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Detroit Lakes' Street Faire may be over and done for another year, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do this weekend.

For the third year in a row, the Quake the Lake Power Boat Races will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7, across from Zorbaz on Detroit Lake.


Warmups begin a noon, with races going from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days. There will be seven classes of boats, including GT Pro, VP75, Formula V Sport C, Formula 150, SST60 and SST120. It's the season opener for the Twin City Power Boat Association -- and best of all for those who are interested in coming to watch the action, it's free.

Then, on Saturday evening, the action switches to the Becker County Fairgrounds, for the annual Thunder in DL tractor pulling competition.

The Detroit Lakes event will open the season for the Red River Valley Pulling Association, which includes competitions in Perham and Park Rapids as well as North Dakota and up into Manitoba, Canada.

Tickets for Thunder in DL are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Those interested in advance tickets for the tractor pull can contact RRVPA Vice President Gene Brend at 847-6882. Gates open at 3 p.m., with the competition getting underway at 6 p.m.

For those who prefer horsepower of the four-legged variety, Hawley will present its 50th annual PRCA Championship Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, starting at 7 p.m. both nights.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will bring over 150 top professional contestants, both male and female, from 11 states to compete in seven action-packed events as they try to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas, Nev.

Competitive events will include bareback riding, tie down roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, ladies' barrel racing, team roping and bull riding, as well as mutton busting for kids ages 4-8.

Tickets to attend are available at the Cenex Zip Trip in Hawley or the Petro Travel Center on 45th Street in Fargo. Adult general admission is $15 day of show and only $12 in advance. All children ages 4 to 12 can get in for only $5. Discount coupons for $2 off adult day of show tickets for Friday, June 5 are available at Subway in Hawley.

To top off each evening, there will be the Colgate Country Showdown Regional Finals on Friday and the Rodeo Dance Party with live music by "The Roosters" on Saturday. For more information, contact Wally Mosbrucker at 701-663-4973.

And if that's still not enough, there's more:

n Lake Park musician Lewy Ronken will taken on the role of Buddy Holly at a special concert on Friday, June 5 at the Cormorant Community Center, starting at 7 p.m. He will be accompanied by The Shadows. Tickets are available through Jim and Sue Carpenter at 218-532-7595 or Dennis and Rachel Johnson at 218-439-6116.

n Come enjoy championship boxing at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino Saturday, June 6 at 7 p.m. Detroit Lakes' own Chris Holt will take on JJ Corn (see today's sports pages for more information). Tickets are available on the casino Web site,, or by calling 800-313-7469.

n The annual Frazee community-wide rummage sale and Crazy Daze takes place all day on Saturday, June 6. This year, over 40 rummage sales will be held in conjunction with the event. Merchants will be hosting Crazy Daze, with a variety of food, beverage and merchandise on sale. Maps will be available at the All In All Convenience Store the morning of the sale, and are also inside this issue and online at

n The Lakes Trail Blazers WSCA/CMHIA Open Horse Show begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 7 inside the Becker County Fair Grounds.. Contact Cotie 701-306-6431.

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 15 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

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