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Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
DCC’s Lakeside to host golf festivities in honor of centennial
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
NLOC’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Carol M. Linden
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10 tips for protecting our water
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Frazee woman nabs record sturgeon
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
Fine fishing so far in MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
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Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
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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 - 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...
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
March 14, 2015
Marquart advances rail debate
The initial reaction to Rep. Paul Marquart’s, DFL-Dilworth, oil train safety proposal is Republican anti-tax boilerplate. While giving lip service to the need to improve rail safety as it applies to oil trains rumbling through Minnesota communities, Republican leaders in the House...
opinion / editorials
March 14, 2015 - 5:55am
March 11, 2015
Raise the gas tax for MN roads? Some say ‘yes’
Let alone building new, some groups think that Minnesota cannot sustain the roads it already has. Margaret Donahoe, executive director of The Transportation Alliance, stopped in Detroit Lakes this week to talk about raising the gas tax to provide funds for not only state highways,...
March 11, 2015 - 11:30am