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Study shows playing football before age 12 can lead to mood and behavior issues
Minnesota school accountability system up for review to meet federal standards
DL woman survives direct hit from Hurricane Irma in Caribbean
The world as we know it is about to end — again — if you believe this biblical doomsday claim
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
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Area pro and college sports briefs
DL Whalers capture squirt hockey title in Fargo
Raiders push win streak to three games
Laker volleyball runners-up at Hawley Invite
Girls soccer picks up sixth win in eight games
"The first day at school wasn't the worst day": Story from 1977 rings true today
Social Security celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Column: Sleeping with a neanderthal
Column: The very first school in Becker County
3 pumpkin-themed recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth
friends & neighbors
Flipping houses--it's not like TV
Arvig schedules cut-over date for all-digital conversion in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park
Nurse practitioner joins Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic
MN gas prices up slightly over last week
Essentia Health Welcomes General Surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Fargo photographer exhibiting his work at Trinity Lutheran this month
NYM Cultural Center to host fiber arts classes Sept. 22-23
Eagles tribute show to open new season at the Holmes
'Sulfer Springs' is a can't miss read for Krueger mystery fans
Lakes Area Chorale headed for New York City: Picnic, info meeting on joining local community choir set for Sunday
Beejay Eckman and Tracy Nealis
Nena Rae Bartnes
Jerry & Monica Thunstrom
Leo L. Rabideaux
Eva Della Fritz
Anna Mae Nelson
Paul P. Ceynowa
It all started with an apple
Letter: Brain injury survivor provides bike helmets for kids
Marine recruit supports Tobacco 21 in DL
Warm up with roasted eggplant and garlic soup
This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
Autumn full moons are fun times to fish
Black bears live in the shadows
Time for cooler-weather boat maintenance
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
pine to palm
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
March 8, 2017
Wednesday matters: Every day, hope
"I'm trying to focus on God but just can't seem to do it while I'm in the pit," someone wrote me. "I wish my spouse would give up this other person and want to reconcile, but they have no desire." Yuck. I'm so sorry if that person is you. There's ALWAYS HOPE. I clung to the words...
March 8, 2017 - 10:43am
February 25, 2017
Are you ready? Life's big questions...
"This old man is going to heaven soon," says my dear friend Willis, who's been sharing this news with others for the last few years. Willis is 98 years old. Willis lives alone in a one-bedroom apartment in California and he's retired, but not really. Every day, he gets up and goes...
February 25, 2017 - 6:00am
February 24, 2017
Getting to know Norway: Local pastor leads overseas trip
Ønsker du å reise til Norge? You may not know what that means (yet), but your ancestors may have. According to Ruth Hetland, who is the pastor...
February 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Time to take after the Good Samaritan
I am assuming that a lot of my readers know the story of the Good Samaritan. I've always wondered what it means for me in my own life, but I hadn't really gotten a good idea until now. It turns out that this story, once a mystery to me when I was young, is now very applicable for...
February 24, 2017 - 6:00am
January 27, 2017
In the mirror
As an eighth-grader looking in the full-length mirror in the "smoker girls" bathroom, I hated how skinny I was. My only curves were curves from my scoliosis. No butt. No boobs. I was completely unaware that anyone was in the bathroom with me until I saw ninth-grader, Jenny Baker,...
January 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 25, 2017
Water and the man who walked on it
From the halls of the Detroit Lakes High School to the halls of the Minnesota state capitol where she worked for the Republican party, Kimberly...
January 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
December 20, 2016
Christmas Schedule of Services
Our area houses of worship invite you to rejoice this Christmas season with praise, reflection, song and prayer. Their doors are always open, so please join them in celebrating the true meaning of the season. Click here to view the Christmas Schedule of Services.
December 20, 2016 - 10:21am
November 24, 2016
Reacting the christian way
On the day this is published, it will be two weeks since I woke up and found out that Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. It's been quite an interesting time, especially since I am abroad in a socialist foreign country. As many of you know, I am what you...
November 24, 2016 - 2:42pm
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
"A cord of three strands is not easily broken," (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.) Three strands, three people, three months--that is the general idea of the Lakes Area Prayer Wall in Becker County. Prayatthelakes.org says the mission of the Lakes Area Prayer Wall is to unify the body of Christ...
November 24, 2016 - 12:39pm
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes, an independent affiliate of First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes, is proud to announce its 2016 grants and scholarships. Organizations receiving funding and the amount are Habitat for Humanity of the Detroit Lakes Area, $500; Helping Hands,...
November 24, 2016 - 10:52am
St. Luke's Episcopal Church has a new Little Free Library outside their doors
The hinges of the red window-door creak as an eager youth swings it open. The wood is old, but sturdy. The shingles are cheap, but do their job....
November 24, 2016 - 10:48am
November 23, 2016
Until We Meet Again; The promise of Light, Life in Darkness and Death
We waited with anticipation and hope for Azariah to enter the world. Now in the operating room, we were unable to see anything but a huge blue curtain surrounding us. But then, we began to hear the most precious sound ... his first little cry! While the doctors checked him over he...
November 23, 2016 - 10:51am
October 27, 2016
Christian judgemental impression
If you have read any of my columns recently, you are probably aware of the fact that I am in Denmark, and will be here for a year. I now have a very unique perspective on religion as a Christian in a secular country. However, as I touched in my last column, Denmark is a country with...
October 27, 2016 - 11:49am
October 26, 2016
Become Like a Little Child-Cutting to the heart of God.
When Brookes is on the cover of the Fortune 500 magazine, I want to be quoted that I saw it coming. Ever since he was 3 and could talk, Brookes knew just about everything about lawn mowers. One of the first things he would ask a person was what kind of lawn mower they owned and how...
October 26, 2016 - 11:48am
New Chaplain at Essentia St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes believes everyone has a 'unique life'
"I love chaplaincy work," says Linda Wainright, a New Orleans native and now the new Catholic Chaplain at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit...
October 26, 2016 - 8:58am