DL News Staff
Sunday, December 24 Humane Society Sleigh Rides: The Humane Society of Lakes will host its 6th Annual Sleigh Ride Fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. at JF Stables, located at 21168 Klein Road, Detroit Lakes. Come enjoy sleigh rides, pony rides, buggy rides, a bonfire with s'mores, Christmas cookies, beverages, and refreshments; you can also bring your own sled to play on the hills. Admission is $10 for adults — or you can bring one item from the Humane Society's wish list (visit www.hsofthelakes.org and click on "Donations" for details).
Christmas Eve at the Lakes
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.34/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.41/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Being fiscally responsible and filling up at the most competitively-priced gas station is a no-brainer, but when it comes to truly saving money on fuel, it starts the moment the key hits the ignition. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, aggressive driving like speeding, rapid acceleration and braking is the quickest way to waste gas and can lower gas mileage by as much as 40 percent.
Essentia Health is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has authorized a major strategic planning effort to positively impact the way care is delivered at its downtown Duluth campus and enhance the patient and staff experience.
Are we 'blind' to what we are eating? This is a question that Lake Park Audubon High School advanced nutrition students were asked when they engaged in one of their recent weekly "Fun Friday" nutrition activities. Each Friday, instructor Cheryl Hogie attempts to take the dull topic of nutrition to a higher level of student engagement, participation and thought. For this activity, students were placed into teams of three, put on aprons, plastic gloves and blindfolds. They received a basic pizza crust covered in red sauce and 12 healthy toppings from which to select.
Lake Park Audubon High School has sponsored three student teachers representing three different colleges this year. Jade Arntson is a 2013 graduate of Ulen-Hitterdahl High School attending North Dakota State University in Fargo, majoring in family and consumer science (FACS) education with a minor in human development and family sciences.
Tuesday, Dec. 12 At 10:22 a.m. a caller reported a checkbook had been stolen from the 18000 block of 550th Avenue in Osage. Wednesday, Dec. 13 At 8:04 a.m. a caller reported someone had attempted to siphon fuel from a vehicle parked on the 36000 block of County Highway 21 in Ogema. At 12:15 p.m. a caller reported a survey crew had allegedly damaged a tree and a yard on the 16000 block of South Big Cormorant Road in Audubon.
Thursday, December 21 ULTRA Board Meeting: The Detroit Lakes ULTRA Snowmobile Club board and member meetings will both be held at the Shorewood Pub in Detroit Lakes. The Board of Directors meeting will start at 6 p.m., with the general membership meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Chili will be served and anyone interested in snowmobiling is invited to attend!
Sunday, December 17 Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Club. Suggested donation is $7 for a meal including scrambled eggs; pancakes or French toast; and sausage or bacon, plus beverage.