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Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Travel alert: Westbound I-94 blocked between Osakis and Alexandria
Frost Advisory: Areas Of Frost May Develop Overnight
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 just before heart surgery
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
Roth, Smith tied heading to Chip-N Club final round
DL swimmers second to Visitation at Otter Invitational
FOOTBALL: Raiders beat up on winless Gators
Johnson’s first place finish leads DL boys to second at Milaca Mega Meet
Fostering hope: Local woman organizes ‘kid kits’ fundraiser for county’s foster care program
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
Ronald R. Aanerud
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
David Melvin Hagen
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
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
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