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The business of school meals is booming. School lunches may have gotten a bad rap over the years, but in Detroit Lakes, school food is picking up in popularity. That’s according to Duane Dunrud, the district’s food service director. Dunrud reported to school board members Tuesday that not only are the schools feeding an average of 75 percent of the student population with 2,093 lunches per day last year, but breakfast counts were also up by 3,798 from the previous year. Revenue from catering agreements was approximately $245,000, which remains the same for this year. Investing i
The Detroit Lakes School Board held a special meeting this morning to accept the resignation of High School Principal Steve Morben. Morben, who served in the position for 13 years in Detroit Lakes, resigned suddenly late last week, but told the Detroit Lakes Newspapers he’d rather not comment on the reasons why at this point. “It was time,” he said, “It was time for us as a family, and it was bittersweet.
Pam Grieger sits up to the table, dealing cards and cracking jokes.
Laura Zima has always loved that phrase “Dressed to the Nines.” “You know … when someone is really looking great,” said Zima, who now walks around her new ladies clothing...
Gay couples in Becker County will have to hold off on applying for marriage licenses within the county, at least for a while. According to Becker County Chief Deputy Recorder Kathy Ohman, the program used in applying for marriage licenses is currently being re-vamped within the computer system to use “applicant’s name” instead of “bride” and “groom.” That technical change is being worked on through a company in Montana that is revising and updating a number of other minor changes in various programs and forms. &
The women’s shelter in White Earth has been like an oasis in the desert providing hope and new life to abused women on the reservation for a little over a...
Detroit Lakes school leaders are reaching out to the community via You Tube. In an attempt to build better communication and understanding between the district, the school board and the residents they serve, Superintendent Doug Froke has begun filming a school board wrap up video following every monthly meeting. The synopsis of the meeting and its issues are then uploaded to YouTube and also embedded onto the school district’s website. “It’s designed to let the public know what the board is doing and what we’re talking about,” said Froke, who says not everybody has the time to invest
Detroit Lakes High School students will no longer be required to take and pass swimming in order to graduate. That was the decision made Monday morning at the monthly school board meeting, as board members approved the change in a 3-to-2 vote. The requirement, which has been one in Detroit Lakes for generations, had found resistance among some students and parents, and district leaders heard those concerns. “By requiring all ninth grade students to get in the pool in front of their classmates…were we putting kids in a bad place because they don’t have a comfort level with themselves a
It’s time to kick back and enjoy some good old fashioned showboating. Quake the Lakes is almost here, and the 7th annual boat racing event promises to be packed full of excitement. “It’s cool,” said Kevin Flynn, sales and marketing manager for the Holiday Inn at the Lakes where the event is being held. “We watched it from a houseboat last year and they are just flying.
Minnesota State Rep. Steve Green walked through the doors of the state house in January as the new guy. It would be his first term ever.