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DL firefighters battle apartment fire near old Anglo American gas station
Courts back ND over Minnesota
‘Exodus of talent’ expected as higher ed’s baby boom bubble bursts
Master Gardeners’ July gardening tips
MnDOT Highway 200 project between Mahnomen, Roy Lake begins July 6
DL hosts youth track meet
Hi-10, Countryside results
Freshman Pacesetter team advances to regional tourney
JUNIOR PGA: Heck earns exemption; Smith places fifth
Post 15 takes Alexandria tourney title
Parenthood, the sequel: Grandparents increasingly becoming responsible for raising kids' children
Area students graduate from Ridgewater College
Local students on NDSU dean's list
Local students on NDSU dean's list
Social Security cards can now be replaced online
Friends & Neighbors
Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
DCC’s Lakeview to host golf festivities in honor of centennial
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
NLOC’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
David Michael Ostlund
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
Carol M. Linden
10 tips for protecting our water
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Frazee woman nabs record sturgeon
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
Fine fishing so far in MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Find ‘refuge’ from hectic life at wildlife sanctuary
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
February 19, 2013
Tips for choosing vehicles with 'smart features' for older drivers
AAA recommends that if you: Suffer from hip or leg pain, decreased leg strength or limited knee range of motion, look for vehicles with six-way adjustable power seats and seat heights that come between the driver's mid-thigh and lower buttocks. These features can make it easier...
February 19, 2013 - 8:41am
How to approach conversation when it's time to evaluate driving capabilities in an elderly relative, friend
Dealing with a relative or friend who wants to continue to drive -- but shouldn't -- is a dilemma many people would rather not face, but more...
February 19, 2013 - 8:38am
February 15, 2013
Helping veterans get better medical access
According to the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently a little over 33,000 military veterans living in northwestern Minnesota. Of those, more than 13,600 are receiving treatment at the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Fargo and St.
February 15, 2013 - 1:26pm
February 13, 2013
DL eye doctor elected president of the MOA
Dr. Larry Morrison is the new President-Elect of the Minnesota Optometric Association. Morrison was recently elected at the association's annual...
business briefs / Business
February 13, 2013 - 11:06am
February 8, 2013
The Cottage at Ecumen-DL sets up workshop for its residents
Though there is currently no cure for dementia and related diseases like Alzheimer's, one thing that has been shown to slow down its effects...
Detroit Lakes / News
February 8, 2013 - 3:42pm
Melanoma rates on the rise
New data from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows that melanoma skin cancer continues to be one of the most rapidly increasing cancers among Minnesota residents. Melanoma of the skin is a more serious form of cancer than the more commonly diagnosed basal and squamous cell...
February 8, 2013 - 8:59am
February 6, 2013
Hospital mistakes cause serious injuries
Hospitals in Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids each reported three adverse events in 2012 that resulted in four disabling injuries. Though that...
February 6, 2013 - 10:47am
Minnesota adult smoking ranking drops
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report recently released shows Minnesota as ranking 11th best among all states for adult smoking. The last time the CDC compared states in 2009, Minnesota was in the top 10 with a rank of 7th. "The cost of tobacco in terms of...
February 6, 2013 - 9:54am
January 31, 2013
Psychological eval ordered for Moorhead man pulled off train tracks
MOORHEAD - A judge on Thursday ordered a man who was forcibly pulled off train tracks here last week to undergo a psychological evaluation in his civil commitment case in Clay County District Court, a prosecutor said. Mark Flowers, 57, Moorhead, was at Thursday's hearing, which was...
January 31, 2013 - 4:12pm
Moorhead man snatched from death faces possible civil commitment
MOORHEAD - Mark Flowers was mere seconds from being ripped in two. The 57-year-old Moorhead man was lying face down across the railroad tracks downtown here between Center and Main avenues on a Wednesday afternoon last week as a locomotive rumbled at him full speed. Police later...
January 31, 2013 - 9:25am
January 30, 2013
Duluth doctor reprimanded for improper prescriptions
The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice has reprimanded a Duluth physician for unprofessional and unethical conduct, improper management of medical records and inappropriate drug-prescribing practices. Dr. Fredrick E. Ekberg, 75, prescribed medications for family members without...
News / crime
January 30, 2013 - 1:16pm
January 29, 2013
Most important meal of the day
Do you skip breakfast? If you do, you're not alone. According to a recent survey by the NDP group, 31 million Americans -- or about 10 percent...
January 29, 2013 - 3:05pm
January 28, 2013
Flu still widespread but new infections appear to be slowing
Influenza continues to be widespread and highly active in Minnesota, but the pace of new infections appears to be slowing.
January 28, 2013 - 12:34pm
January 23, 2013
Lots to lose and lots to gain. That's how Nutrition Educator Tracy Baker describes a diabetes prevention course she is teaching beginning in early February. The University of Minnesota Extension and Frazee-Vergas Community Education are partnering to offer this program for free...
January 23, 2013 - 12:16pm
Leaders look to help others find healthier lifestyle
It's a fairly simple equation that doesn't take a lot of brainpower to solve: Exercise and good eating habits equal better health. Conversely, physical inactivity and bad eating habits are a shortcut to obesity, diabetes, and many other chronic, serious illnesses. But for many...
January 23, 2013 - 10:57am