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Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual harassment
Three-year-old girl accidentally shot with .22 rifle
Franken no stranger to upsetting women
Investigators find rifle was hidden from view
DL man must pay $55K restitution after bilking elderly woman
All-section football teams announced in 6A and 8AA
Frazee alums place at Grinaker Cobber Open
Gulon, Tracy reach state swimming championship podium
Payne continues point streak against EGF
'I'm just playing football': A humble Adam Thielen is the Vikings' feel-good story
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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Happy Thanksgiving from the DL library
Christmas show at Ulen's Top Hat Theatre Dec. 2
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Franklin "Bud" Heisler
Linda S. Severson
Virginia May Fisher
Judith Darlene Kocurek
Irene Rose Byer
Will tax cuts pile up more debt?
Knowing these ABCs can save a baby's life
House tax bill hurts charitable giving
A heartfelt thanks
Letters: Farmers need tax reform that helps middle class
Lake ice still treacherous due to weather ups and downs
How birds and mammals survive the winter
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
May 31, 2008
Damlo column: Fattening insurers: Health care needs to change
I was recently curious about something -- who and what really makes the most money in this country? I was appalled and slightly sickened to discover that it was not the oil companies as I had presumed, but it was in fact the insurance companies that make the most money. I thought...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Chris Damlo column: Reality of what lies ahead finally sinks in
As I sit and stare at the serenity of the sky, the scary reality finally hits me. I am going to graduate this year. It seems so implausibly surreal, my whole life will shortly begin after the moment I am presented with my diploma. Now that I have some time, I have been looking...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
A belated wish for Mother's Day
Due to unforeseen circumstances (mainly my e-mail or my own incompetence) this column was unfortunately for last week and it is a belated Happy Mother's Day. "My mom is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 5, 2008
Damlo column: The effects of meth spelled out
Earlier this week, a woman who has read my past columns approached me and we chatted a bit. She brought up something that is a growing problem in society. That problem is the problem of meth and other illegal drugs. She told me someone she was closed to was addicted to such a drug...
May 5, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Damlo column: Hillary's experience, character right for White House leader
Something quite extraordinary happened last night (last Tuesday because technically this article is out on Sunday). Mrs. Hillary R. Clinton has won the state of Pennsylvania by a 10 percent margin, which thank goodness has brought her back into a close competition with Barack Obama....
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 6, 2008
Christopher Damlo column: Curse of the video game
I have been afflicted with another ruthless addiction. Along with caffeine, sleep, show tunes, classical music and penguin hunting, I have now become (yet again) consumed with the mind numbing, mind melting, brain bashing pastime of video games. Unfortunately for me, I have absolutely...
April 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
Finding paradise in middle of Broadway
DETROIT LAKES - I have found my Eden, my paradise, my wonderland of pure joy and happiness. I, as you have read, was gifted by my choir to have the opportunity to go on the trip of a lifetime. I made the pilgrimage to the great urban jungle known as New York City. In this paradise...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am
March 24, 2008
Damlo column: Despite unknown snow, columnist happy spring has arrived -- kind of
It's 2 a.m. Do you know where your children are? I do not, because, alas I do not have children. Anyway, it is actually 9:30 and I'm sitting at home writing this article anxiously awaiting to leave for our school's choir trip to NYC. Something miraculous has happened. That special...
March 24, 2008 - 12:00am
March 17, 2008
Chris Damlo column: Writer's block: Perfecting the art of writing nothing
It's finally happened. Something horrific, something terrifying, something disfiguring, something debilitating. Writer's Block! That's right everyone, the time has come where I actually have absolutely nothing to preach about, complain about, or to rant and rave on. I am truly...
March 17, 2008 - 12:00am
February 24, 2008
Christopher Damlo column: Ode to a loved one -- Grandpa leaves gardens of memories, words of wisdom
Dear Grandpa, I would like to dedicate this letter to you in order to lament your passing into the house of God. As expected, I will miss you ardently, however, your suffering in this life is over. No longer shall you be bound by the chains of mortality. You will no longer suffer...
February 24, 2008 - 12:00am
February 18, 2008
Christopher Damlo column: I pray for a snow day
It's gloomy, it's cold, the sky is blotted by a thick white sleeting downpour. Yes, it is what you think, it is a winter storm! All adults are thinking "Oh dear lord, now I have to shovel." All the young people are thinking (and praying) "Please, oh please, let school be late .......
February 18, 2008 - 12:00am
February 10, 2008
Chris Damlo column: Role reversal: Caring for those we care about
We all remember the days when we where very young (at least I do). So I ask these simple questions: Who took care of us when we where young? Who spoiled us rotten? Who undermined our parents for us? Who bent over backwards for us? Who gave money selflessly for our "college" funds?...
February 10, 2008 - 12:00am
January 26, 2008
Damlo column: Injustice at school: Parents should handle issue
Hello Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, and surrounding communities. How are you? Como est?s? Que haces? Comon sa va? Wie geht es Ihnen? Any who, something has happened in our school system, as you may have heard, that legitimately upsets me. Some of my friends have been banned from things...
January 26, 2008 - 12:00am