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MNsure promises improvement and looks into extending deadline
Police: Minnesota woman blamed someone else for spreading marijuana seeds
Man gets 10 years for sword stabbing
Master gardeners: December is for poinsettias
A SMART proposal
Love, Pekovic lead Wolves over Blazers
Vikings chuck Freeman audition in favor of competing with Cassel
Boys Basketball: Cihak goes off on Pats to pace DL to Mid-State win
Girls Hockey: West Fargo team snaps DL’s streak
Wrestling: Lakers score win over M/W
In the Zone
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its annual stop in DL Monday
Caught up in the gifts: Thankfulness, gratitude should last through Christmas, not just stop after Thanksgiving
Jessica Karley: Masala Chai provides delicious spin on familiar dessert
Howard Kossover: Social Security benefits did not originally include cost-of-living adjustment
Friends & Neighbors
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Brad Laabs: New products help drive ice fishing industry
Blane Klemek: Minnesota’s resident wildlife tough it out through the winter
Don’t look past late season pheasants
Preliminary ‘13 deer harvest numbers released
Solid U.S. retail sales boost economic outlook
Audubon neighbors find perfect business match
Franken recognized for energy legislation
Cold snap to thank for drop in gas prices
Microsoft says Xbox One global sales top 2 million
Our Opinion: FDA acts to curb farm antibiotics
Lynn Hummel: Lessons on standing in line
Letter: Thank you for support, kindness, generocity
Letter: GOP ‘Wrecking Crew’ should leave the Pope alone
Our Opinion: Too cold to enjoy Christmas?
Lonestar’s holiday show is Friday at Shooting Star
Rock & Roll Christmas Spectacular tonight at Historic Holmes Theatre
Travis Tritt, 2 other acts added to WE Fest lineup
Danell Haspel: Ideas for holiday get-togethers at library
First Lutheran hosts holiday dinner
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
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
November 15, 2008
RJ Dupre Column: You don't know what you've got until it's gone
Very often, we do not realize how we miss things until they are taken away from us and we can't have them. This concept came to my attention last week. I went to the hospital to have a colonoscopy done. It's a procedure necessary when you reach a certain age, which is part of preventive...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
September 21, 2008
Hummel Column: Trust one another
I went to my grocery store Saturday afternoon, pulled up to the salt bags sitting outside and loaded eight bags into the back of my car. Then I went inside and told the cashier, a young lady I didn't know and who didn't know me, I had just loaded eight bags of salt pellets, the ones...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
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 19, 2008
Jumping into the unknown world of running
Sloth -- one of the seven deadly sins man practices daily. It's one that I've been practicing since my high school years, avoiding voluntarily exercise routinely. I've covered numerous cross country and long-distance track events, and although there was an admiration for the...
June 19, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
Damlo column: Fattening insurers: Health care needs to change
I was recently curious about something -- who and what really makes the most money in this country? I was appalled and slightly sickened to discover that it was not the oil companies as I had presumed, but it was in fact the insurance companies that make the most money. I thought...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
Kitzmann column: Not so speedy speedboat quickly becomes lawn ornament rather than entertainment
One fine day last week, after arriving home from a week at my grandparents' house, I, after looking out at the lake to enjoy the scenery, noticed that our boat had been put on the boatlift. Funny thing is, our boat, a 70 horsepower red speedboat, hadn't been working properly for...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Chris Damlo column: Reality of what lies ahead finally sinks in
As I sit and stare at the serenity of the sky, the scary reality finally hits me. I am going to graduate this year. It seems so implausibly surreal, my whole life will shortly begin after the moment I am presented with my diploma. Now that I have some time, I have been looking...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 3, 2008
Hummel column: Why I'm keeping my shirt on
Do this right now: pull up your shirt at the waist and take a look at your belly. Rub your hand across it. Does it feel hard and look rippled like a washboard? If you don't know what a washboard is you can probably find one at a flea market or a museum with a display of old home devices...
May 3, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Kitzmann column: Author sheds light on dying saying goodbye
With spring here (theoretically anyway) schoolwork has been getting rather tiresome, so when my mother asked me last Tuesday if I would be interested in witnessing a forensic pathologist, Dr. Janis Amatuzio, talk about her profession, I happily said yes. It was only after I agreed...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am