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Minn. man, 75, dies, three teens injured in crash on icy Highway 71 near Bemidji
Man accused of shoplifting over $2,000 from DL Walmart
Holiday blood drive scheduled Saturday in DL
'This was a difficult day,' immigration judge says as he rules to deport Minnesota man
Flu vaccine could be less effective this year
Raider girls pick up second victory
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
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
Minnesota fuel costs down 3.2 cents per gallon
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
'Member of the Family': New book captures both the allure and horror of Charles Manson
Medora Christmas tour en route to Detroit Lakes: Musical set for Dec. 15 at George Simson Auditorium
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Blanch A. Olson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Lee Hamilton column: Balancing out the lobbyists
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
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
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
January 10, 2016
Teacher hiring ‘crisis’ hitting MN schools
Mike Kolness sees a crisis looming ahead for education, particularly in northwestern Minnesota. When the Ada-Borup School District superintendent...
January 10, 2016 - 5:40am
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