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A decade of puppy (and kitty) love: Humane Society shelter has come a long way
UPDATE: One dies, one injured in head-on crash on Hwy 34 east of DL
In living color: Downtown Alive project brightens up DL's shopping district
Hooligans expect Reaper drones to arrive soon in Fargo
Henry, Evelyn most popular baby names in MN
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Parsons, Lormis repeat all-conference performances
Foster 29th at NCAA Outdoor West Prelims
Titans end Raiders’ baseball season
Prowler pitching stymies Detroit Lakes
No. 6 Apollo upsets No. 3 Detroit Lakes
Column: Big winners, big losers
Turning back the pages
Ehnerts celebrate 50 years together
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
DL's Weber graduates from NSU
Friends & Neighbors
Okeson named Director of Nursing for Emmanuel Nursing Home
Food waste is money down the drain
MN gas prices up two cents
DL Public Utilities earns Reliable Public Power Provider designation
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, other acts headed to Fargo later this year
Local chef publishes culinary memoir
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
Dale Wayne Fagerlie
Marcella O. Jernberg
Florence I. Gilbertson
Neil L. Edwards
Remember to look around at the hurting heros among us
Lynn Hummel column: Everybody needs a Bud
Letter: Bad time to cut opioid drug prevention program
Letter: More than just a three-day weekend
Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
Preparing to slay? Suggestions for opening weekend
MN CREP sign-up begins May 15, 2017
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
September 15, 2010
Saying goodbye to Facebook for good
I felt like I was standing on the world's edge and looking down as I stared at the screen in front of me. If you are sure you no longer wish to use Facebook and would like to delete your account, we can do this for you. Underneath this message -- which filled me with sad guilt...
September 15, 2010 - 12:43pm
September 8, 2010
Digging through life
It was raining on the day before school. Water came down in sheets and made a steady mournful pitter-patter on the roof like the drumbeat for a funeral dirge. I mostly bummed around all day, hands in pockets and affecting my very best James Dean stance, leaving no time un-wasted....
September 8, 2010 - 12:19pm
September 1, 2010
Misguided youth movements were naive, but exciting
On Aug. 28, 2010, Glenn Beck sponsored the Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Memorial is most famous for being the site of Martin Luther King's Famous "I Have a Dream" speech, on Aug. 28, 1963. Though the Restoring Honor Rally was obviously...
September 1, 2010 - 1:16pm
August 25, 2010
Be who you want to be
The whole idea was a little bizarre, I admit. In 2006, seven kids in their early 20s took to the streets of Minneapolis dressed as zombies, bloody faces and limp, in protest of what they saw as the public's willingness to rely on a steady diet of new products to take the place of...
August 25, 2010 - 9:00am
August 18, 2010
Willy Wonka's voice, stuck forever inside
It's a familiar scene. "All aboard," the mad candy maker yells, as cheerfully as a captain getting everyone on board for an afternoon sail. But your heart clenches and your neck sweats, because you know what's next. The motley gang climbs onto the boat and they head down the...
August 18, 2010 - 11:23am
August 11, 2010
The Alpha, the Ogema, the Mall of America
I stood outside the largest building I have ever seen in my life, in the third aisle of the Nevada section of the parking ramps. I paused for a minute and listened to the chaos inside: feet stomping, rides whirring, voices fighting to out-volume each other. All these noises worked...
August 11, 2010 - 11:22am
July 28, 2010
Open road: The class is in the car
I loved my trusty-old Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight -- that rusty and glorious pile of flaming excrement. But there comes a day in every car's life when you decide between pumping more money into a potentially dead-end cause, and recognizing the end of the road for what it is. I was...
July 28, 2010 - 9:21am
July 21, 2010
Thanks, oil god: An open letter to BP executive Tony Hayward
Dear Tony Hayward, C.E.O. (Chief Environmental Obstacle) British Petroleum, I am writing to let you know of a few observations I made regarding your reputation, while on a recent (and illuminating) scuba dive in the Gulf of Mexico. I realize that these have been a stressful past...
July 21, 2010 - 9:39am
July 14, 2010
Censorsing the uncensored Twain
Mark Twain's full, uncensored autobiography -- which is going to print this month -- did not see the light of publication until exactly 100 years after his death, as ordered in his will. Though I haven't read it yet, this work apparently offers an unprecedented look at the many...
July 14, 2010 - 8:21am
July 7, 2010
Going back to this great nation's roots
I enjoyed this past Independence Day as much as the next man. Bombs bursting in air, good times under the sun's red glare, all very nice. But when the smoke cleared and America woke up hung over from its deep slumber, was the spirit still there? The biggest problem facing America...
July 7, 2010 - 11:48am
June 30, 2010
Government tries to limit mistakes, while infringing on rights
It's no skin off my back that tattoos will soon be illegal in Minnesota to anyone under 18. I'm too much of a shape-shifter, too prone to changing values and ideals and tastes to ever want anything that permanent in the first place. A giant Jim Morrison face might seem really nice...
June 30, 2010 - 11:11am
June 23, 2010
Map out options before making decision
Driving to the cities is much more fun when you have GPS showing you the way, rather than ripped and wrinkled maps and our own flawed sense of direction -- for a while. During the first hundred miles, its kind of nice to hear every so often that you should continue on your current...
June 23, 2010 - 11:15am
June 16, 2010
Will this small town boy become a big city college man?
The city is beautiful, but there'll be no getting out of it, no turning back, no going home. Not anytime soon, anyway. The vortex will pull me in, and I'll either like it or I won't, but I'll be in the fray to stay. This I must consider. This became very clear to me walking down...
June 16, 2010 - 2:25pm
June 9, 2010
Find a new system instead of principal
I was saddened and angered to read about Helen Kennedy and how she was forced out of her position as principal of Waubun High because, despite (from what I've read) being everything a school could want in a leader, her students didn't meet the No Child Left Behind standards set by...
June 9, 2010 - 8:56am
May 26, 2010
It's more than just a different language
I went to the public forum last Thursday on the possibility of a Chinese class in DLHS, fully knowing I wasn't about to sign up for the class next fall. It was very different from what I had expected. Rather than being a simple listing of the reasons why our school district...
May 26, 2010 - 8:38am