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Man sentenced for check forgery
Handgun lodges into front bumper of motorists vehicle while traveling
Four hurt in two-car crash near Perham
Crime & accidents around Becker County
'It was unbelievable': Honor Flight a memorable experience for local Korean War vet and family
Late inning heroics: Lakers advance with lively last at-bats
Laker Softball summer camp June 20-21
Lacasa, Hanninen place fourth at section tennis
UND's Kyley Foster has been on a fast track to pole vault success
Jacks sweep Laker baseball
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
friends & neighbors
Spicer Castle to close
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Barbara A. Ware
Jeanne E. Dahring
Over a million died protecting our freedom
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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