Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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Proponents of a school bond referendum in Detroit Lakes are hoping third time’s a charm, as the school board has taken the next steps in going forward with its plan...
Whoever thinks teenagers these days don’t know how to self-start has never met Detroit Lakes high school junior Correna Miller. The oldest of four siblings, the 17-year-old hasn’t exactly had...
It appears a fiery mop is to blame for a fire that broke out at a Detroit Lakes house around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to Detroit Lakes Fire Chief...
Local healthcare facilities are experiencing some chronic pains that often come with significant growth, and they’re hoping some aggressive treatment is just what the doctor ordered.
Dave Coufal of Frazee stands in front of the heaps of burned, twisted metal that just hours earlier stood as proof of hard work and determination. The trucking business he...
It started out just like a normal day. “I had just dropped Beth off at work,” said Steve Hedstrom of his wife. The two had planned on going to the gym together that evening to walk, but as the retired Detroit Lakes man drove near the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center, he decided on a whim to stop in and shoot some basketball.
A mysterious thrift store charm bracelet that piqued the interest of many throughout Becker County and far beyond is back in the hands of its long lost family. Last week the Detroit Lakes Newspapers published an article on a bracelet with 11 engraved charms that contained first and middle names on them. One of those charms had no name, but was simply a tiny photo of a baby.
Fire destroyed much of a trucking company in Frazee Tuesday afternoon, slightly injuring one employee there. Roughly 40 firefighters battled the blaze the took out the B&D Transport shop, located...
If you’re an HGTV fan, don’t “flip” the station next month. A Detroit Lakes native has been chosen to star in a handful of episodes of a show called Five Day Flip. Nate LaVoi, a 1998 Detroit Lakes graduate, learned his trade by working for local contractors Dana Tomlinson and Francis Construction. “I started out as just a grunt when I was a senior in high school, moving wood around and all that,” said LaVoi. “But I just fell in love with construction.”
Some Detroit Lakes High School track and field stars are getting ready to fly halfway around the Earth to compete against some of the world’s most elite, young athletes. Seven juniors and seniors are headed to Australia this summer after being invited to the annual Down Under Sports Tournament, held at Griffith University on the east coast of Australia. They’ll be staying at a place called Surfer’s Paradise.