Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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Claudia Hanson can picture it like it was yesterday — “I was just a little tyke, and I remember how I loved listening in on their conversations,” said Hanson of...
An Ogema woman attending the White Earth Tribal and Community College is taking on some of Earth’s most important issues as she works her way through a NASA-funded internship. 20-year-old...
She’s only 20 years old, but she has already done what many writers only dream about. Mattie Richardson has written and published four books — and next week, she brings those books, along with her own, unique story, to the Detroit Lakes Library. Richardson, who is a Sheldon, N.D., native, is scheduled to appear at the library Tuesday, March 18 from 4-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public with a special emphasis on children and even more specifically, children who love to write. “What I hope to do is just explain what my books are about, how I wrote them and explain
Detroit Lakes kindergartener Will Cymbaluk is super shy — there’s no doubt about that. But his young instinct to help still outweighs any desire to hide … because after all, his teacher needs him. “My teacher has cancer and I’m having a lemonade stand and a bake sale and an auction to help her,” Will tells local business owners and other grownups that might be inclined to help.
Folks with the Lake Region Builder’s Association seem to have a way of hitting the nail on the head with their annual Home & Sport Show, as the event typically draws well over 1,000 visitors. This year is expected to be no different. The event is set for Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Computer problems have been the cause of many a gray hair and more than one office meltdown. Now, there’s another business in Detroit Lakes that can help put out those...
The Detroit Lakes School District has set two more community listening session for possible school building projects. The sessions are set for Saturday, March 29 at 9 a.m. and Tuesday April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Rossman Elementary School in Detroit Lakes. The sessions are the district’s attempt to pull in as many residents as possible to give them feedback on what they feel needed to be changed from last fall’s failed $59 million referendum and to suggest ideas on what they would like to see in a future project. “Do we just need to add on to the schools?
She “goes above and beyond her job, she mentors new teachers, does targeted services after work, she voices for her students and wants what is best for all of them. She gets emotionally involved with her work and her students and is truly an exception to her profession.” And that’s only part of the reason Jody Emmerich was named Detroit Lakes Teacher of the Year, according to the statements made on her nomination. The school district held its 2014 Teacher of the Year Celebration at the American Legion Tuesday afternoon, but this year they did things a little differently. “Rather
Local residents are rolling up their sleeves and recreating history. The Becker County Historical Society is set to hold its fourth annual Keeping History Alive spring fundraiser on Friday, March 21, and like last year, it is soliciting talent from the community to help. “It started with the idea that we would take old things and make them into something new,” explained the society’s director, Amy Degerstrom, who says the museum has several old items that can be repurposed or redesigned as a sort of recycled art. “We have lots of cool things — old plat maps, really awesome old post ca
St. Patrick’s Day has its own…reputation. Green beer, mischievous leprechauns and T-shirts that say “Kiss me, I’m Irish.” But what is the real point of the popular March 17 holiday?...