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Park Theatre marquee catches fire
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West Fargo teen making most of life after terminal brain cancer diagnosis
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Kate Smith victorious at Minnesota Women’s Amateur Championship
All-City Golf third round results
Smith leads by three after second round of 75th Women’s Amateur
Wounded Warriors Project to Try Sled Hockey
DL Babe Ruth baseball qualifies for State
More than margaritas: National Tequila Day stirs up new recipes
Ticket to Work puts people back in the driver's seat
Recent storms spark memories of past tornadoes
Find strength, serenity this summer: Local yoga studios offer wide range of classes
Here comes the sun: Tips for summer skincare
Friends & Neighbors
Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic
Save on your summer road trip adventure
Minnesota Lottery continues to be recognized for its accounting and financial reporting
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
Arts and culture boost Minnesota, North Dakota economies, studies show
Friendship Day is July 30
Here's a sneak peek at some of the music coming to F-M area this fall
29 movies that scream summer
'Hardcore Troubadour' Steve Earle comes to Shooting Star this Friday
Arnold "Barney" Barnhart
Jon Hall Christensen
Charles F. Willette
Emily K. Gravalin
Diane H. Haisley
Letter: Kudos to Becker County Landfill
Other Opinions: Restoring faith in representative democracy
Tribune editorial: An epidemic of drug overdoses
McFeely: Otter Tail County delays decision on Star Lake Casino
Lynn Hummel column: What if Moses had 10 more commandments?
Brad Laabs column: Weeds can be an angler's best friend
The intelligent, friendly gray jay
Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
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
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
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
May 18, 2017
Hummel column: Graduation message for the 'first half' of the class
(Note: This article was first published for the graduating class of 2004. One mother wrote and told me she had it blown up to poster size and put it on the wall where her graduate and his friends couldn't miss it. Others have suggested I repeat the article. Here it is.)
May 18, 2017 - 9:00am
April 28, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: The spirit of Johnny Appleseed
As the spring sun warms our bones and our spirits, the Earth turns green once again, nature wakens from winter's nap and all of God's creatures feel the urge to rejoin the eternal circle of life, the spirit of Johnny Appleseed tugs at our sleeves.
April 28, 2017 - 7:00am
April 20, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
FedEx has just delivered a 60 pound box to your step and your job is to pick up the box and move it to a three foot shelf. You won't tell yourself you're going to grunt when you pick up the box, but you will — even if you're not aware of it. That grunt is an indication of effort...
April 20, 2017 - 6:00am
April 13, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Your warm, fuzzy, happy place is closer than you think
The United Nations has just issued a report naming Norway the happiest country in the world — for now. A year ago, Denmark was in first place. The United States dropped from 13th place to 14th. First, we'll review the facts, then a bit of analysis is in order. The top 10 happiest...
April 13, 2017 - 8:00am
April 7, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: What could be worse than knee surgery?
Feeling worthless. Those two words describe me this afternoon − physically, mentally and emotionally. The request that I move so Eartha can vacuum around me got me off my butt so that I could write this true confession.
April 7, 2017 - 8:00am