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DL firefighters battle apartment fire near old Anglo American gas station
Courts back ND over Minnesota
‘Exodus of talent’ expected as higher ed’s baby boom bubble bursts
Master Gardeners’ July gardening tips
MnDOT Highway 200 project between Mahnomen, Roy Lake begins July 6
DL hosts youth track meet
Hi-10, Countryside results
Freshman Pacesetter team advances to regional tourney
JUNIOR PGA: Heck earns exemption; Smith places fifth
Post 15 takes Alexandria tourney title
Rhubarb ice cream tops off perfect evening with friends
Nevis native takes unexpected trip abroad
How to avoid the dreaded long TSA lines
Sauce gives a sweet finish to your grilled favorites
Social Security benefits are calculated the same way for men, women
Friends & Neighbors
Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
DCC’s Lakeview to host golf festivities in honor of centennial
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
NLOC’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
David Michael Ostlund
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
Carol M. Linden
10 tips for protecting our water
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Frazee woman nabs record sturgeon
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
Fine fishing so far in MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Find ‘refuge’ from hectic life at wildlife sanctuary
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
January 19, 2009
Hummel Column: Communication is best face-to-face rather than through tecnology
We learn from the Book of Genesis that Jacob saw God face to face. That is a privilege granted to very few, but it has been the very best means of getting acquainted since those early days. But with the advance of technology, it becomes more and more tempting to take short cuts. Your...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
November 21, 2008
Hummel Column: Common sense vs. the human spirit
The temperature was 23 degrees. The wind was howling from the north at about 15 mph. Snowflakes the size of dimes were blowing from north to south. The date was November 17, 2008. The time was 12 noon. One word would describe the out-of-doors experience at that hour: raw. I looked...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
Lynn Hummel Column: Two new words in politics: Gracious and cordial
This may not last very long, but it sure feels good right now. After a vicious, brutal election campaign, once the votes were counted there was an outbreak of kindness -- candidates and politicos being gracious to one another. John McCain started it. I will be quoting heavily in...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
November 8, 2008
Hummel Column: None of your business
By the time you read this, you will know all the results of the Nov. 4 election. But as I write, the voting will take place tomorrow and I don't know what the results will be.
November 8, 2008 - 12:00am
September 21, 2008
Hummel Column: Trust one another
I went to my grocery store Saturday afternoon, pulled up to the salt bags sitting outside and loaded eight bags into the back of my car. Then I went inside and told the cashier, a young lady I didn't know and who didn't know me, I had just loaded eight bags of salt pellets, the ones...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
August 9, 2008
Hummel Column: Don't be alarmed -- put the rooster in the pot
In the beginning, the first alarm clocks were roosters sitting on fences and crowing at the crack of dawn. If you wanted to get up earlier or later than the crack of dawn, tough luck for you. But Tagi al-Din wasn't satisfied with the rooster routine. He lived in Turkey, the land...
August 9, 2008 - 12:00am
August 4, 2008
Pony Express: A tiny bug no bigger than a period
(Lynn Hummel is on vacation this week. The following article appeared in June of 2006.) Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was one of the greatest men to walk the face of the earth. Schweitzer was a brilliant German philosopher, physician, musician, clergyman, missionary and writer...
August 4, 2008 - 12:00am
July 27, 2008
Hummel column: Those doggies in the window
I work next door to a pet store. Today in the window there were eight of the cutest puppies you will ever see. The store owners never allow an ugly puppy to be in that window. Just "darling" ones. Nobody can walk past that window without stopping and looking. Children beg and cry...
July 27, 2008 - 12:00am
July 19, 2008
Hummel Column: Jealousy, envy and admiration
I sat behind a guy in church on Sunday who was everything I'm not: tall, broad shouldered, younger and good looking. When he stood up I couldn't see the front of the church. He looked to be about 6'4". For an hour I had to look at those broad shoulders or stretch to see around him....
July 19, 2008 - 12:00am
June 29, 2008
Pony Express: He never stopped pulling weeds
On these warm summer evenings there is always something that needs to be done in your yard: rotting timbers to be taken up and replaced, ant hills to be powdered, a tree, planted just a week ago (exactly as the instructions dictated) that has died and needs to be replaced, dead spots...
June 29, 2008 - 12:00am
June 7, 2008
Hummel column: With spouses, a lot of interaction is beyond words
My wife Raquel has no trouble handing it right back with mustard on it. Last week, when we were sitting about two feet away from one another, she asked me a yes or no question. I nodded affirmatively. She looked at me and said "What is your answer?" I have always believed a little...
June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
Hummel column: Tips to grads earns 'incomplete' grade
A couple of weeks ago this column offered high school graduates of the class of 2008 a list of top 10 tips for the next five years. Comments have come back, but not from the graduates -- from moms and pops. And they've graded the essay -- INCOMPLETE. One reader I respect very much...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Hummel column: Early to bed, early to rise...
I talked to an athletic man last week who told me he gets up every morning at 5:00 and runs three miles. I asked him what time he went to bed. His answer was "about 9:00 o'clock." Now there is a morning person. He wasn't bragging, he was just answering my questions. Benjamin...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
Lynn Hummel column: Top ten tips for graduates
For the 25th consecutive year I am not delivering the graduation speech at your high school, or any other. But I come without invitation. If you read this article aloud at the graduation ceremony, it would take about three minutes. But no, the speech picker for your class prefers...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 11, 2008
Hummel Column: There is no more junk
I drove past a small junky, hand-painted homemade sign today that said, "buying junk cars" and included a phone number. I've never seen a sign like that before, but I know that the price of scrap iron and junk metal is very high now, and folks are going out behind the barn, out into...
May 11, 2008 - 12:00am