Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Ringing in a new year...of campers: Stolen mess hall bell returned to Camp Cherith after 35 years
County's economy is a mixed bag
Becker County Museum to host eclipse-themed Family Day on Saturday
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
tags: detroit lakes
Keeler-Johnson leaves DL for Valley City State
Natalie Roth third at Minnesota Women's Open
Two regional football teams testing out new helmet technology
Hoge to compete at Bobcat golf tournament
Norseman Motors donates 2.5K to Booster Club
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Painting past ALS: Man adapts by holding brush in mouth
Column: Growing up with Jesus
DL's Andresen family named U of M's 'Farm Family of the Year'
friends & neighbors
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota remain unchanged
Disney to end Netflix deal, sets launch of ESPN and Disney-branded streaming services
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Minnesota Resort & Campground Association launches Century Resort Recognition Program
MANNA Food Co-op seeking sponsorships
Dixieland band coming to Pelican Rapids
Pageant kicks off Wolf Lake Harvest Fest this Friday
Perham's 47th Pioneer Festival set Aug. 19-20
A puppet pageant, times two: Performances set this weekend in NYM and Perham
National Aviation Day is Aug. 19
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Kathleen "Kathy" Sharon Gigstead
Stephen John "Packy" Pachel
Byrne Ray Hildebrand
Letter: DL nurse supports Tobacco 21 initiative
Local produce star of this potato salad
Tribune Editorial: Why our blank front page today matters
Letter: Charlottesville and Trump's true colors
Yes, it's possible: Sit down and talk with your representative
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
Bluebirds in Minnesota are easy to love
Mille Lacs reopens to walleye fishing Aug. 12
Brad Laabs column: Old-school rigging still brings in the walleye
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
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
Swenson versus Miller for Pine to Palm championship
February 10, 2017
Communication errors and conversations
If you have ever read any of my articles before, you can probably tell that I am quite particular with how I phrase things. Now, in another country, I am learning that communication can be a bit more complicated when you are with people who aren't native speakers of English, despite...
February 10, 2017 - 6:00am
January 28, 2017
What kind of bible vibes do you have?
There are some experiences that give people stereotypes or affect how others view them. In the U.S., those lines were clearly defined to me. However, in this different culture, I have started to realize that it's less black and white and based more on other factors than society's...
January 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 22, 2016
'God can provide us with hope, even when the circumstances aren't so hopeful'
We can't always control our circumstances, but we can always hope, and God will guide us down the right path if we let Him. It might turn out different than expected, and it's hard to see this through the chaos. Despite this, I am glad to see how it has worked in my life and excited...
December 22, 2016 - 12:30pm
The last words--sermons, eulogies and stories
"You ought to gather a bunch of your articles and put them in a book." Columnists get advice even when they're not asking for it. The advice I've been getting more and more is to do a book. I did that years ago under the title of The Day The World Ran Out Of Denim. It was a hassle....
December 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 15, 2016
'We're that family': Not picture perfect, but perfect for us
"We're that family," my sister Kathryn remarked once again this past Thanksgiving, as all the cousins fell off their seats, in stitches from laughing so hard at pirate jokes. This phrase has been uttered at almost every family holiday and every special event we've ever attended, or...
December 15, 2016 - 11:00am
November 30, 2016
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
In these modern days we toss around the HOMESTEAD word as if it were some kind of adventure. But 150 years ago the word had no such pleasant association. Even as realistic as people of the soil might have been, had they known the pain and hardships they would suffer, many plans would...
November 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
November 10, 2016
'Hygge', a new feeling I've had while in Denmark
There are some words in Danish that are untranslatable. For example, "sjov" or "sjovt" means both fun and funny. That can be confusing as fun and funny have different meanings in English. However, the hardest word to translate in Danish is most definitely "hygge".
November 10, 2016 - 8:41am
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
August 31, 2016
We are all broken but God is GREATER in our brokenness
I'm not brave. And then I was. I was so weak. But there was God's grace. It was a fight. Tears, yelling, running, stillness, laughing, vomit, fear, waiting, hoping .... All of it was a part of the fight. It was messy. I don't like messy and then I was weak and I don't like being weak....
August 31, 2016 - 11:59am
January 7, 2013
Fan expectations high for the Bison football team next season
Still nursing another national championship hangover, many North Dakota State football fans left Frisco, Texas, Sunday with this good-bye message:...
January 7, 2013 - 8:53am
October 12, 2012
Birds and other animals are natural masters of disguise
To be seen or not to be seen -- that is the solution, not the question. With creatures great and small the world over, the colors and patterns of their coverings are much more than just protection from the elements. To be certain, few animals could survive for long without protective...
October 12, 2012 - 9:09pm
It's all about politics -- equal time for Remington target thrower
With the presidential debates currently taking place and the necessity that Democrats and Republicans receive equal time, I felt it proper to discuss this week the Remington target thrower. Recall last time we had dialogue on the Winchester thrower. These two sporting companies are...
October 12, 2012 - 9:08pm
It's dry out there! Low lake water level isn't just a local problem
I know I have not been alone in dealing with the frustrations of low water and poor public access conditions. I thought last year was bad, this year is worse, and I believe it is as bad as I can remember since fishing area waters for more than 30 years. I know I was also not alone...
October 12, 2012 - 9:06pm
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
MARILYN HAGERTY: Teaching Tony and Anderson to play bridge
Dear Shirley, I'm just back from another whirlwind trip to New York City. I was invited back to the Anderson Cooper show. And I had coffee with...
April 12, 2012 - 8:31am