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DL firefighters battle apartment fire near old Anglo American gas station
Courts back ND over Minnesota
‘Exodus of talent’ expected as higher ed’s baby boom bubble bursts
Master Gardeners’ July gardening tips
MnDOT Highway 200 project between Mahnomen, Roy Lake begins July 6
DL hosts youth track meet
Hi-10, Countryside results
Freshman Pacesetter team advances to regional tourney
JUNIOR PGA: Heck earns exemption; Smith places fifth
Post 15 takes Alexandria tourney title
Nevis native takes unexpected trip abroad
How to avoid the dreaded long TSA lines
Sauce gives a sweet finish to your grilled favorites
Social Security benefits are calculated the same way for men, women
Wirth graduates at military academy
Friends & Neighbors
Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
DCC’s Lakeview to host golf festivities in honor of centennial
The joys of curling and other Olympic pursuits
NLOC’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens July 28
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
David Michael Ostlund
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
Carol M. Linden
10 tips for protecting our water
It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat
Classified 911 report ‘very disturbing,’ should be released to the public
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Frazee woman nabs record sturgeon
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
These two birds are way easier to hear than see
Fine fishing so far in MN
Northwest MN Fishing Report
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Find ‘refuge’ from hectic life at wildlife sanctuary
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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
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
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 16, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side: Logic vs. instinct vs. 'unbeatable genius'
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where the hint of spring has been murmured throughout the morning by the sprouting of lilac buds out side my window to the clarion call of Canadian geese beckoning each other to make the trek northward. In the cold clear...
March 16, 2008 - 12:00am
February 18, 2008
Tales from the Barks Side column: Tiny and King -- best friends forever
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where last night's predicted winter storm passed quietly in the night and we didn't get hit here as hard as we expected. Daylight has broken in splendiferous color, and cupid may not need his snowshoes to empty his quiver...
February 18, 2008 - 12:00am
January 27, 2008
Tales from the Bark Side column: Boots, the dog that crossed over the river
OTTERTAIL -- Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where the temperatures have plummeted like a boulder from a precipice high above the frozen plain. A crimson sun climbs slowly from the eastern horizon and fills a cranberry sky with a pallet of oranges and grays......
January 27, 2008 - 12:00am