DL News Staff
Earlier this year, the nation's attention was captured by a horse with heart. Even non-horse-lovers were saddened by the news of Bar-baro's career-ending run. It was hard to watch the endless loops of newscast that showed his limping struggle to race despite a badly broken ankle. He wanted to run. It almost hurt to watch him try. Even if you've never had a horse beneath you, it's hard not to admire them, even from afar. But why do we love horses so?
The Lake House (PG) *** (out of 5 stars) Starring Keanu Reeves as Alex Wyler Sandra Bullock as Kate Forster Christopher Plummer as Simon Wyler Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Henry Wyler Willeke van Ammelrooy as Kate's Mother Dylan Walsh as Morgan Shohreh Aghdashloo as Anna Lynn Collins as Mona Studio: Warner Bros. Directed by: Alejandro Agresti By KEVIN CARR The last time we saw Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock together, they were driving a hijacked bus through the streets of L.A. at 80 miles per hour.
ITOW (In Their Own Words), the new veterans' museum set to open Friday, Aug. 4 in Perham, is "like a dream come true," says Perham VFW member Syd MacLean. The museum, which will emphasize the experiences of veterans and others affected by wars, has been a longtime priority of MacLean and others in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4020. MacLean, a disabled U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War and before, was commander of the post during three of the years in which the ITOW concept took shape. He recently completed his last term.
Wednesday, June 5 Free movies The DL Library is showing free movies this summer for the whole family on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Library. Bring your own pillows, blankets, beanbags or lawn chairs to sit on and a beverage. The Library will provide the popcorn and a movie. This week's show is "ppp." Alster Folkdanslag Vikingland Lodge-Sons of Norway will sponsor the Alster Folkdanslag, folk dancers and musicians from Karlstad, Sweden, who will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in Historical Holmes Theatre.
A new Bemidji-Fosston Veterans Affairs clinic will be operational in the Bemidji area by the end of 2006. This is the first of three outpatient clinics the VA plans to open in the Seventh Congressional District. The other two are planned for Alexandria and Redwood Falls. The new clinics are part of 25 new community-based clinics being opened in 17 states and American Somoa. The VA currently has 700 community-based clinics nationwide. U.S. Rep.
The Minnesota Department of Education is pushing to bring Mandarin Chinese language classes to more schools to better prepare students to compete in the global marketplace. But rural educators say that's not really feasible.
Three Detroit Lakes families were honored last month for organ donation of a loved one. On Thursday, June 15, Tim Pawlenty and First Lady Mary Pawlenty honored the Metelak and Callaghan families for their son's generosity in giving the gift of life, as was Cheri Cameron for her husband's generous gift of life and Ronnie Dahlsad for his wife's generous gift of life. The Metelak, Callaghan, Cameron and Dahlsad families were among more than 450 individuals who were present at a special recognition event to express gratitude for their loved ones selfless gift of donation. The family members
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, July 6 Sparks performs Guitarists Tim Sparks and Franco Marone perform at the Center for the Arts, downtown Fergus Falls. Tickets are $12 for adults and $14 the day of the show. Students are $5.
Researchers will learn what visitors enjoy when they travel in Becker and Mahnomen counties. That's one of the pieces of information researchers will be gathered during a year-long survey that will profile visitors to the Detroit Lakes and Mahnomen areas. The project was launched on June 26 when University of Minnesota Tourism Center researchers visited the area to review potential sites where in-person visitor interviews will be conducted during the next year.