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Red Lake forfeits opening playoff football game at Mahnomen
Thielen reflects on breakout season with Vikings
Area playoff scoreboard Oct. 24-26
Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
'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
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo' program coming to DL library Nov. 7
A Native American experience in sight, sound and soul
The great debate: Apple or pumpkin? Holy Rosary volunteers already taking orders for annual pie sale
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
Marylou F. Chromy
Arlen G. Restad
Betty Jane McGuire
Michael "Money Mike" Goodman
Toxic Trump? For first time in more than 50 years, Forum Communications declines to endorse Republican nominee
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
Mouse invasion is about finding food, warm place to nest
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
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
October 12, 2012
A ceramic cemetery in the swamp
After seven years in the same house, the longest I have abided in one abode in my adult life, the urge to clean out the corners hit last week. If you don't move for a while, things start to accumulate. Things like trinkets. Doo-dads. Gadgets. Cords. Books. Boxes. And ceramics. Ceramics...
October 12, 2012 - 8:59pm
February 26, 2010
Bergeson column: Baseball is on its way
Pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week. There is hope! Baseball is on its way. I would rather watch the Minnesota Twins, but they train across the continent in Florida. Here in Tucson, the Colorado Rockies play a couple of miles down the street. I don't know...
February 26, 2010 - 5:04pm
July 3, 2008
Concord -- a hotbed of history and literature
Concord, Mass., 15 miles to the east of Boston, is a hotbed of American history and literature. Ralph Waldo Emerson lived there, as did Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau. The Revolutionary War, at least if you believe the people of Concord, started...
July 3, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
Boston history repeats itself
Spent the past week in Boston touring historic sites. The focus of the trip was on the Revolutionary War, which, it seems, fewer and fewer people even bother to study. We should. Not only should we realize the sacrifices made the principled patriots of that era, but we can see in...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
June 19, 2008
Cords -- an annoyance of modern life
After spending a morning packing for a trip, I have discovered the biggest annoyance of modern life: Cords! All of our precious gadgets require cords. Some require two! For this trip, I had to pack a cord for my laptop, another for my iPod, two for my camera, some earphones, and...
June 19, 2008 - 12:00am
June 11, 2008
Bergeson column: Are you lying to yourself?
As a kid, lying was easy to understand. It was wrong. If you stole the lollipop, you stole the lollipop. If you got caught, you fessed up. Lying about the deed was as bad as the deed itself. In fact, in the childish world of right and wrong, stealing a lollipop was no big deal if...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am
June 5, 2008
Eric Bergeson: You should write a column about people who...
Often people will ask me, "Why don't you write a column about people who..." You can fill in the blank with any number of annoyances committed by People Who. Last week, somebody brought up People Who steal plants from cemeteries. What kind of person could drive out to a graveyard,...
June 5, 2008 - 12:00am
May 28, 2008
Eric Bergeson column: Sleeping in an open field? Grandfather was a connoisseur of naps
As a life-long napper, I have become connoisseur of naps. Naps come in different shapes, sizes and depths. All nap types have their place, but some naps are more rewarding than others. I learned the art of napping from my grandfather, an polished napping virtuoso. Just to give you...
May 28, 2008 - 12:00am
May 22, 2008
Eric Bergeson column: Time to move Memorial Day
It seems odd that Memorial Day, a holiday for remembering the departed, arrives just when our land is teeming with new life. Sky blue eggs in the robin's nest. Sticky lime leaves on the aspen. Lurid green lawns. Bees buzzing in the apple blossoms. Spring is all about youth and newness. Many...
May 22, 2008 - 12:00am
May 15, 2008
Bergeson column: Frogs, salmon and coffee
My 96-year-old great Aunt Olive has lived a long and eventful life. As an infant, her father took her to hear Teddy Roosevelt speak -- not because she'd understand what was going on, but just so she could later say she had been in the presence of the famous president. Later, she...
May 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 7, 2008
Eric Bergson column: Door prizes take the cake
What keeps organizations going year after year after year, long after their original purpose has disappeared, long after the flame has died out, long after anybody stopped caring? What makes people drive dozens of miles to attend boring annual meetings where nothing is decided and...
May 7, 2008 - 12:00am
April 30, 2008
Bergeson column: Late blizzards
As snowstorms go, last weekend's was a minor event -- even though it dumped the biggest snowfall of the season on our farm. A few people had a tough time getting home. A few cars hit the ditch. A few events were canceled. What else is new? What's new is that the storm dropped...
April 30, 2008 - 12:00am
April 23, 2008
Betgeson column: Life in the swamp
The swamp out my front window is waking up. Two nights ago, thousands of frogs started spring choral practice. A week earlier, the red-winged blackbirds returned with their metallic trill, swaying on the tips of the cattails. A pair of great white egrets spent a morning on the...
April 23, 2008 - 12:00am
April 16, 2008
Bergeson column: Selling my soul
After years of resistance, I finally sold my soul last week. For years I have been raging against the evil of cell phones. Look what they've done: Years ago, if somebody told a head of cabbage in the supermarket, "Honey I've told you a million times if I've told you once, you...
April 16, 2008 - 12:00am
April 9, 2008
Bergeson Column: Queen Hillary
Last Friday, a little group of us drove to Grand Forks to see Senators Obama and Clinton. We arrived too late. The shuttle driver from the remote parking lot wouldn't take us. The arena was full. While we dithered, a Hillary supporter pulled up in a van. "What if we just want to...
April 9, 2008 - 12:00am