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June 9, 2015
Chris Ring, a U.S. Navy combat veteran, stops at the headwaters of the Mississippi after swimming across Lake Itasca to begin his 2015 Legacy Challenge: Swim For Their Sacrifice, where he plans to swim the length of the Mississippi River from the headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico. PARK RAPIDS ENTERPRISE/Kevin Cederstrom
Navy vet swims Mississippi River to raise awareness of Gold Star families
June 9, 2015 - 3:45pm
June 2, 2015
Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program employees Eunice Davis, left, and Dana Gulson will be honored Thursday, June 11 with a special celebration to commemorate their 40-year anniversary as employees of the Detroit Lakes CEP office. DL NEWSPAPERS/Samantha Stark
Two long-term CEP employees to be honored June 11
June 2, 2015 - 1:07pm
May 13, 2015
At the end of this month, Rev. Jim and Priscilla Hinson will be making the move from Detroit Lakes to Silver Bay, Minn., where Jim will become the pastor of Palisade Baptist Church for a second time. He has been the pastor of First Baptist Church in Detroit Lakes since June of 1995. A farewell celebration is set for Saturday, May 30 at the church, from 2 to 4 p.m. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
After 20 years here, First Baptist pastor accepts call to Silver Bay
May 13, 2015 - 9:28am
April 28, 2015
Ogema's Linda and Lloyd Jirava were the Becker County Valley Farmer & Homemaker honorees at the Red River Valley Development Association’s 77th Annual Honors Banquet, held March 28 at the University of Minnesota Crookston. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Jiravas earn Valley Farmer, Homemaker Award
April 28, 2015 - 10:31pm
April 7, 2015
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