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Camper giveaway raises $36,000
Hibbing man charged with murder in death of 2-year-old girl
Crime & Accident Report
Zoo pursues endangered species
Fergus Falls police say woman who reported threats may have been hallucinating
Late goal not enough for Lakers against Crookston
San Jose State wins 42-10 over UND
Bombers blank Bears 18-0
Vikings take down Titans to finish preseason undefeated
Gophers easily handle Eastern Illinois in opener
In the Zone
Get ready to climb
Holly McCamant: Jumping off bridges and drinking too much, just another day at the lake
Credit 101 for college freshmen and parents
Older driving safety: Warning signs and how to know when to stop driving
Freezing herbs: Preserve those fresh summer flavors
Friends & Neighbors
Attorney opens new office in hometown of DL
A Creative Mix Hair Salon hires new staff
MN gas prices take smaller dip this week
Minnesota Chamber leadership named
DL doctor helps local health care students
Ulen’s Top Hat Theatre celebrates 10 years
Auditions for DLHS fall musical open Sept. 2
Mah Jongg tournament is set for Thursday, Sept. 4 in Park Rapids
Tonic Sol-fa coming to Holmes Sept. 3
‘Rockin’ on the Red’ set Sept. 20
Pine to Palm Traditions
Tamarac Refuge: Come check out the climate and its changes
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
Letter: Things are better, thanks to top-tier tax increases
Lynn Hummel: Gestures can be powerful stuff
Bad news for bottom 60 percent
Don’t fall for this clever phone scam
Letter: ‘Gouen’ to miss Park
Brain matter or delicious mushroom?
Brad Laabs: Lots of favorite lakes, many ways to prepare fish
Blane Klemek: Mallards are perhaps the most widespread duck on Earth
Recreational activities to be expanded at MN SNA’s
Learn the basics of hunting upland birds at DNR clinic
Pine to Palm
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