Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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It’s time to reel up the lines and get ready to say goodbye to this year’s ice fishing season. Fish houses need to be off area lakes by Monday if they are located south of Highways 10 and 34.
Members of the Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary will soon be rolling up their sleeves and performing their ever-popular meatball magic. The group’s annual Swedish Meatball Dinner is just around the corner and is expected to pull in upwards of 700 meatball-loving, hungry-mouthing Detroit Lakes area residents. The event is set for Tuesday, March 11, at the M State Cafeteria beginning at 4:30 p.m.
She may be not much over 40-years-old, but she’s gotten a major facelift. Norseman Motors of Detroit Lakes has a whole new look these days — a transformation that began...
Detroit Lakes preschools are “happening” places these days, with climbing enrollment just about everywhere you go. “We’re busting at the seams,” said Head Start Director Margaret Aho, holding up a long list of three and four year olds who are waiting to get in. “There are almost 200 kids here (on the waiting list), with 125 of them being from Becker County,” she said, adding that her comprehensive list includes Mahnomen and Hubbard Counties as well. “These kids are out there — they could potentially be enrolled here because they are all income eligible, but we just don’t have the fund
One out of every three people living on the White Earth Indian Reservation today is homeless. It may not be immediately obvious, but officials say it’s very true. “We have...
Detroit Lakes mother of three and resource development director at the Boys and Girls Club, Sue Trnka, recently got a little taste of what reality stars go through. Trnka spent two days this week with a nine-person film crew that documented nearly every moment of her days.
If there were ever a year for a snowy rendezvous, it would be this year. Folks at the Rainbow Resort located between Park Rapids and Waubun, are getting ready for the 12th annual Rainbow Rendezvous XC Ski Event. Skiing for the Rendezvous goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. And this year, the trails are everything a ski resort could want for its guests.
There are a lot of adjectives that come to mind when thinking of a homeless shelter. Sad. Scary. Pathetic. Helpless. But these are the words that often come to the minds of people who have never had to live in one of these shelters. For those who have, there are many other words that surround them. Hope. God. Persistence. Repairs. If it were not for these words, the men of the Compassion House in Detroit Lakes would stand very little chance of coming out the other end of their homelessness intact. And while some of them won’t, some of them will.
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