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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
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
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 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 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 21, 2019
Ground ginger, ground cayenne, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika and cinnamon are used in Moroccan Spice Roasted Chickpeas. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Moroccan Spice Roasted Chickpeas are the savory, nutritious snack you need
February 21, 2019 - 9:12am
February 14, 2019
Jim Sinclair, Andy Mohn and Tom Seaworth, left to right, served up hearty portions of spaghetti and meatballs, breadsticks and dessert to a hungry crowd at the Polar-ific Spaghetti Dinner on Feb. 12 at M-State. The dinner is an annual fundraiser held by the Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club, in conjunction with Polar Fest. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Oodles of noodles: Hundreds had a (meat) ball at Polar-ific Spaghetti Dinner
February 14, 2019 - 10:07am
January 9, 2019
A drone photo shows an erosion control project nearing completion in Callaway Township this past fall. The project treated 450 acres to eliminate a chief contributor of sediment to the upper reaches of the Buffalo River. New grant dollars will allow for accelerated planning and construction of similar measures throughout Becker County's portion of the Buffalo River Watershed. (Photo courtesy Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District)
Becker County awarded Clean Water Fund grant: $800K will keep improvements flowing at Buffalo River Watershed
January 9, 2019 - 1:27pm
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
October 1, 2018
The Women's ONE-Hundred group of Detroit Lakes brings 100 women together to raise $100 each, or $10,000 total, to help local women and children in need in the community. The group has just made its third donation to the Lakes Crisis and Resource Center, which will use the funds to raise awareness of ACEs in the community, and for support groups directed at children who have had ACEs. Submitted Photo
Shining a light on childhood trauma: Lakes Crisis to put $10K donation toward two new ACEs programs
October 1, 2018 - 1:32pm
July 16, 2018
Trumpeter swans, like this trio gliding along Pine Lake, are a comeback success story at Tamarac. In the late 1880s, trumpeter swans disappeared from Minnesota, and in 1987, Tamarac teamed up with the state in an effort to restore the birds. The first of several young adults were released in Jim’s Marsh. Today there are more than 30 successful nesting pairs at Tamarac.
PHOTO GALLERY: Two hours at Tamarac
July 16, 2018 - 1:06pm
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