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Safe from lightning in a car? Think again.
MN Department of Education Releases 2016 MCA Scores
Crime & Accident Report
If the shoe fits, paint it: Sisters create custom shoes in Bemidji
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
Angels’ rally falls short in upset loss at Regions
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
The smell of football is in the air
DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Crazy Daze returns to Detroit Lakes Aug. 9
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
Mannheim Steamroller is coming to Bemidji Nov. 23
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Darla Rae Fisher
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
Ban smoking in rental housing
Here’s how drug law will help
Letter: What’s gone wrong? America has lost its way over the past 60 years
Kudos to Minnesota’s improving credit rating
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Lakes are full, but too warm for muskie
Franklin, Lizzie, Loon won’t get muskies
‘A series of unfortunate events’ in the outdoors
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
July 29, 2016
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
With more car owners opting to “plug it in” rather than “fill it up,” local groups are coming together to provide electric vehicle charging...
July 29, 2016 - 5:45am
July 20, 2016
Pokémon GO is also big in Detroit Lakes
Pokemon GO, a new mobile app, is becoming a huge sensation all around the world, and the sensation is hitting Detroit Lakes just as hard. This...
July 20, 2016 - 10:08am
July 7, 2016
$35 million available for broadband funding
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin taking applications on July 22 for funding to expand broadband infrastructure in Minnesota. The $35 million in funding, which was approved during the 2016 legislative session, goes into effect with the...
July 7, 2016 - 5:30am
June 1, 2016
M State instructor lands $10,000 grant for student tablets
A business instructor at M-State in Detroit Lakes has landed a grant that will pay for laptops for his students. Students who enroll this fall in business courses on that campus will receive a 7-inch tablet computer already loaded with their assigned textbooks – at no cost. They...
June 1, 2016 - 10:47am
May 26, 2016
What’s with the big deal with the chip?
Customers paying for in-store purchases with credit or debit cards will be doing more “card-dipping” and less “card-swiping” as more...
May 26, 2016 - 5:20am
May 20, 2016
A computer that cries will still never have a soul
We keep reading about artificial intelligence (AI to the insiders) and how Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google (which owns Deep Mind), and IBM will eventually (if they haven’t already) produced a computer that will totally think like a human being. This column is the last place to look...
May 20, 2016 - 5:40am
April 14, 2016
Spending plans for broadband access in Minnesota vary greatly by party
ST. PAUL - Republican Minnesota representatives propose spending $35 million to expand broadband high-speed Internet in the state, far less than Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Democrats want. "Minnesotans are going to see a historic amount of broadband investment this year,"...
April 14, 2016 - 9:05am
Midco extends fiber- optics, with Arvig help
Midco has extended its fiber-optic network reach to more locations in Minnesota through a cooperative relationship with Arvig. The arrangement will help Midco Business customers take advantage of growing opportunities to reach Minnesota communities, such as Duluth, Marshall, the Minneapolis-St....
April 14, 2016 - 5:25am
April 8, 2016
You’ll get my cell phone from my cold, dead hands
Q: When will the law catch up with technology? A: Never — it will always run along behind, but never catch up. Right now, the law is running behind the problems created by the smartphone. We all know the lethal hazards of driving while texting or driving while talking on the phone....
April 8, 2016 - 5:20am
March 30, 2016
Driverless cars can benefit people with disabilities, Minn. lawmaker says
ST. PAUL – Phil Kragness cannot travel like many Minnesotans. A blind double-amputee, Kragness and others with disabilities would like to visit...
March 30, 2016 - 8:15am
March 11, 2016
Using emojis helps communication
A surprised face smiley, blushing smiley, baby emoji and heart-eye emoji stared at me. It was a pregnancy announcement from one of my friends....
March 11, 2016 - 5:05am
February 7, 2016
Sen. Franken to FCC: Stop cable and Internet companies from overbilling
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is pressing the Federal Communications Commission to explain what it is doing to protect consumers in Minnesota and across the country who are being overbilled by cable and Internet companies for rental equipment like modems. “We write today on behalf...
February 7, 2016 - 5:10am
February 4, 2016
Task force suggests faster broadband as some rural areas remain behind
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota broadband task force recommends increasing state Internet speed guidelines even as many rural Minnesotans lack service...
February 4, 2016 - 8:25pm
January 21, 2016
Minnesota legislation seeks to keep electronic data private
ST. PAUL — Students' iPads and other devices may provide personal data that companies can use to target advertising at the youth. Minnesotans'...
January 21, 2016 - 8:31am
November 22, 2015
Police, school warn of dangerous apps
If parents aren't keeping up with their kids' social media apps, local police say they should start. "I have two school iPads sitting on my...
November 22, 2015 - 5:50am