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It's not too late to get the flu vaccine, and it looks like an increasingly good idea -- because it appears we are heading for a rough influenza season. "The news flash is it's going to be a virulent flu season this year," said Ronda Stock, who heads the Becker County Community Health Department. The flu season is generally considered to start in September and run through May, with the peak season in December, January and February, said Dr.
Dance Team is not for the faint of heart. The 16 varsity girls and 16 junior varsity girls on the Detroit Lakes Dance Team practice for two hours after school Monday through Thursday, get up early for a 6:30 a.m, Friday practice, and spend long Saturdays at invitational competitions. Most of them also spend evenings at private dance studios, when they aren't at long late-night rehearsals for the high school musical. No wonder Detroit Lakes varsity dance coach Britton Ramsey compares dance families to hockey families -- always away from home. And no wonder physical therapy exercises
The Detroit Lakes Police Department wants people to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency. Detroit Lakes Police Investigator Tami Hunt says the bills are mainly counterfeit $20s, but in recent days the department has also received bills in the $10, $50, and $100 denominations. Unlike some earlier counterfeits that made the rounds, these bills are easily detected with the use of a counterfeit detector pen, she said. The bills look genuine at first glance, but they don't feel genuine, and they lack watermarks and security strips, she said. The police department has received at least
The Becker County Sheriff's Office has a new chief deputy. And the county is going to be looking for a new highway engineer. Those and a number of other personnel changes were approved Tuesday by the Becker County Board. John Seiling, a longtime investigator for the sheriff's office, was named chief deputy. He fills the vacancy left by Kelly Shannon, who was named sheriff for the remaining two years of Tim Gordon's term. The county board also authorized Shannon to fill the investigator's position and backfill any vacancy caused by an internal promotion.
Looking for some incentives to shop in Detroit Lakes this holiday season? Take a look at the Detroit Lakes Newspapers' Christmas Card Giveaway -- nearly $7,000 in cash and gift certificates will be given away to reward people for shopping locally. Five local banks (First Security, Bell State, Midwest, Bremer and American National) chipped in $1,000 apiece to make the promotion work. The 38 local businesses participating in the campaign sweetened the pot by each contributing two $25 gift certificates. The money and gift certificates are given away in weekly drawings starting Friday and
It might seem odd to describe a powwow as being cozy, but there was just a good, warm feeling coming from the Holmes Ballroom in the Detroit Lakes Community Center on Saturday. Maybe it's because people weren't there for the money, they were there for the fellowship -- just like the old days before dancers and drum groups expected payouts for performing at powwows. "Don't talk to me about money," said Bill Paulson of Naytahwaush, one of the organizers.
A nontraditional Catholic organization has offered to confirm a Barnesville 17-year-old after he was denied confirmation because of his support for gay marriage. "I did speak to the father of the young man and let them know the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest would be happy to confirm the young man if he is interested in doing so," said Bishop James Wilkowski, of Chicago. The family of Lennon Cihak says the Rev.
A house on the 1100 block of Lake Avenue in Detroit Lakes sustained moderate damage from an electrical fire late Friday evening. A renter in the house at 1145 Lake Ave.
A nontraditional Catholic organization has offered to provide confirmation services to a Barnesville teen after they were denied because of his support for gay marriage. "I did speak to the father of the young man and let them know the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest would be happy to confirm the young man if he is interested in doing so," said Bishop James Wilkowski of Chicago. The family of Lennon Cihak, 17, says he was denied participation in the confirmation ceremony at Assumption Catholic Church in Barnesville after their priest -- the Rev.
SJE Rhombus has come a long way since it was born in Stephen Johnson's garage in 1975 -- and retiring CEO Laurie Lewandowski has been a big part of the company almost from the beginning. "When I came there were six or seven people, so I got to do a lot of things -- make product, box product, ship product," she said. There are now 380 employees across the company's multiple locations -- including about 180 employees at the company's manufacturing plant and headquarters building on County Road 6 just west of Detroit Lakes. The founder's quiet, low-key leadership style led to the company's