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Finances look good, Becker County has 'very strong' bond rating
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Bingo and Benghazi; Republicans rally in DL for the final presidential debate
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Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
McCulloch all-time winningest football coach at Valley City State
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Friends & Neighbors
A 'Midwest' mural; Artist paints a Minnesota-inspired mural on Midwest Printing building
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
The great debate: Apple or pumpkin? Holy Rosary volunteers already taking orders for annual pie sale
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
St. Andrew's Society to host Scottish dinner Nov. 5
Museum's Barn Raising Bash' set for Oct. 29
Marylou F. Chromy
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
Toxic Trump? For first time in more than 50 years, Forum Communications declines to endorse Republican nominee
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
Mouse invasion is about finding food, warm place to nest
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
May 25, 2013
Eric Bergeson: The season’s first thunder
After the desolate roar of those last spring blizzards, what fun it was last week to curl up in bed and hear the comforting crackle of the first thunder! Last Saturday evening, a storm cell formed just overhead. The billowing cumuli sent out strobes which made the swamp out front...
May 25, 2013 - 12:00pm
May 11, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Don’t mess with our settings!
A message from the old fogies to the younger generation: Don’t mess with our settings! Just when you get on friendly terms with your computer, some kid sits down at it and starts tapping furiously. If you don’t shoo them away in 30 seconds, they will turn the machine into...
May 11, 2013 - 1:00pm
May 5, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Those Lutherans can really put on a spread
Last week, I spoke to a women’s gathering at an area Lutheran church. I arrived good and hungry because those Lutherans can really put on a spread. But when I read the program at my place setting, my heart sank. After the welcome, the devotional and the special music, it said...
May 5, 2013 - 2:00pm
April 29, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Keep calm and carry on in dire circumstances
You can take all the security precautions you want, but when a couple of self-destructive lunatics decide to create random, senseless mayhem, they will be as unstoppable as the weather. The thing to do is deprive the lunatics of their goal by refusing to flinch. Instead of going...
April 29, 2013 - 8:14am
April 21, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Build your own job that didn’t exist last year
Last month, I met for the first time a 23-year-old shirt-tail relative in Los Angeles named Sarah. Fully-employed in a well-paying job she loves, Sarah is the face of our new economy. Sarah has a college degree, but it wasn’t the degree that qualified her for the job of her dreams....
April 21, 2013 - 9:00am
April 13, 2013
Eric Bergeson: This year’s slow spring snow melt
Spring is arriving slower than the last day of school in sixth grade. If delayed gratification develops adulthood, most of us in the northland will be grown up and a little gray before the apple trees bloom. Despite our foul mood, we know in our heads that the slow snow melt is good....
April 13, 2013 - 10:00am
April 7, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Baseball, Inc. is destroying the romance of the game
Advanced statistical analysis has changed the game of baseball, and not for the better. With ruthless determination, computer nerds have proven that statistical probability governs the game of baseball more than anybody ever imagined. “The law of averages,” my Grandpa used to...
April 7, 2013 - 1:00pm
March 29, 2013
Eric Bergeson: An angel in Billings, Mont.
The trek from California through the mountain states towards home landed me in Billings, Mont., mid-day last week. I stopped for a quick bite to eat, then ordered a souped-up coffee at a local cafe, coffee which was intended to amp me up enough to reach Bismarck, N.D. The oil rush...
March 29, 2013 - 2:37pm
March 22, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Don’t miss out on California dreamin’
For all the congestion in its populated areas, the bulk of California’s land area is wilderness, some of the most spectacular wilderness in the lower forty-eight states. Those who announce with pride, “I have no desire to ever go to California” will miss out on some of the most...
March 22, 2013 - 4:33pm
March 16, 2013
Eric Bergeson: A tale of two different valleys
The white flakes blowing across the freeway in California’s Central Valley looked like snow, but the temperatures were in the 80s. The flakes were petals blowing from thousands of almond trees just finishing their bloom the first week of March. Almond farmers hope the honey bees,...
March 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
March 8, 2013
Eric Bergeson: The world needs a few good managers
The last day in Arizona featured the best and worst of customer service and business management. First, a hotel from the nether regions. I won’t name the establishment because I met the sleaze bag owner and I know he would sue me, even if what I write here is true. What was a comfortable,...
March 8, 2013 - 3:07pm
February 22, 2013
Country Scribe: Four-wheelin' in the Arizona desert
Last week, a neighbor from back home and a fellow snowbird showed me an adventure I have never before experienced. I was invited to go four-wheelin' on the Arizona desert. Three parties met at a remote staging area just north of Florence. We unloaded the four-wheelers and planned...
February 22, 2013 - 12:37pm
February 15, 2013
Country Scribe: Back home for a big blizzard
Snowbird luck: I flew back from Arizona to Minnesota for an important meeting only to get snowed in and miss the meeting which suddenly didn't seem important at all! The trip got off on a strange foot when this frail, rail-thin teenage kid sat next to me on the plane in Phoenix...
February 15, 2013 - 10:32am
February 8, 2013
Country Scribe: Who had the best Super Bowl commercial?
The Super Bowl rendered the usually crowded freeways of Phoenix, AZ as quiet as I-29 during a blizzard. Even Christmas can't command such a complete shutdown of the American automobile as the Super Bowl. Driving up and down the silent streets on Super Bowl Sunday, the license...
February 8, 2013 - 2:17pm
February 1, 2013
Country Scribe: Frank Lloyd Wright's designs enriched life
As he approached his seventieth year, the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright endured a bout of pneumonia during a Wisconsin winter. "You could add twenty years to his life," his doctor told Wright's wife, "if you could convince Frank to spend winters in the desert." Wright eventually...
February 1, 2013 - 4:24pm