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Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
Pipe rolls off truck, killing worker on Minnesota highway project
UPDATE: Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
Following in their (paw) steps: Animal tracking workshop set Feb. 25 at Tamarac
How risky will the Red River diversion dam be? Depends who you ask
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Lakers hand Rangers second blemish, win 10th in a row
Youth hockey teams advance in District play
BASKETBALL: Hornet girls drop two conference games
Fly Girls Jazz runners-up, Kick sixth at State Dance
Hornets to make 24th state appearance
Tips from Social Security to prepare for your disability interview
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Local students qualify for state Business Professionals of America competition
Beat cabin fever at Grace Lutheran Church supper: Fundraiser set for this Saturday, proceeds to benefit local charities
Speech team rules apply to life as well
Friends & Neighbors
One man's junk...:My 2nd Home thrift and antique store opens in DL
February means romance...and romance scams: BBB offers tips to avoid getting duped this month
LREC bringing natural gas to rural communities
MN gas prices still on decline
United Community Bank honored for community involvement
February is Black History Month
Country singer Chris Janson at Shooting Star this Friday
Mini-retreat offers chance to reflect, refresh: NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Take a trip to 'Silver City': Guinn book has flaws, but plenty of excitement too
'Parlor Talk' set for Thursday at Hjemkomst Center
Leola L. Shockley
Joan A. Watland
An early start for a strong farm bill
Editorial: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Letter: Scrubbing USDA website a shameful attempt to shield abusers
Letter: Finally, some help with all these grizzly bear attacks
Letter: Trump's repeated lying is dangerous to nation
Finding springs is a wintertime thing: New DNR app gives you a chance to help with groundwater research
DNR says burn debris now--EMDASH--restrictions will happen soon
Blane Klemek column: Trumpeter swans are a huge Minnesota success story
Brad Laabs column: This thaw won't last, better block up your fish houses
The bass tournament that wowed the pros
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
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
June 29, 2016
Lynn Hummel Column: Everybody wants the last word
Everybody wants to have the last word ─-- the final expression. It all started with Eve. She said “I don’t care what the rules are around here --─ I’m eating this apple and that’s that. Here Adam, take a bite.” End of conversation, beginning of trouble. George Washington...
June 29, 2016 - 10:29am
June 24, 2016
North used to be thata way
When I grew up in McLean County, North Dakota, I had no confusion about directions. Everything was laid out north, south, east and west. When I stood on third base (after hitting a triple, of course), I looked at home plate and I was looking due north. When I drove out in my dad’s...
June 24, 2016 - 5:20am
June 17, 2016
Got weeds? Go get a good goat
Plagued by poison ivy, poison oak, honeysuckle, buckthorn, garlic mustard, multiflora rose, bittersweet or other invasive species growing in impossible-to-reach-places where your machinery won’t go? Are you reluctant to use chemicals because they can contaminate the soil? Send in...
June 17, 2016 - 5:20am
June 10, 2016
Search for the perfect beer
It was Karl Rahner, the German Jesuit Theologian, who said that here in the life, all symphonies are unfinished. There is no such thing as a fully consummate joy — we are always in some way frustrated. For that reason, no matter how much progress we make or how great our achievements...
June 10, 2016 - 5:30am
June 3, 2016
Goodbye old house, you will be missed
(Editor’s note: Lynn Hummel is out of town. The following is a reprint of an article he wrote in 1992 when his family moved out of their old home. You can consider this a nostalgia piece.) The weekend before Thanksgiving we moved out of the house we’d lived in for 26 years. The...
June 3, 2016 - 5:30am
May 27, 2016
An involuntary victim of frozen pie torture
How can one person be a loving, caring, protective mother, a hero, a dutiful daughter-in-law, a glutton and a fool all at the same time? Let me tell you about Rosie. This is a true story. Only the names have been changed to avoid embarrassing anybody, although this happened long ago...
May 27, 2016 - 5:30am
May 20, 2016
A computer that cries will still never have a soul
We keep reading about artificial intelligence (AI to the insiders) and how Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google (which owns Deep Mind), and IBM will eventually (if they haven’t already) produced a computer that will totally think like a human being. This column is the last place to look...
May 20, 2016 - 5:40am
May 13, 2016
Will we even need seatbelts?
Can you imagine how you will feel just before your first parachute jump from 5,000 feet when your plan is to free fall the first 1,000 feet before you open your chute? That’s exactly how I’ll feel the first time I get into my new self-driving car that has no steering wheel and...
May 13, 2016 - 5:55am
May 5, 2016
A spring all-night rain is like a fresh start
There is nothing like an all-night rain following a low-snow winter and a dry spring to lift our spirits and give us the feeling of a fresh start. Suddenly, almost overnight, it’s green again. For the farmer, water is life. For the gardener, water is blooming flowers and juicy tomatoes....
May 5, 2016 - 5:25am
April 29, 2016
Whose face on the new bill?
The Treasury Department has a problem, and indications are, they are not doing a very good job of handling it. But it’s not too late for them to consider some good advice from a tax payer, so here goes. The problem is that there has never been a picture of a woman on a bill and...
April 29, 2016 - 5:30am
April 22, 2016
If these walls could speak...
How many times have you heard the expression, “If these walls could speak.” Let me suggest we consider that idea a step further. There is a little two bedroom house in Garrison, N.D., that my family lived in from 1940 until my mother sold it in about 2000. That’s 60 years, a...
April 22, 2016 - 5:25am
April 15, 2016
Bull in a china shop...for a fee
If you’re looking for a sign that the world has turned a corner and crossed the line between sanity and madness, I think I just read about it. There is a new business in St. Paul called the Break Room where customers can come in, be given a baseball bat or sledgehammer and turned...
April 15, 2016 - 5:25am
April 8, 2016
You’ll get my cell phone from my cold, dead hands
Q: When will the law catch up with technology? A: Never — it will always run along behind, but never catch up. Right now, the law is running behind the problems created by the smartphone. We all know the lethal hazards of driving while texting or driving while talking on the phone....
April 8, 2016 - 5:20am
April 1, 2016
Words fail when it really counts
A common expression in attempting to put sympathy into words, either in person or by sympathy card, is “words cannot express...”, and that is because some feelings, sympathy being one of them, love being another, are too deep for words. In person, a silent, warm, sincere hug will...
April 1, 2016 - 5:15am
March 25, 2016
Robotic senior companionship
It may sound like a good idea, but I still don’t like it. They’ve created a robot by the name of Nadine that scientists hope may someday be used as a potential assistant or care provider for the elderly. Nadia Thalmann is a visiting professor and director of Singapore’s Nanyang...
March 25, 2016 - 5:30am