DL News Staff
Songs as stories and stories in song -- that's what it's all about as the Silly Sisters help you catch the beat at Detroit Lakes Library on Thursday, July 20, at 2 p.m. Using audience suggestions we'll create a sound orchestra, make up our very own song and create a brand new story to go with it. Heidi and Greta Grosch, also known as the Silly Sisters, are professional actors, educators, and storytellers who delight in the power of the imagination.
The Detroit Lakes Group of Overeaters Anonymous is now meeting at Emmanuel Nursing Home in the Conference room every Monday night at 7:15 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. If food is a problem for you - Overeaters Anonymous might be your answer. Overeaters Anonymous has met continuously for almost 20 years in Detroit Lakes, first at St. Mary's and now at Emmanuel. These weekly meetings are open to the public. For more information please contact Cheryll at 847-1086.
Hubbard County commissioners met Thursday for a final work session to discuss amendments to the subdivision and shoreland management ordinances. "We are here to clarify some things we might not be sure about," said chairman Floyd Frank, emphasizing to the audience the meeting was a work session, not a public hearing. The county board and planning commission, along with Environmental Services Officer Eric Buitenwerf, have been "cleaning up" language and overlapping of ordinances since the beginning of the year.
Tuesday Quilters at Shell Lake Immanuel Lutheran Church are offering a quilt for raffle at the 99th annual picnic dinner July 9. The Country Church Celebration begins with worship at 10 a.m. A ham picnic dinner follows at 11:30 a.m. There will be games and prizes for children. The auction is at 12:30 p.m. and will include quilts, crafts, church pews, antiques and furniture. The Church is located at Big Toad Lake.
May 26, 1990-June 30, 2006 Brenna M. Hanson, 16, of Rochert, died Friday, June 30, at her home, after losing her 7-month battle with cancer. Brenna Marie Hanson was born to Alan and Julie (Charbonneau) Hanson on May 26, 1990 in Robbinsdale, Minn. At the age of 9 months, she moved with her family to Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and attended school. She had just completed her sophomore year at Detroit Lakes High School. Brenna enjoyed listening to music, playing on the computer, four-wheeling, swimming, cooking, camping, and spending time with her family.
Lonnie Morrison remembers the rowdy days, when drunken masses ruled his hometown's Fourth of July celebration. "There were so many people you couldn't really move around," he said. Though Morrison said crowds have dwindled in recent years, Independence Day in Detroit Lakes remains a big deal for his family. Patty Van Steenwyk, Morrison's mom, staked out an awning in the city park at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The Lake Park police chief has resigned amid allegations of violating work rules and conduct unbecoming a peace officer, ending more than three years of service to the town of fewer than 1,000 people. Timothy Hoag of Hawley officially resigned May 31 after a special city council meeting to discuss possible disciplinary action against him, including termination of employment. Hoag was police chief since August 2003. Lake Park agreed to pay his salary for two months starting June 12 as part of a severance package, according to a resignation agreement between Hoag and the city. Hoag did n
Although the phony cashier's check scam has been around for many years, the growth of Internet commerce, especially at Internet auction sites such as eBay, has provided scam artists with many new opportunities to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers and businesses. The Minnesota Attorney General's Office urges Minnesotans to exercise caution when selling items online and when receiving cashier's checks. It has long been ingrained in us that cashier's checks are more secure than other forms of payment and that its funds are somehow guaranteed. This is not the case!
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?