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It’s coming — that buzz and energy in the air that only comes with a street fair. “Friday morning you stop outside and you can smell all the food vendors getting ready,” said Dawn Olson, Street Faire at the Lakes committee member. Standing with tradition, the 14th annual street fair will be held the weekend after Memorial Day — Friday and Saturday, May 30-31 in downtown Detroit Lakes. The streets will be shut down to traffic and opened up to the swarms of people that ascend upon the festival — roughly 12,000-15,000 between both days. Festive Friday
Detroit Lakes is making strides to become known as a “Dementia-friendly” community. Ecumen of Detroit Lakes, which runs several elderly-care facilities in the city, secured a $5,800 grant from a non-profit group in Minnesota called ACT-on Alzheimer’s. Detroit Lakes is one of eight cities throughout the state to implement the program, which they hope will make the city “dementia-friendly. It joins Walker, Willmar, St. Louis Park, Twin Cities Jewish Community, St.
The old-fashioned images and memories of the ice cream truck coming down the road, playing that whimsical, carnival-style music out the loud speakers as kids run out to meet it,...
Minnesota State Patrol Officer Tim Clements’s love of law enforcement started back when he was only three or four years old. “There was this conservation officer that used to visit our family’s little resort on Shell Lake to check fisherman, and one day he pinned his badge on me,” said Clements.
Todd Glander is no stranger to these parts. “I was born and raised here … been here my whole life,” said Glander, who many people have come to know as Sgt. Glander. The Becker County Sheriff’s sergeant, who has 26 years of law enforcement under his belt, is now running for sheriff of the county he has always called home. A million little steps around Becker Coun-ty has led Glander to where he is today, but there’s one more, big step he’s determined to make. Deep roots
White Earth officials are getting ready to begin the final phase of the massive transfer of human services cases from surrounding counties to the White Earth Nation. The movement began...
As the warm breezes begin blowing in, the sounds of music will soon be heard floating from the Detroit Lakes City Park. Tuesdays in the Park has been a festive way for locals to kick back and enjoy the easy-going atmosphere of summer at the lakes, and on June 3, that tradition continues. The live musical entertainment sets up every Tuesday underneath the bandshell next to the Pavilion with shows starting at 7 p.m. “It adds a nice energy to the park, and it’s another attraction that our town offers,” said Amy Stearns, executive director of the Holmes Theatre, which hosts Tuesdays in th
A popular gift and antique shop in Fargo that doubled in size a couple of years ago is now expanding in Detroit Lakes. Vintage Point opened its quaint, white doors...
A typical Minnesota Department of Transportation conference might be what many outside of that business would consider a little drab, as facts and figures regarding road safety fly. But the one held in Detroit Lakes Wednesday was different. It put tears in the eyes of even some of the most seasoned law enforcement personnel. That’s because Matt Logan, the father of a Minnesota teenager who died while she was texting and driving, was there to tell her story. The second annual Toward Zero Deaths Workshop was a gathering of west central Minnesota’s roadway engineers and various sector
When 30-year Katie Sandberg of Detroit Lakes was a freshman in college, she remembers walking up only one flight of stairs to the MSUM library and becoming so embarrassed she...