(This was written by a high school student in Detroit Lakes, who is an immigrant. They asked to remain anonymous.) There are many immigrants in all countries of the world. This applies to the United States, too. If this group of immigrants had to be split into two groups, it would be illegal and legal immigrants.
The Detroit Lakes Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Long Trust Medical Scholarships program from now until Jan. 9, 2015. To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must show proof of enrollment in an accredited educational program, and have successfully completed his/her first quarter or semester of study. The acceptable areas of study include human medicine or paramedical fields (including nursing, medical tech, x-ray, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pharmacy, etc.).
The 79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival is in full swing in and around Detroit Lakes this weekend. Today (Sunday) is Family Day, with a wide range of family-friendly activities planned. A Young Life non-denominational worship service kicks off the day at 10:30 a.m. in the Pavilion. This precedes a family picnic at the 11:30 a.m. in the city park. Ahoy Mateys! A ship building contest hits the beach near the pavilion at high noon. A sand treasure dig for coins and candy begins at 1 p.m. Think you can walk on water…in a big ball? This family-friendly exercising event goes from 1 p.m.
The date is fast approaching for Perham’s 45-year-old Pioneer Festival, set for Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Pioneer Village. Now under new management by the History, Arts and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County (HACA), the public has unique opportunities to participate in this year’s event and give input on future festivals. “We’ve condensed what was a weekend-long history, arts and cultural festival to one great day,” said Darla Ellingson, HACA CEO.
The Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC), the largest arts funder in West Central Minnesota, will host an innovative project, designed to help regional artists connect with the wide variety of statewide resources. The first time such an event has been held in the state, the Aug.
Several area residents were among those 543 students who completed undergraduate degree requirements at Bemidji State University and graduated at the conclusion of the 2014 spring semester. The following graduates participated in commencement ceremonies: From Detroit Lakes: Aron Badurek, BAS, applied engineering and technology management (two degrees), cum laude; Taryn Kobriger, BS, psychology; Chantelle Koppe, BS, biology; Brett Provo, BS, criminal justice, magna cum laude. From Osage: Molly Peterson, BS, elementary education. From Vergas: Amy Rau, BS, accounting, magna cum laude.
Jon-Andrew Anderson of Ogema has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Anderson earned a Master of Arts degree in international affairs. He was one of about 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students who received their diplomas on May 18 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Beth Ringwelski of Detroit Lakes is the recipient of a Faculty Scholarship from Concordia College, Moorhead. Ringwelski, a 2014 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School, is the daughter of Leo and Karen Ringwelski, Detroit Lakes. She graduated with honors.
Lauren Kauffman, Detroit Lakes, was among the 543 students to graduate with bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College during the school’s annual commencement exercises on June 1 in St. Peter. Kauffman graduated with a B.A. degree in communication studies.
Several area students have earned a spot on the 2014 spring semester dean’s list at Bemidji State University. They include Autumn Ricke, Lake Park; Ryan Peterson and Chloe Streeper, both of Osage; and Lindsey Adams, Waubun.