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Striking down barriers: Frazee's new Adaptive Bowling Team, Unified Phy Ed class get acceptance, friendship and inclusion on a roll
Perham man hurt in Highway 10 crash near DL
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranks first in a study on bipartisan legislation
Crime & accidents around Becker County
Attorney General Sessions to visit Fargo for law enforcement announcement, discuss drug crisis
Smith claims Top 20 Big Ten finish
DL softball splits with Patriots
Laker baseball swept at Pequot Lakes
Blomseth medalist at Earlybird
Bison women end Denver's reign of conference golf titles
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Rose R. Duescher
Steven P. Leitheiser
Harriet E. Anderson
The wolf is a Minnesota treasure
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
September 22, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Pedal perfect September bike ride
Late September is the superb time of year in the north, the time of color, harvest, apples, rich green grass under the lights on the football field, and crisp air morning and evening. Next week the sun will set directly at the end of the roads going west. Autumnal Equinox. The...
September 22, 2013 - 6:00pm
September 7, 2013
Eric Bergeson: What would you do with your lottery winnings?
What would you do if you won a billion dollars in the lottery? Although I don’t play the lottery, the dream of unlimited wealth sometimes bounces around in my head as I drive across the prairie or try to fall asleep after too much coffee. First priority: Buy the Twins. Fire...
September 7, 2013 - 7:00pm
September 1, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Tuile, madeira, lutefisk — accidents happen
You know how when you bake a pizza and some of the cheese falls off and gets burnt to the tray and how if you scrape the burnt cheese off it is the best part? Well, French chefs create that burnt cheese deliberately. They sprinkle grated cheese on a pan with a little butter...
September 1, 2013 - 2:00pm
August 24, 2013
Eric Bergeson: I’ll be ready when the next rock fad hits
There used to be a lot more rock shops forty years ago than there are today. We had a rock shop here locally, and I remember begging Mom and Dad to stop the station wagon on summer vacations at the many rock shops between here and the West Coast. The local rock shop polished...
August 24, 2013 - 7:00pm
August 17, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Man’s genetic manipulation is nothing new
There should be more than enough corn to go around this fall. According to USDA statistics, ninety-seven million acres of corn were planted this year, more than any season since 1936. The massive 1936 planting didn’t produce so well. The year was the hottest on record, and crops...
August 17, 2013 - 5:00pm
August 11, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Summer school research isn’t what it used to be
Education reformers frequently propose that the school year should be extended and summer vacation eliminated. The latest argument for formal summer learning comes from a researcher at Johns Hopkins University who demonstrated that kids from lower income households fall behind...
August 11, 2013 - 1:00pm
August 4, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Liberating your lawn can help save the Earth
If we all just took a pill about our lawns, the world would be better off. A lawn need not consist of all grass just because that’s how it is at the golf course.
August 4, 2013 - 5:00pm
July 28, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Hay: A treat for the five senses
If I ever tried to farm, I would want to raise hay. Hay appeals to multiple senses. Sight: hay fields are beautiful green, sometime crowned with lavender alfalfa blooms. Across the American continent, hay fields grace the most beautiful locations. Early in life, I watched a...
July 28, 2013 - 9:00am
July 20, 2013
Eric Bergeson: The price of a meatball dinner at the county fair
The local county fair closed last night. Although my plan was to hide under bed for the duration, I did just the opposite. The big draw is the food.
July 20, 2013 - 4:00pm
July 14, 2013
Eric Bergeson: A big dollop of summer nostalgia
The county fair comes to town this week. With it, hundreds of suburban expatriates return to their small-town stomping grounds for a big dollop of summertime nostalgia. The long rays of late-evening sunshine, the peak summer green in the fields, and the pleasant, temperate nights...
July 14, 2013 - 4:00pm
July 7, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Ticket scalping
Major league ticket scalping is a man’s world, a world of foul-mouthed, whiny, cigar-chomping, unsavory men convinced it is their god-given right to rip you off. Ticket scalping –– the practice of reselling tickets to professional sporting events at a price higher than their...
July 7, 2013 - 11:00am
June 30, 2013
Eric Bergeson: General Grant’s throat and a tonsillectomy
In 1885, Gen. U. S. Grant was dying of throat cancer. The former president was broke. Absent Social Security, which didn’t yet exist, he knew that his wife Julia would be left destitute when he died. Gen. Grant’s friend Mark Twain was aware of the great man’s financial t...
June 30, 2013 - 8:00am
June 23, 2013
Eric Bergeson: A country funeral for Bernice
The Saturday before Father’s Day, Dad and I shared pall bearer duties for the funeral of Bernice, one of the last of the old neighbors. She died at age 95. Bernice spent most of her life in a farmhouse a mile north of our farm. It had no electricity. She cared for her parents...
June 23, 2013 - 4:00pm
June 15, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Playing the old piano on a rainy day
In a resigned response to last week’s continued wet weather, I sat at the old upright piano at our place of business and played some somber hymns. The piano sits in the same room where my grandfather played hymns on another old upright when the ups and downs of business got to...
June 15, 2013 - 9:00am
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