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Clay County man charged with taking video, photos of nude child
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
In-home daycare providers particularly feeling the stress of new regulations
Introducing the Ice Harvest 440: CMPR vintage sled races coming to Little Detroit Lake Feb. 24
Missing 27-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
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
Fellerman hits 1,000 in win over DL girls
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
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
Lakeshirts announces annual profit share
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)
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