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Home and Sport Show set for next weekend in DL
'Nowhere to Lay Their Heads': March 25 forum at Ecumen turns spotlight on homelessness
Man reported missing from the Cormorant area
Local agencies team up to fight elder abuse
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Thunderbirds co-op fulfills lifelong dreams of players and coaches
Thompson breaks through; state wrestlers cap banner season
Tucker Hibbert claims 11th Pro National Snocross Championship
Tappe finishes career at Northern State
North Central All-Star basketball games looking for players
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
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After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Here's what's coming to lakes area this month
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
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
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
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
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
August 22, 2014
Last advice: Be kind, be kind always
It feels fitting that I’m writing my last column for the Wave on a plane headed west. Today must be my lucky day because I’m assigned to a window seat. Several thousand feet below me, the earth’s surface is cracked with canyons. No sign of water for miles. I think it might...
August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
August 8, 2014
Goeun Park: Not a good year for my suitcase
While I’m back home in good ol’ Detroit Lakes, my suitcase is somewhere between Los Angeles and Fargo. I don’t exactly know where. This has not been a very good year for my suitcase. The first time I (or more accurately, the airline) lost my luggage in the maze of conveyer...
August 8, 2014 - 10:00am
August 1, 2014
Goeun Park: Grateful for a curious, educational summer job
This is my last week at work and it has come to my attention that I never exactly clarified on what I’ve been doing for the past two months. To my defense, I wasn’t always sure about what I’ve been doing either. This summer, I’ve been working as a research assistant in...
August 1, 2014 - 10:30am
July 25, 2014
Goeun Park: Little brothers can grow up to be friends
My baby brother is flying out here to California this weekend and I can hardly contain my excitement. I must have been mentioning his upcoming visit a lot these past few weeks because someone recently told me, “You and your brother must be really close.” I guess we are....
July 25, 2014 - 9:30am
July 18, 2014
Goeun Park: Older self, you’ll figure things out in time
Last summer, I wrote a letter to my younger self. It was a fun piece to flesh out so I want to do something similar: A letter to myself three years in the future. If letters to the past are meant to dispense belated wisdom, this will hopefully serve as a welcome reminder. Dear...
July 18, 2014 - 7:30am
July 4, 2014
Goeun Park: Catering to each reader personally
A friend of mine asked what my plans were for the night. “I’m going to write a column,” I told him. “About what?” “About anything. Usually my life.” “Seriously?” “Seriously.” “So you basically get paid to publish your diary?” “Something...
July 4, 2014 - 8:30am
June 27, 2014
Goeun Park: Quest to find roots isn’t that silly
“I want to go back to Korea,” I told my mother on the phone the other week. It’s a simple articulation of a feeling that’s been thrashing around my gut for a while now. A feeling that’s been crawling under my skin and clinging to my bones. I can’t seem to shake it off. I...
June 27, 2014 - 8:30am
June 20, 2014
Goeun Park: Not to dwell, but most memories come with food
It’s not unfair to say that nearly all of my favorite memories involve food. Korean barbecue with the family in the backyard. Breaded shrimp for holiday dinners. Kimchi pancakes on the weekends. Rhubarb pie a la mode. Taco trucks on finals week. Pad Thai at 1 a.m. while cramming...
June 20, 2014 - 10:00am
June 13, 2014
Goeun Park: Becoming an adult isn’t all that bad
I was picking out some asparagus for dinner last night when I realized that this was the kind of typical thing adults did with their lives: buy vegetables from the grocery store after work with the money they made from their 9-to-5 jobs. I left the produce aisle like I suddenly...
June 13, 2014 - 9:00am
June 6, 2014
Goeun Park: Denver is good with a green muffin by your side
I’m sitting on a bench in downtown Denver, eating a green muffin I bought from Central Market the night before. I think it’s pistachio. In a shocking turn of events, I’m on my way back to California, where I’ll stay for most of the summer. The wonderful and awful thing...
June 6, 2014 - 10:00am
May 30, 2014
Goeun Park: Technology is for everyone
Earlier today, I taught my dad how to use Spotify (which is like the genius lovechild of iTunes and Pandora, and totally something you should check out if you haven’t yet) and afterwards, it hit me that that was the most useful life skill I could ever give him. Unsurprisingly,...
May 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
May 23, 2014
Goeun Park: After long journey, good to be home
This is how you get to Detroit Lakes, Minn., from Claremont, Calif. You start in January, because plane tickets are the cheaper the earlier you book them. Economy is the key here — you’re a broke college student headed home, not a millionaire going to a warm island in the Mediterranean...
May 23, 2014 - 10:00am
May 16, 2014
Goeun Park: Creation of breakfast obsession
It’s the last week of college, which means that I’m probably curled up under a desk somewhere, drowning in flashcards and crying about finals. I remember the years when the last week of school used to be fun. We played field games and everyone brought snacks and it was the...
May 16, 2014 - 8:30am
May 9, 2014
Goeun Park: Assimilation is flawed, pretty awful argument
Tutoring in an after-school creative writing program for middle school students was possibly the most meaningful thing I did all semester. Earlier this week, we held an end of the year party to celebrate our mentee’s achievements with their friends and family. The program directors...
May 9, 2014 - 10:00am
May 2, 2014
Goeun Park: Advice from the last of teen years
Last day of classes is next week, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. A few phrases come to mind: “Wow, that went by quickly,” and “How did that happen?” and “About time!” About time. It feels like I’ve been here for a really, really, really long time. Earlier...
May 2, 2014 - 11:00am