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Small delights; Duluth man perfects the art of bonsai trees
Minnesota firefighter responding to fatal car crash discovers that 16-year-old victim is his son
Highway 34 culvert replacement set for Oct. 24
Woman seriously hurt in rollover in Otter Tail County
Everyday You Are Not Alone; Friday Matters
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Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
McCulloch all-time winningest football coach at Valley City State
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Friends & Neighbors
A 'Midwest' mural; Artist paints a Minnesota-inspired mural on Midwest Printing building
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
St. Andrew's Society to host Scottish dinner Nov. 5
Museum's Barn Raising Bash' set for Oct. 29
New children's hockey book, authored by former DL resident, to be on shelves Wednesday
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
Trump wrong to attack Hillary through her husband
Free press group: 'Trump presidency represents threat to press freedom unknown in modern history'
Thanks to newspaper for Toast of Tamarac publicity
Minnesota mayors: Let's support candidates who will deliver results
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Fall fishing in cold water
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
If you live on the Atlantic coast in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina or North Carolina, there are two words you dread hearing. The first is hurricane. But there will be a hurricane whether you like it or not. No decision about that. The second dreaded word is evacuate. Now the wind...
4 hours 48 min ago
October 12, 2016
Of presidents and 50-mile hikes
Can you hike 50 miles in 20 hours? In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt, champion of the vigorous life, issued an executive order challenging his U.S. Marine Corps Officers to hike 50 miles in 20 hours in order to maintain their commissions. Fifty-four years later, President John...
October 12, 2016 - 9:20am
October 5, 2016
Some politicians really know how to stretch the chicken
Grandma was fixing a chicken dinner for four—herself, her daughter, son-in-law and one granddaughter. They were all in the kitchen together talking. Grandma has just finished cutting the chicken. The phone rang and grandma answered.
October 5, 2016 - 9:25am
September 28, 2016
Big garbage, big economy
Are big piles of garbage at the dump good news or bad news? According to our county waste officials, the amounts of waste produced in the summer of 2016 was big ─ bigger than usual. These observers say that high volumes of waste are a good sign ─ it means the economy is strong....
September 28, 2016 - 8:30am
September 21, 2016
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
For the past month many families have been going through the awkward, painful process of sending a child off to college for the first time. Whether that child is a boy or a girl can make a big difference. Norman Rockwell seemed to understand. Rockwell (1894 - 1978) was an American...
September 21, 2016 - 8:49am
September 14, 2016
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall
Probably the most famous words ever spoken by President Ronald Reagan were on June 12, 1987, in West Berlin, when he challenged the leader of the Soviet Union with this: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” The wall, built in 1961, was erected to keep the East Germans prisoners...
September 14, 2016 - 9:40am
September 7, 2016
Teachers that you never forget
If you want a full jolt of energy, find yourself, as I just found myself, in the midst of a Kiwanis meeting where over 40 new teachers (some rookies and some with experience) were introduced. Older teachers have retired or moved on, new kids are starting school, new kids are moving...
September 7, 2016 - 10:22am
August 31, 2016
The best athlete in the world
One of the most exciting events in the Olympics, just finished last week, was the men's decathlon. This ultimate test of athletic ability includes 10 events in two days, measuring speed, strength, athleticism and endurance: four running events, the 100 and 400 meter dashes, 110 meter...
August 31, 2016 - 10:03am
August 12, 2016
Slow down, take a deep breath
Every day somebody shoots somebody else. Every day there are traffic jams and road rage; every day there are heated little arguments and people getting punched in the nose. The tension seems to be rising. I’m not sure what the problem is, but maybe I can suggest part of the solution....
August 12, 2016 - 5:35am
August 5, 2016
The (4-year) curse of gorgeous legs
This has happened before, but it catches me by surprise every time. The Republican convention was going full speed in Cleveland, and Eartha and I were watching the proceedings with interest. Melania Trump was speaking and telling everybody what a wonderful husband, The Donald, has...
August 5, 2016 - 5:25am
July 29, 2016
Adults playing their games...
Long ago I admitted to being behind the curve in technology and a general stick-in-the-mud about some of the crazy stuff whirling around me. My recent views on why in the world NASA is trying to develop a strain of potatoes that would grow on Mars is an example. Well, here’s another....
July 29, 2016 - 5:25am
July 22, 2016
Running with the fools
What can a brave young man do to prove he is brave and a “real man?” In Spain, he can run with the bulls. On Saturday, July 9, two young men were killed and two others were gored in Spanish bull festivals. The most famous festival is in the town of Pamplona, where they have eight...
July 22, 2016 - 5:05am
July 15, 2016
Bill collectors need friends, too
Where do writers go for a story? Adam Hochschild just published Spain In Our Hearts, Americans In The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939. At the end, he thanks his wife, Arlie, also a writer, for going with him to some of the places necessary to write the book: “We added some battlefields...
July 15, 2016 - 5:30am
July 8, 2016
Space spuds? Feed Earthlings first
To me, this is nothing but a hare-brained wild-eyed trivia question: can they grow potatoes on Mars? But NASA doesn’t consider potatoes on Mars a subject of trivia. The space agency actually has an experimental project going on in Peru where the soil on the Atacama Desert, one of...
July 8, 2016 - 5:25am
June 29, 2016
Lynn Hummel Column: Everybody wants the last word
Everybody wants to have the last word ─-- the final expression. It all started with Eve. She said “I don’t care what the rules are around here --─ I’m eating this apple and that’s that. Here Adam, take a bite.” End of conversation, beginning of trouble. George Washington...
June 29, 2016 - 10:29am