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Three people are displaced after a garage fire in Frazee spread to a camper and then to a trailer house. Frazee Fire Chief Regi Ueke says they got the call...
The Compassion House in Detroit Lakes now has its very first patients after the organization converted into a drug and alcohol treatment facility for men. “The first patient checked in two weeks ago; we now have two men staying here,” said Barbara Nelson, director of the Compassion House.
The 20th annual Polar Fest Plunge is coming up soon, and people are already jumping into the fundraiser feet-first. “We’ve had a lot of people register already; traffic to the (web)site last weekend was nuts,” said Pat Petermann, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, the organization running the event. The Polar Fest Plunge, set for Saturday, Feb. 13, is the club’s largest fundraiser of the year and is always a popular exclamation mark at the end of a weeklong list of Polar Fest activities.
From the time we were little, we were taught to color the world — to take a black and white picture and with our imagination, give it life through all the color palettes available to us. What it would look like was up to us.
Right now there are 85 homeless children enrolled in the Detroit Lakes School District. Yes, 85. Ten of those are unaccompanied teens who have no parent, foster parent or guardian. “I know that’s a huge surprise to people when they hear that,” said Karin Fritz-Staley, a social worker who also serves as the homeless liaison for the school. “It’s a pretty big number for the size district we’re in.”
Deputy Ben Bruce may be the new guy on the Becker County Sheriff’s Department, but if local law enforcement agencies around here were the “Cheers” bar, everybody would already know...
Minnesota legislators took action recently that should make it easier for people with disabilities to receive Medicaid waivers that pay for a variety of needs meant to enhance their lives...
A bizarre incident at the Detroit Lakes Middle School Tuesday led to a wanted felon being apprehended. According to police, shortly after school got out, a man tried to get a vehicle to stop for him at the drop off/pick up area of the school. When the driver did not stop, the man reportedly punched the vehicle as it was driven away, denting the back.
Serving students “outside the box” is getting to be more of a full time job these days - literally. “We’ve hired more people for our special education program every single year for the past six or seven years,” said Detroit Lakes Superintendent Doug Froke, who says in the past two years alone, the district has seen its special ed program increase by 100 students.
Four-year-old Ryan Larsen has never cracked a smile - not once, not ever. The Detroit Lakes boy is a one-in-a-million kid who suffers from Moebius Syndrome. That means he is missing the two nerves in his head that make it possible to smile, frown, look peripherally and blink. It’s what gives us facial expressions. Ryan has never been able to do any of that, but things are about to change. That smile that his parents know has always been in there is about to show its face.