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Tearful father supports poison control funds
Deadly bird flu strain makes first strike at a poultry farm in Mississippi Flyway
Transportation brings together Bakk, Dayton
DL sex offender going back to prison
Local woman sentenced for felony check forgery
Albany knocks off top-seeded Lakers in Section final
Titans end Raiders season in 6A subsection
McArthur leads Bombers to 6A subsection semis
Vikings edge Hornets in 8AA playoff thriller
Freeman advances to state diving finals
The ‘hairy’ issue of pet vaccinations
Local team developing anti-body for dog virus
Ice caves draw thousands opening day
Death in the family: Getting a refund from the airline
Friday Matters: Everyday Valentine
Friends & Neighbors
Business manager named for DL Newpapers
Waller joins Bell State Bank in Detroit Lakes
Eyelash extension tech opens DL studio
Refinery issues spark fuel price jump in MN
Booking a scam-free vacay
Artists to take up residence at Kirkbride
Book ‘1965’ shines spotlight on music’s ‘most revolutionary year’
Emerging writers grant meeting is set for March 16 in Bemidji
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Letter: Thanks for supporting Giving Hearts Day
Letter: Environmental record ‘mischaracterized’ in letter
Federal shield law sorely needed
An Oscar for school bus drivers
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Search for lone wolf in Voyageurs National Park comes up empty
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
February 27, 2015
Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
I’ve been trying to think of a way to say I’m a Christian without saying; “I’m a Christian.” I’ve found that saying this can mean a lot of things to a lot of people; like maybe I’m super religious and because of that I’m not fun. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday...
February 27, 2015 - 5:00am
February 26, 2015
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
We’ve all had days like that. A swing and a miss, followed by another and another. A strikeout. Fishing all day on the wrong side of the boat. Nothing but empty nets and discouragement. Or — worse than that, a lost family member or friend, a dreaded diagnoses, a festering scar...
opinion / Lynn Hummel
February 26, 2015 - 5:50am
Helping loved ones retire
What if a sudden, debilitating illness, fraud or economic downturn affected your senior family member’s retirement, estate or long-term care issues? Would you be prepared to take over? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. According to 2013 research from the Pew Research...
business / money management
February 26, 2015 - 5:15am
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
There’s this song that goes; “Heal the wounds but leave the scars” and I didn’t really get it. I mean why would you want to have the memory of the scar at all but when I heard Janet say; “The man that saved my life 28 years ago when he singlehandedly fought off three other...
February 26, 2015 - 5:00am
February 25, 2015
Cream-based soups offer quick winter warm-up
During this recent cold snap, I started craving comfort foods. One day, as the kids were asking what was for lunch in their best “we’re starving” voices, the thought of cream soups immediately came to mind. I knew that making a new soup might scare them off because of how...
life / food
February 25, 2015 - 5:15am
Replacement SSA tax forms available online
Q: I was getting ready to do my taxes and realized that I lost my Social Security 1099. How can I get a replacement? A: New for this tax season, replacement 1099s are now available through your personal my Social Security account. Each January, a 1099 is mailed to everyone receiving...
February 25, 2015 - 5:10am
Good oral hygiene helps keep smile healthy
A healthy smile is a bonus at any age. Too often older people — especially those who wear dentures — feel they no longer need dental checkups. If you haven’t learned the basics of oral health care, it is never too late to start. And even if you have, it’s a good time...
February 25, 2015 - 5:05am
Wednesday Matters: Everyday Sinful Judging
We cross the line, when we begin to sinfully judge others, which is characterized by a feeling of superiority or resentment. Sinful judging often involves deciding what others’ motives may be. It reveals the absence of a genuine love. We get together with others to discuss someone’s...
February 25, 2015 - 5:00am
February 24, 2015
Tuesday Matters: Everyday Old
I am sitting in the coffee shop getting to know a new friend and I’m literally stunned to learn that she’s only 27 which means I’m twenty years older…like I could be her mom when I’m thinking we’re in the same age zone. I make this comment and head to the bathroom. When...
February 24, 2015 - 8:31am
February 21, 2015
Take a trip for early open water fishing
As we approach the end of February, many of us have had enough of the ice and start getting anxious for open water angling. We have had long periods of cold weather, the inland walleye season has closed, boat shows are happening all over the Midwest and we are getting more daylight...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
February 21, 2015 - 5:20am
Irruptions are common when food is limited, conditions harsh
A few weeks ago I wrote that I hadn’t seen too many common red polls, American goldfinches, and other birds often associated with wintertime influxes at our backyard feeders. It turned out that my feeders were likely a group of only a handful of feeders that didn’t have hordes...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
February 21, 2015 - 5:15am
February 20, 2015
Drinking in the joy of life
“Have you been drinking?” Bill asked as we stood on the side of the road, waiting for my husband’s cousin Eddie. “No,” I said. “Why?” “Well you just ran over a deer in the middle of the road and you seem too happy, like you don’t realize what’s just happened....
February 20, 2015 - 5:25am
Swearing: Why Christians should cut it out
“Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe – creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E minor – loves us with a radical, unconditional, self – sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We...
February 20, 2015 - 5:20am
Friday Matters: Everyday Adoption
Yesterday a police officer was stationed at the state court house. This afternoon the judge finalized a case in which a 3-year-old boy was officially adopted by his late mom’s best friend two years after the boy’s parents and grandparents died in a car accident. The boy has been...
February 20, 2015 - 5:00am
February 19, 2015
The war on weeds will never be won
We are familiar with a number of so-called “wars”, examples being the War on Poverty, War on Drugs (this label had been dropped as being counter-productive) War on Terror, War on Women (a political accusation), War on Boys (claimed to be the result of misguided feminism), and...
opinion / Lynn Hummel
February 19, 2015 - 5:50am