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Celebrating 50 years of music: Heart O'Lakes Harmony Chorus putting on reunion performance this weekend
Man sentenced for breaking roommate's jaw
Man sentenced for breaking roommate's jaw
Anti-pipeline video game sparks bill over Legacy funds
Leading ladies of the lakes: Museum launches series focusing on region's female leaders
Good luck, Thunderbirds!
Laker wrestling season stats
Thunderbirds co-op fulfills lifelong dreams of players and coaches
Thompson breaks through; state wrestlers cap banner season
Tucker Hibbert claims 11th Pro National Snocross Championship
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'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
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After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Here's what's coming to lakes area this month
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
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
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
May 31, 2008
Kitzmann column: Not so speedy speedboat quickly becomes lawn ornament rather than entertainment
One fine day last week, after arriving home from a week at my grandparents' house, I, after looking out at the lake to enjoy the scenery, noticed that our boat had been put on the boatlift. Funny thing is, our boat, a 70 horsepower red speedboat, hadn't been working properly for...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Nathan Kitzmann column: Death in family brings family, memories together
The Kitzmann side of my family recently experienced a loss in the form of my great-uncle Richard, who died at the age of 80. He happened to be my grandpa Kitzmann's brother, and one of my dad's favorite uncles. People loved Uncle Rich for his great sense of humor, love of life and...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
Kitzmann column: Spring cleaning not top priority
I was not in very high spirits when I woke up last Monday morning. Why should I have been? The glaciers are melting, gas is projected to cost $5 a gallon by the end of the summer (ironically, about when I will be getting my driver's license), and soon, very soon, our national debt...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 11, 2008
Kitzmann column: Family tradition proves to be icy experience; one videotaped for future embarrassment
Like every family, mine has its share of long-standing traditions, most of which fly in the face of common sense and logical reasoning. However, it has been my experience that the Kitzmann rituals usually seem to involve more bodily discomfort than those of other, more typical...
May 11, 2008 - 12:00am
May 5, 2008
Kitzmann column: Meshing two loves: Computers, books
As you may have gathered, I am an avid reader as well as a confirmed computer connoisseur. Books and computers serve different purposes in my life, but I can't say that I prefer one over the other. Reading a book is better for you and has more long-term personal benefit than using...
May 5, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Kitzmann column: Author sheds light on dying saying goodbye
With spring here (theoretically anyway) schoolwork has been getting rather tiresome, so when my mother asked me last Tuesday if I would be interested in witnessing a forensic pathologist, Dr. Janis Amatuzio, talk about her profession, I happily said yes. It was only after I agreed...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 20, 2008
KItzmann column: Political advice from a 15-year-old: Be informed
It may have occurred to you that I have not yet written very much about politics. This was intentional, as I don't personally believe that anybody in his right mind would take political advice from a 15-year-old. However, the presidential race, especially within the Democratic...
April 20, 2008 - 12:00am
April 14, 2008
Kitzmann Column: Trusting your barber: The death defying act of getting a haircut
Not long ago -- about 10 days I would imagine -- I finally succumbed to my mother's wishes and received a haircut. And though I generally avoid the idea of people attacking a part of me (even if it is just my hair) with scissors, it had lately occurred to me that my Freak Flag was...
April 14, 2008 - 12:00am
April 6, 2008
Kitzmann column: Summer plans change as spring comes to life
Just the other day, seeing that it was sunny and sensing that my dog was getting restless and in need of exercise, I decided to take a walk. I checked the temperature to determine how many layers I would need to be wearing, decided on two, and flung a light jacket over my T-shirt....
April 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
It's orange juice, my dear Watson, orange juice indeed
It's been a slow week at the Kitzmann household. This lull in action means, of course, that I have nothing new to write about. Knowing that my column was soon due, I frantically searched my archives for something, anything, which I felt would pass for a column. What I found...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am
March 24, 2008
Egg bake, pancakes: Time for Easter breakfast
When this column finally gets published and is in your hands, it will be Easter Sunday. Children will be frantically searching for elusive eggs, parents will be cheerily cooking all manner of Easter fare, and I will be in my church flipping pancakes. Allow me to explain. It's been...
March 24, 2008 - 12:00am
March 17, 2008
Nathan Kitzmann column: No Scout badge earned for candy bar sales
In spite of the fact that I hadn't been an active member of the troop for quite some time, I was recently asked to participate in the Boys Scout Troop's annual fund-raiser, a turkey dinner. Simply put, I had in recent days been a terrible Scout -- not showing up for meetings, not...
March 17, 2008 - 12:00am
March 9, 2008
Traveling back in time with the help of literature
Dear Mr. E, I am writing to tell you of a most disturbing and peculiar thing that happened to me last week. I realize that being a police officer, I should expect the unusual, but in all of my years in the force I have never seen anything quite like the incident that I am about...
March 9, 2008 - 12:00am
February 24, 2008
Nathan Kitzmann column: Family pet Oscar II's death is a bittersweet passing
Last Monday, I came home from town quite tired, but still mildly cheerful, for I did not yet know that one of my last surviving aquarium fish, an Oscar named "Oscar" (don't ask where I found the name) had left this earth. I ate supper, watched an episode of "The Waltons," changed...
February 24, 2008 - 12:00am
February 18, 2008
Nathan Kitzmann column: Help support the Boy's and Girl's Club -- buy from the Thrift Store
Not long ago, the Detroit Lakes Tribune published an article concerning the growth and recent successes of Detroit Lakes' Boys and Girls Club. My mother and two of my brothers visited the facility recently and came back with the report that our local Boys and Girls club has, indeed,...
February 18, 2008 - 12:00am