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'House Hunters' comes to Detroit Lakes
DNR to hold annual trapping season permit meeting for Hubbel Pond Wildlife Management Area Oct. 5
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Trip to Cormorant Sportsman’s Club is all hands-on for the fourth graders of Detroit Lakes
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
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
Who will be the Great American storyteller?
Locals raise a Toast to Tamarac, stomp some grapes at Richwood Winery this weekend
'Star Trek' 50th anniversary: Where the original actors are now
Vernon A. Sellers
Douglas Daryl Miller
Helen Mae Williams
William V. "Bill" Vipond
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
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
Tricky fishing for next few weeks
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
July 17, 2015
What happened to my baseball cards?
You’ll never hear a sadder story. Ricky chewed bubble gum and collected baseball cards from the time he was seven until he graduated from high school. He had all the great ones: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Stan Musial, Bob...
July 17, 2015 - 5:10am
July 9, 2015
Smoke has lifted: I can see clearly now
In the last days of June, smoke from Canadian wildfires in Saskatchewan created a haze over eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. The smoke was the result of over 100 fires started by lightning in the dry northern forests, carried by high altitude winds out of the northwest....
July 9, 2015 - 5:10am
July 1, 2015
Now grandpa has a new leg
Years ago, when he was a young man, Ted was operating a huge earth moving machine working on the Garrison Dam. He had an accident and lost a leg. He was fitted with a new leg and lived a long, successful life as a pilot, businessman, farmer, and family man. When he died, there were...
July 1, 2015 - 5:20am
June 24, 2015
Gray hair: A rude awakening
For me it was a rude awakening. Three of us were lined up to get our out-of-state North Dakota three day fishing licenses. I was third in line. So I got out my 2012 Minnesota driver’s license listing my date of birth, sex, height, weight, color of eyes, and (I thought), color of...
June 24, 2015 - 5:15am
June 17, 2015
Amazing art show on the rails
Yesterday I got stuck waiting at a railroad crossing while a very slow freight train crept by. It wasn’t a train of oil cars or coal cars, it was a long, long train of covered freight cars — metal cars for hauling heavy duty loads like automobiles — the kind of railroad cars...
June 17, 2015 - 11:41am
June 11, 2015
How many borrr-ing articles do you read?
If you are easily bored, this is a good column for you to read. Some folks have told me this column helps them go to sleep at night. I am happy to help with whatever works for you. Eartha and I were driving down the highway last week, parallel to a freight train going the same...
June 11, 2015 - 5:55am
June 4, 2015
Patience, patience, patience
The engine had been sitting dormant in a cold shed all winter long. Now it was time to get it started for the season. But it wouldn’t. One by one, we checked for reasons. It wasn’t old gas, it wasn’t the carburetor, it wasn’t the starter, it wasn’t the battery. What was...
June 4, 2015 - 5:00am
May 28, 2015
Bad luck gets the blame and a bad rap
I’m not a golfer, but I did mess around with the game a long time ago. I didn’t play much, and I didn’t play well. About the last time I golfed, I was approaching the final hole from about 125 yards out. I pitched the ball and it looped nicely, bounded in front of the green,...
May 28, 2015 - 5:45am
May 21, 2015
Do you mind if I take this call?
Just last week I read a list of questions you should never ask while you’re interviewing for a new job. At the top of the list was, “Do you mind if I take this call?” Would anybody who truly wanted a job actually ask a question like that during an interview? If I were the...
May 21, 2015 - 5:45am
May 14, 2015
TIME’s pick of Kardashian shameful
Shame on TIME Magazine. Last week I got the double April 27 - May 4 issue of TIME. The entire issue is devoted to identifying the 100 most influential people in the world. TIME breaks the 100 into categories: the artists, the icons, the leaders, the titans and the pioneers. It is...
May 14, 2015 - 5:45am
May 6, 2015
The headline read: ‘Man shoots computer’
Last December I detailed for you my futile struggle to print photos for a family Christmas card on a photo kiosk that kept giving me confusing and conflicting directions, sending me in circles back to the point of beginning time after time. A lady trying the same thing on a stool...
May 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
April 29, 2015
Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran?
I can’t believe what I’m hearing. I hear voices saying, “Stop negotiating with Iran (which presently has no nuclear weapons) and bomb them now.” Senator John McCain of Arizona, a genuine hero of the war in Vietnam who spent almost five years as a tortured prisoner of war,...
April 29, 2015 - 11:30am
April 22, 2015
Nature’s heroes on Earth Day
I was out hugging trees a short time ago at the Sucker Creek Preserve, 64 acres of maples, basswoods, swamp, native prairie and a creek, organized about 15 years ago by Sally Hausken and a dedicated band of local heroes. All varieties of plants, animals, birds and people are welcome...
April 22, 2015 - 11:00am
April 15, 2015
71,250 fans and not enough noise
The Georgia Dome in Atlanta is the home stadium for the NFL Atlanta Falcons. The dome has a seating capacity of 71,250 fans. But apparently 71,250 fans don’t make enough noise, so it was disclosed two weeks ago that the Falcons will be fined $350,000 and stripped of a fifth round...
April 15, 2015 - 5:15am
April 8, 2015
March Madness and the power of prayer
This article is being written during holy week, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, the week that NBC is running a series of discussions on who prays. As a matter of coincidence, this is also the week in which the “March Madness” has pared down the field of college men’s...
April 8, 2015 - 12:15pm