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To the Rezcue!: Stray dogs run rampant on White Earth...until now
Police, FBI issue warning over new social app
AgweekTV: Cattle stress study at NDSU
Hottest ticket in town: Lakes Crisis & Resource Center’s banquet, auction sells out
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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Stewart named to dean's list at St. Mary's University
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Friends & Neighbors
And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Martin E. Cox
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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
November 9, 2016
Voting their conscience; Becker County voters choose their next leaders
November 9, 2016 - 12:24pm
November 4, 2016
Exercise your right to vote; Election Day 2016 is this Tuesday
Ever wondered why we vote on a Tuesday in November? According to the History Channel's website, our agrarian past is the reason. Most people...
November 4, 2016 - 3:53pm
November 2, 2016
Don't let influx of outside money influence your vote
Those who care about rural Minnesota see that Paul Marquart best represents the city of Detroit Lakes in the State House. During Paul's time in St. Paul he has worked long hours to stand up to the special interests and the well off from Minneapolis as a strong and consistent voice...
November 2, 2016 - 8:21am
October 26, 2016
Detroit Lakes students elect Trump in mock election
The first ever statewide mock election for high schools in Minnesota included Detroit Lakes High School. 282 schools participated in Minnesota Students Vote 2016, a campaign that "helps students discover the importance of elections and the power of their votes in the democracy" according...
October 26, 2016 - 10:34am
October 2, 2016
Absentee voting soars in Becker County
Election Day isn't until Nov. 8, but already more than 175 people have voted in Becker County. Absentee voting has been especially popular this...
October 2, 2016 - 5:00am
September 23, 2016
Early voting has started in Minnesota, among first in the nation
Election Day is more than a month away but the voting was already underway Friday, as Minnesota kicked off its first presidential cycle where...
September 23, 2016 - 11:40am
August 10, 2016
Big turnout in November? Simon strives to improve voting process
Look for a big turnout for the Nov. 8 general election, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said in Detroit Lakes Wednesday. He doesn’t...
August 10, 2016 - 10:30am
Four myths about MN voting
Here are a few myths about voting that Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon would like to dispel: Myth No. 1: Your ballot will be considered “spoiled” and thrown out if you fail to vote in every race. “If you’re only comfortable with two of the contests, leave the others...
August 10, 2016 - 10:28am
June 25, 2016
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Casting your ballot is a fundamental constitutional right, and ensuring that every eligible voter can do so is basic to our system. It should be easy to vote — and hard to cheat. The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different....
June 25, 2016 - 5:05am
April 22, 2016
MN smart to turn to the primary system
So important is the office of the president that Europeans often say they wish they could vote in U.S. elections. That won’t be happening anytime soon, of course. But it helps explain what’s happening in Minnesota right now, as the Legislature comes closer to scrapping the presidential...
April 22, 2016 - 5:30am
March 5, 2016
Of young people and politics
When two little 6-year-old twin girls donning Bernie Sanders T-shirts showed up at the Democratic caucus in Detroit Lakes Tuesday night, they had to have made people smile. The little brown-haired, brown-eyed 13-year-old girl with glasses sitting quietly at the Republican caucus in...
March 5, 2016 - 5:20am
November 1, 2015
Your vote is your vote, be proud
There is a reason that when we go to the polls, we take the ballot and close the curtain behind us. Before the polls though, it’s up to each individual voter how they want to cast their vote — for which candidate or which cause. Some people are more than happy to share their...
November 1, 2015 - 5:25am
September 16, 2015
Register to vote in September
Voting rights are that which should be protected, promoted and practiced. And because of that, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon announced that September has officially been declared “Voter Registration Month” and Sept. 22 specifically as “Voter Registration Day” in...
September 16, 2015 - 10:17am
August 22, 2015
On voting...and not voting
The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don’t. Over the years,...
August 22, 2015 - 5:05am
July 18, 2015
New MN ‘Blue Book’ dedicated in honor of 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon has dedicated the 2015-2016 Minnesota Legislative Manual, also known as the “Blue Book,” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Minnesotans who made it a reality. The new Blue Book, as well as the 2015-2016...
July 18, 2015 - 5:30am