Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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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...
Minnesota Attorney General Candidate Scott Newman made a stop in Detroit Lakes Friday as part of a media tour to convey his talking points to voters. Newman, who lives in Hutchinson, currently serves as a Minnesota senator. He does not mince words when talking about the reason he is running for the highest legal office in the state. “I’m watching what our attorney general is doing and is not doing, and I’ve become increasingly concerned and increasingly unhappy with her performance,” said Newman of the current attorney general, Lori Swanson. Newman says his first-hand observations fr
Up for grabs come Nov. 4 is the District 2 Becker County Board seat, with Incumbent Ben Grimsley vying to keep his chair and challenger Mark Hagedorn attempting to win...
It appears weather conditions are expected to be ripe for a warm, sunny Pumpkin Fest in Lake Park this weekend. This is in stark contrast to the serious “damper” of last year’s event when it rained a good portion of the time. The annual Pumpkin Fest, which has been going on for over 20 years, begins Thursday, the first weekend of fall. “It’s gotten to be a tradition for lots of families to spend the day enjoying fall and all the things that’s about,” said Melanie Hanson, who is part of the Pumpkin Fest Committee. The event, known for its good-old fashioned feel and small-town commu
Tails are a waggin’ for the new mayor of Cormorant village. Duke the Dog, a Great Pyrenees who ran away with the mayoral title back in August (when it was...
When the cornerstone of the United Methodist Church was built and dedicated in 1973, one of the first things members there did to invite the community into their new church was to hold a fall harvest supper. They’ve spent the past 41 years perfecting that event, which has now become a meatball supper. “We’ve done it so many times, it’s become quite an organized effort,” said Carol Nord, who is part of the planning team putting the event together. Roughly 100 volunteers from the church pitch in to help put on a spread that brings in approximately 500 people every year.
Change is in the air at DL Chiropractic these days, as longtime owner of the practice, Dr. Tom Wilson, is selling his business and moving on. Dr. Dustin Johnson, who...