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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
It’s a sad fact that not all children in Becker County have even one positive adult role model in their lives that they feel close to. No real friend, no real support. That’s why the Lakes Crisis and Resource Center and its volunteers are launching what they call their “Kinship Program,” a program designed to match at-risk children, who have possibly come through one of the shelter’s programs, with a volunteer from the community willing to open their arms.
A 25-year-old man was taken to the hospital after reportedly cutting himself with a knife during a short standoff with police in Detroit Lakes. The incident happened shortly after noon on Wednesday. According to the Detroit Lakes Police Department, officers were called to Central Market grocery store for a disturbance involving a knife. Sgt. Chad Glander with the Detroit Lakes Police Department says the man fled on foot before officers found him on the north side of the Essentia Health-St.
It’s been a banner month for the staff at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes — literally. A March of Dimes banner near the clinic entrance congratulating the medical...
Drive by the picturesque, barn-style church aptly named The Cowboy Church on Highway 34 near Height of Land, and you’ll see a sign outside that reads: “You can steal our stuff, but you can’t steal our faith.” It’s not just a cute saying.
The White Earth Tribal and Community College in Mahnomen is, for the first time, dipping its toes into the world of online classes. The school is launching what they say is essentially a pilot program this summer to hold hybrid classes, which will have students putting in a small amount of time in class and the rest online. This is to gauge how online classes will work for students officials say aren’t always set up for online college classes. School officials say while this “exciting new venture” was brought on by enough demand from students and desire to grow, they plan to jump slow