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MnDOT adds North Star Route to U.S. bicycle system
Local National Guard unit wins acclaim during grueling training in Mojave Desert
DL man faces first-degree drug charge for meth
'Kicking' up the holiday savings: Local woman uses her smartphone to find rebates while shopping
Feds tighten restrictions on meds for farm animals
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Hornet wrestlers take Unruh Invite
Laker girls hockey shutout at Sartell
Raider girls snap 36-game skid
Versatile scoring gives Raiders second victory
Laker dance teams start strong at home invite
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
When might opening a joint bank account make sense?
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
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'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
Diana Lynn Aker
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Ruth I. Knapp
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
Thanks to teachers for attended Legion Auxiliary Appreciation Tea
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
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
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
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January 19, 2009
RJ Dupre Column: A few words to you, my son
Remember, my son, when you were a little boy how you used to like to play with your Star Wars toys, and created great battles in imaginary galaxies? Then came the period of GI Joe. You felt invincible and became a "tactical genius." Then came the video games and virtual reality of...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
November 21, 2008
RJ Dupre Column: Dealing with the French
I come from a culture and country where patience is an unknown quality. The French temperament is very arrogant at times, and we are a pretty feisty bunch. I remember as a child when my Mom and I used to go to the open market everyday to purchase our food. We had to wait in line to...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
RJ Dupre Column: You don't know what you've got until it's gone
Very often, we do not realize how we miss things until they are taken away from us and we can't have them. This concept came to my attention last week. I went to the hospital to have a colonoscopy done. It's a procedure necessary when you reach a certain age, which is part of preventive...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
August 9, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Don't think I can? Watch me
It is sunny, the wind is blowing, and it is chilly. I am sitting by the window at a friend's house, looking at her garden. There are beautiful gazing balls, chimes, and on top of an iron stand a bird feeder full of seeds swings gently in the breeze. A group of birds are flying about...
August 9, 2008 - 12:00am
July 19, 2008
R.J. Dupre Column: Perseverance will get you further
From time to time, I get the need to prove to myself that I can fix things. Hey, I am entitled to delusional thinking once in a while! So on a fine day I decided to fix a broken wooden picture frame and a mirror. I bought a very strong glue to make the repair work. After all, sticking...
July 19, 2008 - 12:00am
June 29, 2008
Quirky and Quotable: Older than average students
Recently, a friend shed some light on going back to college at 30. I support her and am quite proud of her, and I feel that some of her feelings about her decision warrants being written about. Her immediate emotions were common -- anxiety, excitement, fear of the unknown. Usually...
June 29, 2008 - 12:00am
June 21, 2008
A divine experience at Wounded Knee
Every summer, I go to a few powwows. It is a way to get spiritually re-centered, and to watch the dancers of all ages offer their talents to their Creator. Three years ago, I went to Wounded Knee, where a huge celebration had been listed on the Internet. It was the first annual...
June 21, 2008 - 12:00am
June 15, 2008
Quirky and qutoable
It's two o'clock in the morning and I am eating at a truck stop. This time of night is the twilight zone where some people are not quite ready to go home yet. Truckers eat and relax before rushing to their final destination. They criss-cross the country, always pushing...
June 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Ain't no biking mama!
'Tis the season of feeling alive and rejuvenated once again. We emerge from the heavy cocoon of winter and are ready to live every moment of summer. After sprucing up our homes and gardens, it is time for play. We throw ourselves into our favorite pastime, whether it is fishing, hiking,...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Cyber cheating isn't the way out
Nowadays, the Internet has become absolutely indispensable for most people. It is used on a daily basis, for hours at a time in business, the academic arena, research etc... It is the door to the world. Personal ads replace old-fashioned dating by creating a profile accompanied by...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Coming to terms with being a grandma
Several years ago, I told my children that when they grew up, they could not make me a grandmother until I was ready. Well, two years ago the time came, and it did not happen on my terms. My request was not granted. When my daughter called to tell me she was expecting a baby, I...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 11, 2008
RJ Dupre column: A mother's requiem
On this special day, many will celebrate and honor the woman who gave them birth and raised them, but for many of my "sisters," this day will be painful, lonely and unbearable. They will remember the fear of going to the mall and seeing children playing and how they ran to their...
May 11, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Can we ever go home again?
What is a home for most of us? It is a dwelling where we gather our belongings to protect them and display them. It is where we eat, sleep, relax and often work at its maintenance. It is also a refuge, (at least in most cases), a haven where we can escape from the hustle and bustle...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 19, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Disconnecting the panic button
For many years I was not known to be a patient person. I gave into panic, frustration and anger when faced with a crisis or the execution of a project. I wanted it to be done or resolved, before it ever got started. I would kick and scream, plunge into it without looking and would...
April 19, 2008 - 12:00am
April 12, 2008
RJ Dupre column: When work is a partnership
In each profession there are different levels of relationships between employers and employees. However the mantra in which "One should die for the Glory of the Empire," is outdated and oppressive. The foundation of a healthy work atmosphere is based on loyalty, honesty, ethics...
April 12, 2008 - 12:00am