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North Dakota State University Extension Horticulturist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences Esther McGinnis teaches students about edible landscaping. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Carrie Snyder
NDSU horticulturist incorporates edible plants in gardening
April 7, 2015 - 12:14pm
March 31, 2015
Karilee Traurig posed with her fellow Detroit Lakes Teacher of the Year Nominees before holding up the award, which will soon have her name added. The Roosevelt Elementary School fourth grade instructor was chosen for the honor at a Monday ceremony in the Detroit Lakes American Legion. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
Meet DL’s Teacher of the Year
March 31, 2015 - 3:07pm
March 18, 2015
Rev. Georgia Hecock, left, a priest at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and Sally Oja of the Congregational United Church of Christ proudly display the Interfaith Social Justice Award that was recently given to the “Detroit Lakes Human Trafficking Working Group” by the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC). DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
DL group honored with JRLC’s Social Justice Award
March 18, 2015 - 5:10am
March 10, 2015
Sanford ‘Sandy’ Nelson will retire June 30 from his position as Rossman Elementary School principal, 25 years after starting work with the Detroit Lakes School District. His 38-year career in education has included 12 years of teaching kids in grades 3-8 at school districts in Minnesota, Wyoming and Colorado. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
Sandy Nelson will retire June 30, after 25 years with DL school district
March 10, 2015 - 1:48pm
March 5, 2015
Perham resident Bob Riepe began researching the Otter Tail County Poor Farm after becoming curious about the life of Louis “Buck” Steichen, whose family is buried in the St. Joseph Cemetery in rural Perham. “Rough on Rats” is the first book in Riepe’s “Raw Deals” series, which will focus on the lives of people buried in that cemetery. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Elizabeth Huwe
Perham man pens new book series
March 5, 2015 - 8:44am
February 24, 2015
Dr. Bob Koshnick of Detroit Lakes received this plaque and gold jersey for participating in his 30th straight Americain Birkebeiner, a 50K cross country ski race held annually in Wisconsin. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
Bob Koshnick honored for 30 years of skiing in ‘The Birkie’ Saturday
February 24, 2015 - 2:53pm
February 10, 2015
Arvig’s director of video operations, David Pratt, stepped down Dec. 31 after 33 years in the cable television business, but will continue to serve on Arvig’s board of directors as well as the Minnesota Cable Association. SUBMITTED PHOTO
‘No regrets’ for Arvig’s Pratt
February 10, 2015 - 1:12pm
February 3, 2015
Becker County Food Pantry director Jack Berenz visited with the students at the Kidsfirst Preschool in Detroit Lakes on Friday, Jan. 23. The students gifted him with a $100 donation to the Becker County Food Pantry. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Kidsfirst Preschool students collect $100 for local Food Pantry
February 3, 2015 - 2:25pm
January 27, 2015
New Zion Lutheran Church pastor Guy Roberts with his wife Emily and sons Zane, 7, and Jaxon, 1, celebrating their first Christmas in Detroit Lakes. The family moved to the community in October. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Finding the perfect balance
January 27, 2015 - 2:00pm
January 8, 2015
Roxie Jahn of Detroit Lakes, Minn., makes small soft baby blankets that she donates to the neonatal intensive care units at Altru in Grand Forks and Sanford in Fargo. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Dave Wallis
Detroit Lakes woman makes ‘snuggle blankets’ in memory of granddaughter
January 8, 2015 - 9:57pm
December 30, 2014
Berg honored by national letter carrier’s group for 50 years of service
December 30, 2014 - 11:00am
December 28, 2014
Paul and Jarrod Lindemann restored this 1941 PT-17 Boeing Stearman that was used in the Red Baron Pizza Squadron's exhibition flying group that is now housed at North Valley Aircraft in Valley City, N.D.David Samson / The Forum
The return of the Red Baron: Valley City brothers restore vintage biplane
December 28, 2014 - 3:23pm
December 27, 2014
Madison Ruther, a fifth grade student at Perham’s Prairie Wind Middle School, with KVLY meteorologist Robert Hahn after completing her “weather kid” broadcast on Thursday, Dec. 17.  (Submitted photo)
Perham girl is ‘weather kid’ on KVLY's evening newscast
December 27, 2014 - 7:36pm
Abbi Timms, with a little assistance from her father, Kyle, skis down Julia run at Buena Vista Ski Area near Bemidji. The duo has been skiing together for the past few button
Finding freedom in skiing: Bemidji girl with cerebral palsy at home on the slopes
December 27, 2014 - 3:46pm
December 22, 2014
Bruce Albright, at right, was presented with the Watershed Employee of the Year Award by John Jaschke, executive director of the Minnesota Board of Soil & Water Resources, during the annual convention of the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria on Friday, Dec. 5. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Albright named as BWSR’s Watershed Employee of the Year
December 22, 2014 - 3:04pm