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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.
Rossman fifth graders got a taste of how, even as children, they are capable of making somebody else’s dreams come true. The students held a fundraising campaign that generated $2,311. Not a dime of that money will be used on them, though - they raised it for local war veterans who are anxiously awaiting to make their trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C., on the WDAY Honor Flight.
A Frazee woman is searching for the owner of a mysterious charm bracelet that showed up in a donation box at the Detroit Lakes thrift store she works at. Aleisa Jopp was sifting through some jewelry that had been dropped off at the Helping Hands Thrift Store roughly a month ago when she came across something that made her instantly tear up.
They’re hard to miss - a large, silky, red pair of ladies’ bloomers hanging on the flagpole outside of the Quilt Shop in Detroit Lakes. It isn’t the Washington Avenue shop owner’s way of trying to be riske though, it’s simply a way to mark their store as the drop off place for a collection drive of women’s undergarments to donate to the Lakes Crisis and Resource Center. The drive is aptly called “The Panty Raid.”
The stock market headlines appeared particularly red and alarming this week after the Dow took a free-fall down 550 points by early afternoon Wednesday. Thankfully, somebody pulled the string to the parachute, as it closed at a less frightening loss of 249, giving the markets more of a crash landing than straight up crash. The volatility was enough to cause a lot of drama in the media, but it appears the situation was much calmer on the ground.
Now that White Earth is without a chairperson, what happens now? Erma Vizenor’s term isn’t up until the fall. But according to White Earth Secretary/Treasurer Tara Mason, it’ll be business...