Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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A Fargo-based officer furniture store is jumping down the highway and onto the downtown streets of Detroit Lakes. Hannaher’s Inc. opened up last month at 920 Washington Avenue, in the...
An alleged assault on a White Earth Home Health nurse in White Earth late last week has some questioning whether nurses and aides in the field are properly protected. According...
On just about any given summer Friday afternoon when Highway 10 coming into town is packed, the aroma of barbeque everything is floating through the air and area businesses are bustling with energetic shoppers, it’s hard to imagine that there was ever a time when tourism didn’t make the world go around in the Detroit Lakes area. But it’s true.
They’re blood-sucking little creatures full of bacteria and diseases that want to stick their heads into your skin. It’s tick season, and true to what experts predicted, it’s already turning out to be an active one. “I was just out today and we were walking through the Aquatic Management area, and ticks were pretty thick,” said Nathan Olson with the Minnesota DNR in Detroit Lakes. Olson says he pulled 10 ticks off his body and countless others out of the seat of his pickup.
It’s tough to look around and find somebody who hasn’t been affected by heart issues, whether it be heart disease, defects or strokes. That’s why community members are once again gearing up to not just raise awareness on the issue, but to walk the walk. The Lakes Area Heart Walk is taking place Thursday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Detroit Lakes-area ladies now have another new place to shop for their trendy, fun looks. Mainstream Boutique is opening up this week at 833 Washington Avenue, in the space where...
The long-awaited warm weather and the Memorial Day holiday will undoubtedly mean the lakes are hoppin’ this weekend. But boaters and fishermen won’t be the only ones out there. Aquatic...
Sacrifice. It’s the name of the game for military members and their loved ones, and while not all families in the Detroit Lakes area have a first-hand reason to remember that over the Memorial weekend, the Smiths do. Stacey Smith is known to many around the area as Dr.
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.