DL News Staff
Monday, November 13 Teacher Tea: To celebrate the 97th annual American Education Week (Nov. 13-17), the Detroit Lakes American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 15 will host its 48th annual tea party for current and retired educators, support staff, substitute teachers and school bus drivers from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall. There will be a "Roll Call of Schools" at 5:15 p.m. For more information, please call Thomas Frank at 218-847-6274. Thursday, November 16
Tuesday, Oct. 31 At 12:13 a.m. emergency crews responded to a house fire on the 36000 block of 270th Avenue in Ogema, but the firefighters were able to get the flames out fairly quickly, according to reports. At 9:43 a.m. a caller reported a theft on the 400 block of Washington Avenue. At 1:29 p.m. a purse was reportedly stolen from a residence on the 13000 block of 297th Avenue in Frazee. Wednesday, Nov. 1
Terry Haus has joined Community Development Insurance as a producing agent. Haus is licensed to sell property, casualty, life and health insurance representing a variety of carriers. Haus has prior experience in the insurance industry having spent time with Horace Mann and New York Life Insurance Companies. "We're happy to have Terry on board," said Agency Manager Brent Gerber. "His experience and personality are a good fit with our team." Community Development Insurance is headquartered in Waubun with satellite offices in Detroit Lakes and Hancock, Minn.
Minnesota communities and schools wanting to develop safer routes for students to walk and bicycle to school can apply for planning assistance grants through the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School program. Application deadline is Jan. 5, 2018. "Planning assistance grants are the first step for communities to assess their current conditions for walking and bicycling to school and decide what they need to effectively implement a Safe Routes to School program," said Dave Cowan, SRTS coordinator.
Thursday, November 9 The Magic of Thanksgiving: The Detroit Lakes Public Library will host a special Thanksgiving-themed magic show by Robert the Magician, starting at 4 p.m. All kids and families are invited to enjoy this free holiday show. Call 218-847-2168 for more information.
HASTINGS, Minn. — One of largest retailers is closing in two Minnesota cities. The Target store in Hastings will close in February 2018, store team lead Sari Raway confirmed. In Fergus Falls, Mayor Ben Schierer said he found out by word of mouth, according to the Fergus Falls Daily Journal.
While on the decline, about 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. In fact, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. That's why Essentia Health is making every effort to help tobacco users kick the habit for good.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday morning the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person who hadn’t returned home after abandoning a truck that got stuck on a trail in the woods. Corey Bush, 33, of Naytahwaush, Minn., went into the woods to cut firewood with his father-in-law Sunday afternoon, when their vehicle became stuck on trail. Bush left the truck to go get help, stating he would be back in a couple of hours.
A healthy lifestyle program that can lessen your chance of developing type II or prediabetes is now being offered for free by Essentia Health St Mary's. The free, 16-week community lifestyle change program, called New Reflections, starts Nov. 7 at the hospital EMS building, 225 Park St. Detroit Lakes. The group will meet every Tuesday at 6 p.m. to learn about lifestyle choices that will help you lose weight, eat healthier, and get active. You may be at risk for type II or prediabetes if you answer yes to one or more of the following questions:
Sunday, November 5 Knights of Columbus Breakfast: The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center, 1043 Lake Ave, Detroit Lakes. Tuesday, November 7