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Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Survival of Sears and Kmart is in doubt
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Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Area gymnasts ready for state USAG
Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Good luck at State, Raiders!
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
Friends & Neighbors
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Irene Leona Johnson
Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
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
September 7, 2013
Eric Bergeson: What would you do with your lottery winnings?
What would you do if you won a billion dollars in the lottery? Although I don’t play the lottery, the dream of unlimited wealth sometimes bounces around in my head as I drive across the prairie or try to fall asleep after too much coffee. First priority: Buy the Twins. Fire...
September 7, 2013 - 7:00pm
September 1, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Tuile, madeira, lutefisk — accidents happen
You know how when you bake a pizza and some of the cheese falls off and gets burnt to the tray and how if you scrape the burnt cheese off it is the best part? Well, French chefs create that burnt cheese deliberately. They sprinkle grated cheese on a pan with a little butter...
September 1, 2013 - 2:00pm
August 24, 2013
Eric Bergeson: I’ll be ready when the next rock fad hits
There used to be a lot more rock shops forty years ago than there are today. We had a rock shop here locally, and I remember begging Mom and Dad to stop the station wagon on summer vacations at the many rock shops between here and the West Coast. The local rock shop polished...
August 24, 2013 - 7:00pm
August 17, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Man’s genetic manipulation is nothing new
There should be more than enough corn to go around this fall. According to USDA statistics, ninety-seven million acres of corn were planted this year, more than any season since 1936. The massive 1936 planting didn’t produce so well. The year was the hottest on record, and crops...
August 17, 2013 - 5:00pm
August 11, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Summer school research isn’t what it used to be
Education reformers frequently propose that the school year should be extended and summer vacation eliminated. The latest argument for formal summer learning comes from a researcher at Johns Hopkins University who demonstrated that kids from lower income households fall behind...
August 11, 2013 - 1:00pm
August 4, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Liberating your lawn can help save the Earth
If we all just took a pill about our lawns, the world would be better off. A lawn need not consist of all grass just because that’s how it is at the golf course. A little clover, a patch of creeping Charlie or a few dandelions never hurt anybody. When the grass dries out in...
August 4, 2013 - 5:00pm
July 28, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Hay: A treat for the five senses
If I ever tried to farm, I would want to raise hay. Hay appeals to multiple senses. Sight: hay fields are beautiful green, sometime crowned with lavender alfalfa blooms. Across the American continent, hay fields grace the most beautiful locations. Early in life, I watched a...
July 28, 2013 - 9:00am
July 20, 2013
Eric Bergeson: The price of a meatball dinner at the county fair
The local county fair closed last night. Although my plan was to hide under bed for the duration, I did just the opposite. The big draw is the food. How can you sit at home when there are forty food options in town, options that won’t be there next week? Who cares if those...
July 20, 2013 - 4:00pm
July 14, 2013
Eric Bergeson: A big dollop of summer nostalgia
The county fair comes to town this week. With it, hundreds of suburban expatriates return to their small-town stomping grounds for a big dollop of summertime nostalgia. The long rays of late-evening sunshine, the peak summer green in the fields, and the pleasant, temperate nights...
July 14, 2013 - 4:00pm
July 7, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Ticket scalping
Major league ticket scalping is a man’s world, a world of foul-mouthed, whiny, cigar-chomping, unsavory men convinced it is their god-given right to rip you off. Ticket scalping –– the practice of reselling tickets to professional sporting events at a price higher than their...
July 7, 2013 - 11:00am
June 30, 2013
Eric Bergeson: General Grant’s throat and a tonsillectomy
In 1885, Gen. U. S. Grant was dying of throat cancer. The former president was broke. Absent Social Security, which didn’t yet exist, he knew that his wife Julia would be left destitute when he died. Gen. Grant’s friend Mark Twain was aware of the great man’s financial troubles....
June 30, 2013 - 8:00am
June 23, 2013
Eric Bergeson: A country funeral for Bernice
The Saturday before Father’s Day, Dad and I shared pall bearer duties for the funeral of Bernice, one of the last of the old neighbors. She died at age 95. Bernice spent most of her life in a farmhouse a mile north of our farm. It had no electricity. She cared for her parents...
June 23, 2013 - 4:00pm
June 15, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Playing the old piano on a rainy day
In a resigned response to last week’s continued wet weather, I sat at the old upright piano at our place of business and played some somber hymns. The piano sits in the same room where my grandfather played hymns on another old upright when the ups and downs of business got to...
June 15, 2013 - 9:00am
June 9, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Looking out at the swamp things
This cruel, late spring moved swiftly from drab grays and browns of late winter to bright greens of aspen leaves and fresh grass, as well as the blooms of the fruit trees and tulips. Spring colors couple with spring scents: Fresh cut lawn, plum and apple blossoms, lilacs and,...
June 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
June 2, 2013
Eric Bergeson: Reporters’ creed should be just the facts, ma’am
During the aftermath of the recent tornado in Oklahoma, at least two reporters made fools of themselves as they worked to turn tragedy into entertainment for the masses. Wolf Blitzer of CNN interviewed a young woman holding a baby amidst the rubble of her home. Blitzer apparently...
June 2, 2013 - 3:00pm