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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.
Residents on White Earth are preparing for the Reservation's first ever White Earth Wolf Conference, as enrolled members there continue the fight for the right to ban wolf hunting on that land. The gray wolves, which are sacred to Native Americans, were taken off the federal endangered or threatened species list last January after roughly 37 years of protection. Although some legislators and many Native Americans fought for a five-year moratorium on wolf hunting, that never happened as the Minnesota DNR deemed the wolf population strong enough to withstand a hunting season and the majority
Moans and groans from all over the area can be heard from residents sick and tired of winter. But then there are those who are way too busy to complain -- busy cashing in. Minnesota winters are crucial for some businesses that were deprived of it last year and the first part of this season as well.
Animal lovers from around the region are getting ready to cough up some Hairball funds, as the Marshmallow Foundation prepares for its second annual Hairball. The big spring fundraiser is being held at Zorbaz at the Lake in Detroit Lakes on March 10 beginning at 4 p.m. as a way to raise money for the non-profit animal rescue and shelter. The organization is a 7-city impound facility that covers Detroit Lakes, Callaway, Frazee, Lake Park, Audubon, Waubun and Mahnomen.
Polar Fest has been deemed a success by many of those who braved the cold and the wind to make the winter festival happen. The 10-day event wrapped up this past weekend, as thousands of people filtered on and off Little Detroit throughout the weekend for a variety of events, including Friday's Ice Tee Golf Tournament. With a nine-hole course carved into the ice and snow of the lake, 18 teams of four registered for the competition. "It was a nice day; temps were good, and the sun was out," said Kim Bettcher who helped run the DLCCC-sponsored event.
Detroit Mountain is no longer the only large peak in town, as last weekend's snow resulted in a whole mountainous range popping up overnight. But the large piles of snow around town aren't a welcome one for many residents and business owners.
At 65-pounds and a mop of hair, 7-year-old Clancy sleeps at the end of his master's bed every night. "He smells really well but doesn't see very well because he has so much hair that goes right over his eyes," laughed Agnes Larson, the woman who has been Clancy's whole world since he was an 11-week-old puppy. The soft-coated wheaten terrier has always been less of a terror and more of a shaggy-dog lover. "He's a big push over, a baby," said Larson, who has admittedly spoils him.