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Elderly, disabled care top priorities for legislators
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
State denies Duluth's request on police body cameras
Winter Trails Day celebration planned
Meth use, winter cold led to Mahnomen men’s deaths
Laker gymnasts No. 1 in season's first state poll
Lakers complete Bemidji sweep
Girls basketball: Lakers bounce back against Bemidji
Boys Hoops: Undefeated Battlers hold off Hornets
Barlund, Tappe lead Hornet girls over Braves
Homemade crescent rolls
Jesus was Jewish
The importance of meeting enrollment deadlines
Social Security COLA became law in 1950
Local student gets MSUM scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
Samuelson named VP at Bell State Bank
Beware: Online flower scams claim locality
Smart tax moves to consider
RDO’s John Deere Equipment moves, grows
Tri-State to announce scholarship winners
In 'Wild,' scenery provides backdrop for life's journey
Oyster: It’s like Netflix for the bookworm
'Theory of Everything' is high on talent, low on story
Reviewing the best reads of 2014
Variety of events planned in area
‘Merry Christmas!’ I shouted
Letter: Farm groups, townships oppose Red River dam
Letter: DL basketball players rally around their 4-year-old fan
Legacy funds have not been idle
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Voyageurs National Park grows by 61 acres
Wolf ruling may have national impact
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
November 22, 2014
Fishing Lines: Innovations continue to change the fishing industry
We are at the start of the ice fishing season. This last week has had a sprinkling of early ice anglers that had some significant success (a number of trophy sized walleyed were iced on area lakes). This weekend has seen increasing numbers of anglers with the increasing ice thicknesses...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
November 22, 2014 - 8:30am
North Words: Feathers provide birds with much more than the ability to fly
During a cold and snowy evening recently (and there have been a few this November!), I watched a ruffed grouse shuffle along the forest floor on its way to a dense stand of hazel. It was obvious to me that the bird had something in mind. As soon as it reached the edge of the thicket,...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
November 22, 2014 - 8:15am
November 21, 2014
Winter: The playful but cold brother
Recently, I have come to see the seasons as a family. Let’s start with the oldest sibling, spring. I see spring as the sister who has graduated and has her life figured out. Her life is going to get better. Everybody looks up to her, and she has it almost all together, except...
life / wave
November 21, 2014 - 9:30am
Seniors on the move: Caring for yourself while caring for others
Your cell phone rings while you are at work. You see by the caller ID it is your mom. You sigh and shake your head. “I was just there. What does she need now? How will I ever get my work done?” November is National Family Caregivers Month, which began in 1994. President Clinton...
November 21, 2014 - 9:00am
November 20, 2014
Don’t weasel out of reading this
I was wolfing down a thick ham sandwich when...wait a minute. If you have anything important or productive to do, you can stop reading right now, put the paper down and get on with it. All we’re going to talk about today is how the animal kingdom provides living, breathing color...
opinion / Lynn Hummel
November 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
November 19, 2014
Social Security: Retirement Estimator lets you estimate benefits for different earnings, ages
Q: The online Social Security Statement estimates cannot be changed for different retirement options. Can I estimate my retirement using different earnings or ages? A: Yes. Estimate the effect of lower or higher future earnings, or different retirement ages, with the Retirement...
November 19, 2014 - 7:30am
Not your typical leftovers
A few days ago, when I was doing my food shopping, I came across a piece of meat that I don’t often give a second thought to other than when I see it on TV or restaurant menu: beef brisket. I love it, and when I see it, I often think, “Oooooh, I have to remember to make that.” My...
November 19, 2014 - 7:00am
November 15, 2014
What makes a strong lobbyist?
Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington. Here’s a case in point. When Congress closed...
November 15, 2014 - 12:30pm
Fishing Lines: Wait for 3-4 inches of ice before venturing out
Winter is here and we have officially arrived at the fall/winter “tweener” season. The “tweener” seasons happen twice a year. It is the transition from soft water to hard water that occurs now and the transition time that occurs in the spring as we lose the ice and wait for...
November 15, 2014 - 9:30am
North Words: Cunning, wiley coyotes are intelligent predators
While hunting in both Colorado and Minnesota this fall, I’ve often been in close contact with coyotes. I encountered mostly the signs they leave behind (scat and tracks), but only rarely catch glimpses of the actual animal. And even more common than their visual signs are their...
November 15, 2014 - 9:00am
November 14, 2014
Holly McCamant: Not photogenic? No one cares, you shouldn’t either
Let’s make things clear. I am not what you would call a photogenic person. I don’t think I look bad in the real world, and my school portraits aren’t a disaster. However, with photos, I qualify as extremely unphotogenic. Just ask the boys on my cross country team about...
life / wave
November 14, 2014 - 8:30am
November 13, 2014
Pony Express: The blunt truth about November
Nature is being honest this month. No tricks, no glamour, no cover up. I walked through the woods today and this is what I saw: Black. Brown. Tan. Beige. Khaki. Olive. No leaves, no flowers, no other color. The bluestem and Indian grass had all gone to seed and dried up. The clutter...
opinion / Lynn Hummel
November 13, 2014 - 11:30am
November 12, 2014
At home with the Lost Italian: A taste of fall flavors
Last week we introduced a new dinner menu at Sarello’s, and our son, Giovanni, and I have only just begun working our way through the new selections, many of which are inspired by the autumn season. In fact, I’ve only made it through one item, Chef Ben’s Fall Flavors Salad,...
life / food
November 12, 2014 - 7:30am
Social Security: Wife can get Social Security now, and later re-apply under husband’s (greater) benefits
Q: My husband’s Social Security retirement will be much more than mine. If I start my own retirement before my husband starts his, can I apply later as a wife on his record once he retires and applies for benefits? A: Yes, you can start your own SSA retirement now and then look...
November 12, 2014 - 6:30am
November 1, 2014
Fishing Lines: Time to winterize your boat, motor, trailer
We have reached the time of the season to consider winterizing your boat, motor and trailer. If you aren’t going to be getting on the water any more this season, if you haven’t winterized, now is the time. When we have a few nights that drop below freezing, but warm up the next...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
November 1, 2014 - 10:30am