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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 Lake, has always had a thing for guns. Yes, he likes to shoot them; yes, he likes to hunt, but that’s not where his real passion lies. “I have always really liked the mechanics of guns,” he said, “I’ve been fixing guns for friends and family my whole life.” Mohr says he remembers as a child saying he thought it would be “cool” to be a gunsmith. “I never really thought I would be, though,” he smiled. But he is.
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 and through the woods to grandmother’s house. The ones that do call themselves competitors in the Fischer Farm Frazee Extreme Cross Country Meet. “They jump on bales, go through the water, slide down the creek, and they’re running through the woods a good amount of t
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
It’s doubtful they’ll be singing “99 bottles of beer on the wall,” but they always sing the praises of the 88-miles of Lake Country Scenic Byway they see. For 11 years people have been climbing aboard the coach bus that winds them around the Fall Color Tour, hosted by the Tourism Bureau. The Lake Country Scenic Byway is a designated stretch of beautiful sites enhanced in the fall by colorful foliage. The one-day event takes place Thursday September 26 with an 8:45 pickup at the Kent Freeman Sports Arena in Detroit Lakes.
Folks along the Pelican River may have noticed the river flow has slowed to not much more than a trickle in some spots. While a contributing factor to that may be drought conditions, humans may be even more to blame. “We got a call a couple of weeks ago from a concerned citizen that the river levels were very low, and they suspected there was a potential beaver dam around there somewhere,” said Pelican River Watershed District Administrator Tera Guetter. Guetter and assistant administrator Jon Staldine grabbed their waders and went out to investi
Pets have a way of nuzzling their way into our hearts forever, so what happens when those furry, four-legged friends pass away? One woman in Detroit Lakes recently opened up a big option when she started her business, Forever in Our Hearts. The pet cremation place, which opened up in May, is located four miles east of Detroit Lakes in on highway 34. And although some may not have the best visuals when thinking of a pet cremation facility, Forever in Our Hearts owner Cheryl Behlmer takes care
A Florida man suspected of taking his two daughters, ages 6 and 11, against court orders may be headed to northern Minnesota, authorities say. Edward Peters "took custody of (the girls) against the wishes of their court ordered guardian" last Sunday in Inverness
The natives aren’t so much restless these days as they are excited — digital natives that is, and the ones in Detroit Lakes holding brand new iPads may be holding the keys to better learning. Detroit Lakes School Education Director Lowell Nicklaus is busy at the middle school, handing out over 800 iPads this week, and the twinkle in his eye isn’t as much in response to the students’ enthusiasm as it is his strong feeling these little devices just might be the best thing that’s happened to education in a very long time. The results are in Test scores from last spring’s Minnesota