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A storied past: Oak Grove Cemetery Walk deemed a huge success
Detroit Lakes’ first official Dog Park will have its grand opening on Thursday
Lord, give me a sign: OK, how about 10 of them?
AgweekTV: Drought Troubles
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Thielen draws a crowd at Norseman Motors
Grunewald inspires; Ukkelberg third at USATF decathlon
State BMX Championship Series in DL July 1-2
Lamoureux campers, organizers wrapping up successful venture
Vikings' special teams spots up for grabs
What your grandchild can teach you about Social Security
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Column: The most significant Minnesota address in 1790
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
A flavor for everyone: McKinley Nutrition serves teas, shakes in McKinley Plaza
If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
MSUM Summer Cinema Series opens July 10: Four summer Mondays to feature silent films and live music
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
It's time to party!: Oak Crossing fundraiser set for June 23 at Holy Rosary
Richard P. Molstre
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Richard M. Lynch
Opinion: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
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'
Pine to Palm
June 23, 2017
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
There are many wonders in this great land ─ including the Grand Canyon of Arizona (averages 10 miles across and one mile deep) and Mount Denali (McKinley), 20,308 feet high in Alaska ─ but sometimes the most awesome wonders are the simplest.
June 23, 2017 - 6:00am
June 15, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: The new fellowship
Depending on what you do on the morning of the first day or seventh day of the week, you might consider this a crisis. According to census figures, approximately 40 percent of Americans consider themselves church members. In Canada, the figure is 20 percent and in Europe, it's 8 percent...
June 15, 2017 - 6:00am
June 2, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Never be fooled or lied to
There is an expression that originated in Italy several centuries ago that goes "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Having been fooled a time or two, or three, I couldn't pass up the little book I saw in a bookstore lately with the catchy title, You Can Read...
June 2, 2017 - 7:00am
May 25, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Everybody needs a Bud
We've all had the same experience — a lawn mower engine that won't start. You pull the cord 50 times and sometimes it fires, but it never starts. But before you get the 50 pulls, the starter cord breaks and then you have two problems. There are physical and emotional effects...
May 25, 2017 - 6:00am
May 18, 2017
Hummel column: Graduation message for the 'first half' of the class
(Note: This article was first published for the graduating class of 2004. One mother wrote and told me she had it blown up to poster size and put it on the wall where her graduate and his friends couldn't miss it. Others have suggested I repeat the article. Here it is.)
May 18, 2017 - 9:00am
May 4, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: This scam hit like a 3-alarm fire
My mother told me many times that I wasn't as smart as I thought I was ("the smartest people do the dumbest things") but I never paid attention. As the years passed, her message has often proved to be true — including last week. Last Friday, I was on my computer digging out...
May 4, 2017 - 6:00am
April 28, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: The spirit of Johnny Appleseed
As the spring sun warms our bones and our spirits, the Earth turns green once again, nature wakens from winter's nap and all of God's creatures feel the urge to rejoin the eternal circle of life, the spirit of Johnny Appleseed tugs at our sleeves.
April 28, 2017 - 7:00am
April 20, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
FedEx has just delivered a 60 pound box to your step and your job is to pick up the box and move it to a three foot shelf. You won't tell yourself you're going to grunt when you pick up the box, but you will — even if you're not aware of it. That grunt is an indication of effort...
April 20, 2017 - 6:00am
April 13, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Your warm, fuzzy, happy place is closer than you think
The United Nations has just issued a report naming Norway the happiest country in the world — for now. A year ago, Denmark was in first place. The United States dropped from 13th place to 14th. First, we'll review the facts, then a bit of analysis is in order. The top 10 happiest...
April 13, 2017 - 8:00am
April 7, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: What could be worse than knee surgery?
Feeling worthless. Those two words describe me this afternoon − physically, mentally and emotionally. The request that I move so Eartha can vacuum around me got me off my butt so that I could write this true confession.
April 7, 2017 - 8:00am
March 30, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Some arguments you just can't win
NOTE: Lynn Hummel is in the hospital getting a new knee this week. The following is a reprint of an earlier article about a conversation that took place when Eartha was still named Raquel. Raquel came back from the January clearance sale with a package under her arm and a huge smile...
March 30, 2017 - 6:00am
March 24, 2017
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,...
March 24, 2017 - 6:00am
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