Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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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...
Major accidents to door dings — Detroit Lakes area motorists now have a new place to take their vehicles to get them shined up like new pennies. Webber Family Ford...
Fresh off his recent DLF endorsement, David Sobieski says he is “hitting the ground running” in his attempt to win over District 2B from Republican incumbent Steve Green. The district Sobieski is campaigning to represent goes from the Lake Park area, up to Bejou, over to Moose Creek, curls around Nevis and around to Frazee.
Primaries are right around the corner for the White Earth Indian Reservation, with elections happening this Tuesday at 12 precincts around the reservation and two off it (Cass Lake and...
Charges have been filed in the case of the Bemidji man accused of stealing two bottles of wine from Lakes Corner Liquor Store, then leading police on a chase and stealing their squad car after threatening them with a shotgun. According to Becker County Attorney Gretchen Thilmony, 23-year-old Ty Justin Andree will face six felonies and one misdemeanor. Andree is charged with two counts of first-degree assault with use of deadly force on a peace officer (both of which hold a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $30,000 fine), two counts of second degree assault with a dangerous wea
Picture this: a community where people step up to the plate to help the women and children seeking shelter from an abusive or dangerous relationship. That will be the scene at this year’s Lakes Crisis & Resource Center annual fundraiser, aptly themed “Picture This.” “It’s a snapshot of our community in action,” said Anna Sellin, development director for the facility. The 24th annual banquet and auction is set for Friday, April 4, at the Holiday Inn on the Lake. “For the evening, the events are the dinner, which is a chicken wellington or broiled pollock for our lent option of c
A new gym in Detroit Lakes is turning out to be quite a “hit” in its first week open. Dion’s Danger Zone Gym is located in a newly-designed space at...