Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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If the neighbors around East Munson Lake Drive weren't awake yet Friday morning at 6:47 a.m., they would be soon, as emergency personnel from several agencies came screeching to the area, followed by an explosion that rocked the neighborhood. According to authorities, the residents at 15502 East Munson Lake Drive smelled propane gas in their garage when they opened the door to go out there.
The little Detroit Lakes boy whose doctor said he would never, ever have the ability to smile is now cracking some pretty great little grins, thanks to his "smile surgery." "See how it curls up?," said his mom, Nikki Larsen, pointing to the ride side of Ryan's face. "That's him smiling." Ryan Larsen, 5, was born with Moebius Syndrome, which essentially means he was missing the two nerves in his head that make it possible for people to smile and blink. He went through four solid years of never smiling, even when he was happy on the inside.
Dear Paula (Quam), My siblings and I - who all grew up at 210 Park Street, and are now scattered throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and California - read your recent editorial responding to President Trump's branding of journalists as purveyors of "fake news" and "enemies of the people", and congratulate you for delivering very well on an extremely important lesson on the role of a free press in this country.
Essentia Health now offers more walk in care options in Fargo, Moorhead and Detroit Lakes. As of March 1, the widely used 7 Day Clinics in these communities are now a part of Essentia. "We are excited to share that all five 7 Day Clinic locations in Fargo, Moorhead and Detroit Lakes are now Essentia Health 7 Day Clinics," says Peter Jacobson, who oversees the operation of primary care for Essentia Health clinics in western Minnesota and North Dakota. 7-Day Clinic patients can now benefit from the direct connection to Essentia Health specialists for any necessary follow-up.
He had been teaching Detroit Lakes High School students the Ojibwe language for only a little more than a semester when Michael Dahl handed in his resignation. The school board swifty approved his decision at its last meeting.
It's been almost nine years since they've been gone, but the Fairyland Cottages may forever be etched in the minds of those who love Detroit Lakes. For many, they will remain a symbol of simpler time, a time of family recreation and possibly even the innocence of childhood. In the beginning
With the USDA's recent decision to take down Animal Welfare Act inspection reports, it is time to show the puppy mill industry that without transparency, the public will not buy into their business. Surely there are large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities that are top notch and ensure their animals are taken good care of; however, there are far too many that don't
From the halls of the Detroit Lakes High School to the halls of the Minnesota state capitol where she worked for the Republican party, Kimberly Balega is continuing to spread her wings worldwide. The Detroit Lakes 2004 graduate now lives in Dallas, Texas, but her Christian faith is taking her even further than that.
The speed limits on several highways in west central Minnesota will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour beginning the week of Jan. 23, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The new speed limits will take effect when the new signs are posted. Highways that will receive new speed limit signs include: · Highway 27 from Browns Valley to Interstate 94 · Highway 29 from Wadena to Highway 40 · Highway 78 from I-94 to Highway 10 · Highway 108 from I-94 to Pelican Rapids · Highway 114 from Starbuck to I-94
Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, a former comedian, has been proving to his constituents since 2009 that his election to the post is not a joke and that he is, indeed, the real deal. This week he did it again. His grilling of Betsy DeVos during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education was everything you'd hope your senator is when they're sitting at the big table. For those who have not seen the video of the Franken-DeVos exchange, we'd highly encourage you to Google that, as it is worth your few minutes of time to get a taste of what the both of them are made of.