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DL council approves West Lake Drive plan: Public hearing on proposed plan lasts over two hours
Lakes Shipping LLC replaces Goin' Postal
Vehicle theft leads to charges
Parents file complaint against Minn. school over son's suicide
DL man gets 33 months for burglary
UND's Kyley Foster has been on a fast track to pole vault success
Jacks sweep Laker baseball
Lacasa, Hanninen vying for state doubles berth
Blomseth, Herzog up for Mr., Ms. Minnesota Golf awards
Lakers, Herzog dominate only home meet of the season
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Spicer Castle to close
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Betty Jean Wilson
Darla Kay Soholt
Donald L. Askelson
Over a million died protecting our freedom
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
August 11, 2010
Time to say goodbye
Every week for the past two years -- with the exception of one internet-challenged vacation to New York and a chaos-crammed orientation at Concordia...
August 11, 2010 - 11:21am
August 4, 2010
We'll be back after these important messages
I stayed home sick on Monday, a happening which, like most deviations from regularity, came with a few interesting implications. First of all, it meant I didn't go to work. It also meant quality bonding time with Little Brother, who sequentially turned down my offers to play Monopoly,...
August 4, 2010 - 10:34am
July 28, 2010
City living, but still just a small town girl
When I transferred to Hamline, a city school populated by city kids who graduated with more students than attend all of DLHS, it was difficult to explain where the bandwagon found me. "It's a pretty small town.
July 28, 2010 - 9:22am
Local group 'jumps' to Jamaica for mission trip
Ten members of United Methodist Church spent 10 days in Jamaica's highlands, returning home with much more than their golden tans. Organized through JUMP (Jamaica United Mission Partnership) and led by Greg and Marcia Potvin, the mission trip team had several reasons for journeying...
July 28, 2010 - 9:20am
July 21, 2010
In 1975, Charlie Ramstad took a 10-day canoe trip through the Boundary Waters with an Explorer Troop, a Boy Scout's offshoot, and had a terrific...
July 21, 2010 - 9:39am
What's in a name?
Before young miss Capulet knew she was to marry, fake her own death, drive her husband to drink himself to his, commit suicide and end literature's lengthiest family feud within the week, she stood on her balcony, pondering the nature of names: "What's in a name? That which we call...
July 21, 2010 - 9:36am
July 7, 2010
'Out with the old' adage does not always apply
Some people do it every spring. Others every fall, each New Year, or any time they change addresses. There are people who never do it, and others who only do it when they "feel like it." There are also those constantly in the midst of doing it. Some plan it out beforehand -- months...
July 7, 2010 - 11:45am
June 30, 2010
Faith in humanity seems to be slipping away
When I got into my cherry cobbler car Monday morning, I was going to work, to gain some writing experience and make some money to pay for groceries, gas, housing and the occasional lunch date with Boyfriend or movie night with the gang. When I got into my cherry cobbler car Monday...
June 30, 2010 - 11:27am
A weekend of inspiration
Last weekend, soon-to-be DLHS junior Steven Labine had a life-changing experience. Labine, and 75 other outstanding sophomores from across...
June 30, 2010 - 11:25am
June 23, 2010
Without proper guides, shower time can be dangerous
"Bring a notebook," I advised my brother Monday morning as I urged my hair to dry faster. "Really?" Montana queried, trying to sense how serious I was (it's an expression I see on him often). "Then you can play games!" Mom entered the conversation as she bustled around to assure...
June 23, 2010 - 11:09am
June 16, 2010
Anti-athlete takes on the Twins
When dusk falls on the Twin Cities and the skyline begins to blend into the darkening sky, there remains one shining beacon of hope in the heart of Minneapolis: Target Field. Guess who went to a Twins game last weekend? That's right, reader, yours truly, Thressa Johnson, the anti-athlete. Believe...
June 16, 2010 - 2:21pm
June 9, 2010
A whole new sense of hearing
After a weekend in Kenosha "Kenowhere" Wisconsin, I'm hearing in a whole new light. Last Thursday I hit the highway with Jake and Family for his cousin/my new pal Erin's graduation. In a single Suburban space-consciously packed with two parents, three college kids, two preteens...
June 9, 2010 - 8:53am
June 2, 2010
Growing up: A work in progress
Commencement ceremonies can have many uses. More than a mere marker of time, symbol of accomplishment, acknowledgement of senior-to-freshman backslide, or awkward red-robed photo op, last weekend's graduation (which I attended thanks to an ill-called coin flip) provided a meditative...
June 2, 2010 - 2:15pm
May 26, 2010
What would Uncle Al do? Fix it up and write a great column
Besides the one I share this page with, my favorite columnist is "Uncle" Al Sicherman, who spent many years writing humorous commentaries on daily life for the Star Tribune.
May 26, 2010 - 8:39am
May 19, 2010
Abnormalities, inconsistencies are now the norm
It was a dull and homework-ridden afternoon. I sat on the third floor -- the silent floor -- of the library, reading about how crummy the human condition is. Suddenly I heard footsteps; I was nervously attuned to their presence because I had my solely-sock-clad feet up on the table...
May 19, 2010 - 11:15am