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AgweekTV: Biotech Labeling
WE Tribal Council exonerates Tara Mason
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
Strong feelings arise about plans for DL Pavilion
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
Otters upset DL to end softball regular season
Playoffs begin Monday for DL tennis
Johnson honored in MIAC Women's Track and Field awards
Park Rapids sweeps Pequot Lakes, repeats as Mid-State champs
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Final three acts announced for Minnesota State Fair grandstand
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Some things you don't brag about
Do Minnesotans value roads and bridges more than schools and public safety?
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
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
September 6, 2017
Hummel: Silver lining in Houston
I hope my comments are not premature. As this is being written, the floods in Houston, Galveston and the Gulf Coast are in their fourth day and the historic rain, after 24 inches so far, continues to pour down. Thousands of residents have been evacuated from their homes, and many...
September 6, 2017 - 2:53pm
August 31, 2017
Column: Your driver's license photo
You have to do this every four years. If you want to keep your driver's license, every four years on your birthday you need to go in to the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew your driver's license. It's no big deal, you just show up to prove you're still alive, pay $25.25, they...
August 31, 2017 - 10:00am
August 23, 2017
Column: Wait, don't throw out those encyclopedias
I'm reading a book where the author remembers that, back in his father's day, every family had a pair of binoculars and a set of encyclopedias and no one used either. That grabbed my attention. It probably would not surprise you that I'm of his father's generation, and yes, we do...
August 23, 2017 - 10:09am
August 11, 2017
Old school: Blackboard and chalk
In case you thought the columns in this space lack research, informed opinion and credibility, you should know that the observations presented today are based on interviews with an eighth-grader, an 11th-grader, a paraprofessional, a retired elementary teacher, and of course, my own...
August 11, 2017 - 6:00am
July 28, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: The historic watermelon rollover
What would you do with a pickup load of watermelons? When they write the history of Garrison, N.D., this story will not be included, so you may want to cut out this account and attach it to the history book. You can consider it a footnote to history. It was midsummer when everybody...
July 28, 2017 - 11:09am
July 21, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: What if Moses had 10 more commandments?
Many dramatic things have happened that were never recorded. History is, at best, an incomplete story. We can only guess at what has been left out. Even the Bible does not tell the whole story. "There are many other things that Jesus did. If they were all written down one by one,...
July 21, 2017 - 8:00am
July 14, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: We threw our toaster out
We had this beautiful white toaster that did everything a toaster should do. It had all the bells, dials and buttons. It popped the toast up at just the right time and it was always perfect. Life was good.
July 14, 2017 - 7:00am
July 5, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: I hate firecrackers
I am sitting here reading double full page ads for firecrackers and an eight page fireworks ad insert. I am reading labels like "Master Blaster," "Five Inch Super Shells," "Dakota Dynamite," "Dakota Nightmare," "Dominator," "Cruze Missiles," and "Memory Surprise," and while I am...
July 5, 2017 - 11:58am
June 29, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Can a woman do anything a man can do?
Pamela Lewis, who lived in New York City and has taught high school and middle school French for 30 years, has just been named America's Greatest Thinker. You may have read about this. The Cultural Center of New York Mills, Minn., has sponsored the Great American Think-off for 25...
June 29, 2017 - 6:00am
June 23, 2017
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
There are many wonders in this great land ─ including the Grand Canyon of Arizona (averages 10 miles across and one mile deep) and Mount Denali (McKinley), 20,308 feet high in Alaska ─ but sometimes the most awesome wonders are the simplest.
June 23, 2017 - 6:00am
June 15, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: The new fellowship
Depending on what you do on the morning of the first day or seventh day of the week, you might consider this a crisis. According to census figures, approximately 40 percent of Americans consider themselves church members. In Canada, the figure is 20 percent and in Europe, it's 8 percent...
June 15, 2017 - 6:00am
June 10, 2017
The man who discovered fire
I had a choice and I didn't choose the easy way out. And, as we all know, there are consequences for the choices we make. When our old gas grill burned out and went to the heap where all burnt-out grills go, we went in search of a new cooking appliance. Ultimately, the choice narrowed...
June 10, 2017 - 8:00am
June 2, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Never be fooled or lied to
There is an expression that originated in Italy several centuries ago that goes "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Having been fooled a time or two, or three, I couldn't pass up the little book I saw in a bookstore lately with the catchy title, You Can Read...
June 2, 2017 - 7:00am
May 30, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: I don't like his face
When President Abraham Lincoln was choosing his cabinet in 1860, he was advised to appoint a certain man. "No I won't," said Lincoln, "I don't like his face." The advisors couldn't believe their ears. "The poor man isn't responsible for his face" they argued. Lincoln had an answer:...
May 30, 2017 - 9:00am
May 25, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Everybody needs a Bud
We've all had the same experience — a lawn mower engine that won't start. You pull the cord 50 times and sometimes it fires, but it never starts. But before you get the 50 pulls, the starter cord breaks and then you have two problems. There are physical and emotional effects...
May 25, 2017 - 6:00am