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Tribune Editorial: Make plans to celebrate Capital for a Day May 14

Next week, Detroit Lakes will celebrate being Capital for a Day as part of the state's 150th birthday celebration.

It's a huge accomplishment for Detroit Lakes, and goes nicely with Becker County's sesquicentennial celebration.

Make plans to celebrate. Here's the schedule of events:

Tuesday, May 13

-- 8 p.m. to midnight. Capital for a Day dance at the Soo Pass Ranch. No cover charge. Dance to Carmen the Cactus.

Wednesday, May 14

--7:30-8:30 a.m. -- Coffee with the lieutenant governor at the Historic Holmes Theatre. Open to the public, come have coffee and hear remarks from Lt Gov. Carol Molnau.

-- 8:30 a.m. -- Rain garden ribbon cutting to kick off Festival of Birds. Located in the City Park, near the Pavilion.

-- 8:58 a.m. -- Bells ring to announce Detroit Lakes as Capital for a Day.

-- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Becker County History Museum open.

-- 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. -- "Detroit Lakes through the Eyes of L.G. Pratt" Old movies from the 1920s-1960s show in the Washington Square Mall in the former Curves location.

-- Noon-1 p.m. -- Plan for Our Future meeting at the Soo Pass Ranch

-- 1-2:30 p.m. -- Detroit Lakes Middle School 6th grade presents "Famous Minnesotans" in the Washington Square Mall.

-- 1-1:30 p.m. -- Tree planting by area students at the Kent Freeman Sports Arena.

-- 1-7 p.m. -- Environmental and interactive exhibits in the Pavilion.

-- 1-7 p.m. -- Farmers Market in the Pavilion area.

-- 1:30-2:30 p.m. -- Holy Rosary School presents "Assignment Earth: What Kids can do to Save the Planet" in the Pavilion.

-- 2:30 p.m. -- 150th birthday cake and coffee in the Pavilion.

-- 4-5 p.m. -- Hoot and Toot in the City Park/Pavilion area.

-- 4-6 p.m. -- Capital Cash free giveaway in the Pavilion.

-- 4-6 p.m. -- Kids fishing from the city fishing pier.

-- 4-6 p.m. -- Horse and wagon rides at the Pavilion.

-- 5-5:30 p.m. -- City presentation and dedication of sailboat sculpture at the Pavilion. It will include the presentation of colors and flag raising, national anthem, opening remarks from Mayor Larry Buboltz, honorary speaker State Auditor Rebecca Otto, sailboat dedication, closing remarks from Buboltz and retirement of the colors.

-- 5:30-7 p.m. -- Community picnic with music by Doc & The Scrubs in the Pavilion