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No smoking in public housing? New federal smoke-free rule affects Minnesotans
Man wielding knife is arrested in lobby of Becker County Human Services
MnDOT releases statewide freight system plan
Felony charge of violating a restraining order is dismissed
Fluctuating home values?: New software at Becker County Assessor’s Office could be responsible
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Raiders control tempo in victory over Rebels
Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
St. Luke's Episcopal Church has a new Little Free Library outside their doors
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
It's beginning to look a lot like...
Lorna M. Schons
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
What goes around comes around?
This DFLer hopes Trump is a pragmatist
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Pine to Palm
March 15, 2014
Eric Bergeson: Trip home across the vast west
The American West is vast and varied, as I am reminded annually when I trek across the entire expanse from southwest to northeast on the way back home to reality. The weather forecast determines the route, and this time storms predicted for the West Coast made me think the mountain...
March 15, 2014 - 3:00pm
June 9, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Looking out at the swamp things
This cruel, late spring moved swiftly from drab grays and browns of late winter to bright greens of aspen leaves and fresh grass, as well as the blooms of the fruit trees and tulips. Spring colors couple with spring scents: Fresh cut lawn, plum and apple blossoms, lilacs and,...
June 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
March 16, 2013
Eric Bergeson: A tale of two different valleys
The white flakes blowing across the freeway in California’s Central Valley looked like snow, but the temperatures were in the 80s. The flakes were petals blowing from thousands of almond trees just finishing their bloom the first week of March. Almond farmers hope the honey bees,...
March 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
March 8, 2013
Eric Bergeson: The world needs a few good managers
The last day in Arizona featured the best and worst of customer service and business management. First, a hotel from the nether regions. I won’t name the establishment because I met the sleaze bag owner and I know he would sue me, even if what I write here is true. What was a comfortable,...
March 8, 2013 - 3:07pm
October 12, 2012
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
July 27, 2012
We're in the 'dog days' of summer
These are the dog days of summer. The term "dog days" dates from ancient times and has to do with the stellar constellations which are prominent in the night sky during July and August. In ancient times, the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, also known from ages past as the...
July 27, 2012 - 3:53pm
July 20, 2012
It's county fair time again
The tradition of a fair goes back to Roman times, when the authorities would declare an intermission of labor and tradesmen from afar sold their wares. In the Middle Ages, fairs were tied to religious holidays honoring patron saints. Not all of the activity on the fairgrounds...
July 20, 2012 - 3:41pm
July 13, 2012
Pioneers were all too human
As my hometown of Fertile celebrated its 125th anniversary last weekend, I found myself in a goofy outfit out in the cemetery playing the role of one of the town's old pioneers, H.L.
July 13, 2012 - 2:26pm
July 6, 2012
Irrational over-preparation can give you party anxiety
A recent survey showed people dread hosting a party even more than they dread a job interview. Not surprising. Just look at the summersaults parents turn to get the basement guest bedroom redone before graduation even though nobody will see the room during the party. Last week,...
July 6, 2012 - 4:16pm
May 25, 2012
Nautical advice for the graduate
Sometime this month, every campus and high school across this great nation will host a celebration where somebody who has allegedly met with success in life will dispense advice to graduates on how they, too, might meet with success in life. Remember the little people! Be kind!...
May 25, 2012 - 4:40pm
May 18, 2012
We've become modern day hermits
Across the road on the old Henry Helm place is a little 20 acre field which is now rented by the Amish. Seventy years ago, Henry, who didn't get his first tractor until the late 1940s, plowed the field with horses. After Henry died, the land was farmed for 30 years by huge...
May 18, 2012 - 3:54pm
May 11, 2012
The trail that used to be a rail
Although I live in the woods, my awareness of nature has been expanded by a trail four miles distant that follows the path of an old rail bed. I remember hearing trains rumble in the distance from my basement bedroom as a boy. However, the last train probably ran 25 years ago. The...
May 11, 2012 - 4:00pm