Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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What is it really like to be a cop around these parts? Local high school students interested in law enforcement will soon have the opportunity to get a sneak peek...
Detroit Lakes National Honor Society students are getting ready for a wild smackdown...all in the name of charity, of course. The group is holding a dodgeball fundraiser for students and...
Detroit Lakes optometrist Dr. Larry Morrison doesn’t just go out and see the world – he goes out and helps the world see. Morrison and his wife, Ruth, recently returned from a trip to Panama, where Morrison assessed and handed out free eyeglasses to people who could otherwise not afford them.
Detroit Lakes woman April Imholte stands in front of a mirror to take a photo of herself. Her body tenses, her muscles harden, and as she flexes, she singlehandedly shatters...
The dust is now settling in the tiny town of Callaway, as residents make their way back into their homes and crews begin cleaning up the tangled mess of metal...
The small Becker County town of Callaway - about 15 miles north of Detroit Lakes - has been evacuated after a Canadian Pacific train struck a tanker truck pulling 10,000...
Detroit Lakes may be a small, quaint community that is regionally famous for things like its lakes and kicked-back, relaxed living. But decades ago, the city was known around the world for what was known as the “smallest gas station in the world.” Some may remember the teeny-tiny, 3 ½-foot-by-4-foot Standard station that sat right downtown next to where the Graystone building is today.
Detroit Lakes Boys Basketball Head Coach Robb Flint has handed in his resignation after being diagnosed with an invasive form of melanoma. The 36-year-old coach and teacher received the call that turned his world upside down just a little over a month ago, and although he’s been battling the shock of it all since then, the fight for longevity is still ahead of him. The lump Roughly one year ago, Robb Flint noticed a little bump forming on his knee that, at the time, seemed harmless enough.
There’s been a lot in the news lately about laced heroin leading to overdoses, and the Detroit Lakes area is no exception. “We’ve been seeing it here in DL for sure,” said Detroit Lakes Police Detective Eric Bergren, who says, while most of the overdoses are handled successfully and do not lead to death, there was one fatality in January.
It isn’t the Westminster Abbey, but Holy Rosary in Detroit Lakes will soon be sounding a lot like it. A new pipe organ is being built and installed that, for visitors, will both knock their socks off and rock their worlds. “I call it an organ on steroids,” laughed Scott Mehlhaff, an organist who is overseeing the project. “It is going to be an instrument that is larger than anything in the area, including Fargo. It will rival those in the Twin Cities and will, in some ways, be even grander.”