A prairie chicken viewing blind is available to the public on Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge. From the blind, observers can see the spectacular annual mating ritual of the Greater Prairie Chicken, in an activity known as “booming”.
With a revised budget proposal, Gov. Mark Dayton threw in the towel for this year on tax reform. The DFL governor is nearly back where he started when he was elected in 2010, promoting higher income taxes for the state’s top earners as the best way to end a long run of state deficits and provide a needed boost in education spending.
A $3.1 million project will remodel the Emergency Department and create an expanded imaging services unit at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes. The project will begin Monday and be completed in early summer of 2014. “We’re excited about this project, which was part of our master facility plan when we built the new clinic in 2011,” says Peter Jacobson, president of Essentia Health-St. Mary’s.
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway, invites the public to a special choir concert on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. The Singing Saints, the concert choir of Saint Paul Lutheran High of Concordia, Missouri, will present a concert of sacred music. The Singing Saints is made up of 52 students under the direction of William Gasau.
Colson De Carlo of Red Lodge, Mont., is one of eight male athletes who qualified for the Western Regional Championships in Alyeska, Alaska, March 19-23. De Carlo, age 15 and formerly of Park Rapids, is the son of Nicholas and Jody De Carlo and grandson of Eddie and Lorraine Jokela. He will take part in the United State Ski Association’s Junior Olympics for U-16 age athletes in Alaska.
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One of Minnesota’s very best bluegrass bands, Monroe Crossing will give a concert at the James Mann Center for the Performing Arts in New York Mills on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. The venue is located inside the New York Mills School; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $12 by advance reservation (call 218-385-3339), or $15 day of show. Student admission for this concert is free. Before the concert, the band will give a workshop on bluegrass music for students at the school.
Excelsior! Trio, part of the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, will be performing at the Historic Holmes Theatre on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. This is the second concert in the Holmes Theatre’s classical music series. This performance is part of the BTD Community Connections series and is funded, in part, by the Edwin A. and Clara Forsyth Engebretson Family Fund.
A Detroit Lakes man was hurt after a truck axle fell on him Wednesday morning, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office. Keith Drewes, 48, was working under a gravel truck at a home shop about three miles northeast of Detroit Lakes in Erie Township. While Drewes was working on an axle, it fell onto his stomach. His brother, Dion, was also at the shop and was able to get to a skid steer quickly and lifted the axle off his brother before rescue crews arrived. Drewes’ injuries are unknown.
Suzanne Costello and performers from the Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theatre spent the morning at Oak Crossing sharing stories about themselves, gathering stories from residents, and then putting their stories in motion with music. The performers took time to visit with each resident in a small group, asking questions about where they grew up, their first house, their favorite room in the house, and what they did when they were growing up and as young adults.