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Wadena woman gets nearly 5 years for selling meth
DL man charged with felony check forgery
AgweekTV: Food Blogger Makes It Big
Warrant issued for Detroit Lakes man
Ogema man sentenced for stolen watercraft
Thompson, Olds advance to Big Bear semifinals
Panthers own second half against DL to stay perfect in the Mid-State
Unbeaten Patriots hand Laker boys second Mid-State loss
Frisco treat: Bison overpower Sam Houston State to advance to FCS championship game
Cardinals pull away from DL in second half
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
Ecumen gets top rating from U.S. News & Worldwide Report
MRCA Inducts Fun Ta Boot Resort owners into MN Hospitality Hall of Fame, honors Fair Hills employee as Operator of the Year
Minnesota fuel costs down 3.2 cents per gallon
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
'Member of the Family': New book captures both the allure and horror of Charles Manson
Medora Christmas tour en route to Detroit Lakes: Musical set for Dec. 15 at George Simson Auditorium
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Jacob "Jake" Arntson
Blanch A. Olson
Lynn Hummel Column: Four blank walls
Lawmakers must be open about harassment allegations
Letter: Trump was right to cut size of national monuments
Lee Hamilton column: Balancing out the lobbyists
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
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
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
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 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 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
May 4, 2017
Lynn Hummel column: This scam hit like a 3-alarm fire
My mother told me many times that I wasn't as smart as I thought I was ("the smartest people do the dumbest things") but I never paid attention. As the years passed, her message has often proved to be true — including last week. Last Friday, I was on my computer digging out...
May 4, 2017 - 6:00am
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
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