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Easy listening, easy breezes, easy picnic supper — that’s what Tuesdays in the Park are all about. The weekly events are set up in the city park down by the beach in Detroit Lakes — a tradition that dates back years ago. “We have such a beautiful park, and now with the newly re-done bandshell, it’s just a beautiful venue for outdoor concerts,” said Amy Stearns, executive director of the Historic Holmes Theater, the organization that puts on the concerts. The event begins at 6 p.m.
Few people live their lives treasuring every single day. Lisa Kirsch does. “For me, every day feels like…a bonus,” said Kirsch, a Hawley woman who died a few months ago. Although paddles were able to shock her back to life, she awoke with a whole new perspective —one packed full of appreciation. Poking the bear Lisa Kirsch had lived 42 years not knowing she had an underlying condition called Fibromuscular Dysplasia, a disease that narrows the body’s arteries. She didn’t
To most kids, there were never two sweeter words spoken than those of “summer vacation.” To some parents, those sweet words translate into more of a phrase … one such as “What in the world are we going to do with them all summer?” Never fear — there are options in Detroit Lakes. DLCCC Day Camp The Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center has only been offering its day camp for a handful of years, but Program Coordinator Dave Harman says they’re going strong. “We’ll get between 25 to 35 kids a day, and each year
Detroit Lakes daycare provider Terrie Boyd is making herself very loud and clear at the State Capitol and beyond as she fights against unionizing at-home daycares. Boyd was one of several protesting the idea there earlier this week as the legislature approved it by a very narrow vote. Governor Dayton is expected to sign off on the measure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the unionization will happen — it simply means at-home daycares and personal care attendants will have the option to vote on it. The 12,500 at-home daycare providers in Minnesota who work with families t
It’s the news that could actually have Detroit Lakes Middle School students excited for next year already. The school board passed the motion Monday that will expand the district’s iPad initiative, putting an iPad in the hands of every student in fifth through eighth grade. Leasing the 600 devices will cost the district $300,000 – an investment board members and Superintendent Doug Froke think is a good one. “The big thing is how and what our teachers have done with the iPads in terms of making it a staple of the classroom and the activities,” said Froke.
It’s the event that puts a real feeling of summer festivities in the air around Detroit Lakes — the 13th annual Street Faire at the Lakes is right around the corner and throughout several blocks of downtown. The two-day event known for its dozens of artists and food booths begins Friday, May 31 at 11 a.m.
They say there are two seasons in Minnesota —winter and road construction. Well, winter is over. MnDot officials are gearing up for a few significant projects around Becker County this summer, the largest of which started Monday. Highway 10: DL to Boyer Lake Construction workers are busy prepping highway 10 west of Detroit Lakes for a project that will resurface the nine-mile section of highway between Detroit Lakes and Boyer Lake. Not only will both double lanes get a fresh layer of concrete, but MnDOT workers are a
This late spring may make it seem like forever since Detroit Lakes area residents have had the chance to party in the park, but the event designed specifically for that is now upon us. “It’s traditionally been a good thank you to the citizens of DL and a good way to kick off summer,” said Carrie Johnston, president of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. The 6th annual Parkfest, hosted by Mayor Matt Brenk and put on by different area organizations such as the Breakfast and Noon Rotaries and Kiwanis, kicks off at 4 p.m.
Try Googling ‘Florists in Detroit Lakes.’ One of the top websites that will pop up is a place called “Ava’s Flowers.” The charming little shop that calls itself “local” boasts the best flowers in Becker County. The website has a Google map pointing to Detroit Lakes, pictures of florists inside of their shop and even local news stories, weather and a list of local hospitals, funeral homes and nursing homes in the area. “When I saw it I thought, I’ve lived here for years and never heard of this place,” said Val Voigt, who owns Detroit Lakes Floral and Gift in downtown Detroit Lake
Reading has always been extremely tough for Sequoyah Tonihka, an eighth grader at Waubun High School. “I was probably around 10 when I realized I had fallen behind,” said Sequoyah.