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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Stewart named to dean's list at St. Mary's University
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Friends & Neighbors
And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Martin E. Cox
Marjorie Ann Fraki
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
Demanding respect: It’s an everyday job
“Hey. Hey, you.” I looked up. “Yes?” “What’s your name?” I fumbled with my earbuds and quickly looked around. Broad daylight, a few people nearby also waiting for the bus. My ride was scheduled to arrive in less than four minutes. “Goeun.” “Joann?” I...
April 25, 2014 - 1:00pm
April 18, 2014
Goeun Park: L.A.’s Union Station proves that the American Dream is still alive today
I’ve been to the Los Angeles Union Station twice. The first time was in December, on my way to LAX and home with my giant green suitcase in tow. The second time was last Saturday. While I live only half an hour away from downtown Los Angeles, it’s hard to get off campus without...
April 18, 2014 - 10:00am
April 11, 2014
Plan B: Life doesn’t always go according to plan
When I was 18 and about to graduate high school, I had my entire life figured out. It was a pretty solid plan; I was going to go to college, rock all my classes, join a bunch of cool clubs, finally find the right eyeliner and graduate with honors. Then, I would go to medical...
April 11, 2014 - 11:00am
April 1, 2014
Stable ground: Lucky to be here
The room lurched. Last Friday, half an hour away from my dorm room, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake rumbled below a city called La Habra. The week before, a smaller earthquake shook downtown Los Angeles. I slept through the first and shopped past the second. (I’m now convinced...
April 1, 2014 - 11:00pm
March 26, 2014
Goeun Park: This girl’s got style, but not fashion
One of my favorite shirts is a gray V-neck I snatched up from a clearance bin in Target. It’s a size too large and meant for sleep, but it goes well with nearly everything I own so I wear it out often. I also coordinate my outfits between four pairs of shoes, even though Stacy...
March 26, 2014 - 4:00am
March 21, 2014
Goeun Park: Sharing personal stories can be hard but needed
I forget that people can read this. Rather, I consciously block that tiny detail out of my mind as I poke at my keyboard on Sunday nights. Of course people can read this; it’s a published column in a weekly newspaper. I get paid to write what you pay to read. But it’s still…weird....
March 21, 2014 - 8:00am
March 14, 2014
Goeun Park: Find happiness wherever you can
“Hello?” “Goeun! Do you want to come whale watching with me?!” “Um, okay. Yeah, sure…but it’s 3 in the morning, why are you awake? Why am I awake? Is this phone conversation even real?!” Eight hours and a cup of coffee later, I was on a bus to Newport Beach. To...
March 14, 2014 - 7:00am
February 28, 2014
Goeun Park: For better or worse, nothing can change the fact it’s where you came from
There are three questions all college students should be able to answer in their sleep: name, major and hometown. I stumble through all three. “Goeun Park. Like you’re going somewhere, y’know? Goeun-to-the-Park, if that helps.” “Gosh, I don’t know. Maybe Biological...
February 28, 2014 - 10:00am
February 19, 2014
Take care of you: Check your own oxygen mask first
I think writing is one of those things that gets harder with time. Over the weekend, I wrote four essays. (Why? Because I’m irresponsible and can’t do things in a timely manner.) I’m sorry to say that I don’t have any words left in my system for the column. Fortunately...
February 19, 2014 - 9:30am
February 14, 2014
Goeun Park: Five (very) short stories to show writer’s block isn’t all that bad
When I start to write these columns, I list around a dozen ideas and pursue about half of them. I’d get a few sentences or paragraphs down on a topic before I decide it’s too boring or difficult and move on. I repeat the process until something sticks. Today, nothing is...
February 14, 2014 - 8:00am
February 7, 2014
Goeun Park: Everyone’s right to universal health care
Last week, I got a flu shot. It was pretty amazing. I realize that I am being silly. People get flu shots all the time. Yet, it was a momentous occasion. The last time I got a flu shot was during the H1N1 hysteria years ago, and that was only because they were giving them out for...
February 7, 2014 - 10:00am
January 31, 2014
Goeun Park: I have a lot to give, so I should, will give
“Do you have change, ma’am?” “Yeah, sure.” I dug into my wallet and pulled out a fistful of change. A few rusty dimes, mostly pennies. It couldn’t have been more than a dollar. I quickly deposited my unappreciated coins into the man’s calloused palms and walked away....
January 31, 2014 - 9:00am
January 23, 2014
Goeun Park: Maybe being careful isn’t so far-fetched
A few days ago, I heard a student from the University of Minnesota passed away during winter break. She drowned in the Chicago River. I never got her name. Yesterday, I went to visit a friend from my childhood hometown to kill some time before my evening flight back to the west...
January 23, 2014 - 10:00am
January 15, 2014
Dorm living: Private bathroom would be nice
For college orientation back in August, 30 freshmen and I were crammed into a sweltering bus to Sequoia National Park in the spirit of making friends in the pristine outdoors. For three days, I roughed it a tent and ate out of a cheap plastic bowl I bought at Target. It was a grand...
January 15, 2014 - 9:48am
January 7, 2014
Goeun Park: Home really is where you hang your hat
Oh, Minnesota. I’ve missed you. After months and miles away, it’s good to be back home. Admittedly, I wasn’t expecting the coldest temperatures since who knows when, but even if I had, I’m sure I would’ve still been ruefully unprepared. The desert winter back in Southern...
January 7, 2014 - 7:00pm