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Driver sentenced for hit-and-run that killed northwest Minn. girl near Lake Mille Lacs
Driver sentenced for hit-and-run that killed Lake Park girl near Lake Mille Lacs
Frazee FFA team to compete at State
Crime & accidents around Becker County
Jaguars end Mahnomen-Waubun's season in consolation semis
Activities commitment celebration Monday, March 26
Top-seeded Crusaders blow out Mahnomen-Waubun in Class A quarters
Brooklyn Center hands Breckenridge first-round loss
Prep boys basketball: Triple the heartbreak for Esko
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
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Music, dancing and more coming to lakes area this month
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
William "Willy" Weber
Catherine S. Doll
Raymond "Ole" Mounts
Lyle Byron Oja
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
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
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
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
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
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March 19, 2016
Teacher shortage is real problem in MN
Once upon a time there were so many licensed teachers in Minnesota looking for jobs that for every one job opening, there were hundreds upon hundreds of applicants. Now, area schools are having a much harder time filling those positions. Where have all the teachers gone? A recent...
March 19, 2016 - 5:35am
March 3, 2016
Teachers earn credits at OT power seminar
Otter Tail Power Company will sponsor up to 10 teachers from its Minnesota and South Dakota service area to attend the Lignite Energy Council’s 31st annual Teacher Education Seminar: Energy, Economics and Environment. This seminar will take place June 13-16 at Bismarck State College’s...
March 3, 2016 - 5:30am
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