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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
A heartbreaking struggle: Homelessness in the region hard on elderly
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
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
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
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'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
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
August 28, 2013
Goeun Park: Powering through naive fantasy, columnist makes it to college
“Excuse me, what state are we in?” “South Dakota. That’ll be $1.34,” the lady behind the counter said without batting an eye. I purchased my coffee and looked at my phone: 4:20 a.m. That was last Wednesday. For the better part of last week, my family took a road trip...
August 28, 2013 - 10:26am
August 21, 2013
Goeun Park: Free falling, the experience of skydiving
Katie Larson didn’t push me out of a plane two miles above ground last Saturday but she did sign me up for it. It sounded like a good idea at the time — a somewhat dangerous and slightly expensive idea but a good idea nonetheless. After signing away my rights to sue in the...
August 21, 2013 - 7:07am
August 14, 2013
Goeun Park: Memory is a grand thing – she thinks
In moments of great desperation, I used to wish for temporary amnesia so I had an excuse to avoid tests, “grown-up” responsibilities, and the like. Of course, that was possibly the most senseless thing anyone could ever wish for and thankfully, that delusional fantasy never...
August 14, 2013 - 7:02am
August 7, 2013
Goeun Park: Childhood fears grow to adult size
In elementary school, my friends and I whispered to each other the most fantastic horror stories in the middle of the night. We’d gather around a flashlight and squeal about headless woodland animals, vengeful ghost-children and spiteful souls — the usual supernatural terrors. We...
August 7, 2013 - 7:12am
August 1, 2013
Goeun Park: Getting over the fear of missing out
“Are you going to WE Fest this year?” Despite my public indifference to country music and distaste for crowds, I’ve been asked this question more than I could count. “Oh. Well, no. I wasn’t planning on it.” I say this and I am immediately doubtful. Should I go? Everyone...
August 1, 2013 - 11:59am
July 24, 2013
Goeun Park: A simple ‘what if’ changes everything
Often, I wonder what would have happened if I stayed. Or left. Or said what I wanted to say or said what I should have said or said nothing. These “what if” situations stay with me longer than they probably should. As a compulsive daydreamer, hypothetical situations are quite...
July 24, 2013 - 7:04am
July 17, 2013
Goeun Park: Castaway Club week has spiritual impact
“Are you there God? It’s me, Goeun. I think I’m going to die. I know I say that about three times a day, but I’m pretty convinced this time. “I just sneezed half my weight in snot and my throat tastes like the bubonic plague. I’m sorry if I infected any innocent children...
July 17, 2013 - 7:02am
July 3, 2013
Goeun Park: Before life became technology driven, a letter in the mail was like Christmas
If there was a popularity contest in my family based on who gets the most mail, Dad is the unequivocal winner. Today, he is the lucky recipient of two bills, a flyer for a product I’m sure he doesn’t need and an impersonal letter from a credit card company that misses him terribly. Four...
July 3, 2013 - 9:24am
June 26, 2013
Goeun Park: Sibling rivalry — and sibling — will be missed
“Goeun, can I have $20?” my brother Jin asks in the careless fashion all the youngest of the family must have trademarked at birth. Despite the deceptive tilt of a question in his voice, it’s not really a request. He really means, “Goeun, I’m going to take $20 from you...
June 26, 2013 - 10:39am
June 19, 2013
Goeun Park: The wild excitement of one Saturday
The day I got this column gig, I was bouncing on cloud nine. For one, this was my first “real” job, and getting paid to do things was a terrifically novel concept. Here was my chance to show the world (or Detroit Lakes and the surrounding area) how dashingly funny and clever...
June 19, 2013 - 10:41am
June 12, 2013
Goeun Park: Skinny does not equal pretty
Every summer between seventh and 11th grade, I promised to lose 10 pounds. Every summer between seventh and 11th grade, I never questioned why. Much like many teenage girls across the world, I had been brainwashed to think summer was the season to shed the space between my skin...
June 12, 2013 - 9:25am