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A platform that's close to the heart: 'Outstanding Teen' talks organ donation at driver's education classes
Shattered innocence: Becker County child abuse cases on the rise
Youth ATV Safety Training set for May 20
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
DL Newspapers adds two to sales team
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Roth earns all-tournament honors at Summit Championship
Norman County West in danger of losing fall and winter sports
Area kids place at state free throw competition
Smith Leads Huskers at Big Ten Championships
Little Lakers Boys Basketball summer camp registration
Luecks celebrating 50 years together
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Simons welcome twin daughters
'What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear': Listening is important--on both sides of the doctor's exam table
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Friends & Neighbors
'It was time to pass the baton': Dean's Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
MN gas prices down since last week
SJE-Rhombus receives chapter 2017 ESOP Company of the Year award
‘It was time to pass the baton’: Dean’s Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
It's Shakespeare... with an apocalyptic twist: Detroit Lakes High School's spring play views British history through a zombie-infested lens
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Mathew R. Veronen
Richard M. Gordon
Neil D. Englund
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
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
Severe Weather Announcements (3)
March 16, 2017
Wednesday matters: Everyday 'dead body friend'
I have a 'dead body friend.' You know--a friend you can call at 2 a.m. and say, "I've got a dead body at my house. Come help me." And that person will come over and help you, no questions asked. It's great to have friends who encourage and help us carry our burdens through difficult...
March 16, 2017 - 9:24am
March 14, 2017
Tuesday matters: Every day, God’s word power
Lazarus was dead. That was a fact. But, when Jesus--who is the Truth--walked up to the tomb and spoke, that truth changed the facts.
March 14, 2017 - 3:55pm
March 13, 2017
Monday matters: Every day, His thoughts
Well, what in the world are you up to God? I. Can't. Even. We can't know the mind of God. Isaiah 55:8 says, "His thoughts are nothing like our thoughts." But we can know the heart of God. We can TRUST and hope in His promises. I know it should be obvious to us that His ways are past...
March 13, 2017 - 4:45pm
March 10, 2017
Friday matters: Every day, God is bigger
God is bigger. We may know this in our heart but it's acting it out like we believe it that makes the difference. One of the hardest things to do is to forgive someone who isn't sorry for what they've done because, "It's so not fair!" And because it's not fair, we want them to know...
March 10, 2017 - 11:09am
Thursday matters: Everyday feelings
Lately, life's been hard, so I have been saying to myself once again: "Debbie, your feelings are indicators. Don't let them be dictators." I get it. My feelings are valid and they indicate good and bad things happening in my life, but I shouldn't let them lead me--especially when...
March 10, 2017 - 11:08am
March 8, 2017
Wednesday matters: Every day, hope
"I'm trying to focus on God but just can't seem to do it while I'm in the pit," someone wrote me. "I wish my spouse would give up this other person and want to reconcile, but they have no desire." Yuck. I'm so sorry if that person is you. There's ALWAYS HOPE. I clung to the words...
March 8, 2017 - 10:43am
February 25, 2017
Practicing extravagant generosity: First Lutheran Church donates over $100,000 to local, global organizations
Extravagant generosity--that has been the mission of the congregation at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes over the last few months. "It's...
February 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
Are you ready? Life's big questions...
"This old man is going to heaven soon," says my dear friend Willis, who's been sharing this news with others for the last few years. Willis is 98 years old. Willis lives alone in a one-bedroom apartment in California and he's retired, but not really. Every day, he gets up and goes...
February 25, 2017 - 6:00am
February 24, 2017
Getting to know Norway: Local pastor leads overseas trip
Ønsker du å reise til Norge? You may not know what that means (yet), but your ancestors may have. According to Ruth Hetland, who is the pastor...
February 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Time to take after the Good Samaritan
I am assuming that a lot of my readers know the story of the Good Samaritan. I've always wondered what it means for me in my own life, but I hadn't really gotten a good idea until now. It turns out that this story, once a mystery to me when I was young, is now very applicable for...
February 24, 2017 - 6:00am
January 28, 2017
What kind of bible vibes do you have?
There are some experiences that give people stereotypes or affect how others view them. In the U.S., those lines were clearly defined to me. However, in this different culture, I have started to realize that it's less black and white and based more on other factors than society's...
January 28, 2017 - 8:00am
January 27, 2017
In the mirror
As an eighth-grader looking in the full-length mirror in the "smoker girls" bathroom, I hated how skinny I was. My only curves were curves from my scoliosis. No butt. No boobs. I was completely unaware that anyone was in the bathroom with me until I saw ninth-grader, Jenny Baker,...
January 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 23, 2016
'I guess we're best friends now.' It's all possible through God's love
"We're best friends now!" is something I seem to be saying a lot lately. Everyone has a story and I find myself taking the time to listen to people's stories, like my taxi driver from Thailand, who I met last month and drove me two hours to the Bangkok Airport, or Roger, gas station...
December 23, 2016 - 9:00am
November 24, 2016
Reacting the christian way
On the day this is published, it will be two weeks since I woke up and found out that Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. It's been quite an interesting time, especially since I am abroad in a socialist foreign country. As many of you know, I am what you...
November 24, 2016 - 2:42pm
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
"A cord of three strands is not easily broken," (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.) Three strands, three people, three months--that is the general idea of the Lakes Area Prayer Wall in Becker County. Prayatthelakes.org says the mission of the Lakes Area Prayer Wall is to unify the body of Christ...
November 24, 2016 - 12:39pm