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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.
The Detroit Lakes Middle School Bands will present their second concert of the school year in the Winter Band Concert on Monday, Jan. 23 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be presented in the Detroit Lakes George Simon Middle School Auditorium.
The list of lawmakers boycotting President-elect Trump's inauguration is growing longer, with U.S. Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota scribbling his name onto that list recently. It's just one more "We've never seen this before" situation that has surrounded Trump from the beginning of his election campaign to his transition into power. It's something every day. The Ringling Brothers may be shutting down their circus after 100 years, but they are quickly being replaced by U.S. politics.
April Thomas knows she has a little bit of a crazy side. "You only get one shot at life, right?" she said, fresh off a trip to Costa Rica, where life was anything but "normal." The Detroit Lakes woman is known among her family members as the one who has a knack for "finding the fun," but so far, this latest trip idea of hers may be taking the cake. "I had originally been looking for little beach houses to stay at, but then up pops this treehouse, and I just thought...how cool," said Thomas.
(This was taken from the January 2, 1947 edition of the Detroit Lakes Tribune.) C.W. Krabbenhoft, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Krabbenhoft of Detroit Lakes, always liked the snow, but he didn't know he was utterly crazy about it until the spring of 1945 and learned that a snow blanket had probably saved his life.
Sixteen-year-old Christian Fletcher is the sort of guy that typically blends into the crowd. The Detroit Lakes junior likes it that way, too. He isn't loud, he isn't opinionated, and he probably won't be spotted shooting the breeze with just anybody. "Yeah, it's kind of tough for me to start conversations with people," he says, looking down with a small smile.
(text is taken as-printed in archived Tribune papers) Jan. 3, 1977 - 40 years ago Bids open up for construction of DL Middle School: Detroit Lakes School Board members will open bids on the new junior high school building at a special meeting called for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Representatives of the district's architectural firm - Foss, Engelstad & Foss of Fargo-Moorhead - went over in detail plans for the new building to be constructed on a 40-acre area east of roosevelt Ave. and south of the Grace Lutheran Church.
Let's not do the whole, "My New Year's resolution this year is to lose weight"....or "to get my finances in order" or "to find a man." Let's not do it. For 2017, how about we forego taking inventory of our shortcomings and instead vow to give credit to our awesome side and nurture that. For once, let's think about all the aspects of ourselves that don't need a single solitary change and "resolve" to keep those going strong. Let's actually just start taking it easy on ourselves and enjoying life a little bit more.
Weird weather so far to start the ice season. Cold, wind, snow, wind, melt, snow, wind, cold, wind, melt, rain, snow, cold. Anticipating what is next might be a challenge! I think this was our family's first Christmas in the rain. Fortunately the rain didn't seem to negatively impact the ice or ice development. It did knock the snow down, and now, after freezing again, created a layer of crusty snow on the ice. Ice ranges as of mid-week were in the 9-12" range on most of the area lakes. There are still some areas with drifted snow that have as little as 6-7".
"We're best friends now!" is something I seem to be saying a lot lately. Everyone has a story and I find myself taking the time to listen to people's stories, like my taxi driver from Thailand, who I met last month and drove me two hours to the Bangkok Airport, or Roger, gas station owner from small town USA, who I met last weekend. I always take a selfie afterward to capture the memory and then add, "Well now that we're best friends, we'll always be in touch."