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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rose Ensemble in Detroit Lakes Tuesday
'Winning by a hair' the second annual Hairy Man Run is set for October 1
Slow and steady wins the race; so far $500,000 has been raised toward new Becker County museum
County disaster drill helps prepare emergency workers for the real thing
HALL OF HONOR: Raboin enjoying special opportunity in St. Cloud
Detroit Lakes blows out Park Rapids 46-0
HALL OF HONOR: Barrett a versatile leader for three Laker teams
Jackets sweep singles, down Lakers 4-3
Golf: Lunn wins Maple Hills club championship
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Logan completes core curriculum training
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Vernon A. Sellers
Douglas Daryl Miller
Helen Mae Williams
Michael C. Selck
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Landscape planning can help 'sharpies' thrive
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
September 14, 2012
Homecoming coronation more damaging than bullying
School is in session, and with it comes a new round of rules and regulations designed more to keep the school out of the paper than to benefit the children. In the latest spate of insincere foolishness, spooked school officials solemnly line up the year's anti-bullying policies,...
September 14, 2012 - 1:17pm
August 31, 2012
Save the planet, buy our soap
My plastic bottle of dish soap claims using their brand "saves wildlife." On the bottle's label, a mama duck cuddles a baby duck in a manner more designed to trigger the human "oh for cute" response than to reflect any actual scene in a swamp. To find out just how buying X brand...
August 31, 2012 - 1:12pm
August 17, 2012
Life is not like the Olympics, it's more like baseball
The Olympics make me nervous.
August 17, 2012 - 3:00pm
July 27, 2012
We're in the 'dog days' of summer
These are the dog days of summer. The term "dog days" dates from ancient times and has to do with the stellar constellations which are prominent in the night sky during July and August. In ancient times, the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, also known from ages past as the...
July 27, 2012 - 3:53pm
July 20, 2012
It's county fair time again
The tradition of a fair goes back to Roman times, when the authorities would declare an intermission of labor and tradesmen from afar sold their wares. In the Middle Ages, fairs were tied to religious holidays honoring patron saints. Not all of the activity on the fairgrounds...
July 20, 2012 - 3:41pm
July 13, 2012
Pioneers were all too human
As my hometown of Fertile celebrated its 125th anniversary last weekend, I found myself in a goofy outfit out in the cemetery playing the role of one of the town's old pioneers, H.L.
July 13, 2012 - 2:26pm
July 6, 2012
Irrational over-preparation can give you party anxiety
A recent survey showed people dread hosting a party even more than they dread a job interview. Not surprising. Just look at the summersaults parents turn to get the basement guest bedroom redone before graduation even though nobody will see the room during the party. Last week,...
July 6, 2012 - 4:16pm
April 20, 2012
A little cultural exchange is a good thing
If the rest of the world were just like us, we imply as we tell another story about somebody driving 40 miles to return a lost checkbook, things would be so much better. Never mind that people who move to rural Minnesota from other parts of the world often find us distant, snoopy,...
April 20, 2012 - 3:41pm
April 6, 2012
An exotic ecology comparison
As the swamp in front of my house in Minnesota springs back to life, I think back to the truly odd history of wildlife in New Zealand. Completely isolated for eons of time, New Zealand developed a strange ecosystem which went undisturbed by man until the first humans arrived in...
April 6, 2012 - 3:56pm
March 30, 2012
You can change the world!
Do you want to do something for your country? Do you long to make a difference? Do you want to make life better for your children, or your nieces and nephews, or your grandchildren? Do you want to leave the world a better place than you found it?
March 30, 2012 - 3:41pm
March 23, 2012
A nice spring; Should we worry?
Nothing like a spell of incredibly good weather to bring out the inherent pessimism of the good folks on the northern Great Plains. As the temperature climbs into the 70s at a time when it could well be zero, the question on the street becomes: "Should we worry?" Should we...
March 23, 2012 - 3:20pm
March 9, 2012
Column: New Zealand change -- the kind in your pocket
New Zealand has nearly eradicated change. By change, I mean the stuff that jingles in your pocket when you come home from town, rattles in the drier, piles up on the dresser, ends up in a tupperware which one lugs to the bank every two years. The ever-practical Kiwis are always...
March 9, 2012 - 3:02pm
February 24, 2012
Fox Glacier - one of Earth's natural wonders
The sparsely-populated South Island of New Zealand lies about as close to Antarctica as you can get without a plane or boat. Yet, it contains a gaudy variety of scenery unseen anywhere else. The crown jewel of the South Island is its remote West Coast, a former gold-mining...
February 24, 2012 - 1:40pm
February 17, 2012
First stop: Mangawhai, New Zealand
First stop in New Zealand: The coastal town of Mangawhai, north of Auckland, on the east coast, looking out towards several islands. We scheduled two days in a small coastal town to wear off any possible jet lag, but the New Zealand sunrise burned off both the coastal fog and...
February 17, 2012 - 4:26pm
February 10, 2012
Gone down under to New Zealand
After fifteen years of loyalty to Arizona, this winter brings a new warm weather destination: New Zealand. By going to New Zealand in February, you don't just escape to warmth, you escape to a new season.
February 10, 2012 - 2:45pm