Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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There are some jobs that very few people are cut out for — jobs that are often highly intense, emotionally depressing and more often than not, thankless. In part two of a series, we go inside the life of emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The crew
When Sheriff Todd Glander was elected into office, he knew exactly who he wanted his right-hand man to be. “I have seen how he works with the public and his partners; he is honest, fair and respected as a peace officer,” said Glander of his new chief deputy, Shane Richard. “Shane is extremely knowledgeable with department procedure, and I know when there is a decision to be made, he will take it all into consideration before making one. He will definitely be an asset to our department as we progress into the future.” Richard is not only Glander’s go-to guy in terms of helping ru
Area anglers itching to get out for the highly anticipated Poles n’ Holes Fishing Derby have only a couple of weeks left to wait. The event, put on by the Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club, is set for Saturday, Feb.
Securing a job in the natural gas industry is about to become easier for workers around this region. M State in Wadena is launching a new program that is so unique that only three other colleges across the United States offer it. It’s called the “Gas Utility Construction and Service” program, and classes are set to begin this summer. The 32-credit program is designed to prepare students for a range of career options within the natural gas industry. It will begin training students in instillation, maintenance and operation of high and low pressure natural gas distribution systems th
When choosing a profession, most people look for low stress and high pay. But for some, there is a part of them they can’t deny despite the high stress — the part that defines them as a public servant. In part one of a series of stories about local people who endure some very hard days at work all in the name of helping others, we begin with our most important phone-a-friend. The 9-1-1 dispatcher
There is a new leader at the helm of the Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Mary Brenk was recently named publisher of the Becker County Record and Detroit Lakes Tribune, as well as the Park Rapids Enterprise. Parent company Forum Communications announced the promotion of Brenk, who was the advertising manager for Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Brenk takes over for Dennis Winskowski, who retired after nearly 30 years in the business. “Dennis was a great mentor for me, so that’ll help me greatly as I transition into this new role,” said Brenk, who steps into the position after 24 years at the Det
On Wednesday afternoon, we put out a message on our Facebook page, asking for memories of Kiddie Land. We had no idea of the response we would get. By Thursday morning, we had 92 comments and 199 likes. Clearly this piece of Detroit Lakes history holds a soft spot in people’s hearts, and it was difficult to just choose a few for this column. The good news is, it’s coming back. Same rides just different location. Audubon resident Richard Sherbrooke is refurbishing the rides and opening a little amusement park in Cormorant.
Duke the dog, the mayor of Cormorant, is headed to the land of the stars. The 8-year-old Great Pyrenees that gained local fame in August after winning the popular vote...
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.