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Driving the back roads at breakneck speeds without a worry in the world except when to make the next turn is every driver’s dream. Life on the edge.
When you approach Zorbaz at midnight on a Friday, you hear the music, you see the lights.
The 2014 Ojibwe Forest Rally is going to be bigger and better than ever, according to race chairman Erick Nelson. The off-road rally itself will be extended from two days to three days of racing, with a ceremonial start in downtown Detroit Lakes set for Aug. 22. The Buffalo River Speedway stages of the race will be run on Thursday, Aug. 21 this year. NBC Sports will be filming this year’s Ojibwe Forest Rally for a rebroadcast on Saturday, Oct.
The sounds coming from the Kent Freeman Arena last weekend weren’t the usual blades cutting across ice, the slap of wood on rubber or the cheer of the crowd. The noise in the arena was a little more subdued. It starts out quiet. Two whistles, then what sounds like corn popping quickly picks up and intensifies. Thud…thud, thud, thud…thud… No.
I made beer. An Irish Red Ale. Not completely from scratch, but from a kit. But it’s still a feat for me that it actually turned out in the end. Making something with my own hands holds a certain appeal for me. I like the fact that I can make something of my own that I could just go buy in a store. But on the other hand, cooking or baking or even building has never held much allure for me for that reason. I’ve never been that much of a beer drinker either.
The downtown streets were empty and quiet except for the scraping and mechanical sounds of heavy equipment being operated a few blocks away. Veteran snowplow driver Bryan Sandberg precisely steered his road grader inches from a sign on Front Street during an early morning plowing session in downtown Detroit Lakes.