Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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To look north of Audubon 25 years ago would be a much different sight than it is today. One would have seen thousands of acres of dry farmland, drained of its waters and environmental resources. It was one reason the prairie land had begun to see a sharp decline in prairie wildlife populations over the previous 25 years. But that all began to change. The restoration
BTD in Detroit Lakes is manufacturing an expansion plan that’ll stretch its facility another 90,000 square feet. The metalwork fabrication business is busy putting the footings in for a new...
The search for missing Detroit Lakes woman Melissa Eagleshield has been re-directed following an anonymous, vague tip that now has search crews combing the area along Highway 113 in rural Becker County. That’s about 15 miles north of the original search area. “We don’t know how credible it is, and it’s very vague, but we have to follow up on it,” Becker County Sheriff Kelly Shannon said Thursday, adding the tip came in late Wednesday night. A team of 17 law enforcement officers and volunteers from several area fire departments, as well as U.S.
The stars are “aligned” over at Northland Chiropractic in Detroit Lakes these days, as the business has moved over to a much larger space just in time for the addition...
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.