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Flames engulf Lake Park elevator
Park Rapids BP station robbed Friday night
Woman accused of hitting 6-year-old boy with ATV in Dent makes first court appearance
2 hurt in 3-vehicle crash in Mahnomen
Man injured in rollover crash near Pelican Rapids
Taekwondo team participates at Greenquist Festival
DL girls golf third at Ridges invite
Laker girls place at Hamline Elite
Golf: Laker boys take Jordan Invite title
Tennis team fills holes with young players
Monday Matters: Everyday Never Sleeping
Mary Lee is calling it quits after 35 years selling parts!
Museum’s bear trap has rich history
Turning back the pages
Museum to host Hidden History event
Friends & Neighbors
Carhartt store opens in DL despite construction
Essentia DL receives stroke education fund
Minnesota gains 7,800 jobs in March
Gas prices jump up in Minnesota this week
Small bump up in gas prices throughout MN
DLHS Student Art Show to open Sunday at Trinity Lutheran in DL
DLMS Band Concert is Thursday
Simply Pink Truly Teal: Run/walk supports cancer patients
Stressed? Calm down and visit your library
Keeping Music Live grants available for Minnesota artists
Tribal college extending its arms
Union needed between development, environment
Letter: Becker County Transit serves seniors well
Letter: Four-way stop at Frazee and Washington a delight
Working to meet a healthy community’s needs
Forest tent caterpillar numbers should be minimal this year in Minnesota
Unpredictable spring weather slows the bite
Eastern bluebirds among the favorites of bird enthusiasts
Prairie chicken show exceeds expectations
Go take a hike
Spring Laker Book
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
April 17, 2015
Judge not: Christian or not, there’s no room for judgment
In today’s world, people have a lot to say about Christianity. Right now the biggest thing I hear complaints about is that Christians are judgmental. However, there are at least seven verses in the Bible that say something along the lines about how we should not judge. Matthew...
April 17, 2015 - 5:05am
April 16, 2015
Resetting retirement post-divorce
Retirement planning can face derailment after a divorce. Married, two-income couples have the advantage of splitting living expenses and pooling all their investment assets, including retirement accounts. Once the marriage is over, costs for separate households may limit the ability...
business / money management
April 16, 2015 - 5:30am
Thursday Matters: Everyday let it GO
"Continuing to do the same thing over and over again while expecting different results is the definition of insanity." Thanks Ben Franklin for the reminder. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. And yet we find ourselves trying to live a good and holy life through human...
April 16, 2015 - 5:00am
April 15, 2015
71,250 fans and not enough noise
The Georgia Dome in Atlanta is the home stadium for the NFL Atlanta Falcons. The dome has a seating capacity of 71,250 fans. But apparently 71,250 fans don’t make enough noise, so it was disclosed two weeks ago that the Falcons will be fined $350,000 and stripped of a fifth round...
opinion / Lynn Hummel
April 15, 2015 - 5:15am
White bean puree: Showcasing one of North Dakota’s leading crops
“I wish we knew some farmers who grow dry edible beans,” I said to Tony as we were staging the photo shoot for this week featuring a versatile dish we call North Dakota White Bean Puree. I knew from our experience with last summer’s Banquet in a Field that North Dakota is the...
life / food
April 15, 2015 - 5:10am
Children’s SSA benefits do not automatically go to the custodial parent
Q: My ex-wife receives Social Security disability for herself plus family benefits for our daughter, for whom she has custody. Soon I will have custody and our daughter will live with me full-time. Will Social Security send my daughter’s benefits to me or will they continue going...
April 15, 2015 - 5:05am
Wednesday Matters: Everyday Memory
It’s been five years since her mom was in a car accident that resulted in her losing all of her long-term memory from before the crash. When she was little, her mom and she used to quote a ‘Winnie the Pooh’ book as an inside joke. One of them would ask, “Have you ever seen...
April 15, 2015 - 5:00am
April 14, 2015
Tuesday Matters: Everyday Rahab
Rahab was a woman with a past. She sold herself and services to have an income. But there’s this beautiful story in the Old Testament about Rahab. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. Joshua who served under Moses finds himself ready to lead God’s people into the...
April 14, 2015 - 5:00am
April 13, 2015
Monday Matters: Everyday I Wait
Just waiting...waiting for what we hope for, which is change or better circumstances is hard. It’s hard to wait. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. No matter what though, God is good. Someone shared with me that the Hebrew word for good is “tov” and translated...
April 13, 2015 - 8:37am
April 11, 2015
Get ready for early season open water pan fish bite
As you read this, ponds and small lakes in the area, especially if they have flowing water are open. Mid-size lakes will follow over the next few days and the larger lakes in the area should be ice free in a week to ten days (if the weather pattern and forecast hold). The framing...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
April 11, 2015 - 5:30am
Woodland caribou populations continue downward trend
I remember the first and only time I observed a wild, free ranging caribou. Fishing for salmon on a bank of the Goodnews River upstream from Goodnews Bay in southwest Alaska, I was perpetually being tormented by hordes of hungry, blood sucking mosquitoes. And since the salmon weren’t...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
April 11, 2015 - 5:25am
April 10, 2015
Learning about life at The Candy Store
For about a year and a half now, I have been spending my Saturdays at a place that many Detroit Lakes residents (and plenty of tourists as well) know as The Candy Store in Becker Pet and Garden. I work in the candy store now, but it’s almost a little funny how it had always been...
life / wave
April 10, 2015 - 5:55am
Friday Matters: Everyday Example
I don’t home school and my kids eat white bread. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. So I was especially blessed by this young mom’s response when I asked if she thought she’d have more than two children, “Well, I think I am but I want to tell you Debbie; You’ve...
April 10, 2015 - 5:00am
April 9, 2015
Affording Fido: costs for new pets
Premium food, state-of-the-art veterinary care and creature comforts most humans would envy are now a regular part of life for many American pets. That’s why prospective pet owners should consider financial planning before bringing home a dog, cat or other breed of animal. For...
business / money management
April 9, 2015 - 5:30am
‘Dead Wake’ is a thrilling, chilling historic tale
It almost scared you to death. That’s what it seemed like: heart pounding, palms sweaty, legs weak — but still in one piece, breathing again, thankful that you only had a near-miss. History, however, is not so benign, as you’ll see in “Dead Wake” by Erik Larson. William...
entertainment / books
April 9, 2015 - 5:15am