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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
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
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
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
February 9, 2018
Why we need to 'hold on to kindness'
In the beginning of January, Rebecca Somers boarded a plane in State College, Pa., heading for Detroit, Mich. She had no idea that what she was...
February 9, 2018 - 6:26am
December 30, 2017
These wines will help you toast 2018
Many people who will celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 will do so with a bubbly of some sort. A Prosecco? A fizzante? Champagne?...
December 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
October 2, 2017
World of Wine: Higher elevation means higher resveratrol
Seasoned skiers know that the higher in elevation one goes, the potential for sunburn increases. When we are in the mountains, we wear clothing...
October 2, 2017 - 9:21am
August 22, 2017
McFeely: Casino opponents get a victory, for now
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Opponents of a proposed casino project on Minnesota's Star Lake won an important victory Tuesday, Aug. 22, but whether...
August 22, 2017 - 9:15pm
July 14, 2017
McFeely: Neighbor gives ‘rest of the story’ in Detroit Lakes landlord dispute
A Detroit Lakes, Minn., woman gave what she called “the rest of the story” about a dispute that led to a landlord losing her rental license...
July 14, 2017 - 8:35am
May 23, 2017
Kindness changes the way you see
One of the great lessons cancer taught me was the importance of getting my thought-life in order. There are way too many things in this world...
May 23, 2017 - 9:00am
August 13, 2016
Wolves are intelligent and social
I once followed a set of wolf tracks on a sandbar along the Goodnews River in southwestern Alaska’s Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. I wondered if the lone wolf had been hunting or if it was a lone male searching for a territory, a mate, or was simply trying to avoid detection...
August 13, 2016 - 2:59pm
August 12, 2016
Slow down, take a deep breath
Every day somebody shoots somebody else. Every day there are traffic jams and road rage; every day there are heated little arguments and people getting punched in the nose. The tension seems to be rising. I’m not sure what the problem is, but maybe I can suggest part of the solution....
August 12, 2016 - 5:35am
A thousand years in twenty feet - any fool can do it
Oh, Dear Reader (A national institute studying newspaper readership announced recently that readers of this column are far above average- in nearly every way), you have already done me in by suggesting that by simply digging a 5-foot hole, I can travel millions of years in time. Even...
August 12, 2016 - 5:10am
August 11, 2016
Finding the right financial advisor
If having a dedicated professional to help you manage your money sounds appealing, consider looking into a financial advisor—regardless of your income. There’s no substitute for financial education, but an expert advisor can help you with your financial goals. There are many kinds...
August 11, 2016 - 5:05am
August 10, 2016
Versatile veggie appeals to tastebuds and sports fans
Last Saturday, Tony paid a visit to his good buddy Jim Driscoll of Driscoll Farms at the Northern Plains Farmers Market, which takes place in...
August 10, 2016 - 8:41am
August 6, 2016
Make time to get out, enjoy the lakes
The lakes area gets to be busy during the summer. It is very evident this weekend, of course, with the extremely large gathering for WE Fest. But, if you look at the schedule we have every year, from July to the start of school, we are busy. We jump from the 4th of July to the water...
August 6, 2016 - 5:45am
Hummingbirds provide hours of entertainment
Every year, come mid-May, if not a little sooner, expect your resident hummingbirds and orioles to come a ‘knocking for a handout. Always the males make their return trips to the Northland first and ahead of the lagging females, and they’ll usually do a decent job of letting you...
August 6, 2016 - 5:40am
Voters can fix what ails Congress
Today’s members of Congress are good at attacking political opponents, and not so adept at governing. But Capitol Hill has worked before, and it can do so again. Voters can make that happen by electing candidates who are willing and able to work with colleagues who don’t necessarily...
August 6, 2016 - 5:05am
August 5, 2016
The (4-year) curse of gorgeous legs
This has happened before, but it catches me by surprise every time. The Republican convention was going full speed in Cleveland, and Eartha and I were watching the proceedings with interest. Melania Trump was speaking and telling everybody what a wonderful husband, The Donald, has...
August 5, 2016 - 5:25am