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Area residents are once again showing the caring sides of their hearts, as the Angel Tree continues to be picked apart name by name. The tree, which is set up in the Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store in Detroit Lakes, is helping ensure area children in need get presents for Christmas. Tags drip from the tree that include the information of boy or girl, their age and what they’d like for Christmas. This is the fourth year the Angel Tree has been set up, and according to Cary Perell, store manager, the public’s participation in the tree has grown tremendously. “I think the first year
Four straight days of ice-thawing temperatures has local officials warning ice fishermen to be extra cautious of possible changes in the ice conditions. A colder-than average start to the winter had some anglers angling for a jumpstart to the season, as fish houses began dotting the lake by the second weekend of deer hunting. Little snow and cold temperatures did create a good, solid foundation for ideal ice conditions locally, but experts say even a short warm up like this one can create change very quickly. “I know there are cars out on Little Detroit, but it’s not something that we
It’s likely one of the most beautiful, heart-warming, old-fashioned Christmas services around — Candles and Carols at Trinity Lutheran Church. The 12th annual event, which happens Sunday, Dec. 21, at 4:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. “Everybody gets their own candle,” said Mark Berg, director of music and arts programs at Trinity.
Life in small towns can often mean a little more peace and quiet and a little more room to breathe. However, it can also mean driving 15 miles just to get a gallon of milk. This is when a quaint little small-town grocery store can quickly turn into the best value in town. “I bought the store in 2007,” said Heath Peterson, owner of Frazee Family Foods.
“They call me the hat lady,” giggled Detroit Lakes woman Louanne Gerdes, sitting among the many knitting projects that dot her basement. She admits that the process of knitting a wool hat is one that tends to move like molasses in January, even for those who know what they’re doing. “If you sit there and do it all day, you can maybe get two done,” said Gerdes, who, according to those estimations, would have had to sit for 43 and a half days doing nothing but knitting in order to finish her latest charitable donation. “Right here I’ve got about 75 hats and 12 scarves,” said Gerdes.
The influenza front remains quiet in the Detroit Lakes area these days, with just one confirmed Influenza A case over at Sanford Health and only a couple over at Essentia Health. This obvious good news comes as the U.S.
Huge changes are happening at the Compassion House in Detroit Lakes as the shelter that once housed homeless men will now instead be a place for homeless women and children. “All of the men are out now,” said Lynette Price, who will remain the executive director for the facility as it changes its mission. “We have been able to transition all of the men into some kind of permanent or supportive housing — some stayed here in Detroit Lakes, some went to Fargo-Moorhead or other areas where they have family,” she said, adding that while the shelter peaked at around 20 or so residents last win
Volunteers with the Humane Society of the Lakes are getting ready to celebrate 25 years of their hard, heart-warming work. (That’s approximately 175 years in dog years). The non-profit organization is doing so with an annual Tuxes and Tails fundraiser that is sure to have tails a-waggin’ at the entertainment and attendees drooling over the food. The formal event is set for Friday, Dec.
There’s a little more action happening over at the movie theater in Detroit Lakes these days. Work began this week on an extensive renovation and expansion project designed to provide movie-goers with a little more luxury. Odyssey Entertainment, which is the company that owns CineMagic in the Washington Square Mall, announced it will be adding two more auditoriums that will take the facility from five to seven screens. The expansion will including swallowing up the space right next to the theater that was once home to Raceway Hobby. “A nice benefit of this is, being in a smaller to
For the first time, the Refuge in Detroit Lakes is holding a holiday fundraiser to support its missions and ministries. Tinsel, Treats and Treasures Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair is set for Saturday, Dec.