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A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
August 5, 2016
I have a ‘Servant’s Heart’ label, and I’m proud of it
I’ll never forget the first time that I was told I have a servant’s heart. I was holding back tears; I had worked my butt off, and my dream wasn’t going to come true. Instead, I was told that I would be good at another type of work – that I definitely know that I am not a...
August 5, 2016 - 5:00am
July 29, 2016
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
“I think Holly’s been ready to leave for a while now.” Recently, my mom told me that this had been said about me, and I would be lying if it wasn’t true. Since the end of my junior year, I have been prepared to leave Frazee and Detroit Lakes. The day that this is published,...
July 29, 2016 - 5:05am
July 8, 2016
Bouncing back from my first spiritual funk
I confess to you, I am not a perfect Christian. I go to church whenever possible, do my best to treat others as God wants me to, and read my Bible every night. However, I fall short, and my emotions can get the best of me. Sometimes life hits me all at once, and that happened recently....
July 8, 2016 - 5:05am
June 10, 2016
Christians don’t have to all think the same
As you may have read in in some of my other columns, like most teenagers, my life has brought me a lot of rejections recently. One of the more surprising ones I faced in the last year was through a faith community, and although I was shocked, I came through it stronger in my faith...
June 10, 2016 - 5:05am
June 3, 2016
‘Better than I imagined I’d be’
When this paper is released, I will have graduated almost a week and a half ago. Who I turned out to be turned out to be is much different than I anticipated myself to be, but I am fine with that. When I was in eighth grade, I thought I had everything figured out. I wanted to go into...
June 3, 2016 - 5:05am
May 13, 2016
Christian roots found in an unlikely place for local teen
As you have figured out by now, I am a Christian, as are my parents. However, you might not know that neither of my parents came from Christian families. In a way, this is a bit of a unique situation, as both sides of my families turned away from God at the same time, but through...
May 13, 2016 - 5:10am
May 6, 2016
Don’t just let college choose you, you should choose it
My college search started when I was in seventh grade. I thought that I wanted to go into agricultural science, as that was the field my parents went into, and NDSU was my top choice. That idea changed pretty quickly, and soon I was a freshman who frequently looked up information...
May 6, 2016 - 5:00am
April 15, 2016
At home in God’s house
Nine years ago, our family started attending First Lutheran Church. Before that, we had always attended another church, but it was truly at First Lutheran where we found our place. It’s been the place where I realized what following Christ really meant, developed my faith, and found...
April 15, 2016 - 5:05am
April 8, 2016
Calculus class ‘functions’ as a stress-reliever
If you’ve read my article on senior year, you’re probably already aware that my senior year has been better than any high school year I’ve ever had. That’s not to say it hasn’t been stressful (College decision weeks left me barely able to eat and crazy emotional), or that...
April 8, 2016 - 5:05am
March 18, 2016
An ungodly way to get votes for president
If you have any access to a news source, you’re probably already sick of the 2016 Presidential election. I know that I sure am, and I am a potentially going to major in something related to political science in college. Though I find politics fascinating, they are also sickening,...
March 18, 2016 - 5:20am
March 11, 2016
Walking away winners: Frazee wrestlers ‘bring it’
Last year, I went down to the state wrestling tournament for the first time. That time was definitely an adventure - I went through the day with barely anything to eat, dehydrated, and without a media pass. This lead me to be forced to sit in the other teams’ sections as I was taking...
March 11, 2016 - 5:00am
February 19, 2016
Confidence through Christ
About two years ago, I wrote an article based on how confidence is true beauty. My perspective has changed a lot since then, especially after the worst confidence blow of my life, and I have come to realize that true confidence comes from God and God alone. In Philippians 2:14-15,...
February 19, 2016 - 5:05am
February 12, 2016
Dreams are coming true for columnist headed to Denmark
Four years ago, I was an eighth grader that was quite eager to write for the paper someday, and I always looked forward to reading Berit Ramstad-Skoyles’ articles. When Berit wrote a column about how she was going to become an exchange student to Chile, I decided that I wanted to...
February 12, 2016 - 5:05am
January 22, 2016
Even hypocrisy in the church needs to be forgiven, too
As the Christian church happens to be made up of people, the Christian church also happens to have a lot of hypocrites. It’s gotten to the point where hypocrisy is almost expected, but that doesn’t make it any better at all. However, we as Christians can come together and forgive...
January 22, 2016 - 5:20am
January 15, 2016
Senior year is flying by — as they said it would
People always said that high school would fly by and senior year would be done before we know it. They weren’t wrong – I started writing this column more than three years ago as a freshman, and now I am already a senior. I have come to realize that senior year is so much different...
January 15, 2016 - 5:20am