Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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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.
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.