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It may be slow in coming, but signs of spring are everywhere … and on March 23 and 24, it’s all over the Kent Freeman Sport Arena in Detroit Lakes. The annual Lake Region Builders Associa-tion Home and Sports Show is once again popping up, and it’s sure to be jammed packed with everything spring. “We are sold right out of booths,” said Brenda Eidenschink, the executive officer of LRBA. “We have over 100 booths and depending on the year, we can get anywhere from 900 to 1,500 people attending the show over the weekend.”
Fifth grade teacher Ryan Zunich is the Detroit Lakes teacher of the year for the 2012-13 school year, but as he sits behind his busy desk at Rossman Elementary, getting him to take the credit is tough. “It’s great to be recognized, but you do these things with the people around you,” said Zunich, “and I work with such a great group people who are so helpful, and it’s just cool to be a part of such a great school district. And it goes way beyond the teaching aspect, it’s a caring community that takes care of each other.”
They say domestic abuse goes much deeper than the bruises or emotional pain … it is the systematic suffocation of another person’s spirit. And while the Lakes Crisis Center in Detroit Lakes can provide safety, food and some professional therapy, advocates there are now pleading with the community to help with some much needed, deeper healing. “Our shelter is almost filled,” said Jan Logan, who continually has to try to stretch the facility’s budget and its staff. “We need help,” she said, “Anything anybody can do … we’ll take it.”
On the roller coaster of unemployment statistics, Becker County is currently slightly up. According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, as of January, Becker County’s unemployment rate...
Snow may be on the ground, but spring is in the air. Easter events are right around the corner, including a couple of big ones that are free and open to the public. Easter Eggstravaganza This event is happening Saturday, March 16, in the Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes.
Right now there are 10 children staying at the Lakes Crisis and Resource Center in Detroit Lakes. Some of them are very little, some are school-aged children … all of...
Ly Mai and Sandy Ta both have a thing for beauty. “I like to make people more beautiful … I like to take care of people,” said Mai, smiling. The...
Cocktail, Swedish, mozzarella, Italian or the kind you throw onto a plate of spaghetti --it rarely matters because the meatball seems to have a gravitational force capable of pulling in just about anybody. That's why the Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary is once again planning its spring fund-raiser around the meatball, as they prepare to raise money for the Becker County Food Pantry. The Meatball Supper is being held Tuesday, March 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The Detroit Lakes QWERTY Robotics Team is busy raising funds for its growing program and is asking for the public's help in obtaining at least part of a nation-wide grant. $5,000 is up for grabs for the high school robotics team that receives the most on-line votes for their video. The voting began a couple of weeks ago and goes through March 18. Students on the QWERTY team made the process easy as they placed a yellow star on their webpage ( www.qwertyrobotics.com ).
A good amount of snowfall is causing a good amount of trouble for area anglers. Snow pack and drifts on the lakes are making for a tough time hauling fish houses off lakes, and snow or not, time is ticking. The Minnesota DNR requires houses be removed by certain dates according to where they are located. Houses south of Highway 10, including Detroit Lake, need to be off by midnight this Monday. Those north of Highway 10, including lakes like Floyd, have until March 18.