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The kids from Faith Christian School stole the show Tuesday at a live nativity show south of Detroit Lakes. Students and other kids played all the major roles -- Mary, Joseph, the wise men, even baby Jesus, and they also dressed as shepherds and angels. Today (Wednesday) it will be the adults' turn, as Faith Free Lutheran members put on a Live Nativity presentation 6-8 p.m. today in a building long used to process maple sugar . The farm is located 11 miles south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, then right on County Road 31, second place on the right.
If at first you don't succeed... The Lake Park-Audubon School Board will give district residents another chance to approve a facilities plan that was shot down by voters in November. On Monday, the board unanimously agreed to set a building bond election May 8 for the $26.2 million project. If approved, a new grades 7-12 building will be built in Lake Park, and the elementary school in Audubon will receive a renovation that includes a combination of remodeling and new construction. The school district currently operates a K-6 school in Audubon and a 7-12 school in Lake Park for about 6
A district judge has ordered that Detroit Lakes Superintendent Mark Adams will be granted access to grand jury testimony, but is not entitled to a word-for-word transcript of the grand jury proceedings that resulted in felony first- and third-degree assault charges being filed against him last month. District Judge Mark Hansen also ordered that Adams be provided with a copy of the instructions that were given to the grand jury by the county attorney. A pretrial hearing is set for 2:30 p.m. Jan.
Detroit Lakes Superintendent Mark Adams pleaded innocent to felony assault charges Monday at an omnibus hearing in Becker County District Court. He was represented by criminal defense attorney Peter B. Wold of Minneapolis, who asked for a transcript of the grand jury proceedings that resulted in the charges against Adams. He also asked for a transcript of the county attorney's explanation of possible charges to the grand jury, prior to its determination of charges. Adams was indicted by the Becker County grand jury Nov.
Detroit Lakes Superintendent Mark Adams won a court skirmish last week when a judge dropped a harassment restraining order against him on behalf of two children, a 10-year-old girl, and a 7-year-old boy. They are the children of Mark Rothschadl of rural Ogema and Terri Anderson of White Earth Lake. The two are now divorced and Anderson is the "significant other" of Adams. Rothschadl obtained the harassment protection order -- for himself and his two children -- after a Sept.
The infantry captain who commands Army National Guard troops based in Detroit Lakes, Bemidji and Alexandria believes the Guard is making progress in its corner of Anbar Province, Iraq. Adam Gilbertson commands Able Company, 2-136th (In) Combined Arms Battalion. "The past eight months have been challenging for all of us, but I continue to be impressed with the professionalism of the soldiers in our company," he said in a news bulletin sent to families and the media. "They have worked incredibly hard during this deployment and they continue to perform every mission to the highest possible
Good news for the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center -- thanks to a major donation by an anonymous Detroit Lakes couple, its endowment fund is up to $130,000. An additional $15,000 has been committed to the endowment, but not yet paid. "Our absolute goal is to grow the endowment in excess of $1 million," said Community Center CEO Stu Omberg.
Higher energy costs are hitting the Detroit Lakes area. The city's electrical utility is budgeting $7.8 million to buy power next year, up from $6.9 million this year. In 2004 the utility paid $6.1 million for power. A drought in North Dakota is partially to blame. The utility gets about 40 percent of its power from federal hydroelectric plants on the Missouri River.
No need to feel left out and all alone on Thanksgiving -- good food and fellowship can be found from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The "no" vote prevailed in Lake Park-Audubon's $24.7 million school construction and renovation bond referendum Tuesday. The unofficial final tally is 1,330 "no" votes to 1,126 "yes" votes. The money would have been used to build a new high school in Lake Park and renovation/new construction on the elementary school in Audubon. In the City of Audubon, the vote was 111 no to 68 yes. In Audubon Township the vote was 189 no to 89 yes. In Cormorant Township, the vote was 305 no to 231 yes. In Lake Park Township the vote was 147 yes to 93 no. In the City of Lake Park, the vote was 253