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She’s the symbol of a new year, new life, new hope. Becker County’s New Year’s baby was born at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes on Thursday morning at 4:46 a.m. Mom, Julie Weaver, and dad, Gus Deegan, of Mahnomen haven’t named their new little daughter yet, but say she was born happy and really ready to go. The couple experienced a frantic drive from Mahnomen to Detroit Lakes in the wee-hours of Jan.
A Mahnomen boy suffering from a degenerative eye condition is now seeing the most important thing — his true potential to make a difference in the world. 11-year-old Ethan Berry...
Sure, hibernating is always an option for Minnesotans, but folks at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge are instead hoping people get out and enjoy the wintery outdoor landscape. “Winter is my favorite time on the refuge because it is just so peaceful,” said Kelly Blackledge, park ranger at Tamarac.
In the spirit of the New Year and a healthy 2014, Detroit Lakes School District leaders are enthusiastic about a new present — a trailer full of brand new, state of the art bicycles. Minnesota’s Statewide Health Improvement Program recently kicked in a grant that allowed the school district to purchase 40 new TREK bicycles, a new enclosed trailer to store them, equipment to fix them and helmets for each bike. The bikes are 24-, 26-, and 28-inch bikes, typically designed to fit children around the nine- to 14-year-old age range.
The year 2014 will be a year to remember for two sophomores from Detroit Lakes High School. Zach Wolfe and Dylan Riehle, both of Callaway, were accepted into a national ambassador program called People to People. The 50-year-old program, which was started by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, assembles students from all over the U.S. for whirlwind trips to different parts of the world as a way of promoting global citizenship.
Detroit Lakes school board members and district leaders are reaching out to the community in search of a solution to its referendum failure. In the fall, voters struck down a $59 million bond referendum that would have provided the district with a new elementary school and significant district-wide improvements. So where does the school go from here? Board members say it’s up to the public.
Snowmobilers have been getting all revved up over the snow on the ground, the snow in the forecast and the upcoming snowmobile events ready to take off in Detroit Lakes. ULTRA Classic Cruise
Not many sane people in the world spend the day walking around town when it’s 20 degrees below zero with a wind chill that blows right through the bones. Bob McDonald does, though. “I’m just your friendly neighborhood mailman,” he smiled. The Detroit Lakes postal carrier has been braving these conditions for a little over 40 years now.
Merry Christmas. Now let’s go shopping. That is what over half of you will likely be saying tomorrow, traditionally making it the second biggest shopping day of the year. And...
The White Earth Nation may have a new constitution, but one of its own attorneys is attempting to put the brakes on implementation. Frank Bibeau is a tribal attorney and...