Local 4-H students have been putting their green thumbs to good use donating fresh produce to the Becker County Food Pantry. 4-H’ers from several different area clubs have taken produce to the pantry.
Students from the Detroit Lakes and Perham Boys and Girls Club are sending a strong message about the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics. During the summer “Tobacco Free 4-Health Youth Leadership Camp,” put on by PartnerSHIP 4-Health, students learned about these tactics, and put together a short video to raise public awareness. They met with their families and the public Thursday afternoon at the Historic Holmes Theater to present the video, as well as report on some of the other projects they’ve been working on this summer. The video, titled “Stop Targeting Us,” features each of t
Any WE Fest attendee knows it’s not just about the music, but the overall experience of the festival. WE Fest directors work hard to ensure that guests leave happy, and several changes in the type, location and accessibility of the vendors at this year’s fest promise to make the experience better than ever. It’s not just any vendor that gets to peddle their wares on the WE Fest grounds. A committee begins by making sure that prospective vendors live up to WE Fest standards. It has set up an application and vetting process which ensures their sellers will not only be offering what c
One of country music’s hottest duos, Thompson Square, will be taking the WE Fest stage for the first time this Saturday. Their ability to put on a great show, unique story of success and multiple hit songs promise to make them a favorite act for concert-goers. Thompson Square singer Keifer Thompson said he and wife-singing partner Shawna are excited to be coming back to the area. “We’ve been all over Minnesota,” he said, and that included a local stop at Shooting Star Casino last year. Their current tour has taken them all around the United States during the past few months. “It
Today marks the opening of the 123rd Becker County Fair. The fairgrounds have been transformed in preparation for guests to begin arriving, and fair board members have planned four days full of activities.
The resonant sound of church bells will once again be in full force as an area congregation replaces one of their bells which had been damaged. On Wednesday, the installation of a new bell took place at Detroit Lakes’ Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and NASA’s youngest astronaut, had roots that reached back to this area. Sally’s mother Joyce Ride grew up in Detroit Lakes and is the daughter of Andy Anderson, who was a prominent DL businessman. This past weekend, Joyce, and Sally’s sister Karen “Bear” Ride were back in town visiting, and sat down to discuss the memories and legacy that Sally left behind. “She was such an easy person to be with, she had no airs about her… Sally would be glad to tell you anything,” Bear said. “If you knew the right questions to ask,” added Joyce, addi
One of Detroit Lakes’ own is being remembered through his artwork, now on display at the Detroit Lakes branch of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library. Dan Irvine’s unique collection of computer-generated canvases can be seen from now until the end of August in the library’s first-floor meeting room. The exhibit, however, doesn’t come without some sadness from his family. “It was a shock,” said Eloise Irvine, Dan’s mother, for
While basking in the summer sun and enjoying the long Fourth of July weekend, it might be hard to think about anything to do with winter. However, at the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, construction has been in full swing, with crews working to get the park ready for its November opening. Downhill and cross-country ski runs, a terrain park for snowboarders, a tubing hill, mountain bike trails and a ski lodge are all coming along on schedule, according to DMRA General Manager Jeff Staley. “Our target is to be open the Friday after Thanksgiving,” he said.
Wisconsin author Victoria Houston will be visiting Book World in Detroit Lakes on Friday, July 11. Houston is visiting the area as a part of the book tour for her recently released novel: “Dead Lil’ Hustler.” The novel is the 14th in her Loon Lake Mysteries series, which revolves around a fictional Wisconsin town and draws on the author’s own experiences growing up around the state’s fishing culture. The books feature a detective-dentist duo who find themselves drawn into solving homicides in the town.