Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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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...
It was quite a Friday night for 23-year-old Ty Justin Andree of Bemidji, one that started with the alleged theft of a couple of bottles of wine and ended with a police chase in a stolen squad car. Andree is sitting in the Hubbard County Jail after making his first court appearance on burglary charges that marked the beginning of an intense evening in Becker County. According to Becker County Sheriff Kelly Shannon, around 8:30 p.m.
If one were to take a snapshot of all the special education students in Detroit Lakes 20 years ago, the photo would have shown roughly four hundred young faces. Today, that same photo would show nearly twice that. It would be a snapshot of a problem that is swelling throughout the country, but even more in Detroit Lakes. “We’re running at about twice the state average in terms of the percentage of students who receive special education services in our district,” said Detroit Lakes School Superintendent Doug Froke, who says out of the roughly 2,850 students in the district, 672 have a
Detroit Lakes kindergartener Will Cymbaluk and his team of helpers wrapped up the now famous lemonade stand and silent auction that he held for his teacher, who is going through cancer treatments in Rochester. Little Will manned the stand Tuesday and Thursday at Rossman Elementary School, where his teacher, Colleen Knoop, first helped him come out of his shy, little shell. The event, which has garnered a lot of media attention, was essentially slapped together by Will and his family in two weeks to be held during parent-teacher conferences. But a lot can happen in two weeks when word
Few things seem to put the sparkle of excitement in the eyes of a child like the circus. “To be honest, when the tigers come out, I get kind of excited as an adult, too,” said Steve Larson, president of the Shriners in Detroit Lakes, the organization hosting the Shrine Circus. The much-anticipated El Zagel Shrine Circus is happening Thursday, April 3 at the Kent Freeman Sports Arena at the Becker County Fairgrounds in Detroit Lakes. Like previous years, there will be three shows to choose from — one starting at 10 a.m., one at 12:30 p.m. and an evening show at 6:30 p.m.