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It’s full-steam ahead for The Depot, as the refurbished BNSF train depot located along Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes continues to grow in services and popularity. Whether you need a...
There will soon be the smell of cotton candy and the roar of tigers in the air, as the Shrine Circus is just around the corner. Thursday, April 11, will be the day kids from around the region will pack the Kent Freeman Sports Arena for three shows — 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. “They’ve added some acts this year,” said Detroit Lakes Shriner Steve Larson. “They’ve got a miniature pony act that promises to be a lot of fun for the kids, a trained dog act, and of course, the Bengal tigers, which everybody always love.”
Walking around the various buildings that make up the Detroit Lakes Public Schools, Ben Weekly can’t help but see a little bit of himself all over. “It’s a bit of a storybook for me because I can see my fingerprints all over them,” said Weekly, “whether it’s new tile or painting of the gymnasium … it’s all very meaningful to me.” Weekly, who is the supervisor of operations and transportation director for the school district, takes care of the school facilities, but is now hanging up his hat after 29 years.
The Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District are hoping to soon be able to put the final touches to their Hamden Slough classroom. The group is throwing its fourth annual “Back to the Wetlands” fundraiser on Friday, April 12, at the Speak Easy. The money raised from the event will be used to finish up the newly constructed classroom that sits out at the Hamden Slough.
Bean bags, beer and beach bums — say that five times fast … or just say it once while buying tickets for the Detroit Lakes Jaycee’s spring fundraiser on Saturday, April 6. For the second year, Bean Bags, Beer and Beach Bums will take over the ballroom of the Holmes Theater, an idea that started last year as a way to pay for the Jaycees’ Trolley makeover.
50-year-old Sharon Schmitt of Audubon has lived in the Lake Park area her whole life. “Born and raised here,” she said with a cheery tone. Married to her husband, Craig, the mother of two is also now a proud grandmother. “I’m all about family … family and friends —those are my things,” she said. In fact, a CNA at Sunnyside Nursing Home, Schmitt is known around the community for her big heart and caring soul, as she has helped put together over 20 fundraisers over the years for community members, chairing some of them.
Donations to the Becker County food pantry are rolling in this month, but are they rolling in fast enough? “As of Saturday we’re sitting at around 50 percent of our...
It’s time to get groovy, baby. The annual banquet fundraiser for the Lakes Crisis and Resource Center is taking on a “sick” twist this year, as the 60s and 70s are making a comeback for the event. Themed “Family Power,” organizers of the fundraiser (which include the facility’s fundraising committee, its board and its staff), chose this theme with strength in mind.
The Detroit Lakes Drum and Dance team will be living out a bit of a dream this weekend, as they host the state competition for the first time ever. It’s a goal the team has had almost since its inception 10 years ago. Typically the school that wins state gets the opportunity to host the big event the following year, but last year’s state champion, Deer River, wasn’t able to host the competition. Next in line was Detroit Lakes.
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