Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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As old man winter slowly loosens his icy grip on the Detroit Lakes area, residents here are starting to see visions of summer dance in their heads. The local Jaycees are getting ready to help bring those visions into full focus. The third annual Bean Bags, Beer and Beach Bums is set for Saturday, April 26, at 6 p.m.
A big, red heart now dots the landscape that lines Highway 10 east in Detroit Lakes. Three weeks ago, Hospice of the Red River Valley picked up that sign and...
Waubun/Ogema/White Earth School officials, along with the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department, developed a person of interest in Tuesday's bomb threat that resulted in the high school being evacuated. According to a press release from the sheriff's office, a 15-year-old student of the district was interviewed and subsequently made admissions to the threat. He is currently receiving a mental health evaluation, after which a decision will be made on his custodial status. Reports will be forwarded to the Mahnomen County Attorney's Office for consideration of charges, if any.
Have you captured any photos this spring of the birds, butterflies, skunks, etc. that are back around this area? Share them with us for a feature page of the spring...
Authorities are investigating a bomb threat at the Waubun High School that lead to a school evacuation Tuesday afternoon. According to the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s office, the threat, which was in written form, was found around 1:40 p.m. The sheriff’s office, the White Earth Police Department and the Waubun Fire Chief responded to the call to help school officials determine whether the threat was credible enough to warrant an evacuation. “And it was,” said Brandon Lunak, superintendent of the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School District, adding that whether they believed the threat to be
Minnesota legislators narrowly passed a bill Monday that will mean a significant minimum wage increase of $3 an hour between this summer and 2016 for what are considered "large" businesses...
Spring may be upon us, but ski lovers excited about the re-opening of Detroit Mountain are already gearing up for next winter. The Detroit Mountain Ski Patrol is ramping up its recruitment efforts this month as it forms its all-volunteer group of patrollers. Armed with the responsibility of responding to any medical emergency or injury on the mountain, the ski patrol is being trained on first aid, outdoor emergency care and how to evacuate people off the mountain. Right now the organization already has roughly 20 people who have signed up for the job, but Detroit Mountain Ski Patrol D
The White Earth Nation held its annual State of the Nation address Thursday at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. Following the Native American ceremonial traditions and a performance of...
There are few things better than a community that comes together in celebration of the sweet things in life — like pure maple syrup. The tiny town of Vergas is getting ready for a one-day swell of visitors and residents that always seem to come out of the woodwork when the maple syrup is flowing. The 14th annual Maple Syrup Festival is coming up Saturday, April 12, with the action kicking off in true syrup style — a pancake feed.
Just when you think it’s safe to get back in the water, another scamming shark reaches through the phone lines and swallows a big chunk of your money. That’s the...