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Some areas within real estate in Becker County are experiencing quite a ‘boom’ these days. According to Jason Ziegler, president-elect of the Lakes Country Association of Realtors, 2013 proved to...
The sweat is flying over at the DLCCC these days. “One-two-one!” shouts Dion Sgro, as he takes a quick swipe with a mitt towards his student’s sides. “Try to block that next time,” he hollers after making some contact. This is inside one of the newest classes at the DLCCC called Boxing with Dion. The program began last April with Sgro at the helm, teaching his lucky victims how to train for a fight.
A Team Extreme Ice Fishing Tournament is coming to Detroit Lakes soon. The event, which is open to the public, will take place Sunday, Feb.
News of a new restaurant in town is brewing… Brew Ales & Eats from Perham is essentially cloning itself and “hopping” over to Detroit Lakes. The bar and grill-style restaurant...
Elementary school education in Detroit Lakes is being celebrated on a statewide level. Students and staff at Rossman and Roosevelt Elementary Schools are likely not yet over the good feeling of being labeled among the top schools in the state with designations of Reward Schools (Roosevelt, top 15 percent Title 1 Schools) and Celebration Schools (Rossman, the next 25 percent under the Rewards Schools) … but now, they’re being recognized again.
In a small, off-the-beaten path White Earth Reservation school, soft echoes of Ojibwe can be heard floating through the hallways, mixing with the muffled teachings of math and children reading...
Cheers — it’s time to raise a toast for the annual Ecumen Detroit Lakes Emmanuel Foundation Charity Benefit. “We’re calling the event ‘Cheers — 50-50-50’ because we are gearing up to celebrate our 50th year of service to this community,” said Sandy Lia, fund development director for the organization. “And because we’re also offered a $50,000 matching grant by the Otto Bremer Foundation,” she added. The fundraiser is set for Friday, Jan. 24, in the Holiday Inn on the Lake, with a 5:30 p.m.
The White Earth Reservation is taking steps that’ll allow Mother Nature to amp up energy resources for residents living there. A new wind turbine has recently been erected near the...
Detroit Lakes has lost a local legend with some of the deepest roots in town. Richard “Dick” Blanding died Friday at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home. He was 93 years old. The loss of Blanding is being felt throughout the community, as he was known among family and friends as a man who loved Becker County more than anybody they knew.
In 1887, Blanding’s Department Store was the first of its kind to pop up in the city, which back then was still called “Detroit.” Dick Blanding’s grandfather, Arthur M. Blanding, was among the first settlers in town and had the good business sense to start up a store that sold the one thing other settlers coming in on their wagons couldn’t bring with them on the rough roads — breakables such as china and kerosene lamps. The Blandings didn’t just make money through their business though, they made actual money — currency.