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PrimeWest reports possible security breach
2 employees of Minn. group home face sexual assault charges
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 22
Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
Proposed Minn. bills target higher penalties for highway protests
Boys Basketball: B-E holds Eagles to four overtime points in 67-53 win
Dance: Cards climb to sixth in final CLC standings
Swimming and diving: Cards punch ticket to state true team
Girls basketball: Chargers jump on Tigers early
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Gerald "Jerry" A. Hubert
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 11, 2016
Crackdown uncovers illegal sports betting pool
By Forum News Service ST. PAUL — A regulatory crackdown across Minnesota uncovered an illegal sports betting pool in Austin and two other alcohol-related fines in Marshall. The state’s Department of Public Safety said that its Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division and the...
November 11, 2016 - 9:48am
August 22, 2016
Woman sentenced for stealing $1.7 million from employer, most gambled away
MINNEAPOLIS—A Bird Island woman who has served as a caregiver to her two grandchildren and described as honest and giving to others will serve 42 months in federal prison for stealing $1.7 million from her former employer.
August 22, 2016 - 5:24pm
March 2, 2016
LETTER: Regulate fantasy sports betting in Minnesota
To the editor: Have you heard of the newly-proposed bill that is focused on fantasy sports betting-gambling websites for Minnesota? If not, it is a bill that will be proposed on March 8, 2016. It will be proposed by Rep. Joe Atkins. I want to let people know that my uncle, let’s...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
January 14, 2016
Biggest Powerball ever has a winner
By Barbara Goldberg / Reuters Media A winning ticket for the biggest-ever $1.59 billion Powerball lottery jackpot was sold in California, state...
January 14, 2016 - 8:00am
November 4, 2015
New casino in Otter Tail County?
The White Earth Nation said September 25 that it plans to build a casino on the shore of Star Lake in Otter Tail County, though not all residents in the out-of-the-way neighborhood are excited by the news. The proposed site for the casino is near County Highway 41 on the west side...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
January 15, 2014
State’s problem gambling website earns national award
GetGamblingHelp.com, a website sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Service (DHS) to provide information and resources to people facing a compulsive gambling issue, received the National Council on Problem Gambling’s award for Best Problem Gambling-Related Website. “We...
January 15, 2014 - 8:47am
Speaker to discuss struggles with gambling
Celebrate Recovery in Alexandria will feature Greg M. on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Alexandria Covenant Church. The event is free and open to the public. He will speak on his struggles with compulsive gambling, time spent in federal prison as a consequence of his actions, and...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
E-pulltab, bingo games will pay off, say supporters
ST. PAUL -- Genny Hinnenkamp travels the Duluth area, picking up proceeds from pulltab games, with profits destined for the charity she represents...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
Local bars excited over electronic bingo
Owners and managers of local bars with electronic pulltabs say that the games are slowly catching on, but they're more excited about electronic...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
September 28, 2012
Will video kill the pull-tab games?
There are more than 1,200 active lawful gambling organizations in Minnesota.
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
Electronic gambling ready, but charities may go slow
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Applications sought for Problem Gambling Advisory Committee
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking applications for membership on the Problem Gambling Advisory Committee. Each of the 15 members of the committee is appointed to a two-year term by the commissioner of DHS; members can serve a maximum of six years. The application...
July 3, 2012 - 12:07pm
December 8, 2011
Group opposing expansion of gambling meets in Fergus Falls
Citizens Against Gambling Expansion (CAGE) held a meeting for supporters in Fergus Falls on November 30 to discuss the negative impacts of expanding gambling in Minnesota. Supporters attended the meeting where the CAGE executive director Jake Grassel gave an update on legislation...
December 8, 2011 - 9:56am
May 5, 2011
Racino bill lacks votes, but could provide session end game
ST. PAUL -- Some present the controversial plan to add casinos to the state's two horse-racing tracks as a rural vs. urban issue. Others say they like the idea of giving the state more money, but do not want to expand gambling. It is an issue that has been around the Minnesota Legislature...
May 5, 2011 - 2:52pm
April 27, 2011
Casino supporters rally against more gambling
April 27, 2011 - 10:12am