Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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Detroit Lakes’ big Home & Sports show is coming up this weekend, and although the event always proves a popular one as it pulls in thousands of visitors, the trades...
People everywhere will soon get a sneak peek into the world of hard drugs and street gangs that still today plague the White Earth Indian Reservation, as a documentary called The Seventh Fire is lighting up the country, one screening at a time.
Friendship has a way of flourishing where it wants, no matter the time, the place or the people. For two ‘ol boys in Becker County, their unique friendship began a...
Frazee High School Senior Sarah Wendt doesn’t sit back and let life pass her by. “Let’s see...I’m in student council, National Honor Society, Frazee Students Against Drunk Motoring and More, I’ve been on the prom committee, Knowledge Bowl, and I’m captain of the dance team in Frazee,” said Wendt, who says the Jazz team won state and the High Kick team was the runner up at state. She’s also traveling to Florida this week for a trip to Disneyland, where she’ll be playing tenor saxophone in the marching band.
The great meltdown is upon us, as above-average temperatures trigger little trickles of water that seem to be coming from everywhere. Drivers are lined up at area car washes, and...
School bond referendum advocates are once again getting ready to launch into a full-force, community-wide campaign to win over voters as the Detroit Lakes School District puts out its finalized...
A former Lake Park firefighter has been sentenced for setting a number of grass fires in 2014. Michael Lyn Gullard, 36, appeared Feb. 25 before Becker County District Judge Joe Evans, who sentenced him to 13 months in prison, stayed five years. He was ordered to serve 25 days in jail and pay a $1,000 fine plus $285 in court fees. He was placed on supervised probation for five years.
It’s a sight that brings a smile to many faces - a Girl Scout in her little vest, selling the cookies that only come around once a year. The Thin...
Detroit Lakes woman Cyndi Anderson has had the privilege of traveling and even living in some exciting places throughout the world, but according to her, she’d never been any place quite like Singapore. “It was absolutely amazing,” she said emphatically of her trip last summer to the island city off of Malaysia.
The man who holed himself up for a standoff with police at the 59’er Motel Sunday night is sitting in the Otter Tail County Jail on previous charges, but he could be facing new ones in Becker County, too. Gretchen Thilmony, Becker County attorney, says her office is waiting for finalized reports before they determine whether Douglas Allen Young will face charges. The 49-year-old Dent man was arrested Sunday night after an hour-long standoff with police. He had just checked into the Detroit Lakes-area motel the day before.