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What would typically be a simple traffic violation quickly becomes complex when Lake Park Mayor Aaron Wittnebel is involved. Wittnebel, 32, was back in court Wednesday on a misdemeanor driving after revocation charge from July, and he showed up alone and ready to represent himself in a pre-trial hearing. Wittnebel told Judge Sally Robertson the reason he no longer retained Detroit Lakes Attorney Joe Irby is because he couldn’t afford him anymore. But in fact, Becker County Assistant Attorney Kevin Miller, who is trying the case for the state, filed a motion to get Irby disqualified fr
The Detroit Lakes Eagles Club is celebrating a big milestone this month — its 75th anniversary. The Eagles Aerie 2342 in Detroit Lakes is expecting roughly 75 of its members to flock back into its nest at 112 Holmes Street for a big celebration. The anniversary party is set for Oct. 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
It’s every manly-man’s idea of a good time — the Detroit Lakes Jaycee is hosting its sixth annual Sportsmen’s Stag fundraiser. This boys’ night out is being held Friday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Pavilion. “Tickets are already going quick,” said Jaycee Chris Larson, who is helping coordinate the event. “And we’re only selling 300 of them — last year we sold out.” The $40 tickets will get a guy into the event and into drawings for the top three door prizes. “Those are a Browning rifle, a Weatherby rifle, and a Weatherby shotgun,” said Larson.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and when that picture is transformed into a permanent image on a person’s body, it may be worth even more. A...
Lakes Area Young Life is turning the big 4-0 this weekend, but there will be no black balloons at this party – just a lot of celebration and thanks. The organization that centers on caring adults “walking in the world of kids” and helping them deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, is celebrating its big birthday on Saturday night. The annual Lakes Area Young Life banquet is set for 5:30 p.m.
You might have seen them, hanging around the downtown area of Detroit Lakes.
It’s time to pull up those cowboy boots, tip up that hat and help spread the word — literally. The second annual Hoedown is set for Friday, October 3 at the Shorewood Pub, and if it’s anything like last year, it will bring in a good chunk of funds for the Lakes Area Imagination Library. The cowboy theme is in honor of Dolly Parton, who spearheaded the nationwide literacy program designed to put free books in the hands of children. Although the books are mailed at no cost to the families of young children, each local chapter of Imagination Library is responsible for raising enough fund
Adeline Carlson holds a radiant gold star in her hand as she sits in her room at the Ecumen Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. “It is beautiful, isn’t, it?” she said. But as beautiful and distinctive as it may be, Carlson would rather not have it. Being designated a “Gold Star Mother” by the U.S. military means you have lost a child while serving, usually in war. This Sunday is designated as a national observance day for Gold Star Mothers. Carlson gained her Gold Star status when she lost her 21-year-old son, Donald, in the Vietnam War. Donald
Five Detroit Lakes area residents known for their darling digs will be opening up those homes to the community, as the annual Damien Home Tour is set to kick off next weekend. The event goes from 12:30 to 4 p.m. this coming Saturday, Oct.
Solutions Behavioral Healthcare has only been in Detroit Lakes for roughly eight years. “We started out in a little one-room office on Willow,” said Marty Waller, who is the program...