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After a few years of research and development, area woman, Chelsea Manke, has made a business selling children's toys designed to incorporate "tummy time" into infant play, a niche that she says the toy industry was lacking when she became a mother three and a half years ago.
The incoming generation has proven to be some of the most innovative youngsters yet, with their almost-instinctual knowledge of social media and technology, some are showing just how useful these tools can be. DLHS senior Jake Bettcher is the latest teen to put technology to work for him by creating an online store where he sells t-shirts that sport a logo he designed. "I was into clothes, and there wasn't really much out there that I wanted at the time," said Bettcher, recalling the reason behind his business.
It has been 43 years since Milda McQuillan went missing in Becker County with little more than a trace, leaving her family with more questions than answers. One of McQuillan's granddaughters, Lori Voigt, who was 17 at the time of her grandmother's disappearance, says it still haunts her family to this day, particularly her mother, Carol Hinze. "My mom is going to turn 80 in April, and she just feels like she's never going to know what happened to her mother," said Voigt. "She's going to go to her grave and not know." The afternoon of June 17, 1975
Tuesday, Sept. 4 At 3:23 a.m. a caller reported a burglary at a home on the 46000 block of Native Loop in Ponsford. At 7:40 a.m. a shed on the 35000 block of County Road 157 in Ulen was reportedly broken into and ply board, air tubes, and jacks were taken. At 4:12 p.m. a caller reported property damage done at the courthouse in Detroit Lakes. At 4:39 p.m. a vehicle was reportedly stolen from the 200 block of Barb Avenue in Detroit Lakes. The automobile was later recovered. Wednesday, Sept. 5
Boats in Becker County seem to be a big target for thieves and vandals lately. In the past couple of weeks, two watercrafts have been stolen, one from Fish Lake and another from J & K Marina on Big Detroit Lake, and at least three others in the area have been burglarized or vandalized.
The Detroit Lakes Police Department is investigating the theft of equipment used to run the new LED scoreboard and display from the Detroit Lakes High School football field press box. According to the police report, around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, someone noticed the press box door had been kicked in and left open and electronic items were gone.
Sunday, August 26 At 1:50 p.m. a caller reported checks stolen from the 36000 block of 313th Avenue in Ogema. At 2:22 p.m. a bike was reportedly stolen from the 1200 block of Eighth Street South East in Detroit Lakes, though it was later recovered. At 3:16 p.m. money was reportedly stolen from a purse on the 400 block of North Street in Detroit Lakes. At 5:55 p.m. a purse was reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked on the 100 block of West Main Avenue in Frazee. Monday, August 27
Darren Coombs has been mountain biking most of his life. He's hit up some of the best down-hill biking spots in the country and been to "the mecca" of mountain biking in Canada: Whistler, British Columbia. But Coombs says he racks up a good 80 percent of his miles right here in Detroit Lakes. He says the area has its own little mountain biking mecca, and more people should be taking advantage of it.
A fire that burned up a trailer house on the 19000 block of 400th Avenue in rural Frazee Saturday evening has been ruled as an arson, according to the homeowner, Denise Wilson. The incident is still under investigation, but Wilson says the fire marshall “found three hot spots,” or origin spots, in the kitchen that raised suspicion.
Brian and Cellia Schneck knew the resort life was for them early on. They started taking family vacations to the lake rather than to places like Disney World or Six Flags, and they noticed their three kids enjoyed that environment much more. "Early on, we figured out that the best vacations were going to a resort with the family," said Brian. Now they get to live the dream and live that vacation life all year round, because they just bought Cedar Crest Resort on White Earth Lake in November, and have since been working little by little to make it their own.