Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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What does one do when they are part way through a marathon and mental and physical fatigue starts to set in? You rally. That’s what the family of Landon Hochstetler...
As students soak up every last bit of summer vacation, school personnel in Detroit Lakes are scrambling to get all the summer construction projects wrapped up before go-time Tuesday. Roughly $600,000 was invested into the four school buildings over the summer with a hefty, district-wide to-do list. “One of the gems of the summer is the refinishing of the middle school gym,” said the district’s business manager, Ryan Tangen, who says the 30 year old, heavily-used gym went from having a worn-down tile that was about as soft as cement to a beautiful, hardwood floor. “It will also now hav
There’s just something about a homemade dish whipped up by one of those church ladies who has been tweaking and perfecting her recipe for a long time. They’re tough to beat. On Friday, Sept.
From her quaint, little corner office in the historic Greystone building, Leslie Thielen sits staring out the big windows that face the Detroit Lakes School Administration building. “I get kind...
It couldn’t have been easy, but after 11 years Detroit Lakes High School senior Ben Tjedkes is finally earning his wings — his Eagle Scout wings. “I’ve been in (the scouts) since the first grade,” he said. “I think it’s taught me leadership skills because I was named senior patrol leader, which is the head person of all the scouts.” And now Tjedkes has completed the final, big project that will likely give him the top Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout. “I wanted to do something that focused on the outdoors, so I contacted the (U.S.
Soon they’ll be coming around the mountain (or hill) for the 61st annual Western Minnesota Steam Thresher Reunion, set for Aug. 29, through Sept. 1. The annual event is held every Labor Day weekend just outside of the tiny town of Rollag, south of Hawley. “It’s a living museum,” said president of the Steam Threshers organization, Mark Kerkvliet.
A new business offering athletic and business merchandise has dipped into Detroit Lakes. Coaches Choice, which is headquartered out of Fargo, just opened up an office at 916 Washington Ave...
Not guilty by reason of mental illness – that’s the decision of the court in the case of the Bemidji man who led police on a car chase after stealing two bottles of wine from a Detroit Lakes area liquor store, then the squad car of a responding sheriff’s deputy. Ty Justin Andree, 24, had been charged with six felonies and a misdemeanor stemming from the incident in rural Becker County last March, in which he took authorities on a high speed chase before charging towards them with a stolen shotgun and stealing one of the squad cars, then taking them on a second chase. Andree opted for a c
The Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes is marching to the beat of a little different drum these days. Some of the kids at the club performed its first Drums Alive show for fellow club members and parents Monday night as part of family night. The club is wrapping up its summer program today, closing down until the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept.
A bizarre accident in Detroit Lakes landed one woman in the hospital over the weekend. It happened at 11:36 a.m.