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Area football teams complete regular season play
Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
McCulloch all-time winningest football coach at Valley City State
'Stash your Ash'; Detroit Lakes ALC students bring awareness about cigarette butt pollution
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Friends & Neighbors
A 'Midwest' mural; Artist paints a Minnesota-inspired mural on Midwest Printing building
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
The great debate: Apple or pumpkin? Holy Rosary volunteers already taking orders for annual pie sale
National Cat Day is Oct. 29!
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
St. Andrew's Society to host Scottish dinner Nov. 5
Museum's Barn Raising Bash' set for Oct. 29
Marylou F. Chromy
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
Trump wrong to attack Hillary through her husband
Free press group: 'Trump presidency represents threat to press freedom unknown in modern history'
Don't be fooled: Cold water doesn't mean lethargic fish
Mouse invasion is about finding food, warm place to nest
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
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
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
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
February 8, 2012
The miserable childhood
Let me be blunt. If you want more interesting writing in this corner of the paper, you shouldn't be reading my column. I don't have the background for it. Ernest Hemingway wrote that the best early training for a writer is an unhappy childhood. Frank McCord, who grew up in Limerick,...
February 8, 2012 - 2:00pm
February 1, 2012
Courage is a test of physical, moral challenges
On Dec. 31, the Utah Highway Patrol reported that a 46-year-old driver with two nine-year-old girls and a four-year-old boy in his car, slipped off an icy road, rolled down an embankment and landed upside down in the frigid Logan River. Chris Wilden was driving by, stopped and plunged...
February 1, 2012 - 2:03pm