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From Perham to Philly: Game was worst experience ever
Congressman Peterson's meeting with 'Ikes' tonight is cancelled
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
Hallisey two-point night in one-goal victory over Bemidji
BASKETBALL: DL win streak at five after nail-biter in Hawley
Freeman stars on shorthanded diving lineup at California Baptist
Area college track update
NCE/U-H takes down D-G-F on the road, 57-46
'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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Richard "Moon" Mellen
Cordell "Corky" Kittelson
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Here comes the plow - what do you do?
To curb climate change, cities need the right design
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Hawk or falcon? Tricks to ID look-alike bird species
Bad things happen out there if you aren't prepared
The ice angler's landing net: Alexandria's Dresch makes a product to help get more fish in the pail
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
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
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
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