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Beau Hanson gets fresh start after injury layoff
Pine to Palm Senior Division turns 50
Lakeview Junior Club Championship July 28-29
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan in 2018
Detroit Lake 5th-graders add Pacesetter Great Four-State crown to state and region laurels
Column: Breaking the ice--an introduction to Becker County
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Albright on dean's list at St. Cloud Tech
Oberg on dean's honor roll at Montana State
Scherzer turns 80
Friends & Neighbors
Minnesota Lottery continues to be recognized for its accounting and financial reporting
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
Department of Revenue offers tips for property tax refund filers ahead of August deadline
Plan your own adventure: DL Escape Room opens in Washington Square Mall
So close they can taste it: DL's Holmes Theatre to host WE Fest Karaoke Roundup finale on Saturday
Arts and music at Maplewood
Comedian Rodney Carrington comes to Shooting Star Friday
Coming home: Fargo native Shannon Curfman brings solo act to Shooting Star this Thursday
Looking for a good summer read? Your local library can help
Margaret Mary (Sloan) Krenelka
Edwin A. Lundberg
Thomas Jerome Bridges Sr.
Oran L. Wilberg
Letter: City needs to give veteran, landlord a break
Letter: DL should show compassion towards landlord, veteran
Port: I'm pretty sure we elected Zaphod Beeblebrox as president
Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
Guest Editorial: Disabled veterans now get free access to state parks
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Some tips for successful warm-weather fishing
Blane Klemek column: A sleepy squirrel that acts like a prairie dog
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
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