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Legislature picks university regents from varied backgrounds
Wisconsin union debate leads to Minnesota invitation
Lawmaker's culture crusade draws apology demand
Federal bust nets seven drug trafficking indictments
Man dies after falling through ice on Alexandria-area lake, boy hospitalized
Albany knocks off top-seeded Lakers in Section final
Freeman advances to state diving finals
Nielsen double-double leads Lakers over Sabres in playoff opener
Three Lakers named to All-Section 8A hockey team
Cowboys upset Nuggets in 8AA south basketball final
Perham man pens new book series
Thursday Matters: Everyday Delete
Pork replaces veal in this tasty saltimbocca dish
Earnings test doesn’t usually include pre- retirement income
Protect, detect and report Medicare fraud
Friends & Neighbors
Business manager named for DL Newpapers
Waller joins Bell State Bank in Detroit Lakes
Eyelash extension tech opens DL studio
Refinery issues spark fuel price jump in MN
Booking a scam-free vacay
Artists to take up residence at Kirkbride
Book ‘1965’ shines spotlight on music’s ‘most revolutionary year’
Emerging writers grant meeting is set for March 16 in Bemidji
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Letter: Thanks for supporting Giving Hearts Day
Letter: Environmental record ‘mischaracterized’ in letter
Federal shield law sorely needed
An Oscar for school bus drivers
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
April 17, 2013
Winners are announced in local weight loss challenge
A local weight loss challenge group recently announced its winners. Participants in two groups won money for losing the highest percentage of body weight. Noon group winners were as follows: First place, Marlene Bunnis, 9.19 percent; second place, Lynn Hendricks, 6.04 percent; third...
news / Detroit Lakes
April 17, 2013 - 12:26pm
April 11, 2013
Mayo defends its request for state to borrow money
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers put Mayo Clinic leaders on the hot seat Wednesday, a day after the world-famous medical center’s leader said 49 other states would love to be its home. Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, said he was not happy to see Mayo President Dr. John Noseworthy...
news / legislative
April 11, 2013 - 8:10am
April 10, 2013
Sanford suspends Fairview merger negotiations
FARGO – Sanford Health, faced with sharp political opposition from the Minnesota capitol, is suspending merger talks with Twin Cities-based Fairview Health Services. Today’s announcement follows strong criticism about a possible merger from the Minnesota attorney general and lawmakers...
April 10, 2013 - 3:54pm
April 8, 2013
Sanford, Fairview discuss potential merger
ST. PAUL – A proposal for Fargo- and Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health to take control of Minnesota’s Fairview Health Services faces opposition, but both companies’ officials say they want to continue talks if it could benefit patients. “We think there’s merit in us...
April 8, 2013 - 9:02am
March 29, 2013
Radon is still significant health risk; homes should be tested
Every 25 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the largest environmental cancer risk and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Fortunately, the risk is largely preventable. More than 40 percent of Minnesota homes have dangerous levels...
March 29, 2013 - 2:28pm
March 27, 2013
A battle of her own this time
50-year-old Sharon Schmitt of Audubon has lived in the Lake Park area her whole life. “Born and raised here,” she said with a cheery tone. Married to her husband, Craig, the mother of two is also now a proud grandmother. “I’m all about family … family and friends —those...
news / Lake Park-Audubon
March 27, 2013 - 12:59pm
Menahga School has pox outbreak
Menahga School is in the midst of a varicella, or chicken pox, outbreak, which so far has affected only non-vaccinated students. Board members left the decision with parents as to whether or not to expose their children to the virus by leaving them in school, in opposition to a recommendation...
March 27, 2013 - 11:47am
Sanford offers One Chart
Sanford Health Detroit Lakes Clinic Same Day Surgery Center will introduce a new electronic health record service, Sanford One Chart, to its patients beginning Thursday, April 4. One Chart offers many advantages — the most important is that patients can visit any Sanford clinic...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 27, 2013 - 10:58am
March 22, 2013
Workshop on healthy living begins April 4 at M State in Detroit Lakes
Living with an ongoing health condition can be very difficult. Effective self-management skills have proven to help people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer and those who are overweight or have other ongoing health...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 22, 2013 - 3:45pm
March 21, 2013
Lawmakers push to keep state health care program
ST. PAUL – Thousands of lower-income Minnesotans could continue to get health insurance from the state even as major reforms take root under a plan lawmakers moved forward Wednesday. House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, said the state needs to update and continue MinnesotaCare,...
news / government
March 21, 2013 - 8:35am
March 20, 2013
Training for non-smokers to help smokers
A new statewide study is testing a novel idea – teaching non-smokers new ways to approach and support a friend or family member about their smoking. The study is funded by ClearWay Minnesota, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the harm of tobacco in Minnesota....
life / wave
March 20, 2013 - 10:45am
March 6, 2013
Sister continues victim’s radon fight
ST. PAUL -- Janet Thompson was being treated for terminal lung cancer, but her thoughts were about others. She lobbied people she saw to check their homes for radon, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Now, her sister has taken up the cause. Lori Thompson-Garry...
March 6, 2013 - 4:11pm
February 21, 2013
C-section rates increase across Minnesota
More than one-quarter of births to first-time moms in Minnesota are by cesarean section, according to a report released on Tuesday. That's a troubling statistic, a health economist with the state's Department of Health said. "There is a fair amount of evidence that the increased...
February 21, 2013 - 8:44am
February 20, 2013
Report finds 53% of third graders have cavities
Minnesota's first comprehensive oral health plan includes new information that while tooth decay is nearly 100 percent preventable, it is still one of Minnesota's most common chronic childhood diseases, with 55 percent of third graders surveyed in 2010 experiencing tooth decay. This...
news / wave
February 20, 2013 - 11:13am
Minnesota expands health care for poor
ST. PAUL -- Another 35,000 poor Minnesotans will get health care under a bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed Tuesday. The bill expands Medical Assistance, the state's Medicaid program. The federally funded expansion would save $129 million in the next two-year budget, supporters say. Opponents...
February 20, 2013 - 8:44am