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DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
Pirates end Laker season in overtime
Outside shooting leads Alex over Laker boys
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
Sheena Marie Butcher
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
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