Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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Eric Miller walks slowly around an old barn that is now his. The clip clopping of his shoes on the new, stone tiles echo throughout the spacious, historic building. But...
When a child is taken out of their home by the county, it’s never a good situation. Typically, there is trauma, there is drama and there is a whole lot of pain and unanswered questions for the children. What there rarely is, however, is a good supply of necessity items available for them as they transition from their home, to the emergency shelter, to the foster home. “We do try to help the foster families be able to make some purchases for the child when they come into the home, but that can’t always happen the night they get placed,” said Becker County Social Worker Joni Wohlwend, w
What has you looking forward to winter this year? Dean Chadbourne, Detroit Lakes: “I plow snow, so that’s a plus. I like to fish, so that’s a plus. And what do you do without winter in the wintertime? I don’t like the cold real well, but if we get some snow it’s pretty and there’s lots of things to do…the economy is good here in the winter.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- It is a monumental milestone for the White Earth Reservation, as voters there said “yes” to an entirely new constitution. The mail-in votes were counted Tuesday night, with results showing 79 percent approval. Of the 3,492 ballots counted, 2,780 were in favor and 712 against. It was a voter turnout twice that of a normal tribal election. “I am very gratified that the people of the White Earth nation have spoken,” said White Earth Tribal Chairperson Erma Vizenor.
Walk into just about any grocery store and the words “gluten free” can be splashed around the isles in food items such as pasta, bread and chips. It isn’t as much of a health fad as it is a near necessity for people with a gluten intolerance. “Ten years ago I hadn’t even heard of this,” said Detroit Lakes woman Kelly Gag, whose daughter, Lydia, was diagnosed with celiac disease — a condition where gluten has an adverse effect on a person’s body. It can be as mild as a stomachache to as serious as malnutrition, liver disease and certain types of cancers.
It’s being called one of the most important elections in White Earth Reservation’s history. On Tuesday, enrolled members of the tribe will decide whether they will embrace an entirely new constitution — one that would mean tremendous change for the people of White Earth. The new, proposed constitution, which was created by an assembled team of constitutional delegates from White Earth, would essentially redefine who they are and how they do business. Talks of this happening have been in the works for years —if not decades —and it all boils down to Tuesday.
Folks at Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes are wiggling their fingers, getting them all warmed up and ready for the Tickle Your Taste Buds event. The name may sound new, but the event itself is 11 years old, as it was once simply called the fall bazaar and bake sale. Tickle Your Taste Buds, which runs Saturday, Nov.
In the dead of the night when the world is quiet and the people of Detroit Lakes are fast asleep, there is one place where loud, thunderous machines can always...
Gone are the days when deer hunting automatically meant the burly men would trudge off into the woods while the women folk stayed home to do the cooking and the ironing. Today more women are strapping on the blaze orange, picking up the guns and heading out for the kill. According to statistics from the Minnesota DNR, at the turn of the century, women made up 11 percent of hunters in the woods during the November firearm season. Last year that increased to 14.4 percent. And those numbers could very well be skyrocketing in the future, as the percentage of youth deer licenses and