DL News Staff
(Text is taken as-printed in archived Tribune papers) September 16, 1937 (80 years ago) An L.J. Norby Company ad portrays autumn fashions from the year 1937. September 4, 1947 (70 years ago) Opening day of Detroit Lakes schools Tuesday found 1,292 children answering the roll call and another new attendance record set for first-day city school enrollment, a Tribune survey shows. The total represents a gain of 69 students over last year's opening day attendance of 1,223.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 29 At 12:44 p.m. the Frazee Fire Department responded to an apartment building on fire on the 200 block of Main Avenue in Frazee. The Detroit Lakes Fire Department also assisted with the fire. At 2:57 p.m. a caller reported someone had stolen from the cash register at Casey's General Store in Lake Park. At 3:04 p.m. a wallet containing $1,000 cash and a $400 gift card was reportedly stolen from a purse on the 2000 block of Second Street in Lake Park.
More than 70 children in the community are feeling a little more prepared for back-to-school season after this past weekend. The organization #4DL (a ministry of eXperience Church) hosted a Back to School Bash from Saturday, Sept. 3, complete with hot dogs, games, bounce houses and haircuts.
The following area students were among those who graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College at the end of summer 2017. From Detroit Lakes: Bradley Eastman (Power Sports Technology diploma), Rayonna Sack, (Associate of Arts degree, Liberal Arts & Sciences), Riley Soberg (Associate of Applied Science degree, Business Management, Marketing & Sales).
Dr. Travis Swartz, a general surgeon, has joined the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes. "I spent some time at Essentia Health during my training and I enjoyed getting to know the employees and found that they have a real passion for caring for patients and upholding the values that Essentia Health holds," says Dr. Swartz. "This opportunity in Detroit Lakes will allow me to use a wide range of my surgical skills, and I look forward to starting my practice here."
Wednesday, September 6 Driving Refresher Class: This 4-hour refresher class will take place on September 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Dent Senior Center. To register, call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336. Thursday, September 7 Driving Refresher Class: This 4-hour refresher class will take place on September 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Perham Public Library. To register, call Denise Lillis at 218-346-3336.
Ecumen Detroit Lakes, along with other Ecumen communities, has been named one of Minnesota's Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal for the 10th time. The award is based on rankings from an independently conducted employee survey in a variety of categories such as work environment, communication, leadership, teamwork, innovation, and employee development. Ecumen was honored in the large-company category along with organizations such as U. S. Bancorp, Ameriprise Financial and HealthPartners.
Shauna Yliniemi has been promoted to personal banking officer at Bell Bank, located at 920 Lake Avenue in Detroit Lakes. In her new position, Yliniemi works to retain and expand existing personal deposits and loan relationships with customers. Originally from Pelican Rapids, Yliniemi earned a bachelor's degree in business from Minnesota State University Moorhead and has been in the banking field for three years. She joined Bell Bank in March 2014 and previously held positions as teller, customer service representative and customer service specialist.
The University of Minnesota-Extension Master Naturalist Program, in partnership with Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, invites area residents to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) 2017 at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. National Public Lands Day is the largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Since 2012, the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program has facilitated this effort at sites across the state.