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Two local piano students earn MMTA Challenge trophies
Enbridge reaches $172M settlement for oil spills in Michigan and Illinois
Ogema man charged with assaulting his mother
Man charged with four felonies in domestic assault case in DL
Woman, 39, and 13-year-old boy die when trees fall in storm in Boundary Waters
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Post 15 moves on to Sub-state quarterfinals
Cooper ends Smith’s run at U.S. Juniors
Andy Lia given key to the city, July 20, 2016 proclaimed Andy Lia Day in Detroit Lakes
Smith advances to U.S. Junior round of 32
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Marlin M. Ziegler
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Get serious on special session
A tale of 2 Independence Days
Letter: It’s great to see the tram operating again, with a sharp eye out for weeds
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
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
April 2, 2015
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich wouldn’t hurt
Their names were Doug, Dean, Dirk, David and Danny. Their ages were something like 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. They all had white hair, they were all full of energy, noisy, and full of the dickens. They roared around our neighborhood from early morning until after dark. They had two sisters,...
April 2, 2015 - 5:35am
March 27, 2015
Question was a deal-breaker
You may have read about the broken-hearted almost-groom in India. You probably know that most marriages in India are arranged by the families. In many cases the bride and groom are nearly strangers when they take their vows. Some of these marriages turn out just fine and some are...
March 27, 2015 - 5:55am
March 20, 2015
Give them a raise to lift them up
It was good news when Walmart announced on Feb. 19 that they had raised their base wage to $9 an hour, $1.75 higher than the federal minimum. First of all, it was good news for about 500,000 low-wage workers at Walmart. Next, it was good news for employees of other companies who will...
March 20, 2015 - 5:45am
March 12, 2015
Too heavy by a half a glass of water
There are lots of ways to measure a heartbreak. Last year, for 9th grader Tanner Reetz, heartbreak was 3.2 ounces. Reetz was a Frazee, Minn., wrestler ranked No. 3 in Minnesota in the 120 pound division. He earned his way to the state tournament by outscoring or pinning one opponent...
March 12, 2015 - 5:50am
March 4, 2015
An Oscar for school bus drivers
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just had its’ 87th awards ceremony and has awarded Oscars in 22 categories, all the way from best picture to visual effects. The rich, beautiful, and famous of Hollywood put on their finest, paraded on the red carpet, complimented...
March 4, 2015 - 9:00am
February 26, 2015
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
We’ve all had days like that. A swing and a miss, followed by another and another. A strikeout. Fishing all day on the wrong side of the boat. Nothing but empty nets and discouragement. Or — worse than that, a lost family member or friend, a dreaded diagnoses, a festering scar...
February 26, 2015 - 5:50am
February 19, 2015
The war on weeds will never be won
We are familiar with a number of so-called “wars”, examples being the War on Poverty, War on Drugs (this label had been dropped as being counter-productive) War on Terror, War on Women (a political accusation), War on Boys (claimed to be the result of misguided feminism), and...
February 19, 2015 - 5:50am
February 13, 2015
Names that ring: Duke, Babe and Stonewall
Now that New England quarterback, Tom Brady, has been the winning quarterback in four Super Bowls you might expect there might be a sudden rush for parents who hope their babies will be famous to name their newborn son, Tom. Not going to happen. Brady, maybe, but not Tom. Tom, after...
February 13, 2015 - 5:50am