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What to do with the Pavilion?
Woman sentenced for home burglary
MnDOT ends spring truck weight restrictions in central frost zone
Police confirm Grand Forks mother killed children, herself in home
Woman sentenced for check forgery
'The sheer joy': Adapted bowling is growing in the area
Time-honored tips for springtime fishing
Bison 18th after day one of NCAA Regional
Lakers, Herzog continue season streak
BOYS GOLF: Pirates nip Lakers in Bemidji
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Look to the future... plant a tree
What's on tap for arts and entertainment in the lakes area
Exploring a Native American tradition: Thursday's Early Childhood Powwow at DLMS to be 'learning experience'
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Eileen Lenore Pederson
Johnny Lee Johnson
Thumbs up to all who helped after crash
Guest Editorial: New thinking needed in opioid battles
Are we biased? Blame our brains' filing system
The spirit of spring is calling
Alarm sounded--Get work done, lawmakers
Time-honored tips for springtime fishing
Installing purple martin house was no small feat
Ice out on Otter Tail County lake shows Mother Nature's power and beauty
Lake ice is deteriorating, time to be done with ice fishing
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—The family of a 6-year-old boy slain in Fergus Falls says it knows of multiple people who called social services in...
April 17, 2018 - 10:04pm
April 9, 2018
Sponsors of Medical Assistance work requirement bill in Minnesota twist its impact
Supporters of proposed Medical Assistance (MA) work requirements in Minnesota are ignoring the bill's costs, in state and county dollars, and in Minnesotans losing their health care. First, most adult, nondisabled MA beneficiaries already work. Yet they will be required under the...
April 9, 2018 - 10:35am
April 8, 2018
Who knows where this is going?
I just read about a well-known songwriter describing his writing methods for lyrics. He doesn't start with a song on his mind (or in his heart)....
April 8, 2018 - 9:06pm
March 27, 2018
Do you miss the life you had before kids?
MOORHEAD, Minn. — "Do you ever, you know, miss the life you had before you had children?" I could almost hear the question being whispered...
March 27, 2018 - 8:15am
March 1, 2018
One candle can light thousands more
In the news last week, we saw pictures of thousands of students, parents and community members in Parkland, Florida, attending a vigil expressing...
March 1, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 22, 2018
A great president: I (still) like Ike
I was about to walk out the door of the county courthouse about two years ago when I spotted a metal button about the size of a quarter on the...
February 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
February 18, 2018
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
The administration of President Donald Trump recently announced a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels to bolster, one assumes, a dying...
February 18, 2018 - 10:00am
February 17, 2018
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
This year, over 200,000 Americans will order genetic tests to see if they're at risk for more than 2,000 hereditary diseases, including cancer. Patients and their doctors can choose tests from over 500 different laboratories. Most people don't think twice about their choice of lab....
February 17, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 16, 2018
Life is short--buy the shoes
I walked by this women's store and checked the displays as I moved along. It was a very cold day and the north wind was in my face, but the...
February 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Finding a better way to protect from the flu
The current flu vaccine leaves too much to chance—the country needs to press for a universal vaccine. Getting the flu vaccine is important and should still be done with months still left in what is one of the worst flu epidemics in years. Minnesota alone has had more than 3,800...
February 16, 2018 - 11:00am
February 11, 2018
Nothing golden about this 50-year anniversary
This month marks a golden anniversary for American wages, but don't expect celebration around the nation. On the contrary. In February 1968, the federal minimum wage increased from $1.40 to $1.60 an hour, giving minimum wage workers what would turn out to be the highest level of purchasing...
February 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
February 10, 2018
'Nice job parking:' Shamed by a note
It was late afternoon — dark, windy and very cold. We decided to stop for a quick visit with our friend in the transitional care unit....
February 10, 2018 - 8:00am
February 9, 2018
Why we need to 'hold on to kindness'
In the beginning of January, Rebecca Somers boarded a plane in State College, Pa., heading for Detroit, Mich. She had no idea that what she was...
February 9, 2018 - 6:26am
February 3, 2018
This year demands more from us as voters
One wonders whether we can ever find the will to negotiate and compromise on difficult issues. We need leaders who can rise above the polarization...
February 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 2, 2018
Here's proof that kids get it
He said his name was Ben. He was about 10 or 11 years old and he looked like a little professor. He approached me and said "I liked your column about '5% charged.'" That was a column from a couple weeks ago about a cell phone that was 5 percent charged and a columnist also 5 percent...
February 2, 2018 - 9:00am