DL News Staff
Snowmobiles have come a long way since some long-lost Ford dealer mounted a Model T on tracks and skis and dubbed it a "snowmobile." There's no better place to celebrate what snowmobiles can do than in northern Minnesota, and there's no better group to host a weekend full of races than the Nightriders Snowmobile Club based in Naytahwaush. For the 36th year, club members held their annual Snodeo at historic Pinehurst Resort on March 4 and 5. Saturday featured drag races on a 660-foot shaved ice track with 47 entrants, followed by radar runs.
Offering up sales, service and financing, Select Auto Sales is selling a variety of used cars from its new building, located just south of L&M Fleet in Detroit Lakes. Complete with both sales and finance departments, the new used car dealership also has a three bay service area to boot. "We want to be the premiere used car dealer in Detroit Lakes. We have a financing department and also can service the cars we sell as well," said Select Auto general sales manager Walt Sanders. Leroy Howard owns the new used car facility and also owns DL Towing and Elite Auto Body.
In a small ceremony held Tuesday, Feb. 28, The Trophy Houses' Pat Holmgren and Sue Johnson were presented with the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Promotions and Events Committee's February Super Service Award. Holmgren and Johnson have both worked at the local Trophy House for more than 20 years.
Will Rogers was once asked if he used a joke writer. "Writers?" he said, "Why would I need writers when I have the whole government working for me?" The ability to see the lighter side of a situation can help you smooth troubled waters, reduce your own stress and help others lighten up. Humor does not mean you have to tell jokes or be the class clown. Take your business and your tasks seriously but yourself lightly.
Local Area Coordinator Stacey Wixo attended a three-day training session in Minneapolis hosted by Providers Choice, Inc., which is a statewide sponsor of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. The training focused on compliance with new USDA regulations, monitoring responsibilities on home visits, and new information on whole grains. Wixo was also introduced to the nutrition topic she will be focusing on with her childcare providers this spring, which deals with serving more whole grains to the children.
In a March 12 Detroit Lakes Tribune business brief, Edina Realty's Gene Berger, who was recently named to Edina's Leadership Circle, was misidentified as Keith Berger.
The Lake Region Builders Association presents its annual Home & Garden Show on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kent Freeman Sports Arena. The show will feature over 100 booths featuring great home building and remodeling ideas, landscaping and garden ideas.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced Wednesday that chronic wasting disease has been detected in one domestic white-tailed deer on a cervid farm in Lac qui Parle County. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will conduct a local deer survey to determine the number of wild deer in the area. It is expected that not many deer will be found because the area is highly agricultural, with little deer habitat surrounding the farm.
Spring is slowly working its way north, and the last week has featured warm temperatures, melting snow, heavy wet snow, rain, sleet, and other spring weather events. The result has been often slippery roads, but as of this writing, roads are clear and dry. Most bird sightings feature gray partridge, sharp-tailed grouse, and greater prairie-chickens, which seem to be coming "out of the woodwork" in the northwest. Gray partridge were reported from Kittson, Pennington, Marshall, Clay and Wilkin counties.