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Miss Minnesota, Rebecca Yeh, was named Wednesday night’s Preliminary Talent winner at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., for her violin performance “Scherzo and Tarantella” by Henri Wieniawski...
Shiny, gold shovels dug into the dirt Thursday afternoon for a new short-stay rehabilitation and wellness center, which will stand at Ecumen in Detroit Lakes. City officials and community leaders...
For 40 years the Detroit Lakes Community has joined the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Community to celebrate the arrival of fall and raise funds for the church and school. On...
It’s one thing to read about the history of the racial tensions that came with desegregating schools in the 1950’s. It’s a whole different experience when you get one of the Little Rock Nine walking through the door to share their firsthand accounts of the dramatic events. Detroit Lakes students will soon get that chance as Terrence Roberts will be spending the day at the Holmes Theater giving a seminar to Detroit Lakes students on September 24. It will have been almost exactly 56 years ago to the day when Roberts was one of nine African American students to walk into Central High
Enrollment at the Detroit Lakes School District continues its slow, steady climb as student population now stands at 2,814 — that’s up by 36 students last year. Superintendent Doug Froke says a larger kindergarten class of 189 is exactly what school leaders were expecting, and was a large driver in the enrollment increase. Meanwhile, the district’s plans to address the space needs of the growing student population are on track, as judges for the Nov.
It was the ultimate do-it-yourself project. Sand Bar II owners Ross Leinus and Dave Meyer knew their old bar and grill was getting a little long in the tooth. “We...
The wheels are in motion for a special election that will determine whether or not Detroit Lakes will get a new elementary school and some significant district-wide projects. Tuesday morning the school board approved a resolution that calls for the election Nov.
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.