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Baby it’s cold outside, but the competition is heating up over at the DLCCC as the second annual indoor triathlon is just around the corner. The event is set for Saturday, Jan 17, with the first wave of athletes starting at 8 a.m. “This is for people of all fitness levels,” said Heidi Mason, who is coordinating the event. Participants will push themselves to see what just what they’ve got in a 10 minute swim, 30 minutes on the recumbent bicycle and a 20 minute run on the treadmill. “Some people participate in it with the idea that it’s a competition, others just see it as a way to
It was a day Monica Renteria of Detroit Lakes will never forget. “It was Nov. 17. We were just coming back from the Cities; we were on the exit by Fergus Falls,” said Renteria.
Lake Park Mayor Aaron Wittnebel has turned in his letter of resignation. In the letter, Wittnebel wrote, “I have felt it was my duty to persevere, to make every possible effort to complete the term of office to which the City elected me.
Two local women have brought a trending big-city business concept to Detroit Lakes. Kelly Schiffner and Beth Pridday have recently opened up Co:Work, a cooperative workspace located in the Graystone...
Minnesota Vikings football player Adam Thielen is coming home to celebrate after his first year with the NFL, and his hometown is ready to kick off the party. On Saturday, Feb.
Becker County Chief Deputy and longtime investigator John Sieling is hanging it up after nearly four decades of crime-solving. Sieling, a Lake Park native, has done something few people do – he’s spent his entire career in one office. He started working for the Becker County Sheriff’s Department in May of 1975, working as a boat and water deputy. Sieling worked jail, he worked dispatch, he worked as a regular patrol deputy.
He’s not a guy that likes a lot of limelight. “I don’t really like to talk about myself at all,” said Becker County Sheriff Kelly Shannon. “I’d rather give credit to the people working around me because they really do deserve it.” But the fact is, Shannon has stood quietly in law enforcement leadership roles for years around Becker County. Now, he prepares to say goodbye. Shannon steps down from his post on Jan.
When Paul Hanson read a story in the Detroit Lakes Newspapers about a little local girl who was born with a congenital ear deformity called microtia, a lot of emotions came rushing in. “That’s exactly what I had,” said Hanson, who now lives in Union Central Senior Living in Detroit Lakes. 7-year-old Kristina Heinlein captured Hanson’s heart after he read about how she had written a book about her numerous surgeries.
The unseasonably un-snowy weather has local snowmobile enthusiasts chomping at the bit. “I have a friend out in Barnesville who has been doing the snow dance every night, so I’ve been teasing him that he must be doing it wrong,” laughed Wayne Schlauderaff of the ULTRA snowmobile club in Detroit Lakes. Schlauderaff says although they’re all hoping for significant snow, he says the ULTRA ’80s & Older Classic Cruise Snowmobile Ride will go on. “If there’s not enough snow, we’ll just ride the lake,” he said, adding that the purpose of the event is to get together and run the old beaut
The ribbon was cut as members of the lakes community celebrated RDO Equipment’s official grand opening for its new location in Hawley Friday. The John Deere implement, which has been a fixture in Hawley in one capacity or another for over 50 years, plowed its way towards a strong future when it invested in building a facility twice its former size. The business is now located at 110 Michael Street S. in Hawley, right along Highway 10.