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No smoking in public housing? New federal smoke-free rule affects Minnesotans
Man wielding knife is arrested in lobby of Becker County Human Services
MnDOT releases statewide freight system plan
Felony charge of violating a restraining order is dismissed
Fluctuating home values?: New software at Becker County Assessor’s Office could be responsible
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Raiders control tempo in victory over Rebels
Trojans use scoring runs to spoil Hornet opener
Laker dance teams kick off season at home Saturday
Laker boys start season with big home stand and new coaching staff
Two-time defending champs heavy favorites in Class A
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
Friends & Neighbors
It's a farm-fresh family thing: Roasted, Baked in DL set to open
Gas prices up average of three cents in Minnesota
Practical money matters: Focus on credit factors, not credit scores
Tax delinquency list updated
ERA Northland has a new realtor
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
It's beginning to look a lot like...
Lorna M. Schons
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Lorna M. Schons
Dwight E. Teiken
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
Editorial: Minnesota is second-most charitable state
What goes around comes around?
This DFLer hopes Trump is a pragmatist
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves: Detroit Lakes siblings launch Arktikos clothing line to help polar bears
Duck for President! No, Farmer Brown!: Mock election, book reading, patriotic crafts and more at museum Saturday
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Pine to Palm
August 29, 2012
The greatest cook in the world
One of the featured events in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and in all Olympic Games was the men's decathlon. That single event consists of a series of 10 competitions for all the athletes over a two-day period. On day one, the competitors face-off in the 100-meter dash, long jump,...
August 29, 2012 - 11:38am
August 22, 2012
Many families feel the grip of cancer
Cancer is serious business. There aren't many families that haven't felt the grip of this dread disease or series of diseases. My brother Gary died of cancer many years ago at the age of 30. It took four years from beginning to end, years of remission, hope, recurrence, discouragement...
August 22, 2012 - 11:05am
August 15, 2012
What goes around comes around; on the bike again
My first bike was about 24 inches high, had two little tires on the back, one bigger one on the front and it was really fast and scary. Wait a minute -- a BIKE with three wheels? Yes, I know, but our family called it a bike. By the time I was big enough for a two wheeler, my dad...
August 15, 2012 - 11:00am
August 8, 2012
Did Jesus have a sense of humor?
I know you don't read this column expecting any comments about theology. After all, I have the same background in theology you do: none. Nevertheless, even those of us without training have questions now and then. So when a question arises that the theologians haven't answered (maybe...
August 8, 2012 - 12:48pm
July 25, 2012
The Hummer doesn't hum anymore
I saw a TV ad just today for the latest "new and improved" vacuum cleaner. It was a slick design -- lightweight, easy to move about and a little (power? dust?) unit pulled right behind like a caboose. A vacuum cleaner with a caboose -- is that new and improved or a step backwards?...
July 25, 2012 - 12:27pm
July 18, 2012
Listen to your body, not your ego
Listen to your body. This is common advice given by doctors, health advisors, coaches and trainers. It sounds simple -- your body has a voice -- listen to it. But that assumes a person has only one voice, the voice of the body. There are more voices than one. I can relate a personal...
July 18, 2012 - 11:45am
July 11, 2012
Something to be said for being out of touch
After four or five days of blistering heat -- hot in the morning, hot all day and hot at night -- Thursday, July 5th, dawned cool, clear and calm, a beautiful, refreshing morning. For someone who is retired, unemployed, on vacation, or just taking a break, it was a morning to sit...
July 11, 2012 - 12:19pm
July 3, 2012
Big jobs are accomplished in bite sizes
Remember those big shredded wheat biscuits? You just couldn't put one in a bowl, pour milk on it and eat it. You had to grip both ends of it, split it, tear it apart and shred it. Delicious, but messy and inconvenient. Then some genius came up with the common sense idea to make a...
July 3, 2012 - 10:20am
April 4, 2012
A noodle by any other name...
The readers of this column have come to expect an occasional discussion of the important and interesting foods we eat here in America. Foreign readers, for that matter, also eagerly anticipate discussions about American foods. That is why, if you've been reading long enough, you've...
April 4, 2012 - 1:41pm
March 28, 2012
The rules keep on changing
You were probably shocked in 2006 when the ninth planet, Pluto, was demoted to a Kuiper Belt Object and could no longer be considered a planet. This was largely the handiwork of Mike Brown, professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Prof....
March 28, 2012 - 3:09pm
March 21, 2012
That amazing bakery aroma
It's been a long week and a half in town. For what seems like forever, a sign on the door of our main street bakery has said: "Closed -- March 12 - 20. Open again on March 21st." What? No goodies this week? But why not -- this mom and pop operation sends family members to work in...
March 21, 2012 - 2:59pm
March 14, 2012
I shot my bridge partner
"I Shot My Bridge Partner" is the name of a mystery novel I have not read and will not read because it could have been written by various bridge partners I had before they retired my jersey some years ago. Bridge players do not take the game casually, but I did. Not good. One famous...
March 14, 2012 - 8:13am
February 29, 2012
Bombarded by the 'F-Bomb'
Enough is enough. We recently rented and watched "The Ides of March," a movie about politics, dirty politics, in a presidential primary. The movie was co-written by one of the biggest names in the business, George Clooney. It was also co-produced by Clooney, directed by Clooney and...
February 29, 2012 - 4:24pm
February 22, 2012
Eighth annual DIDO Awards
Every year about this time the Motion Picture Academy makes a huge production out of awarding Oscars to the best movies, actors, actresses, music, sound effects, etc. -- all from the year before. The ceremony goes on for hours and it's pure glitz: long speeches, emotional performances...
February 22, 2012 - 2:16pm
February 15, 2012
Mother Nature painted a frosty landscape
You missed the show snowbirds. If you weren't here the first week in February, you missed the show. While you were riding around in your golf buggies down there in Arizona, California, Texas and Florida, we had three or four days of fog and frost like we've rarely seen. The wind didn't...
February 15, 2012 - 12:10pm