DL News Staff
Author Jerry Mevissen will read from his newest book, "That Reminds Me," on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at An Open Book in Wadena. "The Reminds Me" is a collection of stories, poems, essays, and one-scene plays that illuminate small town life in northern Minnesota. Set in the distinctive but universal backdrop of Nimrod, MN (population 69), the stories draw on the fascinating and inspiring lives of time-tested men and women and their cherished homesteads.
Hailey Seitz, Detroit Lakes, is among 118 students who will graduate from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., at 2016 winter commencement ceremonies set for this Saturday, Dec. 10. Seitz will receive her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the Millicent Atkins School of Education, in a ceremony set to begin at 10:30 a.m. inside the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center.
Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center, along with the Sanford Health Foundation, is hosting 'Change In 24' — a 24-hour, online giving event on Dec. 15 to raise funds for RMCC patients traveling for treatment. 100 percent of funds raised in the 24-hour period will directly impact patients who need assistance with transportation, lodging, and other financial hardships related to cancer treatments. Patient volumes at RMCC continue to increase, and more than half of the patients treated at RMCC travel from outside Fargo/Moorhead, often traveling hours to receive care.
Celebrate the music of Christmas with the Lakes Area Men's Chorus, a huge men's a cappella chorus that has been assembled to present a holiday concert in Pelican Rapids this Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.03/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.18/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Jessica Sonnenberg is a new stylist with Styles on Willow in Detroit Lakes. Sonnenberg graduated from Joseph's School of Hair Design in 2001 and has been doing hair for 15 years. "I have been fortunate to travel around the world with it (her stylist career)." Sonnenberg said, adding that she had her own salon, Studio 146, for four years and previously worked at Great Clips for the last two years. "I enjoy working with people and meeting new people all the time," Sonnenberg said. "It feels great to make someone look good and feel good by the time they walk out the door."
Dr. Sriveer Kaasam, a family medicine physician, has joined the Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic in Park Rapids, Minnesota. As part of the family medicine team, Dr. Kaasam will care for patients of all ages.
Dr. Om Prakash Sharma, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic. Dr. Sharma will provide comprehensive orthopedic care for children and adults. "I love this specialty because there is so much we can do to help our patients regain mobility and live active lives," says Dr. Sharma. "We can really make a difference for them."
The knife-wielding man arrested in the lobby of Becker County Human Services earlier this week has been charged with fifth-degree controlled substance after authorities say they found Fentanyl on him. Just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, several officers from the Becker County Sheriff's Office and Detroit Lakes Police Department responded to a call from the Becker County Human Services front desk, which stated an agitated male wielding a knife was in their lobby.
The Historic Holmes Theatre is proud to announce that Travis LeDoyt is bringing his "Christmas with the King" show to Detroit Lakes on Saturday, Dec. 3. This 7:30 p.m. performance will include some of Elvis' greatest hits from his early years, plus traditional and modern holiday favorites.