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Resignation under fire: Pelican Rapids coach accused of sexual misconduct quits district job after school reopens investigation
Five charged in DL parking lot assault
Minnesota man faces 11th charge of driving while intoxicated
Happenings in the lakes area
Red Wing duo goes low; Lakers fourth at Alex Invite
Justesen leads Laker boys at Ridges
Lions name Twigg as next head football coach
Sundown bowling league celebrates season
Laker softball remains unbeaten in road sweep
Family histories: N.P. Hanson family
Eagles give $300 to Food Pantry
Area students are excelling academically at colleges across MN, N.D.
Area students earn academic honors
friends & neighbors
Sanford investing over $100M to make Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo a 'destination' for treatment
Detroit Lakes hotel named best of AmericInn
HOMe offers to help homebuyers
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
The Pinke Post: How Vergas Hardware and this column are related
Miranda Lambert, Elle King, more to play the Fargodome
Patrick Scully is Walt Whitman April 18 in Wadena
Country superstar Chris Janson coming to Shooting Star Friday
Sneaky cents: Parents say finances can be impacted by children's 'Fortnite' spending and threats from hackers
Police chief orders ‘Pokemon’ to go as players create hazards at Minn. fairgrounds
The Family of
Boyd and Ruby Sharp
Abigail Mae Staab
Essentia Health St. Mary's births
Area students achieve academic honors
Gerald D. Galbrecht
Margaret J. Bellefeuille
Coleman A. Nordhausen
Guest Editorial: Young voters show political power
Letter: We need more plug-ins for electric cars in Detroit Lakes
Letter: USMCA provides the lift that Minnesota soybean farmers need
Sen. Utke explains why he skipped DL forum
Creative? Want to raise your I.Q.? Let's talk toothpicks
DNR seeks input about deer seasons, changes for youth deer, wild turkey and trapping seasons
Laabs column: Even hardcore ice angers are now done for the season
It gets interesting when squirrels try to beat 'squirrel-proof' feeders
Ravens are among the smartest of birds
Catching the end of the walleye season at Rainy River
'A really cool situation': College student Laker alums create scholarships for new grads
'I'm a good person': Schizophrenia has turned Kyle Larson's life upside down
'It's just something you deal with': Erika Gilsdorf, creator of the 'Inside Out' campaign, talks about her experience with OCD
'Not just sadness': Depression has many faces for DL grad Jessica Ekholm
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
Polar Fest 2019
Breaking boards and swinging swords: Martial arts Break-A-Thon raises $2,200
A Chocolate Fantasy: Museum fundraiser was a hit with Polar Fest-ers
Cold molds: Snow sculptures a sight to see at City Park
Oodles of noodles: Hundreds had a (meat) ball at Polar-ific Spaghetti Dinner
Deuces Wild returns to Holmes Theatre stage Saturday
March 3, 2019
Opinion column: Smaller state surplus does not justify tax hikes
In December, Minnesota Management and Budget forecast a surplus for the state government budget of $1.5 billion for the next biennium. A few days ago, it released its February Budget and Economic Forecast. The headline is that the surplus is now projected to be a third smaller —...
March 3, 2019 - 5:37am
February 28, 2019
Column: What's Really Important in America?
Every day we face life. What is really important? Social Security? We pay into Social Security all of our working lives. When we reach our sixties we anticipate collecting the benefits promised to us. Some will collect income at 62 while others will not collect it until 66.2 or later....
February 28, 2019 - 8:09pm
Hummel column: Harnessing the power of 400 grandmas
Zimbabwe has 16.5 million people and only 12 trained psychiatrists, or one psychiatrist for every 1.5 million people. And that's a huge problem,...
February 28, 2019 - 7:08pm
February 24, 2019
Hummel column: The 14th Annual Day-In, Day-Out Academy Awards
Every year about this time, the Motion Picture Academy awards Oscars to the best actors, actresses, movies, music, sound effects (24 categories)...
February 24, 2019 - 7:21am
New Medicare proposal puts chronic disease patients in jeopardy
Roughly 40 million Medicare beneficiaries suffer from at least two chronic diseases. A new proposal from the Trump administration could result in worse outcomes for their conditions. The Department of Health and Human Services wants to alter Medicare "Part B," the federal health insurance...
February 24, 2019 - 12:20am
February 18, 2019
Hummel column: Cabin fever is not fatal
During the long siege of brutally cold temperatures, heavy snow, church cancellations, school and business closings and general hunkering down...
February 18, 2019 - 12:42am
February 17, 2019
Vladimir Putin isn't persuaded by green-energy dreams
Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have made it clear they want to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, even as countries that could pose a serious threat to U.S. security and the economy double-down on their efforts to extract and control fossil fuels. Upon...
February 17, 2019 - 12:37am
February 15, 2019
Cities hope for boost in state aid
City officials are hopeful that bipartisan legislation introduced recently in the Minnesota Legislature will give a long-awaited boost to the state's Local Government Aid (LGA) program. Led by chief authors Sen. Bill Weber (R-Luverne) and Rep. Dave Lislegard (DFL-Aurora), the bill...
February 15, 2019 - 8:43pm
February 11, 2019
It's Sepsis Survivor Week: I was one of the lucky ones
Four years ago, after 36 hours of intense on-and-off labor that ended in an unplanned C-section, all the anxieties of those grueling hours in...
February 11, 2019 - 10:14am
February 10, 2019
Lee Hamilton: Climate change is an unavoidable issue
Looking back at 2018's weather-related news, it seems clear that this was the year climate change became unavoidable. I don't mean that the fires...
February 10, 2019 - 12:41am
February 8, 2019
Opinion: Costly tax extenders would extend taxpayer confusion
As if filing federal tax returns weren't already confusing enough, some lawmakers are considering retroactive changes in the tax code that would apply to 2018. This means some taxpayers may need to delay preparing and submitting their returns — and perhaps will even be forced...
February 8, 2019 - 10:40am
February 6, 2019
Hummel column: Is it cold enough for ya? Don't ask
Just a few days ago when we were in the pit of our January cold wave, it was 38 below zero overnight with enough wind to send a message to your...
February 6, 2019 - 12:42am
February 1, 2019
Commentary: Want to stop fake news? Pay for the real thing
Facebook and Google have been brutal to the news business. But this primarily reflects a failure of imagination. The tech giants are the world’s...
February 1, 2019 - 10:40am
January 31, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Carry encouraging words everywhere you go
Have you felt it? That overwhelming need to dispose of all clutter now that the holidays are over? I’ve cleaned out one closet and have about...
January 31, 2019 - 5:22pm
Other Opinions: Immigration could help the economy expand
The slowing growth of the U.S. population, detailed in a recent report by the Census Bureau and an analysis from the Brookings Institution, presents the country with some difficult fiscal and economic challenges. The Census Bureau estimates that the country's population grew by only...
January 31, 2019 - 1:04am