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The fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies
Zebra mussels found in lakes near Vergas, Alexandria
Upcoming fair fun for all
Deputy injured when his vehicle was hit while responding to crash near Detroit Lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
DCC 100 celebration Thursday at Pavilion
Region 14C amateur baseball playoffs begin Friday
16U softball state runners-up
Bottom two seeds end Post 15 season
Birthday wish granted, DL travel agent takes dream vacation
Air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’
Fun with fresh fish
Social Security benefits not prorated; start month after turning 62
Vergas family reunited with dog after four-month absence
Friends & Neighbors
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Before you invest with a robo advisor...
Fremstad lawyer named ‘Rising Star’
Bell State Bank rated five-star bank
BBB warns of loan forgiveness offer
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Celebrate reading achievements with an ‘Olympian’ event
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Detroit Mt. to host first ‘bike-in movie theater’
Erasure Poetry Workshop set July 29 in New York Mills
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Sheryl "Sheri" Knowles
Marlin M. Ziegler
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
August 1, 2014
Holly McCamant: After a long road trip, you can handle anything
Road trips are the strange sibling of travel. Some consider them the ultimate vacation. However, others see them as the less desirable oddball. I’ve actually been on a fair amount of road trips. It started when I was young. Every two years we have a family reunion, and every...
August 1, 2014 - 10:00am
July 25, 2014
Holly McCamant: Camp counselor has best three weeks at camp ever
I spent the last three weeks at Camp Cherith this summer. Camp Cherith is this amazing Christian camp that teaches girls and boys how to give up all they have and devote their life to Christ. I was looking forward to this summer for years because I wanted to become a CILT. CILT...
July 25, 2014 - 9:00am
July 18, 2014
Holly McCamant: Nothing compares to the lakes country
A couple of weeks ago, I heard somebody say that Detroit Lakes was a city of snobs. Apparently somewhere it’s on a list of richest cities in Minnesota. This person didn’t have the best judgment and made the assumption the Detroit Lakes’ people weren’t always the nicest...
July 18, 2014 - 7:00am
July 4, 2014
Holly McCamant: Working to be a camp counselor
Ever since my parents decided that I should go to camp with my cousin the summer after fourth grade, I’ve gone to Camp Cherith. I started out new there but this year will be my seventh summer. If you don’t know, Camp Cherith is a Christian camp located in the not-so-scary Vergas...
July 4, 2014 - 8:00am
June 27, 2014
Holly McCamant: Inside the life of an only child
In just about every culture, siblings are a way of life. It’s especially evident in the American culture, where the average American household has around two and a half children. Just about everyone I know is fortunate to have a brother or sister. It’s very evident both...
June 27, 2014 - 8:00am
June 20, 2014
Holly McCamant: Regardless of journey, it’s ‘where I’m supposed to be in the end’
High schoolers have all the fun, they said. Teenagers go out and party and have the time their lives. Last Friday night, I realized that wasn’t quite true. Last night, my junior high friends had a lot of fun at a birthday party while I did a practice Math ACT test. The corrected...
June 20, 2014 - 9:00am
June 13, 2014
Country v. City: It all depends on you
Around here, the people are a certain type. We are known as country people. When summer comes around, we flock to the lake. Many hikes will be taken. Fishing happens even more than it does in the winter. When the fall comes, we still spend a fair amount of times outdoors. Plenty...
June 13, 2014 - 8:00am
June 6, 2014
Shaving seconds off: Tracksters run a season to remember
This track season’s training began during last track season. I had learned a lot, mainly that getting sick at a critical time is not a good idea and running when sick is an even worse idea. Then came cross country. I had a wonderful team and great new coach. However, I was way...
June 6, 2014 - 9:00am
May 30, 2014
Holly McCamant: Why summer ‘vacation’ is great
“I can’t wait until summer!” is basically the mantra for every high schooler in spring. All school year, kids my age dream of sunny days with swimsuits, frozen yogurt, and adventures better than taking a test without studying. The whole teenage year revolves around summer...
May 30, 2014 - 11:00am
May 23, 2014
Holly McCamant: Advice to incoming seventh graders
Exactly one year ago, I wrote an advice article to next year’s ninth graders. They have now survived ninth grade, but if they want advice for next year, I’ve already written about the sophomore slump (it’s going to be a fun year, future sophomores). This year I am giving...
May 23, 2014 - 9:00am
May 16, 2014
Holly McCamant: Confidence is true beauty
In today’s society, many of us have heard of the lack of confidence in young girls. I’ve seen it myself. It’s a thing that many girls have. For the most part, I’ve been confident about how I look. I know I’m one of the few, but I believe that fast 800 times and writing...
May 16, 2014 - 9:00am
May 9, 2014
Holly McCamant: Childhood memories and who we are today
Recently in one of my classes, we talked about how childhood memories affect who you are today as a person. I remember a surprising amount, so this was a very interesting topic for me. I have a couple of things that I remember from before preschool. I know I can remember back that...
May 9, 2014 - 9:00am
May 2, 2014
Holly McCamant: Deciding on a future career
There’s a path that all people under the age of 30 will face at some point, starting at around age 4. It’s our career path. When I was 4, I thought that being an astronaut would be the coolest thing ever. For me, becoming an astronaut didn’t seem that unrealistic; especially...
May 2, 2014 - 10:00am
April 25, 2014
Move over tea: Nothing compares to a boost of coffee
A while ago, I read that tea is making a dent in coffee consumption in America. Green tea can give you an energy boost like coffee does, and is much healthier. Teenagers supposedly didn’t like that along with the buzz of coffee, there comes a crash. While I like tea, I think...
April 25, 2014 - 11:00am
April 18, 2014
Holly McCamant: World comes to life once spring is here
It seems like spring is the most disliked season. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard a reference that April is the cruelest month, and that’s said by someone who I’m pretty sure didn’t live in Minnesota. The weather is a big part of being Minnesotan. We complain...
April 18, 2014 - 11:00am