa's seeking entries for his Nov. 27 Parade of Lights in DL
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Gerald Adrian Triggs
Carl Laverne Albin
William M. "Bill" Sanger
Georgia L. Reiffenberger
Letter: Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt
Coots and bald eagles
Letter: Patriotism can take many forms
Letter: Election brought many 'firsts' to America
Don't fall for the old "I'm with the school" scam
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
The northern cardinal: handsome and talented
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
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...
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
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.
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