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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
A heartbreaking struggle: Homelessness in the region hard on elderly
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
November 20, 2015
Local Legion honors teachers
The American Legion and Auxiliary hosted its 46th annual Teachers Tea on Monday, Nov. 16. The theme of the tea, which celebrates American Education Week, was “Great Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” All current and retired public and parochial school personnel...
November 20, 2015 - 5:55am
September 22, 2015
College-credit classes in high schools in jeopardy after new regulations
The popular program that allows students to earn college credits while still physically attending high school is in jeopardy of being crippled, due to a new regulation enacted this year. The Higher Learning Commission, the organization charged with accrediting colleges and universities...
September 22, 2015 - 8:31am
September 6, 2015
Hooray for our teachers as they go back to school
Teaching is a calling. Oh, sure, it’s a profession that requires specialized education, but the lure of the classroom for dedicated teachers is as emotional as it is intellectual. The best teachers — the ones remembered by their students — master techniques that balance stimulating...
September 6, 2015 - 5:20am
July 1, 2015
Would-be teachers find hurdles in Minn. licensing
ST. PAUL – It should soon be easier for Kirstin Rogers and educators like her to be licensed to teach in Minnesota. Rogers was recognized as a top educator during her more than decade-long middle school teaching career in Utah, but when she tried to get a permanent license in...
July 1, 2015 - 9:57am
June 27, 2015
Minnesota’s neediest schools have fewer tenured staff
Minnesota is taking aim at social and institutional forces that put the least experienced and least qualified teachers in the state’s neediest schools. Majority-white schools in Minnesota have half as many nontenured teachers as schools with large numbers of black, Asian, Hispanic...
June 27, 2015 - 5:40am
May 28, 2014
Area teachers say goodbye to 'my kids'
The month of May is a time of transition, as spring gives way to summer, and high school seniors graduate, moving from childhood to adulthood. It...
May 28, 2014 - 12:30pm
June 23, 2013
Retiring teachers will miss kids, but ready to relax
As hundreds of local high school seniors celebrate their recent graduation, several area teachers from Detroit Lakes and Frazee are also bidding...
June 23, 2013 - 3:00pm
February 14, 2012
Minnesota House votes to require teachers to pass basic skills test
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota teachers should know basic reading, writing and math skills before taking over classrooms declares a bill unanimously passed by the House Monday. Current law gives new teachers three years to pass the basic skills test, allowing them to teach students during...
February 14, 2012 - 8:47am
May 19, 2010
Teacher couples in DL
Pam Daly said one of the benefits she's found being married -- not only to a fellow teacher, but one from an elementary school -- is that she hears about the kids coming up through the grades. "It's fun to hear stories," she said. "There's an instant connection if they liked Mike." Pam...
May 19, 2010 - 11:30am
May 20, 2009
Split vote means Frazee will keep teachers
The Frazee-Vergas School District is keeping several probationary teachers after board members split the vote 3-3 on cutting them from the budget. The school district held a special board meeting Monday evening to vote on the termination and non-renewal of five probationary teachers....
May 20, 2009 - 12:51pm
August 22, 2008
In Minnesota, new algebra requirements haunting teachers
Battle Lake Elementary math teacher Stacy Lundquist has seen the word "algebra" set off anxious thoughts of unwieldy abstractions among her students. "Sometimes when they hear 'algebra,' they get really nervous and think, 'I can't do this,' " she said. The Minnesota Department of...
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
April 13, 2008
Teachers focus on cience, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum
Teachers from across Minnesota gathered last week to discuss, support and improve upon the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum being taught in the state's middle and high schools. The First Annual Minnesota Project Lead the Way Professional Development Conference...
April 13, 2008 - 12:00am
January 30, 2008
School funding ideas meet deficit realities
ST PAUL - Minnesota schools and teachers hope more state dollars will be directed their way this year, but an economic downturn may mean they could face budget cuts instead. In advance of the upcoming 2008 legislative session, key lawmakers and Gov.
January 30, 2008 - 12:00am
January 23, 2008
2.9% pay hike for LP-A teachers
AUDUBON -- Teachers in Lake Park-Audubon will see a two-year pay increase of 2.9 percent under a contract ratified recently by the School Board and the teachers' union. The school board and the Lake Park Audubon Education Association completed their negotiations earlier this month....
January 23, 2008 - 12:00am