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Perham Health: Hospital board moves forward with proposed $3.5 million clinic expansion
AgweekTV: Ag Tax Reform
Three White Earth candidates run as a coalition
DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
Strawsell and three relays advance to 5A finals
Five DL wrestlers advance to 8AA championship matches
Laker girls finish regular season with big win
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
Francis R. "Butch" Bellanger
Merlin V. Thompson
Sheena Marie Butcher
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
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
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
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
June 2, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Reporters’ creed should be just the facts, ma’am
During the aftermath of the recent tornado in Oklahoma, at least two reporters made fools of themselves as they worked to turn tragedy into entertainment for the masses. Wolf Blitzer of CNN interviewed a young woman holding a baby amidst the rubble of her home. Blitzer apparently...
June 2, 2013 - 3:00pm
May 25, 2013
Eric Bergeson: The season’s first thunder
After the desolate roar of those last spring blizzards, what fun it was last week to curl up in bed and hear the comforting crackle of the first thunder! Last Saturday evening, a storm cell formed just overhead. The billowing cumuli sent out strobes which made the swamp out front...
May 25, 2013 - 12:00pm
May 11, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Don’t mess with our settings!
A message from the old fogies to the younger generation: Don’t mess with our settings! Just when you get on friendly terms with your computer, some kid sits down at it and starts tapping furiously. If you don’t shoo them away in 30 seconds, they will turn the machine into...
May 11, 2013 - 1:00pm
May 5, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Those Lutherans can really put on a spread
Last week, I spoke to a women’s gathering at an area Lutheran church. I arrived good and hungry because those Lutherans can really put on a spread. But when I read the program at my place setting, my heart sank. After the welcome, the devotional and the special music, it said...
May 5, 2013 - 2:00pm
April 29, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Keep calm and carry on in dire circumstances
You can take all the security precautions you want, but when a couple of self-destructive lunatics decide to create random, senseless mayhem, they will be as unstoppable as the weather. The thing to do is deprive the lunatics of their goal by refusing to flinch. Instead of going...
April 29, 2013 - 8:14am
April 21, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Build your own job that didn’t exist last year
Last month, I met for the first time a 23-year-old shirt-tail relative in Los Angeles named Sarah. Fully-employed in a well-paying job she loves, Sarah is the face of our new economy. Sarah has a college degree, but it wasn’t the degree that qualified her for the job of her dreams....
April 21, 2013 - 9:00am
April 13, 2013
Eric Bergeson: This year’s slow spring snow melt
Spring is arriving slower than the last day of school in sixth grade. If delayed gratification develops adulthood, most of us in the northland will be grown up and a little gray before the apple trees bloom. Despite our foul mood, we know in our heads that the slow snow melt is good....
April 13, 2013 - 10:00am
April 7, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Baseball, Inc. is destroying the romance of the game
Advanced statistical analysis has changed the game of baseball, and not for the better. With ruthless determination, computer nerds have proven that statistical probability governs the game of baseball more than anybody ever imagined. “The law of averages,” my Grandpa used to...
April 7, 2013 - 1:00pm
March 29, 2013
Eric Bergeson: An angel in Billings, Mont.
The trek from California through the mountain states towards home landed me in Billings, Mont., mid-day last week. I stopped for a quick bite to eat, then ordered a souped-up coffee at a local cafe, coffee which was intended to amp me up enough to reach Bismarck, N.D. The oil rush...
March 29, 2013 - 2:37pm
March 22, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Don’t miss out on California dreamin’
For all the congestion in its populated areas, the bulk of California’s land area is wilderness, some of the most spectacular wilderness in the lower forty-eight states. Those who announce with pride, “I have no desire to ever go to California” will miss out on some of the most...
March 22, 2013 - 4:33pm
March 16, 2013
Eric Bergeson: A tale of two different valleys
The white flakes blowing across the freeway in California’s Central Valley looked like snow, but the temperatures were in the 80s. The flakes were petals blowing from thousands of almond trees just finishing their bloom the first week of March. Almond farmers hope the honey bees,...
March 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
March 8, 2013
Eric Bergeson: The world needs a few good managers
The last day in Arizona featured the best and worst of customer service and business management. First, a hotel from the nether regions. I won’t name the establishment because I met the sleaze bag owner and I know he would sue me, even if what I write here is true. What was a comfortable,...
March 8, 2013 - 3:07pm
February 22, 2013
Country Scribe: Four-wheelin' in the Arizona desert
Last week, a neighbor from back home and a fellow snowbird showed me an adventure I have never before experienced. I was invited to go four-wheelin' on the Arizona desert. Three parties met at a remote staging area just north of Florence. We unloaded the four-wheelers and planned...
February 22, 2013 - 12:37pm
February 15, 2013
Country Scribe: Back home for a big blizzard
Snowbird luck: I flew back from Arizona to Minnesota for an important meeting only to get snowed in and miss the meeting which suddenly didn't seem important at all! The trip got off on a strange foot when this frail, rail-thin teenage kid sat next to me on the plane in Phoenix...
February 15, 2013 - 10:32am
February 8, 2013
Country Scribe: Who had the best Super Bowl commercial?
The Super Bowl rendered the usually crowded freeways of Phoenix, AZ as quiet as I-29 during a blizzard. Even Christmas can't command such a complete shutdown of the American automobile as the Super Bowl. Driving up and down the silent streets on Super Bowl Sunday, the license...
February 8, 2013 - 2:17pm