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Man accused of stealing $1,200 worth of cigarettes
DL Ice Harvest Committee rallies to generate local ice palace project after St. Paul plans fall through
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Carrie Underwood final headliner for 2018 WE Fest
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Mahnomen-Waubun Thunderbirds logo revealed
Indians extend win streak to seven games
Bombers seeded fourth in Section 6, 9-man
Lakers steamroll Prowlers to finish regular season
No. 8 Titans secure seventh win in road shutout
Parrot Heads give $8,000 to Marshmallow Foundation
Holy Rosary announces scholarship winners
How did Social Security work without computers?
Local Sons of Norway give back to community
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Gas prices down this week
Making an IMPACT: Local crew sets out to begin book binding business
Norby's accepts Retailer of the Year award
Having trouble paying your heating bill? LIHEAP could help
MN gas prices down this week
It's creepy, it's kooky, mysterious and spooky: Halloween events aplenty set for lakes area this month
"Classic Country" tribute coming to Holmes Theatre Oct. 19
Pat & Donna Surface to present 'Remember When' at NYM Saturday
The history of Columbus Day
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Duane Douglas Nelson
Philip Wayne Arneson
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
Sharon L. Vareberg
Guest Editorial: Technology in cars is causing more crashes
Potatoes - they're what's for dinner
Letter: Tax chair says cities, counties better not raise taxes
Letter: St. Paul Ice Palace group thanks supporters in DL
How do we make a great country still greater?
Asian Lady Beetles are pesky but harmless
Fishing opportunities heat up as water temps drop
Full-moon fishing in October is fantastic
In the woods, a lot can happen in an hour
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
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