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'We need more space': Domestic abuse keeps White Earth shelter full
'Rescued dogs, rescuing veterans'; Patriot Assistance Dogs program celebrates five years with reunion, graduation
Locals gather for Lake Park's annual Pumpkin Fest
Snazzier buses for Becker County?
School record falls for second straight home swim meet
Laker boys shutout Green Wave
Laker volleyball wins second straight road game
SOCCER: Laker girls tie at East Grand Forks
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
The beauty of God's Grace
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
Mn State colleges, universities wave application fees in October
There's a new pastor in town
Finding God all over this socialist, nonreligious country
Friends & Neighbors
Green awarded by small-business group
Essentia Health Welcomes Licensed Psychologist in Detroit Lakes
Shaping up your business: Biz boot camp set for Oct. 17
Renting a car
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
Maplewood to host Leaf Days this weekend
MN singer-songwriter to give Saturday concert at Holmes
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
David Melvin Hagen
Joan Elaine Wilson
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
Thank you for a successful rotary blood screening
Big garbage, big economy
Stop the lies against Eken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
August 4, 2015
Pearson to compensate Minnesota education agency for testing glitches
ST. PAUL — International testing contractor Pearson will compensate the Minnesota Department of Education with nearly $6 million in fee reductions and services after glitches that led to statewide testing suspension twice last spring. Pearson will reduce the state's fees by $1...
August 4, 2015 - 8:31am
May 14, 2015
Minn. teachers want test scores thrown out
ST. PAUL—Hundreds of Minnesota teachers want to throw out the results of this year's academic assessments because they fear repeated problems with the online tests make scores unreliable for judging teacher and student performance. Their request was amplified Wednesday when students...
May 14, 2015 - 9:14am
May 13, 2015
More technical problems reported with Minnesota student testing
More technical problems Wednesday are preventing Minnesota students from completing online tests. Pearson, the state’s contracted test provider, notified schools of "intermittent issues" and "degraded performance" Wednesday morning. Littlefork-Big Falls Superintendent Christopher...
May 13, 2015 - 11:59am
April 27, 2015
Testing glitches in Minnesota raise concerns over results
ST. PAUL -- When Minnesota started the transition to universal online state tests, the move was supposed to make the annual academic proficiency exams easier on students and teachers. That hasn’t been the case so far. Years and multiple testing vendors later, taking the Minnesota...
April 27, 2015 - 8:58am
April 23, 2015
Minn. suspends clunky online proficiency testing
ST. PAUL - Minnesota put an abrupt halt to mandatory online proficiency testing Tuesday after repeated glitches frustrated students and teachers for a third day. Brenda Cassellius, state education commissioner, said in a statement late Tuesday that all testing would be suspended...
April 23, 2015 - 8:39am
March 9, 2015
Excessive standardized exams taking heavy toll, governor tells lawmakers
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants to cut the number of standardized tests that Minnesota students take by a third and says he will seek the federal authority to do it. In a letter Thursday to the chairs of the Legislature’s education committees, Dayton said there was a “heavy...
March 9, 2015 - 5:05am
November 27, 2013
ACT adds fall test in-school date option
ACT announced that it will be offering a fall in-school, weekday test date option for states and school districts that administer the ACT college readiness exam to all students as part of their academic assessment programs. The first fall test date will be available in late September...
November 27, 2013 - 8:16am
February 3, 2009
Eagan man sentenced to probation for refusing alcohol test
An Eagan man was sentenced to seven years' probation last week in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of refusal to test. Dean Robert Davis, 46, of 2896 Lexington Ave. South, Eagan, Minn., pled guilty on Dec. 28 to a felony count of first degree refusal to test-driving...
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
MeritCare live animal use under fire
FARGO - MeritCare Medical Center in Fargo is facing heat over its use of live pigs in its trauma training classes intended to reduce patient death rates. MeritCare offers Advanced Trauma Life Support courses for doctors, which typically involve using human cadavers, nonhuman technology...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
August 22, 2008
Livestock TB testing requires planning
With the downgrading of Minnesota's TB accredited status, livestock producers throughout the state should make sure that their marketing plans are not side-tracked because they did not meet the TB testing requirements or missed testing timelines for their animals. In discussion...
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
July 19, 2008
Free water testing clinic for nitrates at county fair
The Becker Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will sponsor a free water-testing clinic for nitrate in drinking water on Friday, July 25, from 3-6 p.m. Tests will be conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Becker SWCD staff. The clinic will be held in the...
July 19, 2008 - 12:00am