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Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
Second woman accuses Sen. Franken of sexual harassment
Montana man hunting for pheasants shoots, kills rapidly-approaching grizzly bear
A career spent fighting wildfires: DL man puts down the hose after 28 years
Call the doctor, this dirt needs help: Local farmers will play key role in new healthy soils initiative
Gulon, Tracy reach state swimming championship podium
Payne continues point streak against EGF
'I'm just playing football': A humble Adam Thielen is the Vikings' feel-good story
Thielen keeps streaks going in Vikings victory over Rams
McDougall blanks Royals for first victory of the season
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
World Kindness Day is November 13
It's time to 'Light Up the Lakes'!: Santa's seeking entries for his Nov. 27 Parade of Lights in DL
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Irene Rose Byer
Maureen "Mary" Miller
Maxine M. Boswell
Marilyn Joy Ostrander
House tax bill hurts charitable giving
A heartfelt thanks
Letters: Farmers need tax reform that helps middle class
Tax bills based on unsound economics, unwise fiscal policy
Letter: Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt
How birds and mammals survive the winter
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
March 30, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Some arguments you just can't win
NOTE: Lynn Hummel is in the hospital getting a new knee this week. The following is a reprint of an earlier article about a conversation that took place when Eartha was still named Raquel. Raquel came back from the January clearance sale with a package under her arm and a huge smile...
March 30, 2017 - 6:00am
March 25, 2017
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Late last month, the Detroit Lakes School Board met in a work session to begin answering the question that many in our community are asking and...
March 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 24, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
I just learned there is a school in London called the School of Life. It was founded in 2008 by a philosopher named Alain de Botton as an educational company focused on how to live wisely and well. It has branches in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Berlin, Istanbul, Melbourne, Paris, Sao Paulo,...
March 24, 2017 - 6:00am
March 18, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Somebody always has to act like a jerk
We'll call him Ali, though that's not his real name. Makes no difference for this true story. The young man's parents were born in one Middle Eastern country, and Ali was born in another Middle Eastern country, (both Muslim-majority countries) after his parents moved there. Today...
March 18, 2017 - 6:00am
March 3, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Forget Oscars, newspaper carriers are the real heros
Every year about this time, the Motion Picture Academy makes a major production out of awarding Oscars to the best actors, actresses, movies, music, sound effects (24 categories) of the motion pictures for this past year. This year was the 89th year. The ceremony goes on and on for...
March 3, 2017 - 9:00am
February 23, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Lack energy? You just have to know where to look
I know this from my own experience: I had lots of energy when I was 20. I still had lots at 30. Almost as much at 40. Then at 50, I was in my prime, but had slightly less energy than at 40. At 60, I had less than 50. At 70, I had less than 60. At 80, I had less than 70. At 90, I had...
February 23, 2017 - 7:00am
February 16, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Always something to panic about
Remember the panic of Y2K? As the calendar turned toward the end of the 20th century, many believed that our computers would not make the transition from 1999 to 2000. As a result, the computers controlling our banking systems, our hospitals, and our air control system would fail...
February 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 9, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Care for some expensive additives in your aftershave?
I was in this waiting room waiting for my appointment. The magazines were mostly out of date and on subjects that weren't of much interest to me — autos, diabetes, cooking and big game hunting. Taking the least disinteresting, I selected the big game hunting magazine and was...
February 9, 2017 - 6:00am
February 2, 2017
Lynn Hummel Column: Be respectful during National Anthem --- it's the law
Is it possible to break a federal law while watching a Little League baseball game? Yes, and you can break the same law before a junior varsity, varsity, World Series, Rose Bowl or Super Bowl game. And if you watch carefully, you will see the law being broken on national television,...
February 2, 2017 - 6:00am
January 26, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Here's what I wish my teacher knew...
Kyle Schwartz is a third-grade teacher at Doull Elementary in Denver who wanted to get to know her students better, so she asked each of them to finish the sentence "I wish my teacher knew..." The responses she got were so startling that Schwartz, now in her fifth year of teaching,...
January 26, 2017 - 10:00am
January 19, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: Don't spurn healthy, tasty 'ugly food' just because it isn't perfect
What's the best thing to do with an apple that has a patchy skin? Eat it. What's the worst thing to do with blemished oranges? Throw them away. There is a nonprofit called Imperfect Produce dedicated to the proposition that blemished food should not be thrown away just because it...
January 19, 2017 - 9:00am
January 14, 2017
Winona LaDuke column: The presidential cabinet of the 1 percent
Cronyism, the unfair practice by a powerful person (such as a politician) ... is the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations. For instance, this includes...
January 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Opinion column: To feed the world, look to veterinarians
Across one-fourth of the globe, people aren't getting the nutrients they need to stay healthy, according to the newly released Global Hunger Index. In many countries, the cause isn't a lack of food—it's a lack of safe food. The risk of malnutrition caused by unsafe food is increasing,...
January 14, 2017 - 10:00am
January 12, 2017
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Rep. Paul Marquart: Minnesota farmers need property tax relief now
Minnesota farm communities are being hit by the perfect storm: low commodity prices, high land values, and aging schools. It is not fair to stick farmers with big property tax bills, or leave students with outdated classrooms. That is why we are proposing a tax credit to provide Minnesota...
January 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Lynn Hummel Column: Here's how to be a better person in 2017
I've been window shopping the list of New Year's resolutions just to see what's cool this year. Not with the idea of buying in, but just out of curiosity. It appears that a healthier diet (and loss of weight) and more exercise are still in the top three, but number one is to be a...
January 12, 2017 - 8:00am