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Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Goodbye, phosphorus--Rice Lake project moving forward
Hot jobs in Becker County: Majority of jobs only requiring two-year degrees
Crime & accidents
Clay County man charged with taking video, photos of nude child
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
Congratulations Laker Gymnastics
Lamoureuxs ready for one more shot at gold
Warroad girls look to take home state hockey title
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
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
friends & neighbors
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
To the ends of the earth and back: Minnesota native Ann Bancroft has visited both North, South Poles
Severe Weather Announcements (1)
January 19, 2009
RJ Dupre Column: A few words to you, my son
Remember, my son, when you were a little boy how you used to like to play with your Star Wars toys, and created great battles in imaginary galaxies? Then came the period of GI Joe. You felt invincible and became a "tactical genius." Then came the video games and virtual reality of...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
RJ Dupre Column: You don't know what you've got until it's gone
Very often, we do not realize how we miss things until they are taken away from us and we can't have them. This concept came to my attention last week. I went to the hospital to have a colonoscopy done. It's a procedure necessary when you reach a certain age, which is part of preventive...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Ain't no biking mama!
'Tis the season of feeling alive and rejuvenated once again. We emerge from the heavy cocoon of winter and are ready to live every moment of summer. After sprucing up our homes and gardens, it is time for play. We throw ourselves into our favorite pastime, whether it is fishing, hiking,...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Cyber cheating isn't the way out
Nowadays, the Internet has become absolutely indispensable for most people. It is used on a daily basis, for hours at a time in business, the academic arena, research etc... It is the door to the world. Personal ads replace old-fashioned dating by creating a profile accompanied by...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Coming to terms with being a grandma
Several years ago, I told my children that when they grew up, they could not make me a grandmother until I was ready. Well, two years ago the time came, and it did not happen on my terms. My request was not granted. When my daughter called to tell me she was expecting a baby, I...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 11, 2008
RJ Dupre column: A mother's requiem
On this special day, many will celebrate and honor the woman who gave them birth and raised them, but for many of my "sisters," this day will be painful, lonely and unbearable. They will remember the fear of going to the mall and seeing children playing and how they ran to their...
May 11, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Can we ever go home again?
What is a home for most of us? It is a dwelling where we gather our belongings to protect them and display them. It is where we eat, sleep, relax and often work at its maintenance. It is also a refuge, (at least in most cases), a haven where we can escape from the hustle and bustle...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 19, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Disconnecting the panic button
For many years I was not known to be a patient person. I gave into panic, frustration and anger when faced with a crisis or the execution of a project. I wanted it to be done or resolved, before it ever got started. I would kick and scream, plunge into it without looking and would...
April 19, 2008 - 12:00am
April 5, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Memories of a hunting trip
One afternoon, as I was driving back from a client's house in the country, I "ran" into a hunting party. One of the hunters was in his pickup right smack in the middle of the dirt road. Another signaled the sight of a deer, took two shots and the animal died. As I was witnessing this...
April 5, 2008 - 12:00am
March 29, 2008
Quirky &Quotable column: Peace of a liquid world
It was a sunny day. The sky was a perfect blue. I was walking on the shores of a lake. Calm and beauty were replacing the hustle and bustle of the distant city. Here time was slower and my connection with nature was deeper. I was watching the waves coming back and forth over rocks...
March 29, 2008 - 12:00am
March 9, 2008
RK Dupre column: Accepting our imperfections
In this world, everything has to be perfect. The body, the mind, the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the children we make, the foods and drinks we consume and so many other things. We end up not accepting what is, aware that we will never have perfection. I like imperfections....
March 9, 2008 - 12:00am
February 23, 2008
RJ Dupre column: Putting up with hospital protocol
Two years ago, I was admitted into a hospital, in another state, because of chest pains. I arrived there with my friends and was directed to my room. I had brought my pajamas. There was no way I was going to wear their funny gowns. Wearing those garments does not convey to our human...
February 23, 2008 - 12:00am
February 18, 2008
R.J. Dupre column: Risk takers
DETROIT LAKES -- In life those who dare to take risks are individuals who are not afraid of failing. They learn from their experiences and are down there on the field , living and participating in their own destiny. It takes courage and stamina to be willing to express what they...
February 18, 2008 - 12:00am
January 26, 2008
Quirky & Quotable column: How do you wake up?
One morning I was sitting in bed looking through the window. Squirrels were running on my neighbor's roof rushing about, welcoming a brand new day. As I was observing them, I started thinking about the different ways people start out the next 24 hours. We have several categories....
January 26, 2008 - 12:00am