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Dayton seeks better results in government reform efforts

October 21, 2011 in DL-Online

Gov. Mark Dayton says his efforts to reform state government are saving money, but Republican plans to “gouge” government are “idiotic.” The Democratic governor and some leaders of his reform movement updated reporters Thursday on their progress, claiming to save $242 million in health-care expenses alone. Continue Reading

Motorcycle rider hurt leaving Park Rapids on charity run

August 14, 2011 in DL-Online

A motorcycle passenger on a charity ride was taken by ambulance Saturday to St. Joseph’s Area Health Services after the bike she was on tipped west of Park Rapids. Continue Reading

Ex-MN governor Tim Pawlenty ends White House bid

August 14, 2011 in DL-Online

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s dream of being president ended with a third-place finish at an Iowa straw poll. Pawlenty this morning said he would not continue his campaign, the Associated Press reported. He was to make his official announcement on ABC’s “This Week.” Continue Reading

Remains from Minnesota Korean War prisoner of war finally coming home after 60 years

July 20, 2011 in DL-Online

FARGO More than 60 years after he died as a prisoner of war in Korea, Cpl. James Norman Sund is coming home. Sund’s remains, which were recently recovered and identified by the Army, will arrive Friday night at Fargo’s Hector International Airport, where the Minnesota Army National Guard’s Honor Guard will perform military honors. Continue Reading

Sabin burglary suspect leaves GED at crime scene

July 19, 2011 in DL-Online

MOORHEAD An arrest Friday linked to a pair of Memorial Day burglaries in Sabin stemmed partially from an un­usual clue left at the crime scene: a GED certificate carrying a suspect’s name. Continue Reading

Bemidji captures 11-year-old state championship

July 19, 2011 in DL-Online


Bemidji’s Northern Heat completed a remarkable comeback Monday defeating Baxter 5-3 to claim the Cal Ripken 11-year-old state baseball championship. Continue Reading

Bikers collect 1,200 gallons of poptops

July 19, 2011 in DL-Online

Money donated to Ronald McDonald House Continue Reading

Habitat 500 riders breeze through Itasca on countryside ride

July 19, 2011 in DL-Online

A bevy of bicyclists rode through the region this week raising funds for Habitat for Humanity, including through the closed Itasca State Park. Continue Reading

Red Lake, Minn., woman pleads guilty to biting ear off woman at New Year’s Day party

July 15, 2011 in DL-Online

Joelyn Rose Hart, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of maiming Thursday in federal court in St. Paul. She was indicted June 8 and entered her plea this week before U.S. District Court Judge Richard H. Kyle.
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Warning: Don’t leave kids, pets in car

July 15, 2011 in DL-Online

With heat index expected to rise into triple digits, cars can quickly turn deadly.
With weekend temperatures expected to soar into the 90s and the heat index nearing 110 degrees, police offered a simple warning this week. Continue Reading