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Laker swimmers notch fifth straight victory
DL pushes shutout streak to four games against Crookston
Boys soccer completes sweep of Pirates
Detroit Lakes swept at Wadena
Skate Like a Girl Day Oct. 15
Learning the lingo of Social Security can help with your retirement planning
"The first day at school wasn't the worst day": Story from 1977 rings true today
Social Security celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Column: Sleeping with a neanderthal
Column: The very first school in Becker County
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Daggett Truck Line honors trucker for 'superb' driving
Cost Share Program makes organic certification more affordable, rebates available
Flipping houses--it's not like TV
Arvig schedules cut-over date for all-digital conversion in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park
Nurse practitioner joins Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
Big weekend ahead in Park Rapids: Art Leap, Great American Story events set Sept. 23-24
The hottest ticket in town: Essentia Health-St. Mary's "Fire & Ice" fundraiser set for this Friday, Sept. 22
‘Unveiling Nimuué’: Story of Minnesota’s ‘Glacial Woman’ to be revealed in original theatrical work
Fargo photographer exhibiting his work at Trinity Lutheran this month
NYM Cultural Center to host fiber arts classes Sept. 22-23
Beejay Eckman and Tracy Nealis
Nena Rae Bartnes
Jerry & Monica Thunstrom
Audrey @13@@10@(Pitsenbarger) Knauf
Alton O. Haugen
Eva Della Fritz
Like U.S., Canada has issues with healthcare, but the solution is not to dismantle universal care
Appeals panel goes against county, Osage gun range
Lesson from a missing girl: never give up hope
Most Americans are hungry for bipartisanship
The trauma of downsizing
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Grizzlies have come back from the brink
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
Black bears live in the shadows
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
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
pine to palm
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
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