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Man injured in snowmobile crash on Many Point Lake
Major shrimp growing, processing operation to begin in Minnesota
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BASKETBALL: Hornet girls fall in regular season trio
Hornets send eight to state wrestling
Baker, Ortloff qualify for state wrestling
Freeman rallies to defend section diving title
Hibbert dominates day two at Michigan National
America Saves Week: Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically
Tjepkes graduates from UM-Crookston
Are you ready? Life's big questions...
Area students graduate from MSUM
Area students graduate from NDSU
Friends & Neighbors
Dan's Service Center has new service advisor
MN gas prices down 2 cents
Arvig Donated More Than $450,000 Back to Communities in 2016
Economic Development Summit scheduled for March 3
Prepare your budget for closing costs when buying a home
Picture perfect images: Lakes Area Photography Show opens this weekend at Washington Square Mall
Celebrate Women's History Month
Vince Neil coming to Shooting Star March 3: Motley Crue frontman to perform solo set for Mahnomen fans
That magic touch: ‘Experience the extraordinary’ with Craig Karges at Ulen’s Top Hat Theatre
Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight at Maplewood Saturday
Audrey Bernice Romans
Adeline R. Wise
Noreen M. Huwe
Jerry C. Mann
Kathryn "Kay" F. Drewes
Lee Hamilton column: The threats to our democracy
Letter: Trump is my president
Letter: DL City Council way out of line with projects to be funded by new sales tax
Letter: Becker County jail should be built by local craftspeople
Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Blane Klemek column: Energetic, cheerful chickadees make for good company
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing gets tricky now, but it's not over yet
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
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'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
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