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Demonstrators vow face-off against Dakota Access pipeline
After barrage of feedback, Osakis superintendent said photos not required to attend prom
Could being a 'yes man' get you scammed?
Digging for treasures: Detroit Lakes diver finds 500 year old antler, among other historic finds
Man found guilty of sex acts with a child, filming them in Frazee trailer park
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Patriots fend off Laker girls
Lakers hand Rangers second blemish, win 10th in a row
Youth hockey teams advance in District play
BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Fly Girls Jazz runners-up, Kick sixth at State Dance
Two local students graduate from UM-Morris
Smith named to dean's list at University of Nebraska
Detroit Lakes students on dean's list at Mankato
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
She's ready...: New Holiday gas station opens to ‘pumped’ community
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Lynn M. Alexander
Joan Alice Watland
Dean W. Iverson
Don L. Wilhelm
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
An early start for a strong farm bill
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
May 5, 2016
Pass transportation, bonding bills for MN’s sake
The Minnesota Legislature’s regular session will end May 23. That’s in less than three weeks. Here’s what the lawmakers must do between now and then: Compromise on a transportation bill.Compromise on a bonding bill.If the lawmakers do those things, the session will have been...
May 5, 2016 - 5:30am
April 29, 2016
Road weight restrictions ending in northern MN
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will end spring truck weight restrictions in Minnesota’s north-central frost zone May 3 and in the north frost zone May 4. Full-summer overweight permits start May 6 in the southeast, south, metro and central frost zones. Ending dates for...
April 29, 2016 - 5:50am
April 15, 2016
Spring truck weight restrictions end soon
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will end April 15 for Minnesota’s south, southeast, metro and central frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. There is one exception in the south zone. The spring truck weight restrictions continue...
April 15, 2016 - 5:25am
March 22, 2016
'Body count' mounts on Minnesota highways
ST. PAUL — Mary McCauley put it bluntly: "The body count is inarguable." She told about her 27-year-old daughter, Paige Duncan, who died on U.S. 12 just west of the Twin Cities on Feb. 15. She was on her way to babysit a niece. "This wasn't a case of cell phone misuse," McCauley...
March 22, 2016 - 8:30am
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...
December 26, 2015 - 5:35am
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”...
November 18, 2015 - 5:10am
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 - 5:15am
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 - 5:05am
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...
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