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To prevent water services from freezing up and to keep the system healthy Detroit Lakes Public Utilities is asking all customers to run a small stream of cold water out of one faucet in their home or business. There has been a large increase in service lines freezing up this year due to the cold weather and a deeper than normal frost line. Customers will be billed for their average usage from 2013 during the months of March and April to aid in reducing costs of running the additional water. This notice remains in effect until further notice
Meagan Johnson didn’t have a reason in the world to know what Cystic Fibrosis was until 18 months ago. “I don’t recall even hearing about it,” she said. But when her daughter, Ciara, was born, it took only until her newborn’s first screening to learn. “The screening test came back and one of them indicated she may have Cystic Fibrosis,” said Johnson, who upon learning more about the disease, was “shocked and scared.” “I found out the life expectancy is only in the mid-30s, and that’s the age I am now,” she said, adding that she just kept hoping further test results would reveal a f
Passing by a men’s homeless shelter, it may be easy for some people to judge. But each one of the men at Detroit Lakes’ Compassion House has a story from their own long and oftentimes painful road that led them there. Justin Mack 19-year-old Justin Mack has been living at the Compassion House for only three weeks now — it’s one of so many places he’s lived in his young life he quickly runs out of fingers counting them.
When Kim Schlauderaff’s boyfriend, Steve, brought her in some roses at work Friday, she thought that was his big showing. But when four gentleman wearing black dresscoats and black hats came strolling in with a mug and a balloon, she knew she was in for something more. “We’re looking for Kim,” they announced to the ladies who were working at Maurices in Detroit Lakes that day.
Many local fathers have the memory of dancing with their little girls during the annual Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Dance. But what happens when those little sweethearts grow up and surpass the pink glitter and princess decor?
It’s hometown radio meets big city technology — KRCQ is movin’ on up as it moves across town. The station known as “Real Country 102” has now joined its sister...
Six area churches are looking at the possibility of joining forces. It’s called LAMP, which stands for Lakes Area Ministry Partners, and it has the potential to bring some significant changes to its Lutheran members. Congregations in Eksjo Lutheran in Lake Park, Strandvik Lutheran in Lake Park, Grace Lutheran in Detroit Lakes, Immanuel Lutheran at Shell Lake, St.
Jon Barnes thought he had a pretty normal life. “I was living in Park Rapids; I had a partner with three kids, I had a job…things were going pretty good,” said Barnes. But a couple of years ago, that all came crashing down. He and his significant other broke up, he went bankrupt, lost his house and then began to really self-destruct. “I got a DWI,” he said, “and because I had to spend 20 days in jail, I lost my job. So in one foul swoop I was homeless, jobless and I lost my pickup.
Two Frazee sisters are proving that while beauty is only skin deep, its effects can go all the way to the heart. The Wothe women have “a thing” for beauty...
Just as February hits and the New Years Resolutions to get in shape are beginning to go from resolve to dissolve, one out-of-the-ordinary fitness class in Detroit Lakes is just getting started. Detroit Lakes resident Carlee Kuhn is turning her love of hula hooping into both a business and a way for the adventurous souls of Becker County to exercise in a unique, ear-to-ear grin kind of a way. “I’ve never seen anybody hula hoop and frown at the same time,” said Kuhn, who named her business the Happy Hippy Hoop Company. The inception