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5-year-old fighting for life after tragic farm accident
A 'Fly Night' in DL
Clarification on river study
True Islam: educating muslims and non-muslims to combat fear
Healthy Vikings look for bounceback season
Bombers ready to unload on opponents
Lakers start tennis season at Highway 10 tourney
Laker XC teams host Make the Lake run
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Tasty summer slaw Recipe showcases fresh veggies, ND canola oil
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Let your local library help you update your home
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
Barbara (Duncan) Erickson
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Columnist Rob Port has secret agenda--affiliated with the Koch brothers
The tale of my trip to Denmark, it's the 'perfect country for me'
Letter: Democrats are dead wrong on their energy platform
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Hundreds to attend Hiking Fest Aug. 27 at Itasca Park
This songbird has a killer attitude
Wolves are intelligent and social
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
September 7, 2013
Eric Bergeson: What would you do with your lottery winnings?
What would you do if you won a billion dollars in the lottery? Although I don’t play the lottery, the dream of unlimited wealth sometimes bounces around in my head as I drive across the prairie or try to fall asleep after too much coffee. First priority: Buy the Twins. Fire...
September 7, 2013 - 7:00pm
September 1, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Tuile, madeira, lutefisk — accidents happen
You know how when you bake a pizza and some of the cheese falls off and gets burnt to the tray and how if you scrape the burnt cheese off it is the best part? Well, French chefs create that burnt cheese deliberately. They sprinkle grated cheese on a pan with a little butter...
September 1, 2013 - 2:00pm
August 24, 2013
Eric Bergeson: I’ll be ready when the next rock fad hits
There used to be a lot more rock shops forty years ago than there are today. We had a rock shop here locally, and I remember begging Mom and Dad to stop the station wagon on summer vacations at the many rock shops between here and the West Coast. The local rock shop polished...
August 24, 2013 - 7:00pm
August 17, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Man’s genetic manipulation is nothing new
There should be more than enough corn to go around this fall. According to USDA statistics, ninety-seven million acres of corn were planted this year, more than any season since 1936. The massive 1936 planting didn’t produce so well. The year was the hottest on record, and crops...
August 17, 2013 - 5:00pm
August 11, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Summer school research isn’t what it used to be
Education reformers frequently propose that the school year should be extended and summer vacation eliminated. The latest argument for formal summer learning comes from a researcher at Johns Hopkins University who demonstrated that kids from lower income households fall behind...
August 11, 2013 - 1:00pm
August 4, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Liberating your lawn can help save the Earth
If we all just took a pill about our lawns, the world would be better off. A lawn need not consist of all grass just because that’s how it is at the golf course. A little clover, a patch of creeping Charlie or a few dandelions never hurt anybody. When the grass dries out in...
August 4, 2013 - 5:00pm
July 28, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Hay: A treat for the five senses
If I ever tried to farm, I would want to raise hay. Hay appeals to multiple senses. Sight: hay fields are beautiful green, sometime crowned with lavender alfalfa blooms. Across the American continent, hay fields grace the most beautiful locations. Early in life, I watched a...
July 28, 2013 - 9:00am
July 20, 2013
Eric Bergeson: The price of a meatball dinner at the county fair
The local county fair closed last night. Although my plan was to hide under bed for the duration, I did just the opposite. The big draw is the food. How can you sit at home when there are forty food options in town, options that won’t be there next week? Who cares if those...
July 20, 2013 - 4:00pm
July 14, 2013
Eric Bergeson: A big dollop of summer nostalgia
The county fair comes to town this week. With it, hundreds of suburban expatriates return to their small-town stomping grounds for a big dollop of summertime nostalgia. The long rays of late-evening sunshine, the peak summer green in the fields, and the pleasant, temperate nights...
July 14, 2013 - 4:00pm
July 7, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Ticket scalping
Major league ticket scalping is a man’s world, a world of foul-mouthed, whiny, cigar-chomping, unsavory men convinced it is their god-given right to rip you off. Ticket scalping –– the practice of reselling tickets to professional sporting events at a price higher than their...
July 7, 2013 - 11:00am
June 30, 2013
Eric Bergeson: General Grant’s throat and a tonsillectomy
In 1885, Gen. U. S. Grant was dying of throat cancer. The former president was broke. Absent Social Security, which didn’t yet exist, he knew that his wife Julia would be left destitute when he died. Gen. Grant’s friend Mark Twain was aware of the great man’s financial troubles....
June 30, 2013 - 8:00am
June 23, 2013
Eric Bergeson: A country funeral for Bernice
The Saturday before Father’s Day, Dad and I shared pall bearer duties for the funeral of Bernice, one of the last of the old neighbors. She died at age 95. Bernice spent most of her life in a farmhouse a mile north of our farm. It had no electricity. She cared for her parents...
June 23, 2013 - 4:00pm
June 15, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Playing the old piano on a rainy day
In a resigned response to last week’s continued wet weather, I sat at the old upright piano at our place of business and played some somber hymns. The piano sits in the same room where my grandfather played hymns on another old upright when the ups and downs of business got to...
June 15, 2013 - 9:00am
June 9, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Looking out at the swamp things
This cruel, late spring moved swiftly from drab grays and browns of late winter to bright greens of aspen leaves and fresh grass, as well as the blooms of the fruit trees and tulips. Spring colors couple with spring scents: Fresh cut lawn, plum and apple blossoms, lilacs and,...
June 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
June 2, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Reporters’ creed should be just the facts, ma’am
During the aftermath of the recent tornado in Oklahoma, at least two reporters made fools of themselves as they worked to turn tragedy into entertainment for the masses. Wolf Blitzer of CNN interviewed a young woman holding a baby amidst the rubble of her home. Blitzer apparently...
June 2, 2013 - 3:00pm