Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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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...
It’s being called “the kickoff to summer” — the 7th annual Park Fest in Detroit Lakes is right around the corner. The event is being held at the City Park and Pavilion down by the beach on Thursday, May 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. “Parkfest started when we were capital for a day as part of Minnesota’s sesquicentennial — the 150th anniversary celebration,” said Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce President Carrie Johnston, who says Detroit Lakes was one of only five “capitals for a day” picked by the governor.
“This is going to be the best spring ever,” said Bergen’s Retail-Wholesale Coordinator Deb Ziegler, as she buzzed around the greenhouse in preparation for the first big weekend of the...
Former Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon is speaking out after a judge approved a plea agreement in his criminal trial. Two felony charges of theft by swindle and making false claims were dropped, leaving a gross misdemeanor charge of misconduct of a public officer, which he pleaded guilty to. For this gross misdemeanor, Gordon was sentenced to one year in jail, with all of that but 10 days stayed. In lieu of 10 days in jail, he will serve 80 hours of community service and remain on probation for two years.
Only one week after Detroit Lake had its official April 26 ice-out, the marina that just screams summer is in. Since 2002, J&K Marine has been sending crews of men to brave the frigid waters that just days before had ice. Diving underneath lifts with cables to winch up sections of the 300 foot long, 300 foot wide marina and its 102 slips has always been physically tasking for these crews. Until now. This year those workers are having a much easier time of it, thanks to a new piece of equipment that J&K has invested in. “We’re working smarter, not harder,” smiled J&K
A total of 175 business leaders from the Detroit Lakes area came together Thursday night for the annual Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce banquet. The event, which is believed to be the 93th annual, was held in Frazee for the first time ever. The Frazee Event Center was host to the event, as Spanky’s Stone Hearth of Frazee catered it. Keeping with tradition, there were three board members exiting to make room for new members on the board —The Nines owner Lauren Zima, Dave Baer of Markuson Baer Insurance, Kevin McCullough of Precision Printing and Dale Wesley from M