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Two-car crash sends four to the hospital
BNSF crossing in DL closed until Tuesday afternoon
New roundabout on Hwy 59 partially opens
Laker Prep Preschool to host book fair
A storied past: Oak Grove Cemetery Walk deemed a huge success
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Labine leaves three-decade legacy with DL track and field
Richards joins RPI in group of nine new faces
Lamoureux Named Force Associate Head Coach
The 10th annual Youth Golf series begins June 29
GOLF: Laker Open registration available online
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
Ronald L. Brett
Richard P. Molstre
Rick "Joey" Lynch
Jerome (Jerry) Thielen
Letter: Veteran supports raising tobacco age
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?
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
September 21, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side column: Petunia the Pig's tale
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where gray skies fill the horizon and the county road is frequented by potato trucks bustling towards their destination... and an occasional spud splattering on the pavement behind them as they go. A full moon hangs silently...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
August 10, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side: Tenacious Toby
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where another breath taking morning has been delivered upon the wings of whimsy, dancing in the dark before peeking out from behind an eternal horizon. It is the height of summer, and the dog days are now with us. Just what...
August 10, 2008 - 12:00am
July 13, 2008
Abby had a little lamb
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where fiery streaks cascaded across a summer sky filled younger faces with joy and awe as we all celebrated a God given right; our precious freedom. Warm Zephyrus winds blew gently across our piece of heaven and the night sky...
July 13, 2008 - 12:00am
July 6, 2008
Bo Peep of the 21st century
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where the night has given way to a golden morning; replete with birdsong, flowers, and calming quiet not often found here at Rosswood. The dogs lay silently in their kennels after a night of singing back at coyotes and other...
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am
June 29, 2008
Tales from the bark side: Is there really a dog heaven?
Welcome back to the bark side of life, where Rosswood kennels went on a road trip this weekend. Visions of Ringed Necked Pheasants prancing in fields of dry stubble, of Red Tailed Hawks effortlessly looping lazy circles in a azure sky, of barn kittens peeping out of crevices of...
June 29, 2008 - 12:00am
June 7, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side column: Saying hello to Troubles
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail where another gray morning greets the day, erasing the memory of a warm and glorious afternoon just days ago. The ebb and flow of springtime weather is like the ocean; beyond our comprehension and control. Speaking of flowing,...
June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
Tales From the bark Side column: Concluding Shadow -- A time to remember woman's beloved cat
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail where a shaft of morning sunlight has found a momentary residence upon my shoulders as I sit down to spin another yarn. Spring sporadically spends the day with us but the wailing winds of winter have not been requited just...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Tales From the Bark Side column: 'The Shadow Nose,' part 1
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where a gray morning hides a secretive sun behind a veil of tear laden clouds, as the last desperate grasp of winter slowly slips away into a resourceful spring. Flowers are popping up like lost relatives after a person wins...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
Tales From the Bark Side Column: The great muffin hunter
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where a couple Canadian geese came flapping by yesterday, looking forlornly to the north and turning south... I could almost make out what the lead goose was crying out as they flew past me. It sounded like, "turn left, turn...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 4, 2008
Tales from the Barks Side Column: Luke, the great red hunter
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where patches of snow are scattered like little white islands in the woods. What difference a week makes (or an hour or a day around here). Last week I was extolling the virtues of a fine spring morning and we were hit with...
May 4, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side column: Luke, the great red hunter
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where this morning was greeted by the plaintiff cry of a low flying despondent Loon. From my vantage point, being one of the upstairs windows facing east, I could see a doe with two of her fawns frolicking in the tall grass...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 20, 2008
Talkes from the Bark Side column: Lara Mee, the thinker
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where tall stately pines stand sentinel straight to the impending dawn. Shimmering in the morning light, bearing witness to the change of seasons, they silently watch the melting snow...
April 20, 2008 - 12:00am
April 13, 2008
Tales From the Bark Side Column: The angry oriole who sang for his supper
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where spring evidently hasn't sprung yet. In fact, as I write this column on a Monday morning, the trees are bowing to each other with heavy laden branches of fluffy white frosting. Winter hasn't quite let loose its grip on...
April 13, 2008 - 12:00am
April 6, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side: Remembering Sue, Al and Plucky -- the 'seeing eye plecostomus'
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where the snow has been melting away very much like the wicked witch of the west (or was it east?) from the "Wizard of Oz." Waiting for spring to come has been like climbing a steep hill in an automobile that hasn't enough...
April 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side - Buck's special delivery service
DETROIT LAKES - Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where the faint echo of children's laughter still quietly resonates within the walls of our home. Easter has come and gone here at Rosswood, and we cherished the time together with family and friends... I trust...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am