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MDA seeks public input on draft Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule
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White Earth has spent millions on Star Lake project
Minnesota rock hall of fame musician accused again of grabbing elderly woman's breast
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"The Rec" still a hot spot for fun and nostalgia
Speed and Strength program benefiting Laker athletes year round
Angels blank New York Mills
Post 15 splits with Perham Buzz
Hole in one
NARFE elects new officers at annual meeting
DL's Lundberg to celebrate 100th birthday this Friday
DL Eagles score big in ritual competition
Gardening for the food shelf
Saturday celebration set for Russell Kent's 90th birthday
Friends & Neighbors
A rustic piece of home: New furniture and decor shop open on Lake Avenue
Essentia Health welcomes hospitalist in Detroit Lakes
Lakeland Mental Health Center welcomes new therapist
From family to family: New York Mills Dean’s Country Market has new local owners
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Edible architecture at the DL Public Library
MSUM Summer Cinema Series opens July 10: Four summer Mondays to feature silent films and live music
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
Daniel S. Loberg
James "JJ" Wilcox
Daniel S. Loberg
Lynn Hummel column: Can a woman do anything a man can do?
Letter: Veteran supports raising tobacco age
Opinion: Congress needs to reassert itself on use of force
Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
Brad Laabs column: Not all 'keepers' should be kept
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
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