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Snow Reports: February 6-8
One hurt in rollover on Highway 34
Snow and Blowing Snow Continues Today
Two hurt in head-on collision in Otter Tail County
Blizzard Warning Today
Laker boys cinch share of Mid-State on Senior Night
Tucker Hibbert continues win streak at Eastern Snocross National
Swimming and Diving: Lakers second at Panther Invite
DL clinches Mid-State title
Basketball: Hornet boys split weekend pair
Luminescent beach glass draws searchers to Lake Superior’s shore
Travelers urged to be careful on trips to Central, South America
I didn’t damage rental car, so why am I getting a bill?
Cooking with Dutch oven is perfect for winter
Friends & Neighbors
Embellish expands, now offers new and gently-used merchandise
Gasoline prices just keep on falling lower
Minnesota sees 9,100 new jobs in December
How to tell the kids about money problems
Bergen’s bounces back
Grace Lutheran event set for Feb. 20
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Music, poetry event in NYM
Rob Zombie is coming to Fargo May 15
Local library’s resources can help improve time management skills
James M. Johnson
Bruce D. Nelson
Bernice "Betty" Edwards
Geraldine M. Jackson
It’s nice to receive a helping hand
How to tell if Congress is working
Don’t remain silent: Stand up against hate speech
Get behind Alzheimer’s research
Avoiding the chatterbox trap
Lake becomes archaeological site for bison
Not getting bites? Time to mix it up
Not just fresh air, the outdoors can provide humor, too
Help wildlife during tax time
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Detroit Mountain sees successful first year
Polarific Activities: February is for playing outdoors in Detroit Lakes
Peoples Park offers skating, hockey rinks
From Holiday Train to Santa, December is full
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
January 17, 2016
Kicking transportation funding down road
You have to feel sorry for Margaret Donahoe. All she wants is for Minnesota to have nice roads and bridges, and a good transit system. You would think the executive director of the Transportation Alliance would have an easy time convincing Minnesota lawmakers to recharge the state’s...
January 17, 2016 - 5:40am
December 26, 2015
An early holiday gift
‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all through DC Members of Congress found something on which they agree; “Transportation funding boosts the economy and protects those we hold dear!” And with that, Minnesotans received a gift early this year While it may not have exactly...
opinion / editorials
December 26, 2015 - 4:35am
December 23, 2015
MnDOT looking for transit input
The public is invited to help shape the future of transit in Greater Minnesota by sharing ideas with the Minnesota Department of Transportation as it refines investment priorities and strategic direction for the 2016 Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan. The goal of the five-year...
December 23, 2015 - 10:24am
November 18, 2015
New urgency for MN’s roads and bridges
The need to fix deteriorating roads and bridges in the state has taken on more urgency. According to just-released projections from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the funding needed to make the state’s transportation system “economically competitive”...
opinion / editorials
November 18, 2015 - 4:10am
November 16, 2015
MN road work wraps up
Those traffic headaches you may have experienced this summer are now paying off as many of MnDOT’s 290 construction projects around the state wrap up for the season. “It was a busy, but successful, year for construction around the state. While no one likes the inconvenience...
November 16, 2015 - 4:15am
MnDOT reports increase in transportation funding gap
The funding necessary to provide Minnesotans with an economically competitive transportation system over the next 20 years has increased significantly, according to recent Minnesota Department of Transportation projections. Planning experts working on the Minnesota State Highway...
November 16, 2015 - 4:05am
October 22, 2015
Gov. Dayton criticizes shift of oil shipments through Twin Cities
ST. PAUL – A letter issued by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday calls for an explanation behind routing changes of crude oil rail shipments. In the letter to BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice, Dayton says nearly 100,000 more people are within the ½-mile evacuation zone of...
October 22, 2015 - 8:50am
October 8, 2015
Minnesota stalls on transportation funding
Minnesota lawmakers hit the brakes instead of the accelerator on transportation funding this year, and that’s regrettable. But there’s some consolation in knowing that not every state has stalled on critical infrastructure. Fifteen states passed major transportation packages...
opinion / editorials
October 8, 2015 - 5:50am
October 2, 2015
Minnesota Tribes and Transportation Conference set
Registration is open for the Minnesota Tribes and Transportation Conference being held at the Lower Sioux Indian Community’s Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton, Minn. The conference will be held Oct. 13-14. Registration is $105 and rooms at Jackpot Junction are available...
October 2, 2015 - 5:55am
September 3, 2015
Better communications may mean safer oil trains
MINNEAPOLIS — Communications is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, two U.S. senators learned Wednesday from public safety...
September 3, 2015 - 9:01am
July 8, 2015
Minnesota emergency managers want better railroad communications
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota emergency managers say railroads that haul crude oil should communicate with them better. "Planning done in a...
July 8, 2015 - 8:42am
May 21, 2015
Lane closures on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes lifted for Memorial Day weekend
Motorists will find all four lanes of Highway 10 on the west side of Detroit Lakes open for Memorial Day weekend travel. A traffic shift will remain in place on Highway 59 just south of Highway 10. The four driving lanes on Highway 10 will open from midday Friday, May 22, until...
News / Detroit Lakes
May 21, 2015 - 12:30pm
April 28, 2015
In Minn. transportation debate, mayors want to be remembered
ST. PAUL—Minnesota mayors say their cities need more street money from the state. "A preemptive strike is needed," Frazee Mayor Hank Ludtke...
April 28, 2015 - 8:41am
March 25, 2015
Debate over road taxes continues in MN
The announcement of Minnesota Republican legislators’ transportation plan Monday sets up the debate about how to fund road, bridge and transit...
March 25, 2015 - 9:50am
March 17, 2015
Dayton touts transportation plan that would raise gasoline taxes
MOORHEAD, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton traveled here Monday to Minnesota’s gateway for booming oil shipments by rail to tout his proposals for tackling the state’s multibillion-dollar transportation challenges. The governor’s plan includes state funding for a $43 million underpass...
March 17, 2015 - 10:56am