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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gorden to be inducted to MHSGCA Hall of Fame
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
October 30, 2013
$59 million school bond vote Tuesday
It’s T-minus-six days until Detroit Lakes area residents vote on one of the most significant school building bonds in its history — $59 million. The amount of money being asked of tax payers is large, and yet so is the long list of district-wide improvements it would provide...
October 30, 2013 - 2:00pm
School bond polling places
Polls for the upcoming Detroit Lakes Public Schools bond referendum election will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.
October 30, 2013 - 1:59pm
October 16, 2013
Lawmakers don’t like online voter registration bypassing them
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers from both parties say that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie should not have started online voter registration without first obtaining legislative approval. But until the next legislative session begins Feb. 25, there is little they can do other than to ask...
October 16, 2013 - 8:07am
October 11, 2013
Auditor, researcher question Minnesota online voter registration
October 11, 2013 - 10:39am
June 1, 2013
Making life easier for state voters
Though she’s more well-known locally for her involvement in the fight against the spread of aquatic invasive species, rural Detroit Lakes resident Terry Kalil is making a name for herself statewide as a result of her work with the League of Women Voters Minnesota (LWV-MN). Kalil...
June 1, 2013 - 4:00pm
February 6, 2013
North Dakota, Minnesota among top states for voting performance
FARGO -- When it comes to handling the hustle and bustle of Election Day, the upper Midwest does it best. That's according to a sweeping new study by Pew Charitable Trusts that analyzed how each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia handled the voting process on recent election...
February 6, 2013 - 9:29am
November 28, 2012
Minnesota vote up, but more voters possible
ST. PAUL -- More than 76 percent of Minnesota's eligible voters cast ballots Nov. 6, best in the country, but the state's top election official...
November 28, 2012 - 8:43am
October 25, 2012
114,383 absentee ballots already cast in Minnesota
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today that over 180,000 Minnesota voters have requested absentee ballots. Of the ballots requested, 114,383 have already been returned by the voter and accepted. Ritchie also reminded voters that the absentee ballot period ends November 5. "Voters...
October 25, 2012 - 1:05pm
October 18, 2012
70,899 absentee ballots already cast in Minnesota
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today that more than 140,000 Minnesota voters have requested absentee ballots. Of the ballots requested, 70,899 have already been returned by the voter and accepted. Ritchie also reminded voters that the absentee ballot period ends November...
October 18, 2012 - 4:43pm
A closer look at voter photo ID issues
Here are some issues related to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Minnesota voters to produce photographic identification before casting ballots: Process: The Minnesota Constitution is amended when the Legislature passes a proposed amendment and a majority of...
October 18, 2012 - 9:03am
October 16, 2012
Pre-registration deadline to vote is Tuesday
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds Minnesotans that they only have until end of business on Tuesday, October 16 to pre-register to vote for the Nov. 6 General Election. To pre-register a voter's registration application must be received by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary...
October 16, 2012 - 9:42am
October 10, 2012
'Voter ID' will cost as much as $500,000
If the Voter ID amendment passes, it could cost Becker County as much as $500,000, according to Becker County Auditor-Treasurer Ryan Tangen, who is in charge of local elections. The Voter ID Act is one of two constitutional amendments (the other is an anti-gay marriage amendment)...
October 10, 2012 - 11:52am
September 28, 2012
Voter ID law would mean changes, added costs for Otter Tail County
Minnesota's proposed Voter ID law could have some unsavory costs and consequences for Otter Tail County. If passed by voters in November, this state constitutional amendment will require people to show a government-issued photo ID before their vote will be counted. The law would...
September 28, 2012 - 9:01am
April 29, 2011
Pros and cons of voter 'photo ID law' discussed
If Minnesota adopts a voter ID law, residents should prepare for unexpected hassles at the polls, and large segments of the population will have...
April 29, 2011 - 1:12pm
Not sure where to vote? Polling locations
Polling places for Tuesday's election will open between 7 and 10 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. If you are going to be gone on Election Day, you can cast an absentee ballot in person at the Becker County Auditor-Treasurer's Office, which will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday just...
October 29, 2010 - 3:52pm