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Holiday blood drive scheduled Saturday in DL
'This was a difficult day,' immigration judge says as he rules to deport Minnesota man
Flu vaccine could be less effective this year
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
Raider girls pick up second victory
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Minnesota fuel costs down 3.2 cents per gallon
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
'Member of the Family': New book captures both the allure and horror of Charles Manson
Medora Christmas tour en route to Detroit Lakes: Musical set for Dec. 15 at George Simson Auditorium
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Lee Hamilton column: Balancing out the lobbyists
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
October 29, 2017
Lawsuit claims legislators must be paid
Lawmakers must be paid, a lawsuit filed Monday says. The suit, brought on behalf of Minnesota citizens, says the combination of Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt refusing a pay raise for his members and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoing funding for the Legislature creates a constitutional...
October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
October 26, 2017
You've seen Mark Dayton's tax returns. Will you see the next governor's?
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton made $365,000 in income last year and paid more than $100,000 in taxes, according to his 2016 tax returns,...
October 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Obamacare repeal in U.S. Senate collapses as Republicans falter
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans decided Tuesday not to hold a vote on unwinding the Affordable Care Act, effectively preserving the landmark...
September 26, 2017 - 1:50pm
August 22, 2017
McFeely: Casino opponents get a victory, for now
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Opponents of a proposed casino project on Minnesota's Star Lake won an important victory Tuesday, Aug. 22, but whether...
August 22, 2017 - 9:15pm
July 31, 2017
The one-sided politics of anecdotes
One ugly side effect of the internet's impact on our society is the outsized importance we put on anecdotal incidents which go "viral." As though the importance of a situation were measured by how many shares or views it gets. We could use the recent video taken by three Somali women...
July 31, 2017 - 9:05am
May 18, 2017
Is child care, child protection getting lost in political dust?
Saying it was "reckless and foolish" to cut $505 million in projected spending, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the health and human services budget...
May 18, 2017 - 9:00am
May 10, 2017
Governor candidate Johnson targets greater Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Voters around greater Minnesota can expect to see a lot of Jeff Johnson. The 50-year-old Hennepin County commissioner and Detroit...
May 10, 2017 - 2:34pm
April 22, 2017
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Al Franken was famous before this year. Thanks to a past career he is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable members of the U.S. Senate. Which says a lot, considering the chamber boasts former presidential hopefuls like John McCain, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio,...
April 22, 2017 - 11:26am
April 13, 2017
Clarification: Dayton plan best for DL, Frazee, LP-A schools: Republicans focus on tax cuts, Dayton pushes for education
At this point in the Legislative session there are three competing education, tax and bonding plans—from DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, the Republican-led House and the Republican-led Senate.
April 13, 2017 - 2:06pm
April 11, 2017
Minnesota top official says GOP cuts would deeply hurt mental health care
BAXTER—A top Minnesota official visited Baxter Tuesday to discuss the rural mental health crisis—and to decry proposed Republican...
April 11, 2017 - 9:41pm
Klobuchar, Franken among senators asking Trump to release Asian carp project
A dozen Great Lakes states senators have sent a letter to Trump administration officials urging them to move ahead with a plan to stop Asian...
April 11, 2017 - 4:45pm
April 7, 2017
Letter: Why is MN throwing away $900 million?
Minnesota is up for a $900 million matching grant for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project. This grant would provide $900 million dollars for our Minnesota construction companies and our Minnesota construction workers. These jobs could not be outsourced to China or some other...
April 7, 2017 - 8:00am
March 29, 2017
Klobuchar won't support Supreme Court nominee
DULUTH, Minn.—U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said on Wednesday that she will not support President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil...
March 29, 2017 - 9:02pm
March 5, 2017
Minnesota Senate leader expects abortion funding bill to go to Dayton
ST. PAUL—A bill aimed at curtailing state funding for abortions in Minnesota is advancing rapidly in the Minnesota Senate, but may be stalled...
March 5, 2017 - 5:04pm
February 20, 2017
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans are closer than ever to being able to buy from liquor stores on Sundays, but state senators still need to weigh in....
February 20, 2017 - 6:00pm