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December 9, 2014
Detroit Lakes' Bill Mohn has penned his first novel, a young adult fantasy called “Inter Active” that chronicles the adventures of a 14-year-old boy who finds himself living within his favorite video game. Mohn is currently working on a non-fiction story about the adventures of his family in Kiev, Ukraine, where he and his wife, Kendra, spent a year teaching at the Kiev Christian Academy. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
Detroit Lakes man publishes first novel
December 9, 2014 - 3:46pm
December 2, 2014
Detroit Lakes High School senior Branden Christen stands in the middle of the labyrinth garden he and his Boy Scout troop created this year for his Eagle Scout project. He will receive his Eagle Scout Award this Saturday in a ceremony at First Lutheran Church. SUBMITTED PHOTO
DL Eagle Scout creates labyrinth garden
December 2, 2014 - 12:42pm
November 18, 2014
Edward “Eddie” Gudmundson, 97, turns a tiny wooden goblet in his basement wood shop in Moorhead. He gives the goblets away, mostly to people he has not met. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Michael Vosburg
Woodworker’s mini-goblets sent around the world
November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
November 5, 2014
Fargo resident kathleen smith lives with synesthesia, a disorder that mixes sensory perceptions in ways such as hearing colors or tasting sounds. MICHAEL VOSBURG/FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Hearing sounds in living color
November 5, 2014 - 11:51am
October 15, 2014
White Earth Child Care/Early Childhood Director Barb Fabre, shown here with two puppets in the Smart Play Spot (SPS) located at the old Circle of Life School in White Earth, recently received a Virginia McKnight Binger Award for Human Service, in recognition of her work to help improve child care services on the White Earth Reservation. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
Fabre honored for work with WE Child Care program
October 15, 2014 - 7:57am
September 30, 2014
Longtime Cormorant resident Larry Bergsgaard recently published a new novel, “The Circumstances” — the fourth in the successful mystery series featuring Franklin Delano “Doc” Martini that launched the North Dakota native’s writing career in 2011. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Former Cormorant resident publishes latest novel in mystery series
September 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
September 16, 2014
This 400-square-foot treehouse, complete with a full kitchen and bathroom, four-season insulation and a sleeping loft, is available to rent near Wadena. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Peggy Line
Sharing the dream: 400-square-foot treehouse near Wadena becomes hot spot for vacation rentals
September 16, 2014 - 3:00pm
September 9, 2014
Vicki Marthaler, longtime Chaplain of Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, will officially retire from that position this Thursday. She and her husband Mark are planning to move to Vermont this month to be closer to their family. A public farewell concert with Kim Schnitzer is set for 2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 13. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
A fond farewell: Marthaler retires, plans move to Vermont
September 9, 2014 - 2:01pm
September 2, 2014
Jacob Lormis presented Joni Wohlwend of Becker County’s foster care program with a total of 44 backpacks to be distributed to local children placed in foster care. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Frazee-Vergas student becomes Eagle Scout
September 2, 2014 - 3:10pm
August 19, 2014
Moorhead artist Nichole Rae wrote a book about creative journaling, titled ‘Art Journal, Art Journey.’ FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Carrie Snyder
Moorhead woman uses art to heal, writes book
August 19, 2014 - 4:06pm
August 6, 2014
From left, Maysie Aarestad, Violet Abraham, Ardee Kolle, Bryce and Julie Funk, Heidi Morman, Maggie Kolle and Luke Morman gather together at the Kolle family reunion in Perham on Sunday, June 29. The group were the planners of this year’s reunion. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Carrie Snyder
Reunion planning should start early, involve all generations
August 6, 2014 - 8:00am
July 22, 2014
Cara Frank became the 2014-15 president of the United Way of Becker County on July 1. She will launch the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraising drive next month. SUBMITTED PHOTO
New United Way president wants us to ‘pay it forward’
July 22, 2014 - 4:00pm
July 8, 2014
Minnesota State Patrol Captain Bruce Hentjes retired Tuesday after 35 years in law enforcement, 34 of them with the State Patrol. Hentjes will be replaced as commander of the Detroit Lakes State Patrol office by  Brian Cheney, whose promotion from lieutenant to captain became official on July 1.
Hanging up his keys: Capt. Bruce Hentjes retires from MN State Patrol
July 8, 2014 - 2:54pm
July 1, 2014
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s senior administrative leader, Christy Brinkman, will celebrate 15 years with St. Mary’s in August. She was the recipient of the Kal Michaels Outstanding Leadership Award from Aging Services of Minnesota this past spring, and says she still has a passion for helping seniors. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
A passion for leadership: Brinkman’s love for job has weathered many changes
July 1, 2014 - 2:55pm
June 24, 2014
Paxton and his parents, Tasha Licence and Ryan Brummond. Paxton began having symptoms like a runny nose and watery eyes around his first birthday. After his symptoms worsened, a brain scan revealed a large tumor in the back of his brain and along the brain stem. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Perham community prays for toddler with brain tumor
June 24, 2014 - 1:13pm