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Canada’s restrictions for border crossings are different
Five people vie for Bemidji city manager; interviews March 3
Seeds to bees to table: How local agriculture has changed
White Earth job fair to be held March 5
Writers conference set for summer in Bemidji
DL advances to 8AAA basketball section final
Four Laker individuals and three relays advance to 5A swimming finals
Laker girls awarded home court playoff game after season-finale win in Crosby
Huwe to wrestle for state heavyweight title
Bombers advance with win over NCW
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
Turning back the pages
Learn more about Babe
Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
Friends & Neighbors
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Helping loved ones retire
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Honor local physicians on Doctor’s Day, March 30
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Letter: Congress should protect Minnesota’s waterways
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
Letter: Obama is a ‘proper’ Christian who loves America
Letter: Dayton’s infrastructure plan makes sense for MN
Letter: Obama’s ISIS strategy a ‘ghost in a snow storm’
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
Take a trip for early open water fishing
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
New York brothers move to oil patch, work 80-hour weeks to pay off student loans
WILLISTON, N.D. - After four nights of sleeping in a pickup in the Williston Walmart parking lot in January, Levi Steff was ready to go home. But...
April 1, 2012 - 3:07am
March 11, 2012
Faces of the Boom: Expenses top $2,000 per month for family living in RV near Williston
March 11, 2012 - 3:59am
March 14, 2011
The Laker 2011 Class generates three state championships
Back in 2006, one of the best crops of senior athletes came out of Detroit Lakes. That Laker class produced four high-quality athletes who went on to collegiate success, with three of them on the D-I level and all left the halls of DLHS as one of the best in their sports of all...
March 14, 2011 - 12:51pm
November 17, 2010
Mahnomen killer stockpiled his medications
Timothy James Thorson went off his medication a couple of days before he killed an elderly Mahnomen couple because he says he was worried changes in state medical insurance would cause him to run out. Thorson voiced his fears in a recent letter to Darby Miller, executive director...
November 17, 2010 - 12:53am
October 22, 2010
Hennen show back on Flag
Scott Hennen is returning to The Flag. About five weeks after he parted ways with the Fargo radio station he helped get off the ground, the...
October 22, 2010 - 8:35am
October 3, 2010
Von Pinnon column: Loopholes in Minn. laws help keep public in dark
Because The Forum covers news in both Minnesota and North Dakota, we routinely deal with each state's open records and open meetings laws. Simply stated, North Dakota's transparency laws are much more favorable to its public.
October 3, 2010 - 11:19am
September 17, 2010
In the Zone: Twins have a different approach to playoffs this time around
Six banners or one ring? Which one is more coveted? The Star Tribune's columnist Jim Souhan had an excellent article in last week's edition about the Minnesota Twins being "envious" of the Chicago White Sox. Yes, you read that correctly. The Twins are envious of the White...
September 17, 2010 - 11:21pm
August 6, 2010
In the Zone: Journalist ethics went out the window with latest Favre report
"Don't shoot the messenger" has been an adage used by journalists when reporting controversial subjects, in essence saying the media is only reporting the facts of the story, not making them up. But with the latest saga of the long-going Brett Favre Circus, the sports reporters...
August 6, 2010 - 2:22pm
April 28, 2010
In the Zone: Bypassing a QB the right move for Vikes
Chad Greenway. Adrian Peterson. Jared Allen. Percy Harvin. These are the four names in which the Brad Childress regime has drafted -- or traded for in Allen's case -- in the first round of the NFL Draft. There's been plenty of flash, excitement and production. And, plenty...
April 28, 2010 - 4:34pm
December 24, 2008
Thanks for holiday concert
Many thanks to director, Gene Gaffney, and members of the Community Band for the delightful concert, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21. The music was wonderful. You are such a talented group of musicians, and you bring true joy, energy, and enthusiasm to each of your performances. Thank you...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
Curl up with 'Tis the Season
You never meant to do it. You were out with friends, that's all, just having a little cheer. The waiter brought you a glass of something bubbly, and in between reminiscing and laughter, the glass was emptied so you had another. You took a wee nip from that one til you nipped it...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Letter: There's no place for politics on the pulpit
They'll probably be found wrong as a matter of law. Let's hope so, anyway. But the pastors who deliberately broke tax laws Sunday are even more wrong as a matter of policy. Those pastors likely despise Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the infamous atheist whose challenge pushed the U.S. Supreme...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
Regis to host Clip for the Cure Oct. 18
Not to be confused with Locks of Love, Clip for the Cure is a Regis Salon program that raises money, not hair, for those fighting breast cancer. On Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm., haircuts are $15 at Regis Salon and that $15 will be donated to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
September 26, 2008
Use big baits to catch big bass in the fall
Autumn is a wonderful season for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. This time of year is especially attractive to anglers. Most species of fish that are found in the Midwest are more susceptible to an angler's presentation now, but that creates a bit of a challenge also. The...
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am