Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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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.
What happens to that self esteem we are all born with? Where does all that confidence go that made us think we could do anything as kids? Why do we start equating our own self worth with the opinions of others? Those are the million dollar questions that four teenagers in Detroit Lakes have after researching the subject and producing a video for the world to see.
The Detroit Mountain officially has its first youth downhill racing team. It’s called the “D-Team,” and the alpine ski racing team for kids ages 6 to 18 has now grown to over 20 young skiers in the Detroit Lakes area. “We are training for slalom and giant slalom,” said Jen Smith, one of the coaches for the team and one of the co-directors of Snowsports up at the mountain. Smith says there are other types of races within the Minnesota Snowsports Development League, but the newly formed team is starting out with just those two races.
Little Levi is less than 1 year old and weighs only 10 pounds, yet it seems like this furry fella holds a lot of power in his little paws. “It’s brought tears of joy to a lot of the family members and patients; it’s another level that I was unaware of until he entered my life,” said Levi’s owner, Sarah Sibley, a nurse on the Transitional Care Unit of Ecumen in Detroit Lakes. Sibley has been bringing her little Teddy Bear puppy (he’s literally a Teddy Bear - that is his AKC-certified breed) to work since he was housebroken.
Detroit Lakes parents received a mass message from the school district Tuesday afternoon regarding a threat to the high school. Word of the threat has made its rounds on social media, and local parents are now wondering what’s up.
The hearing for White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor that was due to be held Wednesday was postponed after Vizenor collapsed before arriving to the hearing and was taken to the...
We may be wrapping up an unseasonably warm December week, but Minnesotans are well aware that this is borrowed time. Soon the temperatures will be dropping, and it’s inevitable that...