DL News Staff
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Harper was the most popular name for newborn girls at Sanford Health in 2016, while William topped the list for boys. Harper jumps to the top spot after not ranking in the top five in 2015. William was the fifth most popular name for a baby boy in 2015. Emma and Jackson were the most popular names across the health system in 2015. The top-five baby names for 2016 for girls and boys can be found below. Girls: • Harper • Nora • Emma • Claire • Amelia and Ava (tied for fifth place) Boys: • William
The Lakes Area Chorale community choir invites new singers to join their choir! The chorale will begin its fourth annual season Jan. 15, with weekly rehearsals culminating in an April 2 concert at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. "The spirit of the Lakes Area Chorale is positive, inclusive, and very enjoyable!" says its director, Lori Fiechtner Paakh, M.M., of Detroit Lakes.
Quality of water in our community, as well as communities across the nation remains murky because of the lack of sufficient monitoring data. The national Izaak Walton League reported last year how little we actually know about the quality of waters in the U. S. Its report on the state of Minnesota earned a "B" in testing and communicating results to the public. Frequency of sampling was also a "B." Water quality standards for Minnesota thus dropped to a "C+."
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Interstate 94 corridor from Detroit, Mich., to the Minnesota/North Dakota border is one of 55 routes the Federal Highway Administration has designated nationally to promote alternative fuels and help drivers find vehicle charging stations nationwide.
Winter officially begins on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Upcoming events at Minnesota state parks and trails provide many ways to get out and enjoy it. Starting Dec. 31: Candlelight Events
In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Cultural Center in New York Mills, presents its annual Longest Night Musical Festival on Wednesday, December 21 at 7 p.m. Featuring music by several local and regional musicians, the festival promises to appeal to a wide array of music-lovers. Included this year are Day Gun, a small group from the Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men's Chorus (FMGMC), Eddie Lee Kidd, Ben Ranson, Dave Virnala and more.
Essentia Health Oak Crossing staff celebrated their 2016-17 designation on U.S. News and World Report's "Best Nursing Home" list by passing out T-shirts to all staff on Nov. 29. "This award reflects the excellent care provided to our residents each and every day by our entire team," said Christy Brinkman, administrator of Essentia Health Oak Crossing. "Our team beautifully executes our mission to make a healthy difference in the lives of those we serve and we are proud to be recognized again this year for this achievement."
Midwest Bank of Detroit Lakes has a new addition to their staff: John Hansen has joined as Vice President-Ag/Commercial Loan Officer. Hansen holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural business from South Dakota State University. He has 18 years of banking experience in this area and was most recently employed at Bell State Bank in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He and his wife, T.J., recently moved to Detroit Lakes.
Certified Nurse Midwife Hope Adams has joined the Obstetrics Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic. As part of this expert team, she will provide individualized care for women throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery, and after the birth. "I've worked here as a labor and delivery nurse since 2001," says Adams. "I absolutely love this organization and can't imagine caring for patients anywhere else. Essentia Health feels like family to me."
The Bremer Financial Corporation (BFC) board of directors has unanimously chosen Jeanne Crain as the organization's next chief executive officer. Crain will assume responsibilities immediately and succeeds Pat Donovan, who in July announced his plan to retire at the end of the year. Donovan will continue his service to Bremer through the end of the year as advisor to the CEO.