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This wasn't how I thought things would happen. You see, my role as editor of the Detroit Lakes Tribune is being expanded to include Perham and Wadena, and my first day on the job as the new editor for the Wadena Pioneer Journal was last Monday, April 17. I had planned on writing a big "hello, so happy to be here" sort of editorial. I thought it would be light, optimistic ... all the things you'd expect from somebody coming in to help lead the way through new times. Fate had other ideas, though.
The Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters announced that it will host a bipartisan Town Hall Meeting with legislators representing Becker on Monday, April 10. The events will take place in the Forest Conference Center at Ecumen Detroit Lakes, 1415 Madison Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a reception. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
The American Legion held its 98th birthday Thursday, March 23. The American Legion was organized on March 16, 1019 in Paris, France. This evening spotlighted the many community activities that the American Legion and Auxiliary sponsor. A combination of youth/parents and American Legion family members attended, beginning with a supper.
Police say predators are using a new social networking app to target children. It only takes 30 seconds for someone to sign up for the app Yellow, and there's nothing keeping users from lying about their age. It's like the popular app Snapchat, in which people exchange pictures with their friends. The app allows users to chat and send selfies to one another, but police are saying it's also an invitation for would-be predators. Fargo police and the FBI are warning parents to be careful.
"The goal is to have a successful event so we have the funds to support projects in the community, and if you happen to win $500 in cash or a Coach bag, that doesn't hurt," said Alyson Larson, who could probably sell a lot of women on that one sentence alone. The Jaycees member is just one of the ladies working to put on an all-woman event called the Ladies Stagette, set for this Friday, March 24.
Each summer since 1989, young waterfowlers from around the state have gathered at the Minnesota Waterfowl Association's Woodie Camp. Developed with guidance from professionals of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Woodie Camp is a summer youth camp like no other. It's really a week-long immersion into all things waterfowl. "Basically, we want to expose campers to waterfowl in every way," said Brad Nylin, MWA executive director. "It all revolves around Waterfowl 365, or every aspect of waterfowl in a 365-day year."
If the neighbors around East Munson Lake Drive weren't awake yet Friday morning at 6:47 a.m., they would be soon, as emergency personnel from several agencies came screeching to the area, followed by an explosion that rocked the neighborhood. According to authorities, the residents at 15502 East Munson Lake Drive smelled propane gas in their garage when they opened the door to go out there.
The little Detroit Lakes boy whose doctor said he would never, ever have the ability to smile is now cracking some pretty great little grins, thanks to his "smile surgery." "See how it curls up?," said his mom, Nikki Larsen, pointing to the ride side of Ryan's face. "That's him smiling." Ryan Larsen, 5, was born with Moebius Syndrome, which essentially means he was missing the two nerves in his head that make it possible for people to smile and blink. He went through four solid years of never smiling, even when he was happy on the inside.
Dear Paula (Quam), My siblings and I - who all grew up at 210 Park Street, and are now scattered throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and California - read your recent editorial responding to President Trump's branding of journalists as purveyors of "fake news" and "enemies of the people", and congratulate you for delivering very well on an extremely important lesson on the role of a free press in this country.