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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’
11 hours 23 min ago
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
March 16, 2019
A panoramic view of Cinnamon Bay, one of the many beaches available for swimming and sunning at St. John. (Submitted Photo)
Parrot Heads enjoy a pristine paradise
March 16, 2019 - 10:30am
March 14, 2019
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)
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
March 14, 2019 - 12:11pm
March 7, 2019
Scott Geiselhart, a longtime volunteer firefighter with the Frazee Fire Department, has been symptom-free from his PTSD and depression for about four years.  He is pictured here with his service dog, Sarge. (Marie Johnson / Tribune) play button
‘I got my life back’: Four years into his recovery from PTSD, Frazee firefighter Scott Geiselhart spreads message of hope
March 7, 2019 - 10:38am
February 27, 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)
'Not just sadness': Depression has many faces for DL grad Jessica Ekholm
February 27, 2019 - 10:32am
February 12, 2019
A photo taken this winter shows a snow-covered Jay Nelson Lake, located just a few miles south of Medina, N.D., near Jamestown. The lake was recently named in honor of Jay Nelson, a Detroit Lakes native who was well-respected and well-liked as a longtime law enforcement officer. (Submitted photo)
Jay Nelson Lake: North Dakota lake named in honor of former Lake Park police chief
February 12, 2019 - 4:26pm
February 11, 2019
The Sepsis Alliance uses the acronym T.I.M.E. to help people remember what signs to watch for to detect sepsis as soon as possible. (Image from sepsis.org)
It's Sepsis Survivor Week: I was one of the lucky ones
February 11, 2019 - 10:14am
January 3, 2019
One year after being diagnosed with terminal Stage IV metastatic breast cancer, Lisa Flynn is striving to enjoy every single day to the fullest. She's adapted a new diet, meditation and fitness routine to look and feel her best, and she's going about her days with an upbeat attitude and a strong focus on all the things she's grateful for. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Diagnosed with terminal cancer a year ago, Lisa Flynn is striving to keep fate in her favor, one day at a time
January 3, 2019 - 9:56am
December 22, 2018
Husband-and-wife bell ringing team, Cleo and Roger Johnson, said they had fun during their volunteer shift at the mall on Saturday, which was brimming with excited kids and families there to see Santa and the reindeer. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Christmas bells are ringing! Red Kettle campaign wrapping up; meet a few of the friendly faces behind those familiar bells
December 22, 2018 - 8:10am
December 12, 2018
Julie Smith, center, in yellow, stands proudly with other presenters and participants during the Parade of Nations at the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide gathering in Sydney, Australia last month. Smith is a Detroit Lakes resident, White Earth Nation descendant, and newly minted professor who has a passion for empowerment of indigenous people worldwide. (Submitted Photo)
'Coming together to exchange ideas and love': DL woman travels to Australia for Healing Our Spirit event
December 12, 2018 - 4:34pm
September 21, 2018
The first jingle dresses had cones made from chewing tobacco can lids. Commercially made cones are now available. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
100 years of fashion tradition: Native jingle dresses connect dance, art, history
September 21, 2018 - 9:10pm
September 10, 2018
Erik Dale, a.k.a. Wissota, performs at Sub:Culture at the Aquarium in Fargo. Sub:Culture is a showcase of regional and national performers and producers of electronic dance music. Wissota is one of the organizers of the weekly event, and performs there often. He just moved to Detroit Lakes last week, where he's been working at the Holmes Theatre since May.
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New beat: UK chart-topping DJ, Erik Dale, is finding his rhythm in Detroit Lakes
September 10, 2018 - 8:23am
August 20, 2018
Laker grad Celeste Koppe has spent the past two years living and working in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia in northern Africa, as a coordinator at a library and cultural center sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. She has spent the majority of the past several years traveling and living internationally. She's home for a visit now before heading out to Budapest, Hungary to attend graduate school. Marie Johnson / Tribune
Two years in Tunis: 2012 Laker grad Celeste Koppe is making her mark in the Middle East
August 20, 2018 - 8:00am
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