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Record May Rainfall
MDH says new strain of dog flu, found in Detroit Lakes, was treated successfully
Rain Totals: May 28-29
Car salesman rescues trucker in fiery crash in Roseville, Minn.
Laker boys south subsection golf champions
Minnesota 8U hockey numbers increase
Three Raiders receive all-conference baseball nods
Six Lakers named to Mid-State all-conference softball team
Angels improve to 4-1
Two friends paddle the remote Little Fork River
What happens when a company won’t fix a misspelled name
Being the perfect packer
DL couple plans wedding visit around national parks
Artichokes can help kids learn to love veggies
Friends & Neighbors
Youth, volunteers produce TV ad for Ice Cream Truck
National Star of Life Award goes to Kaiser
Lamppa steps away from oil pipeline biz
Low interest loans available for farmers
Beware: Not all pay-day loans legit
'Tomorrowland' is a well-intentioned mess
Book signing Friday in Detroit Lakes
June 11 concert set to support Vergas Trail
Magic and music show set June 4 at local library
Watercolor exhibit opens June 21 at Hjemkomst Center
Minnesota tobacco use down
Bad luck gets the blame and a bad rap
Marquart: ‘Every vote I take’ is for rural MN
Letter: Saddam Hussein was a WMD himself
Follow the rules and stop AIS
More bears, likely looking for food, wandering near homes in Minnesota this year
Minn. DNR using iFish app to net data with the help of anglers
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
Northern Minnesota study focuses on sandhill cranes
Lake & Home Real Estate - June 2015
Summer Scene - May 2015
Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Try one of the many golf courses in the area
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
April 24, 2015
Friday Matters: Everyday Peace to Hope
What is the peace of God? Is it a feeling? Can it be explained? Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. Peace is a knowing and not a feeling. One evening a few years after my scoliosis back surgery in 2003 the rods along my spine seemed to wake-up and pinch certain nerves...
April 24, 2015 - 5:00am
April 23, 2015
Thursday Matters: Everyday Hope
There’s so much suffering in the way of illnesses like cancer, depression and AIDS. Mean and evil people are out there too. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. But there’s hope. There’s God. It actually comforts me to read from the Old Testament in Jeremiah that...
April 23, 2015 - 5:00am
April 22, 2015
Nature’s heroes on Earth Day
I was out hugging trees a short time ago at the Sucker Creek Preserve, 64 acres of maples, basswoods, swamp, native prairie and a creek, organized about 15 years ago by Sally Hausken and a dedicated band of local heroes. All varieties of plants, animals, birds and people are welcome...
opinion / Lynn Hummel
April 22, 2015 - 11:00am
Asparagus can be pizza topping, breakfast side dish
Asparagus is coming into season again, and I couldn’t be happier about it. It is definitely a favorite vegetable in our house. We, of course, love oven-roasted asparagus, but we also like to incorporate it into our entrees whenever possible. A few nights ago, I decided to...
life / food
April 22, 2015 - 5:10am
Benefit reduction for early retirement is based on age
Q: What percentage of monthly reduction will you take if starting Social Security retirement before full retirement age (FRA)? A: This depends on how much younger you are than FRA, also called normal retirement age on the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov. Starting...
April 22, 2015 - 5:05am
Wednesday Matters: Everyday Underdog
God often chooses the underdog. Think of David in the Bible who is the youngest of his brothers, a shepherd boy and was made King. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. There’s Gideon, who was threshing wheat at night and God tapped him and said; “Gideon you mighty...
April 22, 2015 - 5:00am
April 21, 2015
Tuesday Matters: Everyday New You
“Are you kidding? With the kind of history and past you’ve had… well good luck thinking you can overcome it.” That’s hard stuff to swallow because not only is it hurtful but it’s untrue. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. Sometimes the voices from our past...
April 21, 2015 - 5:00am
April 20, 2015
Monday Matters: Everyday Tech Service
God bless Amrinder who I spent 138 minutes with trying to solve my tech problem. This wasn’t my first time feeling frustrated and impatient with computer technology but once again God had to remind me that life is not all about me being served. No matter what I do or say I should...
April 20, 2015 - 5:00am
April 19, 2015
For the media, traditional values still matter
I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They’re not what you might think, however. Far from considering journalists to be irritating pains in the neck — though I’ve...
opinion / editorials
April 19, 2015 - 5:35am
April 18, 2015
Get your boat, gear ready for spring fishing
If you don’t have your boat, trailer, tackle, and fishing equipment ready to go yet, now would be a good time. As you have probably noticed, we are now ice free! Take a little time to properly prepare so things will go smoothly for you this spring. Trailers need to have good...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
April 18, 2015 - 5:20am
American woodcock, common snipe return to northern woodlands
Springtime is my favorite time of the year. Snow is gone, ice is out, and birds are back. It’s a wonderful season. Especially joyful are the return of avian migrants of all color and size. Lucky we are here in Minnesota to live where massive migrations occur each spring and fall,...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
April 18, 2015 - 5:15am
April 17, 2015
Parenting a Pete can be painful
“Boy is he angry.” Those are the first words I heard from Dr. Knaak as I delivered our second of four sons. I did not hear, “You did it,” “Congratulations,” or “It’s a boy.” Instead I heard what pretty much describes our 17-year-old son, Peter, today. “Boy...
April 17, 2015 - 5:10am
Judge not: Christian or not, there’s no room for judgment
In today’s world, people have a lot to say about Christianity. Right now the biggest thing I hear complaints about is that Christians are judgmental. However, there are at least seven verses in the Bible that say something along the lines about how we should not judge. Matthew...
April 17, 2015 - 5:05am
April 16, 2015
Resetting retirement post-divorce
Retirement planning can face derailment after a divorce. Married, two-income couples have the advantage of splitting living expenses and pooling all their investment assets, including retirement accounts. Once the marriage is over, costs for separate households may limit the ability...
business / money management
April 16, 2015 - 5:30am
Thursday Matters: Everyday let it GO
"Continuing to do the same thing over and over again while expecting different results is the definition of insanity." Thanks Ben Franklin for the reminder. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. And yet we find ourselves trying to live a good and holy life through human...
April 16, 2015 - 5:00am