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St. Jude's Radiothon set for April 6-7 on local stations: BTD Manufacturing is challenging area businesses to match its contribution
Child sex charges pending for Bemidji middle school assistant principal
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
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Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Friends & Neighbors
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
I just learned there is a school in London called the School of Life. It was founded in 2008 by a philosopher named Alain de Botton as an educational company focused on how to live wisely and well. It has branches in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Berlin, Istanbul, Melbourne, Paris, Sao Paulo,...
13 hours 16 min ago
March 18, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Somebody always has to act like a jerk
We'll call him Ali, though that's not his real name. Makes no difference for this true story. The young man's parents were born in one Middle Eastern country, and Ali was born in another Middle Eastern country, (both Muslim-majority countries) after his parents moved there. Today...
March 18, 2017 - 6:00am
March 3, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Forget Oscars, newspaper carriers are the real heros
Every year about this time, the Motion Picture Academy makes a major production out of awarding Oscars to the best actors, actresses, movies, music, sound effects (24 categories) of the motion pictures for this past year. This year was the 89th year. The ceremony goes on and on for...
March 3, 2017 - 9:00am
February 23, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Lack energy? You just have to know where to look
I know this from my own experience: I had lots of energy when I was 20. I still had lots at 30. Almost as much at 40. Then at 50, I was in my prime, but had slightly less energy than at 40. At 60, I had less than 50. At 70, I had less than 60. At 80, I had less than 70. At 90, I had...
February 23, 2017 - 7:00am
February 16, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Always something to panic about
Remember the panic of Y2K? As the calendar turned toward the end of the 20th century, many believed that our computers would not make the transition from 1999 to 2000. As a result, the computers controlling our banking systems, our hospitals, and our air control system would fail...
February 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 9, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Care for some expensive additives in your aftershave?
I was in this waiting room waiting for my appointment. The magazines were mostly out of date and on subjects that weren't of much interest to me — autos, diabetes, cooking and big game hunting. Taking the least disinteresting, I selected the big game hunting magazine and was...
February 9, 2017 - 6:00am
February 2, 2017
Lynn Hummel Column: Be respectful during National Anthem --- it's the law
Is it possible to break a federal law while watching a Little League baseball game? Yes, and you can break the same law before a junior varsity, varsity, World Series, Rose Bowl or Super Bowl game. And if you watch carefully, you will see the law being broken on national television,...
February 2, 2017 - 6:00am
January 26, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Here's what I wish my teacher knew...
Kyle Schwartz is a third-grade teacher at Doull Elementary in Denver who wanted to get to know her students better, so she asked each of them to finish the sentence "I wish my teacher knew..." The responses she got were so startling that Schwartz, now in her fifth year of teaching,...
January 26, 2017 - 10:00am
January 19, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Don't spurn healthy, tasty 'ugly food' just because it isn't perfect
What's the best thing to do with an apple that has a patchy skin? Eat it. What's the worst thing to do with blemished oranges? Throw them away. There is a nonprofit called Imperfect Produce dedicated to the proposition that blemished food should not be thrown away just because it...
January 19, 2017 - 9:00am
January 12, 2017
Lynn Hummel Column: Here's how to be a better person in 2017
I've been window shopping the list of New Year's resolutions just to see what's cool this year. Not with the idea of buying in, but just out of curiosity. It appears that a healthier diet (and loss of weight) and more exercise are still in the top three, but number one is to be a...
January 12, 2017 - 8:00am
January 4, 2017
A look back at 2016 and some bold predictions for 2017
Happy New Year. This summary is a week late because there were so many shocks and surprises in 2016 that I needed an extra week to think about them before submitting this report. First, to review and comment on the events of 2016. Heroes of the Year: For the 14th consecutive year,...
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
December 28, 2016
Lynn Hummel column: "Merry Christmas!" I shouted
"Merry Christmas!" I shouted to a woman on the street But she didn't hear me Her misty eyes stared halfway round the globe Where her son was lost in Iraq And never found his way home. "Merry Christmas!" I cried to an old gent in the alley But he didn't hear me He was dragging a cardboard...
December 28, 2016 - 9:10am
December 22, 2016
The last words--sermons, eulogies and stories
"You ought to gather a bunch of your articles and put them in a book." Columnists get advice even when they're not asking for it. The advice I've been getting more and more is to do a book. I did that years ago under the title of The Day The World Ran Out Of Denim. It was a hassle....
December 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 15, 2016
Lynn Hummel Column: Can you become a sentimental fool?
The holiday season is the time of year when our memories and emotions tend to look back and remember the past with more sentiment than we'd have in, say, March. Just check your TV schedules and you'll see, for example, Hallmark cranking up the sentimental, tear-jerking oldies. They...
December 15, 2016 - 9:00am
December 8, 2016
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Most of the days here for the past few weeks, including Thanksgiving Day, have been dark, dreary, gray, foggy, cloudy and generally overcast, including an all-night rain and a hard cold wind with a low, heavy sky. The damp chill glommed onto your neck and crept down under your shirt....
December 8, 2016 - 8:00am