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More than just a temporary fix: Rossman Elementary space issues include wonky layout, 40-year-old temporary classrooms
New sheriff in town: DNR creates Straight River Groundwater Management Area
Man sentenced for possessing stolen rifle
Aiming for cop, man hits girlfriend in face with cellphone
Klobuchar won't support Supreme Court nominee
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When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Lakers wrestle their way into state competition
Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Lormis to attend UM-Morris this fall
Benscoter on dean's list at Mayville State
Richville couple welcomes daughter
Mankes welcome baby boy
Ellenson celebrates 80th birthday
Friends & Neighbors
Cabinets Plus now designing closets
And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Magical music moments: Spring concerts galore set for lakes area this week
Historic Moorhead buildings open for tours on April Fools' Day
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
Rita A. Wicker
LuEtta J. Anderson
Lynn Hummel column: Some arguments you just can't win
Letter: Where is the love? No pay raise for MN libraries since 2009
A special church helps those with special needs
Public library offers on-the-go access with new app
Toxic fumes: Bill would help protect firefighters from cancer
Very bad news for bats in Becker County: White-nose syndrome, which wipes out bat colonies, is now killing them here
Blane Klemek column: Winter camping and trout fishing in the Boundary Waters
Brad Laabs column: Time to get ready for open-water fishing
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
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
September 21, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side column: Petunia the Pig's tale
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where gray skies fill the horizon and the county road is frequented by potato trucks bustling towards their destination... and an occasional spud splattering on the pavement behind them as they go. A full moon hangs silently...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
August 10, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side: Tenacious Toby
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where another breath taking morning has been delivered upon the wings of whimsy, dancing in the dark before peeking out from behind an eternal horizon. It is the height of summer, and the dog days are now with us. Just what...
August 10, 2008 - 12:00am
July 13, 2008
Abby had a little lamb
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where fiery streaks cascaded across a summer sky filled younger faces with joy and awe as we all celebrated a God given right; our precious freedom. Warm Zephyrus winds blew gently across our piece of heaven and the night sky...
July 13, 2008 - 12:00am
July 6, 2008
Bo Peep of the 21st century
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where the night has given way to a golden morning; replete with birdsong, flowers, and calming quiet not often found here at Rosswood. The dogs lay silently in their kennels after a night of singing back at coyotes and other...
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am
June 7, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side column: Saying hello to Troubles
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail where another gray morning greets the day, erasing the memory of a warm and glorious afternoon just days ago. The ebb and flow of springtime weather is like the ocean; beyond our comprehension and control. Speaking of flowing,...
June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
Tales From the bark Side column: Concluding Shadow -- A time to remember woman's beloved cat
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail where a shaft of morning sunlight has found a momentary residence upon my shoulders as I sit down to spin another yarn. Spring sporadically spends the day with us but the wailing winds of winter have not been requited just...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Tales From the Bark Side column: 'The Shadow Nose,' part 1
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where a gray morning hides a secretive sun behind a veil of tear laden clouds, as the last desperate grasp of winter slowly slips away into a resourceful spring. Flowers are popping up like lost relatives after a person wins...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
Tales From the Bark Side Column: The great muffin hunter
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where a couple Canadian geese came flapping by yesterday, looking forlornly to the north and turning south... I could almost make out what the lead goose was crying out as they flew past me. It sounded like, "turn left, turn...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 4, 2008
Tales from the Barks Side Column: Luke, the great red hunter
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where patches of snow are scattered like little white islands in the woods. What difference a week makes (or an hour or a day around here). Last week I was extolling the virtues of a fine spring morning and we were hit with...
May 4, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side column: Luke, the great red hunter
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where this morning was greeted by the plaintiff cry of a low flying despondent Loon. From my vantage point, being one of the upstairs windows facing east, I could see a doe with two of her fawns frolicking in the tall grass...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 20, 2008
Talkes from the Bark Side column: Lara Mee, the thinker
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where tall stately pines stand sentinel straight to the impending dawn. Shimmering in the morning light, bearing witness to the change of seasons, they silently watch the melting snow...
April 20, 2008 - 12:00am
April 13, 2008
Tales From the Bark Side Column: The angry oriole who sang for his supper
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where spring evidently hasn't sprung yet. In fact, as I write this column on a Monday morning, the trees are bowing to each other with heavy laden branches of fluffy white frosting. Winter hasn't quite let loose its grip on...
April 13, 2008 - 12:00am
April 6, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side: Remembering Sue, Al and Plucky -- the 'seeing eye plecostomus'
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where the snow has been melting away very much like the wicked witch of the west (or was it east?) from the "Wizard of Oz." Waiting for spring to come has been like climbing a steep hill in an automobile that hasn't enough...
April 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side - Buck's special delivery service
DETROIT LAKES - Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where the faint echo of children's laughter still quietly resonates within the walls of our home. Easter has come and gone here at Rosswood, and we cherished the time together with family and friends... I trust...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am
March 29, 2008
Lynn Hummel column: Beware of side effects
There is a popular medication for folks with asthma. The purpose of the well-advertised prescription is to prevent the two main symptoms of asthma: airway constriction and inflammation. But when you read the small print you are told that possible side effects of the drug include the...
March 29, 2008 - 12:00am