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Ottertail man breaks through ice, suffers severe hypothermia
ASTROBOB: Voyager 1 Fires Thrusters After 37 Years, Gets New Lease On Life
Kittson County video sheds light on wolves
North Shore ski trail will allow fat-biking on trial basis
Krech wins Shop Local Day basket
Zimmer's 'D' destroys former team
McFeely: Teddy Time brings down the house at U.S. Bank Stadium
Snowy owls head south
Area Girls Basketball: PR-B's Wynn reaches 1,000 in win
Bowling Scores - Dec. 15, 2017
John H. Fletcher
John C. Nelson
Edward Charles Simmons
Thomas "Tom" Wenzel
Grim's Grub: If you can't beat 'em, blend 'em!
Faith: Be prepared
Don't try to replace parent's deceased spouse
Adult & Teen Challenge Choir to sing at Swanburg church
Famous people you didn’t know had Minnesota ties
As I See It: The greatest gifts
The Last Windrow: Beware, we've been here before with Vikings
Letter to the editor: Money and politics
Letter to the editor: U.S. flag reminder
Letter to the editor: Losing Laposky is huge loss
letters to the editor
Births: Dec. 17, 2017
Elmer and Val Stephan
June 2, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: PR-B's Riewer earns 300th win
With the Pine River-Backus softball team's 6-1 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Wednesday, May 24, coach John Riewer earned his 300th victory...
June 2, 2017 - 8:00am
May 28, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Life comes at you fast, unexpectedly
Tuesday was my birthday, and with it began the final year of my 20s. I know this isn't exactly surprising, but a lot has changed in my life in...
May 28, 2017 - 9:00am
May 13, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Heslop inducted to Coaches Association Hall of Fame
After 20 years as a high school coach, Pine River-Backus boys golf coach Steve Heslop recently learned he will be inducted into the 2017 Hall...
May 13, 2017 - 6:00am
April 29, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Snow is gone; go check out the lakes area
The weather is still somewhat finicky, but I think it's safe to say spring is here. Sure, it snowed in Backus over the weekend, but nothing accumulated. Let's just call that a fluke. We may still have to deal with a nearly unending chance of rain and high temperatures that may fluctuate...
April 29, 2017 - 5:10am
April 7, 2017
Spring sports season now underway
I am on the record saying spring is an overrated season, but the best part about spring - the sports - has me excited for the next two months....
April 7, 2017 - 6:20am
March 31, 2017
Danecdotes: Be a kid again on April Fools' Day
April Fools' Day is nearly here. Unlike National Hot Dog Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day or any other similar nonsense, this is one ridiculous and...
March 31, 2017 - 6:00am
March 8, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Spring: a season for the birds
Spring is here ... or it was here, and then it left ... but maybe it's coming back again already? It's confusing. Call me a curmudgeon, but I...
March 8, 2017 - 7:40am
January 17, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: This season a massive improvement for Lightning girls
Most area athletic programs are having solid seasons this winter, but no team has done more of a 180-degree improvement than the Northern Lakes...
January 17, 2017 - 11:57pm
January 16, 2017
Oh, to be a homeowner
Roughly 10 months ago, my wife and I bid adieu to apartment living and purchased a home. For the most part, it has been great. It's finally a place of our own where we can set the rules and the cats can run at high speeds without disturbing anyone ... well, except for me. However,...
January 16, 2017 - 9:51pm
January 14, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Is this the year? Is it ever?
I have often said Minnesota sports fans are destined to suffer, but this is getting ridiculous. In my first column - titled "What a difference one year makes" - as the Echo Journal's sports writer, I talked about how Minnesota pro teams were on the rebound, with the exception of the...
January 14, 2017 - 8:34am
December 19, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: At halfway point, North Stars having best season yet
Since its first season in 2012, the Breezy Point North Stars junior hockey team has been a work in progress. In its first two seasons, the team...
December 19, 2016 - 9:25am
December 7, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: PL grad Miller overcomes injuries, finds niche in Bears defense
Pequot Lakes graduate Kayla Miller has always loved sports and has worked hard to excel at them. When circumstances out of her control threatened...
December 7, 2016 - 3:45pm
December 1, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: Winter season in full swing for area teams
With Thanksgiving now in the rearview mirror, lakes area sports fan can now turn their attention to the winter sports season for teams in the...
December 1, 2016 - 10:13am
November 21, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: PR-B grad Sheley begins final season at BSU
Tatum Sheley of Backus has grown up around basketball. Now, the 5-foot-9-inch guard is in her final season at Bemidji State University and hopes...
November 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
November 16, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: North Stars improve standing off ice
The Breezy Point North Stars have found success on the ice so far this season. They currently lead the West Division with an 15-3-1 record. They...
November 16, 2016 - 9:38am