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Januszewski takes Fargo Marathon 10K
Six DL softball players receive Mid-State awards
Laker tennis ousted by Green Wave
Thielen teams up to reopen Oakdale training facility
Richards commits to Division I hockey at RPI
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
DL's Weber graduates from NSU
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud
Perlmutter presents research at Carthage College
Friends & Neighbors
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
MN gas prices up (almost) one cent
Detroit Lakes photographer earns master of photography
A different view: Sanford eye center remodels, adds optometrist
Nereson Chevrolet Cadillac has new sales and leasing consultant
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
It's time to 'Leather Up for Lupus': DL Eagles Club to host 2nd annual charity ride this Saturday
Chris Young concert to kick off holiday weekend at Shooting Star
Lakes Area Farmer's Market opens Saturday: Peoples Park venue to offer variety of produce, slightly shortened hours
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Clarice Lucille Ernst
James O. Erickson
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Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Advice to my son as he graduates high school
Hummel column: Graduation message for the 'first half' of the class
Guest Editorial: Positive changes for school lunches
Minnesota doctors say Republican health plan is a bad deal for patients and a bad deal for Minnesota
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
February 25, 2017
'The Last Word': Tribune columnist publishes book of favorite columns from past 40 years
It's been 40 years since local attorney Lynn Hummel first began contemplating writing a column for the Detroit Lakes Tribune. "I woke up early...
February 25, 2017 - 4:30pm
December 22, 2016
The last words--sermons, eulogies and stories
"You ought to gather a bunch of your articles and put them in a book." Columnists get advice even when they're not asking for it. The advice I've been getting more and more is to do a book. I did that years ago under the title of The Day The World Ran Out Of Denim. It was a hassle....
December 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
June 17, 2015
Amazing art show on the rails
Yesterday I got stuck waiting at a railroad crossing while a very slow freight train crept by. It wasn’t a train of oil cars or coal cars, it was a long, long train of covered freight cars — metal cars for hauling heavy duty loads like automobiles — the kind of railroad cars...
June 17, 2015 - 11:41am
November 20, 2014
Don’t weasel out of reading this
I was wolfing down a thick ham sandwich when...wait a minute. If you have anything important or productive to do, you can stop reading right now, put the paper down and get on with it. All we’re going to talk about today is how the animal kingdom provides living, breathing color...
November 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
May 29, 2013
Lynn Hummel: Making the cut: Boys and baseball
This couldn’t happen, but if it did, how would you work out a solution? Here’s the situation: the summer recreation department just hired you in a low-level position to help place kids in the appropriate recreation program for the summer. But there has been a major foul up...
May 29, 2013 - 10:10am
March 20, 2013
Lynn Hummel: Split — more broken hearts
There have been a lot of broken hearts in our family. The formula is simple: one of your kids has a romance with a guy or gal that the family learns to love. Then they break up for reasons the family never learns. The kid moves on to another romance and the family never ─ or rarely...
March 20, 2013 - 10:20am
March 13, 2013
Lynn Hummel: Have you done your homework, mom?
A single mother of two teen daughters told me this story last month. The mother is finishing her degree at Bemidji State University and she drives 50 miles to classes three days each week. She leaves for school about the same time as her daughters and the last thing they...
March 13, 2013 - 1:06pm
March 6, 2013
Lynn Hummel: Ten years after: The road not taken
Prologue: The war in Iraq was launched on March 20, 2003. It wasn’t over until all U.S. troops were taken out on Dec. 15, 2011. During that time, 4,487 American troops were killed and another 32,223 were seriously wounded. Approximately 109,000 Iraqi military and civilian personnel...
March 6, 2013 - 12:48pm
July 25, 2012
The Hummer doesn't hum anymore
I saw a TV ad just today for the latest "new and improved" vacuum cleaner. It was a slick design -- lightweight, easy to move about and a little (power? dust?) unit pulled right behind like a caboose. A vacuum cleaner with a caboose -- is that new and improved or a step backwards?...
July 25, 2012 - 12:27pm
July 18, 2012
Listen to your body, not your ego
Listen to your body. This is common advice given by doctors, health advisors, coaches and trainers. It sounds simple -- your body has a voice -- listen to it. But that assumes a person has only one voice, the voice of the body. There are more voices than one. I can relate a personal...
July 18, 2012 - 11:45am
July 11, 2012
Something to be said for being out of touch
After four or five days of blistering heat -- hot in the morning, hot all day and hot at night -- Thursday, July 5th, dawned cool, clear and calm, a beautiful, refreshing morning. For someone who is retired, unemployed, on vacation, or just taking a break, it was a morning to sit...
July 11, 2012 - 12:19pm
July 3, 2012
Big jobs are accomplished in bite sizes
Remember those big shredded wheat biscuits? You just couldn't put one in a bowl, pour milk on it and eat it. You had to grip both ends of it, split it, tear it apart and shred it. Delicious, but messy and inconvenient. Then some genius came up with the common sense idea to make a...
July 3, 2012 - 10:20am
June 6, 2012
Lynn Hummel column: Curly hair and a big smile
In June of last year I wrote an article titled "A Little Pink Rubber Ring." It was about two observations I made at a truck stop about 70 miles from here where we stopped for an apple fritter breakfast. The first was overhearing a loud lady in the next booth order her breakfast. Her...
June 6, 2012 - 12:20pm
May 9, 2012
Happy Mother's Day, foster mother
If every one of Carol Springer's children sent her a Mother's Day card, she'd get just under 660 cards. Foster children that is. Springer, 69, and her husband, Frank, 79, residents of Orchards, Washington, have been parenting foster children, especially medically fragile or special...
May 9, 2012 - 11:53am