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Driving by the corner of 1201 Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes, one may notice a busy little place called Shorty’s. The downhome, made-from scratch, everybody knows your name kind of café sits right along the bustling strip of downtown, two blocks from the lake. Shorty’s became Shorty’s on Sept.
It’s one of the most significant bond referendums in Detroit Lakes school history, and in less than two weeks voters will head to the polls to determine whether it becomes reality. So what exactly will District 22 residents be voting on? Every single district-owned building will be touched by projects, thereby affecting every single one of the nearly 3,000 students and over 500 staff members. Preschoolers, administration staff to Rossman Preschool students who currently go to the Lincoln Education Center in Detroit Lakes w
The creepy, crawly spooks and spirits are waiting just around the corner for their big day. But before Oct. 31 rolls around, there are some other Halloween happenings for both young and old. Pine Point Haunted House The old Pine Point School has earned itself quite a reputation. “There are a lot of local myths about different spirits in there,” said Mike Swan, who is the tribal spiritual leader on the White Earth Indian Reservation.
Educators in the Detroit Lakes School District are smiling today, as test results prove its two elementary schools are top-notch. Education Director Lowell Niklaus presented the results from the Minnesota Multiple Measures Report to the school board Monday night. Roosevelt Elementary has been designated a “Celebration School,” which puts it in the top 10 percent of Title I schools in Minnesota. Out of 100 possible points on the MMR, Roosevelt students scored 86.19, which is a big jump from their scores last year of 68.35. Rossman also earned accolades as a Celebration Eligible Scho
For 17 years, Jon Stone has been making the men of Detroit Lakes look their best up top. “This is a great profession,” he says, leaning against his barber shop chair. In fact, throughout the years, people around town have come to know Stone as “Barber Jon,” as he has been working out of his own spot within Jim’s Barber Shop on Washington Avenue since the beginning of his career. But now, Stone is opening up his own shop on 214 Front Street West in Detroit Lakes — and it’s one that better reflects who he is. Like the red and white barber pole that turns and twists until its colors s
Local animal lovers plan on doing a lot of “wining” to get help for shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Lakes. Volunteers with the shelter are holding their first ever Wine Tasting Event, set for Thursday, Oct.
The United Way of Becker County is sending out more food to students every weekend than it ever has. The Backpack program started in 2008 when volunteers assembled bags of food for 50 students in Detroit Lakes’ Rossman and Roosevelt Elementary schools — students who were identified as “in need.” The food, which includes two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and two snacks were discreetly placed in the childrens’ backpacks every Friday afternoon. News of the program spread and the number of people coming forward for help exploded. By the following year the number of students and
Location, location, location … it’s not just a saying for realtors; it seems to be the hottest topic when talking about the idea of building a new elementary school in Detroit Lakes. Residents of District 22 will be heading to the polls Nov.
Life can turn on a dime. That’s why officers at a new business in Detroit Lakes are making it their business to take care of yours. Family Heritage is supplemental insurance company with a presence around the country, and although they have had a representative around the area since 2003, it has now expanded into a full-blown bricks and mortar business. Located at 1111 Highway 10 East in Detroit Lakes, the company officially set up shop four months ago when Kevin Meyers came from an office in Alexandria to join forces with Chuck Kraig, who was already selling policies to farmers, smal
There’s only one more informational meeting left for community members with remaining questions on the school bond referendum. Monday night was the second of three of the meetings, designed to give residents in district 22 a chance to speak their minds or ask questions about the proposed $59 million dollar project that would build a new K-3 elementary school and fund building projects district wide. Over 50 people showed up to the open meeting, which started with a presentation on why a new school needs to be built and how school board members, district leaders and a community steering c