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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.
Hundreds of students sat staring forward, listening to a unique story of pure adversity Tuesday at the Holmes Theatre. Seventh through 12th grade students from Detroit Lakes and Pelican Rapids listened to guest speaker Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine.
Detroit Lakes man Matt Mohr is locked and loaded as he launches a new business as one of the areas very few gunsmiths. The 36-year-old, who grew up on Strawberry...
It’s a cool evening that can really fire you up. Fire and Ice is right around the corner, and event planners with the Essentia Health St. Mary’s Foundation are ready to deliver. “We’re expecting over 200 people,” said LeAnn Mouw, the foundation’s director. The seventh annual fundraiser is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. in The Fireside, Detroit Lakes.
Kids these days — they rarely know what it’s like to run two miles up hill — both ways. And very few of the whipper-snappers ever go over the river...
Many are already impressed at how the old, historic Holmes Theatre has been renovated and shined up like a new penny over the past 10 years. But now, no truer words could be spoken. Theater staff is busy pulling together a snazzy, new project that has them asking the public for mere pennies — literally. “We are laying down a copper penny floor,” said Becky Mitchell, excitedly. The idea is to collect as many of the coins from the community as possible in an attempt to get 573,888 pretty brown pennies to lay over 2,353 square feet of the second floor of the Holmes. Theatre staff a