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Minnesota's school oversight plan approved by federal education officials
SKOL! Purple pride alive and well in DL for Vikings playoff run
Aggravated sentence sought for allegedly meth dealer
Man faces felony charge for 3.5 pounds marijuana
Minnesota job gains lead to lowest unemployment rate for blacks on record
Saints punter says he wants to meet fourth-grade class from Thielen’s hometown
Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles
Jacket defense shuts down Frazee girls
Hot start gives Patriots win over LP-A girls
Alexandria sweeps season series from DL girls
'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
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Cold-weather snafus cause 3.2-cent gas price hike
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
A winter...triathlon?: DL community center to host indoor competition Jan. 20
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Michael L. Jackson
Marcella M. Eberhardt
Chrystle L. Mortensen
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Keep America's family immigration system
Taking stock as we begin a new year
Marijuana: Feds intrude onto states' rights
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing has come a long, long way
Don't make waves--slow down on the ice
Blane Klemek column: To attract different birds, try new things
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
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
January 18, 2018
Finding a new home in Flensburg
When I first arrived in Flensburg, Germany, I didn't know exactly what to expect. I knew that there were approximately 90,000 residents, and...
January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
January 4, 2018
Christmas is about love, no matter where in the world you are
For most of my life, I have celebrated Christmas in one part of the world. My Minnesotan Christmas was always something I looked forward to. I loved getting involved with the church on Christmas day, having snow, and the quirky traditions that my family developed over the years.
January 4, 2018 - 11:00am
December 1, 2017
Focus on 'God and the good things' during troubling times
To the people of my generation (Generation Z), this age seems like a bit of a hopeless one. The political situation of the United States is, well, embarrassing, to say the least. Climate change has started to show its effects, and they aren't pretty — this year's hurricane season...
December 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
November 17, 2017
Baguettes beget baguettes: DL's travel columnist makes a stop in Paris, the city of love...and bread
When I got the chance to go on Eurotour with the other Rotary exchange students in Denmark, we had all looked forward to Italy, but there was...
November 17, 2017 - 11:00am
November 3, 2017
It's time to leave my path for God's
There are a million different worldly desires on my mind at any given point in the day. Throughout my life, I have struggled a bit with making sense of things. One thing that I have had to work on a lot is deciding if things are worth working on unrelentlessly or letting go.
November 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
October 6, 2017
Column: Planting faith
October 6, 2017 - 5:00am
September 22, 2017
'Two slightly clueless 19 year olds camping...what could go wrong?'
I lived in Minnesota for sixteen years of my life; however, I confess that I never visited Duluth. I had gotten glimpses from pictures on my friends' instagrams and always been a little bit embarrassed that the only memory I have of Lake Superior was collecting stones from the shore...
September 22, 2017 - 10:36pm
August 24, 2017
Column: On to new adventures
It was less than two months ago that I boarded a plane headed to the Minneapolis airport. To say that I was reluctant about going back to Minnesota might have been an understatement. Sure, I was excited to see my parents again and meet the new dog, but I had built up an entire life...
August 24, 2017 - 7:00am
July 1, 2017
Column: Exploring Venice
I was recently on a trip around Europe with 47 other exchange students who have spent some time in Denmark. I would like to tell you all about it, but I'll start out with Venice, Italy. Venice has a reputation as a tourist spot. It's a bit more expensive because it is considered a...
July 1, 2017 - 5:00am
June 16, 2017
Column: Learning not to be perfect
Back in my camp days, my camp friends could sort of see I was bit wound up, a bit of a perfectionist. Several of them struggled with that too, but they were much better at dealing it with than I was. Their favorite bible verse was, "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you,...
June 16, 2017 - 6:00am
June 3, 2017
Column: A temporary home
We all know what it is like to be in a place that feels temporary, a place that feels like an alternative reality. These are places that you are not meant to stay in for long and are places of waiting and transition, like rest stops on highways and airports. Reality feels a bit altered...
June 3, 2017 - 7:00am
May 17, 2017
Column: On having faith
There are lots of things in life that are illogical and take a bit of believing in. We believe that people will change their lives for the better and we hope that, against all the odds, our sports teams will pull through and win--which happens sometimes. We hope that things will always...
May 17, 2017 - 10:55am
May 5, 2017
Column: With glory moments come challenges
You, my dearest readers, have heard all of the wonderful things about exchange, and it's been a lot of fun writing about those parts. However, that's not the entirety of my exchange experience. I have had the most exhilarating moments of my life in the past nine months, but these...
May 5, 2017 - 5:00am
April 22, 2017
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
One of the benefits of having a father who has traveled around a little bit is the stories. Unfortunately, I haven't received quite as many of them as I have hoped during my time abroad, so my dad unknowingly gave me an excellent Easter present when he sent me one recently. Many years...
April 22, 2017 - 6:00am
April 7, 2017
Column: Finding home in two parts of the world
It was approximately one year ago that I found out that I was going to a little town called Vojens in Denmark, and would be attending school in Haderslev. The morning I got the email from my counselor in Denmark, I excitedly Googled the town and found out that Vojens was known for...
April 7, 2017 - 7:00am