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Twelve-year-old Katrina Lovo came from Fargo to Detroit Lakes two years ago under the hardest of circumstances. “I came here with my sister to move in with my aunt and uncle after my dad lost his job. It was one year after my mom passed away,” said Katrina, who says she remembers feeling lost. “I didn’t even know how to react back then because it all came at once,” she said.
The Heart Of Lakes Bowhunters are aiming to fill their league, which starts this week. “We shoot Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 7 p.m., but then we’ve also got open shooting on Sunday afternoons at 1,” said Bruce Anderson of the Heart of Lakes Bowhunters Club. The leagues are held at the Boys and Girls Club in Detroit Lakes, and although Anderson expects many of the more seasoned archers to be back for the action, he hopes to see some new faces as well.
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.
Eli Douglas Smith is the area’s most celebrated baby right now, and has officially been dubbed the “New Year’s Baby” in Detroit Lakes. The 9 pound, 6 ounce bundle came into the world on Jan. 1 at 11:39 a.m., making him the very first baby born in 2016 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital.
It’s been said that music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. If this is true, one young man in Detroit Lakes is busy scrubbing the everyday off of senior citizens at Ecumen in Detroit Lakes. Nick Bohannon, a 23-year-old singer and guitar player, spends his workday as a residential assistant at The Madison, helping to take care of the daily needs of seniors living there. But when he hangs up his scrubs at the end of the day, he will often pick up his guitar and spend his free time playing and singing to those same residents.
A couple of snowmobilers on Little Detroit learned the hard way not to taunt Mother Nature after they - and their sleds - ended up falling into the frigid lake...
The Tribal Executive Committee of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe voted to censure White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor in a hearing held Tuesday at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. This...
The holiday season around Becker County is what many believe is that perfect, idealistic time of year. “There’s a little bit of nostalgia around our downtown,” said Carrie Johnston, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce president. “We’re still a small town with a vibrant downtown and still do holiday decorations and a lot of free family activities. We have a great church presence, and lot of people come home for the holidays.”
When you live in an area known as “lakes country” within a state already known for its lakes, things tend to get impressive when entering the local fishing scene. And around these parts, fishing defiantly isn’t just a summer thing. “It’s easy to see the popularity if you look around at the number of ice houses and anglers out on almost all the area lakes; Little Detroit becomes its own neighborhood during the ice fishing season,” said Brad Laabs, a fishing guide who knows Becker County’s lakes like the back of his hand.
The Walmart in Detroit Lakes was crawling with cops Friday morning, but this particular call for service had them smiling from ear to ear. The Shop with a Cop program is designed to pair cops with kids needing a little pick-me-up, kids who might be experiencing a hard year. They then spend some time shopping for Christmas presents for the kids and the kids’ loved ones. This year the program drew twice as many officers and twice as many kids as last year, and that’s because funding for the charity work also grew exponentially.