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DL firefighters battle apartment fire near old Anglo American gas station
Courts back ND over Minnesota
‘Exodus of talent’ expected as higher ed’s baby boom bubble bursts
Master Gardeners’ July gardening tips
MnDOT Highway 200 project between Mahnomen, Roy Lake begins July 6
DL hosts youth track meet
Hi-10, Countryside results
Freshman Pacesetter team advances to regional tourney
JUNIOR PGA: Heck earns exemption; Smith places fifth
Post 15 takes Alexandria tourney title
Parenthood, the sequel: Grandparents increasingly becoming responsible for raising kids' children
Area students graduate from Ridgewater College
Local students on NDSU dean's list
Local students on NDSU dean's list
Social Security cards can now be replaced online
Friends & Neighbors
Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
DCC’s Lakeview to host golf festivities in honor of centennial
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
NLOC’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
David Michael Ostlund
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
10 tips for protecting our water
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Frazee woman nabs record sturgeon
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
Fine fishing so far in MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Find ‘refuge’ from hectic life at wildlife sanctuary
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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