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Frost advisories, freeze warnings in effect tonight
Minn. protesters take aim at McDonald's, Fargo potato giant over water use, pesticides
Clinton announces major Minnesota endorsements
ATV driver accused of striking 6-year-old near Pelican Rapids changes plea
Trinity Church in DL handing out free clothes
Herzog leads Concordia rushing attack in win over Bethel
Football: Raiders pick up second victory
Tennis: Friday results
Soccer: Lakers girls win in seventh shutout of the season
Lakers No. 13 in Week 7 QRF football rankings
Norwegian roots run deep around these parts
Spaghetti squash offers healthier meal alternative
Benefits for some types of disability can be expedited
Get some extra help with paying Medicare drug plan expenses
Wednesday Matters: For Sinners
Friends & Neighbors
Jonny’s opens food truck in Detroit Lakes
Kangas joins Nereson in sales department
DEED offering grants for jobs initiative
What’s up with new payment cards?
M State to celebrate 50 years of ‘power’
Bakke to hold old fashioned roast beef dinner
Pumpkin Art at library Oct. 15
Mixed Blood’s ‘Minnecanos’ at Holmes Tuesday
Renaissance meets Oktoberfest
Songwriter, historian to do show in Cormorant Oct. 6
Celebrate Minnesota’s manufacturing
We face challenges to representative democracy
Letter: Investment in students is investment in DL
Letter: Now is the time for DL taxpayers to invest in kids
It’s murder but it’s only entertainment
Bring out your minnows for the big fall bite
The handsome wood duck is passing through the area right now
DNR seeks input on northern MN forest plan
Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe workshop
DNR seeking Leech Lake management plan input
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...
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....
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...
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