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May 22, 2019
Emily Mingo stands with her horse, Firefly, at Firefly Fields Youth Ranch in Vergas. Firefly is one of five horses at the ranch, and, like most of the horses there, is a rescue. Mingo says the stories of how these horses have thrived after surviving some tough conditions inspire kids who visit the ranch. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Riding on faith: Emily Mingo opens nonprofit, faith-based youth ranch in Vergas
May 22, 2019 - 9:46am
May 8, 2019
Kids in Frazee will soon have a new, safe, fun place to learn and grow in the community, with the development of CornerStone community and youth center. A Youth Advisory Council is being formed to allow local teens to have a major say in what the center looks like and offers in the way of programs and activities. Here, Frazee youth are pictured at the future site of CornerStone. (Submitted Photo)
Turning a corner in Frazee: CornerStone community and youth center now in development
May 8, 2019 - 2:49pm
May 3, 2019
Will Daggett, of Boy Scout Troop 656, is organizing a 5K Run/Walk 'Race For Survivors' to raise awareness of Holbrook Farms Retreat, a 47-acre property in rural Detroit Lakes that hosts wellness getaways for the families of fallen service members. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
'Race For Survivors' at Holbrook Farms: Eagle Scout plans 5K to benefit the families of fallen service members
May 3, 2019 - 8:00am
April 24, 2019
University of Minnesota freshmen Jacob Hanson, left, and Isaac Eggebraaten worked over their holiday breaks to save money for their $500 Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars scholarship. Eggebraaten said they both felt it was important to give back to their community in this way. (Submitted Photo)
'A really cool situation': College student Laker alums create scholarships for new grads
April 24, 2019 - 12:36pm
April 18, 2019
In this still from the "Inside Out" video on schizophrenia, Kyle Larson is seen talking about how the disorder has changed his life. (Leighton Broadcasting video still)play button
'I'm a good person': Schizophrenia has turned Kyle Larson's life upside down
April 18, 2019 - 9:06am
April 17, 2019
Erika Gilsdorf is the woman behind the 'Inside Out' campaign. Her own experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder inspired the series, as she wanted to show people what it's like to live with a mental illness, in hopes of normalizing it and erasing stigma. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'It's just something you deal with': Erika Gilsdorf, creator of the 'Inside Out' campaign, talks about her experience with OCD
April 17, 2019 - 3:14pm
April 10, 2019
Jessica Ekholm, a 1999 Detroit Lakes High School graduate, says she always had symptoms of depression but didn't realize it until her mom dragged her to the doctor, "kicking and screaming," when she was 21. Today, she's still learning how to cope with her symptoms, and she's become a vocal advocate for mental health awareness and reducing stigma. (Photos by Marie Johnson / Tribune)
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'Not just sadness': Depression has many faces for DL grad Jessica Ekholm
April 10, 2019 - 10:34am
Kristina Story has been living with anxiety for more than 16 years. After turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with her symptoms, she moved to Detroit Lakes and got clean several years ago, and is feeling better than she has in years. A longtime musician, she plays the harp, piano, guitar, violin and flute, and also sings. She says music is "absolutely" therapeutic for her. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
April 10, 2019 - 10:33am
April 9, 2019
Detroit Lakes man Joe Johnson has turned his life around after years of substance abuse. He now leads the Park Rapids-based, award-winning FATHER Project, helping struggling dads from around the area become their best selves. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'A big demon': Joe Johnson shares his story of addiction, getting clean, and the changed man he is today
April 9, 2019 - 8:20am
April 5, 2019
The Detroit Lakes high school fishing team photo will be much larger this year as the team doubled participation numbers after only one season on the water. Submitted photo
High school fishing league making waves statewide
April 5, 2019 - 7:36am
March 27, 2019
Keagan Gilbert and his mom, Rachelle, at home with their dog in mid-March. Keagan says his ADHD can sometimes make him feel like he's not in control of his own body, but over the years he's gotten better at managing his symptoms. (Marie Johnson / Tribune) play button
'I can't stop moving': ADHD is an element of everyday life for 17-year-old Keagan Gilbert
March 27, 2019 - 10:30am
March 26, 2019
Longtime friends and amateur photographers Dave Baer, left, and Jim Sinclair goof around during a photo shoot at the Tribune in early March. (Paula Quam / Tribune)
Hot shots: Longtime friends Dave Baer and Jim Sinclair have become a couple of regular shutterbugs
March 26, 2019 - 4:03pm
March 25, 2019
Paula Jones has a long history of mental health struggles that she believes stem back to her dysfunctional and traumatic childhood. She's always found solace in books, and says working at the library in Detroit Lakes has been a "dream job." She hopes to help raise awareness of mental illness, and erase the stigmas surrounding suicide, by speaking out about her experiences. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
‘I didn’t see a light’: Hospitalized three times for suicidal thoughts, Paula Jones says she owes her life to ‘people that took my hand when I reached out’
March 25, 2019 - 8:49am
March 22, 2019
Bruce Raboin coaches from the bench in his final home game of the girls hockey season at Kent Freeman Arena in a 6-1 playoff victory over the Crookston Pirates Friday, Feb. 8. Robert Williams / Tribune
A lifetime with the game - Raboin retires after three decades with DL hockey
March 22, 2019 - 8:46am
March 21, 2019
Heather Berry, holding a picture of her son, Ethan, who killed himself in 2017, wants people to have a better understanding of what life is like for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'Living a roller coaster': Two years after the suicide of her son, Heather Berry is still haunted by grief and trying to adjust to a new normal
March 21, 2019 - 10:32am
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