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Man airlifted after rollover in Becker County Wednesday night
Post-oil boom, drug prices fall as gang trafficking increases
New Camp Ripley exhibit gives visitors a look at WWI
Exploration gaining steam: Rush of interest in Northland gold
Local golfers compete at The Birchmont
Cubs defeat Sox for Little League title
DL Babe Ruth team wraps season at districts
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
DCC 100 celebration Thursday at Pavilion
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Essentia Health hospitals work with local groups to identify health needs and improve community health
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
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
March 12, 2015
Women's fight to vote
From its early roots in the fight for the vote, the League of Women Voters has grown into a strong voice on voter rights and election issues. The...
March 12, 2015 - 8:36am
February 21, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Mother Jones says Dayton 'terrible' campaigner, but successful
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Mark Dayton is a lousy campaigner, but Mother Jones magazine says he became a good governor. The headline on Patrick Caldwell's story proclaims Dayton is the "most successful governor in the country." But, Caldwell writes, "for a man who has won a competitive...
February 21, 2015 - 5:00am
August 24, 2014
Some ballots counted twice in tech snafu
Because of a mistake in the electronic counting process, Detroit Township results were counted twice in preliminary results in the recent primary election, but the mistake was caught before the final results were certified by the Becker County canvassing board. The glitch did not...
August 24, 2014 - 11:30am
April 30, 2014
Minnesota online voter registration to continue
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators approved online voter registration Tuesday over Republican objections that the bill lacks adequate data security protection. The vote came a day after a judge ruled the existing system illegal, likely meaning online registration will continue uninterrupted. Bill...
April 30, 2014 - 8:04am
April 28, 2014
Senate to debate resuming online voter registration
ST. PAUL -- A judge says Minnesota's online voter registration system is illegal, but senators today debate a law change to allow it. Senators plan to take up a bill House members passed 129-2 earlier this month, but Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, said he does not know if the...
April 28, 2014 - 8:11pm
April 23, 2014
Public kicks back on plan to appoint
Some Becker County residents are concerned that the County Board is slowly taking away their right to vote. Tuesday morning, the Becker County commissioners held a public hearing to hear comment on both combining the auditor-treasure position with the recorder position, and on...
April 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
April 17, 2014
League of Women Voters head in DL to talk election issues
Since October 1919, the League of Women Voters-Minnesota has been working diligently to preserve and protect voter rights not only for women,...
April 17, 2014 - 9:00am
November 7, 2013
Voters back 50 of 57 Minnesota school levy requests
ST. PAUL - Minnesota voters passed a record 88 percent of school operating levies in Tuesday’s election, the Minnesota School Boards Association reports. Unofficial returns indicate that 50 of 57 levy requests passed, the best percentage since 1980, when the association began...
November 7, 2013 - 8:11am