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Frazee FFA team to compete at State
Crime & accidents around Becker County
Roosevelt readies for Read-A-Thon to raise money
Multiple awards add up to one stellar season for 6th grade Math Masters
Activities commitment celebration Monday, March 26
Top-seeded Crusaders blow out Mahnomen-Waubun in Class A quarters
Brooklyn Center hands Breckenridge first-round loss
Prep boys basketball: Triple the heartbreak for Esko
Good luck, Thunderbirds!
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
Nice growing, Jack: Jack Chivers Realty relocating to downtown DL, into the mall
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Twin Cities airport is best in its size
State Commerce Dept. website now multilingual
Music, dancing and more coming to lakes area this month
Ken’s FM fundraiser aims to bring station back to full power
What's ahead for the region's arts scene in the coming weeks?
Dishing up a tasty homemade meal, for a good cause: DL Breakfast Rotary's March 13 meatball dinner to benefit local food pantry
Spring is here -- and your local library is ready to celebrate
Raymond "Ole" Mounts
Lyle Byron Oja
Elverna Elizabeth (Lembke) Nelson
More immigrants would give huge boost to US economy
Letter:Credit unions are very different from banks
Letter: Why aren't we fighting back against Russia?
Sixty pills prescribed--only four were needed
It's time to return a big favor to the Boys and Girls Club
Sometimes memories are more important than fish
Are Ivory-billed woodpeckers back from the dead?
Jumbo perch are popping up
Brad Laabs column: The panfish are biting, and the tullibee chase is on
Maple syrup-making at Minnesota state parks
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
March 4, 2018
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
No matter our age, if we're honest there's this letdown that comes after all the gifts are unwrapped at Christmastime. Isn't the anticipation of actually giving and receiving a gift, the experience of it all, that brings us the greatest joy? I think the same sort of letdown happens...
March 4, 2018 - 7:21am
November 3, 2017
Season Finale: Orange is the new blessing
I have embraced the color orange like nobody's business. I like the color. It's a good color on me, and I'm saying this even after I have had to wear orange in jail for a Feb. 28, 2017 DUI arrest.
November 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
October 10, 2017
The matter of loving all
It started with a refrigerator. Four days and nights was the amount of time my two youngest sons, David, Joe and I had booked for a hotel stay in Fargo, while we attended musical theatre productions and connected with friends. We could not afford to dine out the entire time, so a...
October 10, 2017 - 9:10am
October 7, 2017
Column: It's not easy being green
About seven years ago I never really ate breakfast--unless you counted the Diet Coke and chips. I ate what I wanted when I wanted. At age 41, standing in my kitchen while eating and drinking what I pleased, I remember thinking: "I feel so great! I wonder how long I will be able to...
October 7, 2017 - 6:00am
August 13, 2017
Column: Growing up with Jesus
I hate this about myself. It's my hair. I keep cutting it. Honestly, I can say that, in our wee small town of 7,000, I know every hair stylist in every salon and they know me. Karley cuts hair--she just moved into town--and she and I have become fast friends. I obsess. I want change...
August 13, 2017 - 6:00am
July 15, 2017
Column: Love serves
My feet hurt. I say that almost every day because I'm usually on them for at least five hours or more with minimal down time. I am a waitress at Barajas Mexican Bar and Grill where all servers bartend, too. It's my summer job--or perhaps it's for a longer season--but it's a good fit...
July 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Column: On being popular
I love being liked and I think it's safe to say I am not in the minority. Social media alone reveals that a lot of time and effort goes into managing an image that makes you irresistible, adorable, fun, wise and witty, on-trend and authentic.
June 15, 2017 - 5:00am
May 19, 2017
Column: Orange is the new blessing
I had to wear orange. I like the color; it's in my color wheel as a flattering wardrobe choice. An orange jail jumpsuit, however, was never a choice for me. Instead, it was a consequence for a bad choice. I made a mistake. Who doesn't? I'm a sinner. We're all sinners.
May 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
April 21, 2017
Column: Into the light
I recently met with a counselor--I needed to--and it was better than I expected. I talked a lot. The counselor listened. She had questions, too, which I answered. Afterward, she pushed her chair back and gave me some solid counsel and encouragement. I took it. I can't stop thinking...
April 21, 2017 - 6:00am
March 24, 2017
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
It's so hard when someone has hurt you. "It's not fair. Why is this happening to me? I want payback now!"
March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Column: 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. Your van is messed...
March 24, 2017 - 5:00am
March 23, 2017
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Life is hard. Can we do the hard stuff like forgiving those who never apologize or a health report that is terminal?
March 23, 2017 - 10:00am
March 22, 2017
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Something happens when we pray that doesn't happen when we don't. Let me say that again. Something happens when we pray that doesn't happen when we don't.
March 22, 2017 - 10:00am
March 21, 2017
Tuesday matters: Every day, I know...
The earth experience is hard, but it's not our home. Knowing what we need to do and then doing it are two different things.
March 21, 2017 - 10:00am
March 20, 2017
Monday matters: Every day, my heart...
Take comfort in knowing only God knows your heart. Yet I know it stings when someone judges you harshly because they can't see your heart.
March 20, 2017 - 11:38am