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Home and Sport Show set for next weekend in DL
'Nowhere to Lay Their Heads': March 25 forum at Ecumen turns spotlight on homelessness
Man reported missing from the Cormorant area
Local agencies team up to fight elder abuse
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Tappe finishes career at Northern State
North Central All-Star basketball games looking for players
Nielsen third in shot put for Gophers in outdoors opener
Barnesville rallies around football coach after stroke
Huskers sixth, Smith ninth, at Clover Cup
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
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After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Here's what's coming to lakes area this month
Eugene M. Roerick
Catherine L. Slone
Harvey L. Lundstrom
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
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
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
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
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
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
January 26, 2018
Seven minutes in a car wash
When the salt and crud of winter make our car so dirty we can't tell what color it is, it's time for a car wash. So, I took the car to the scrub...
January 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 19, 2018
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
I got a card from an old-timer during a frigid spell a week or two ago. How frigid was it? My car registered that it was minus 28 degrees outside. This card was an old black and white photo of a kid about 5 years old dressed in a 1948 cold weather uniform of overshoes and wool coat,...
January 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
January 13, 2018
Taking stock as we begin a new year
I hope that in 2018 we can re-focus on one of the defining characteristics of being an American: that we devote ourselves to something larger...
January 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
January 12, 2018
What to do when you're 5% charged
It was the day before New Year's at our house and time for an energy inventory. We didn't get very far. A check of Eartha's cell phone showed...
January 12, 2018 - 12:00pm