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When Detroit Lakes High School sweethearts Aaron and Tess Kalberer got married this summer, they vowed to love each other “in sickness and in health.” That little vow came in handy two months later when Aaron was smack dab in the middle of an exploding shop. That day On Aug.
Scandinavian delectables have themselves a tad bit of a reputation. “They are a lot, a lot of work,” said Sharon Westerholm, who knows firsthand how time-intensive and high maintenance they can be, as she tackles four batches of fattigmann, a Scandinavian fried cookie that she ties perfectly into a bow — each and every one of them. “Oh, but they are so good,” she said. Westerholm is one of about 20 women at the
Good news: The proposed fire hall in Audubon will cost the owner of a $100,000 home just $11 a year for township residents in the country and $30 for those in town, not $132 a year as previously reported. The error was made in a story in Wednesday’s Detroit Lakes Tribune when a reporter wrote it would cost $11 per month and an editor calculated that out to $132 a year.
“Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” That’s an old adage that professionals at the Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program in Detroit Lakes are embracing as many of them are changing the way they do business. People walk into the Work Force Center or Rural Minnesota CEP building to look for a variety of services, including help finding a job or welfare. But now there are several RMCEP workers who have been freshly trained to give those people much more than that. Dawn Finn is an employment counselor and certified fami
Lola may be a drunken pig, but she’s the hottest pig in town these days. Lush Lola’s, a new catering business in the area, is doing so well it now has an event center in the historic Graystone Plaza in Detroit Lakes. “We have a boutique space where we’ll have wine and chocolate tasting, and we’ve also got a lot of really unique gift items that are spirits related,” said Shannon Malzahn, who owns and operates Lush Lola’s with her husband, Jim. Although the catering company known for its boozy menu full of alcohol-soaked meats and simple, hearty sides has itself a busy business now, it
Toss a handful of marbles on the floor of the Audubon Fire Hall, and you’ll see them all go in one direction. “They’d go to the corner over there where the foundation is sinking,” said Jason Leucuta, one of the township’s volunteer fire fighters. The days have come where Audubon’s old fire hall meant to help in a time of need has itself become a big problem. The deficiencies The building has a variety of ages, depending on which addition you’re standing in, but most of it is between 50 to
Students and staff at the Detroit Lakes Middle School received honors Thursday for being among the top in the state in academics. MinnCan is a non-profit education advocacy group that is touring what they have determined are some of the best schools in Minnesota. Their goal, they say, is to essentially gather information on “what is right and working” in the best schools in the state in order to bring that back to legislators as they push for future educational policies. Detroit Lakes stood out among the pack for a couple of reasons, with the number one eye-catcher being the district’
Ah, Oktoberfest. It’s a time when the leaves are crunching under everyone’s feet, people are once again wearing sweaters and some of the best things ever derived from Germany are celebrated — beginning with German potato salad. “It’s different than potato salad here because it’s served hot, and they make it using a lot of oils and vinegar — it’s kind of spicy,” said Carol Litzau, who is helping to host this year’s Oktoberfest in Frazee. The 17th annual event is kicking off at high noon on Sunday, Oct.
Everybody can be a little bit crazy. Everybody can get a little bit stressed. Everybody could use a little help now and then. That’s why experts at the Lakes Crisis and Resource Center are amping up their mental health programs, beginning with two on-staff psychologists whose life work includes de-stigmatizing the issue. “Depression is not a shameful thing, anxiety is not a shameful thing, schizophrenia is not a shameful thing,” said Carolyn Klehr, a psychologist who works mainly with adult clients. “Just like people should not be ashamed to have cancer because it’s someth
If Detroit Lakes area residents still have lingering questions about the upcoming $59 million dollar school bond referendum, that was not reflected in attendance for Monday night’s community informational meeting. A few dozen people sat listening to Superintendent Doug Froke as he made a case for why the district needs the ‘yes’ votes, with many in attendance being school and community leaders. The meeting was the first in three that are being held before the Nov.