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Skiers and snowboarders at Detroit Mountain are busy finding their groove, as Friday morning marked the official opening to the public. Jake Hein of Detroit Lakes wanted to be on the first lift chair up on the mountain opening day, and his persistence in line paid off. “First tracks of the day,” he smiled excitedly.
Charlie Brown posed a good question when he asked, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” The crew from Young Life does, but the Christian-based youth organization is selling Christmas trees that are much, much prettier than the Charlie Brown tree. Three hundred Min-nesota-grown trees were hauled in this week for the annual Young Life Christmas tree sale, which has been a Detroit Lakes tradition for nearly three decades. The fundraising event began 30 years ago as a way to help enhance the ministry group, which includes area youth from sixth grade up.
“You said you loved my sister, but when you love someone, you don’t murder them.” Those were the words spoken by Karen Woessner to the man who her killed Geraldine Kading of Dent last year when he shot two arrows into her chest with a crossbow. David Lee Stensrud, 58, of Detroit Lakes was sentenced to 38 and a half years in prison Wednesday afternoon in Becker County District Court for Kading’s death. It is the maximum penalty allowed in a second-degree murder conviction.
Kristina Heinlein has been through a lot of surgeries in her seven years. “This next one will be my eighth,” she said, arguing with her mom, Stacy, who says it will be her ninth. The blonde-haired, blue-eyed second-grader has a strong spirit about her that is easy to see. It’s that no-fear attitude that has gotten her through being born with Microtia, a congenital ear deformity. “We called it her ‘Nemo’ ear — her ear never fully developed,” explained Stacy Heinlein, who says Kristina was born with an inner ear, just not much of an outer ear or even an ear canal. This has left he
A downtown Detroit Lakes business just got a little more “hometown.” The owner of Ben Franklin Crafts has dropped the national chain’s name in favor of a mom and pop...
The wind and snow are kicking up some frowns and four letter words these days as the phrase “Why do we live here?” can be heard echoing throughout the community — both in real conversation and likely in many people’s minds. For many people, it’s because it’s home; there’s family here. We just take the bad with the good. However, there are those rare human beings who — on purpose — move from the south to the coldest corner of the nation. Are they lost? Are they crazy? Nope. According to them, they simply love it here. Flying north for the winter
Drivers heading past Roosevelt Elementary in Detroit Lakes are seeing a new, large banner pinned to the school fence.
They say one of the benefits of living in a small community is that people take care of each other. Volunteers with the Holy Rosary Thanksgiving meal believe this to be the case as they once again prepare to put on a mighty feast free to the public. “We’re cooking for 600 people,” said Mary Brenk, who is chairing the event along with her husband, Detroit Lakes Mayor Matt Brenk. The annual Thanksgiving Day meal is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Parade of Trees in Lake Park is “branching out” this year. On the year of the 10th annual fundraiser, the Parade of Trees held at the American Legion will, for the first time, be adding an after-hours event called “Uncorked.” “The Legion is so pretty when it’s all lit up with the trees,” said Sherri Lefebvre, who is on the volunteer committee putting the event together. “We thought it would be kind of neat to do something fun in there while it’s like that.” Uncorked takes place on the third night of the four-night Parade of Trees event. On Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m., Para
There is a new place to find help for people around Detroit Lakes struggling with personal or mental health issues. Licensed Psychologist Jim Knutson just opened up a new office...