DL News Staff
The issue of Safety vs. Freedom is the topic to be debated at this years Great American Think-Off, set for this Saturday, June 10, at 7 p.m. in the James W. Mann Performing Arts Center in New York Mills. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door and can be reserved by calling 218-383-3339. The Patriot Act brought the issue of Safety vs. Freedom to the forefront of the America public but it's not a new dilemma. Earlier presidents like Roosevelt and Lincoln each struggled with problems that sometimes led them to set safety above freedom.
For the fourth year in a row, the bandshell at Detroit Lakes City Park will be filled with the sounds of live music every Tuesday evening from June through August. Featuring the local 16-piece dance band Doc & the Scrubs, Tuesdays in the Park is a series of free concerts presented courtesy of St. Mary's Regional Health Center and the Detroit Lakes City Street Department. Doc & the Scrubs will perform on June 27, July 14 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22.
Want to save your skin from cancer? Or does battling the effects of aging interest you more? St. Mary's Regional Health Center is putting on a program called "Have fun in the sun" on Thursday. The featured speaker is Dr. Susan Mathison, a head/neck/facial surgeon. The program is an hour long and has two different times. The first is from noon-1 p.m.; the second is from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Food and beverages will be served at both sessions. The program will cover how to take better care of your skin in the summer, minimizing aging and preventing skin cancer.
Who are Yahootie, Biff and Auntie Kreamaugen? Come and find out at Jasper's Jubilee Theater, opening its doors for a second season on June 15. This two-hour live music, magic and comedy show is fun for the entire family! The 380-seat indoor theater was host to 22 shows last summer and will nearly double its performances this year, with 42 shows slated from June 15 through Aug. 26. There will be matinees every Thursday at 2 p.m. and evening shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, with pre-show performances starting at 7:15 p.m.
Support programs Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Special Needs Children support group The Arc of West Central Minnesota Support Group For Families with Children with Special Needs meets in Otter Tail County from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Fergus Falls. Everyone is Welcome.
50 Years ago June 7, 1956 -- The practical suggestions they passed along to the company paid off in the amount of $240 for Merle Mitchell and Arnold Bladow, employees of the Detroit Lakes branch of the Swift & Co. Two small girls and two older girls were caught shoplifting. Chief of Police Joe Teal picked up the girls, who appeared to be 12, 16 and 20. Police felt they shouldn't search the older girls, so the chief's wife, Mrs. Steinkopf, was asked to do it.
The White Earth general election is Tuesday, and there is a race for secretary-treasurer as well as two races for committeeman: In District II, which includes Naytahwaush, incumbent Anthony "Tony" Wadena will face off against challenger Terrance "Terry" Tibbetts. In District 1 on the northern part of the reservation, Incumbent Irene "Rene" Auginaush will run against challenger Don Herschell Goodwin. Secretary-Treasurer Franklin "Bud" Heisler will face off against challenger Kenneth Fox. Here's where Heisler and Fox stand on the issues, according to information from the tribal public re
The Detroit Lakes girls' golf team will have that feeling of being chased come Wednesday morning, when the Lakers tee up for the second day of the Minnesota Class 2A state golf tournament. But it's better to be chased than to be doing the chasing, in this case. The Lakers shot a team total of 336 to lead the field of eight in the Class 2A tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Course Tuesday, taking a six-shot lead heading into Wednesday's play. Hibbing/Chisholm scored a second-place 342, while Eden Prairie held third with a 344 and Eagan fourth with 349. "It's a good feeling taking a six-sho
Bruce Preece was fired on Friday from his position as Bemidji public safety director, reportedly because of differences in management style. Detective Sgt. Jerry Johnson is serving as interim public safety director. Preece had been on paid administrative leave since April 25. He was placed on leave by former Bemidji City Manager David Minke. Ron Eischens, city finance director is now serving as interim city manager. He said the city has not developed a plan for replacing Preece. Meanwhile, in an unrelated action on Thursday, U.S.
ATWATER -- An Atwater family played host to some unlikely visitors Friday after a storm knocked some feathered fledglings from their nest. A nest that had become the annual residence for a pair of bald eagles was destroyed Thursday when storms rolled through the area and blew over the tree the nest was built in. But what fell with the tree was unexpected -- two eaglets. Virgil Nelson, who lives near where the nest was built, and one of his neighbors found the eaglets Friday not far from the fallen tree.