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Last month was one of the largest flower shows in the world, and two area women were there to smell the roses, so to speak. “It started because I wanted to go to the Chelsea Flower Show,” Peggy Stellmach, Lake Park, said. “The more I heard about it, the more fascinated I got.” So she enlisted her cousin, Linda Fagerlie, to travel abroad with her. They left May 17 for six days with a tour group.
In 2002, Cecil Ballard purchased his house at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Oak Street. It was run down and looking its nearly 100-year-old age. So he bought the house for a small price and has since then spent his time turning it into his little corner haven. “I have made this my little sanctuary,” he said from the back porch. He started the house and yard project himself, but sometime after, he married, and she was up for the task of bringing new life to the old house as well. “She had an active interest in gardens,” he said of his wife, Liz, who passed away from cancer f
Washington Avenue should be open for use “Thursday-ish,” but for sure Friday, according to City Engineer Jon Pratt. “It’s been a lot of hard work by a lot of people to pull it together that quickly, but both on the contractor’s end and the folks downtown have made it what it is.
Kids getting to school in Frazee will soon be a bit safer. Thanks to a grant through Safe Routes to School, the city was able to move forward with a...
Hollywood actress Blythe Danner is getting rave reviews for her performance in the newly released film “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” and producers couldn’t be happier to see their film and its stars succeed. One of the production companies behind Danner’s new film is Northern Lights Films, which happens to include locals Jeff Schlossman and Bill Wallwork.
After returning from his stint with the state of Minnesota for about a year and a half, Becker County decided it was time to snag John Dinsmore before he went...
Eric Evenson-Marden says protecting natural resources and land use are passions of his, so he moved to Becker County to do just that. He started with the county about six...
This week, military kids from all over the Midwest are getting time away from the military life and simply getting to enjoy being a kid. For the first time, Camp...
Yes, there will be amazingly fast boats jetting around Detroit Lakes this weekend, but for the slower, classier side of Quake the Lake, there is the Classic Boat Show, new this year. “Some of the powerboat racers also collect old boats, so there is a natural tie-in,” Tourism Director Cleone Stewart said of why the Classic Boat Show began this year. Not to mention a local history. “The Detroit Lakes area has a rich heritage of boat manufacturing,” Stewart added.
For this installment of the Becker County Historical Society’s Hidden History Happy Hour, it’s about a history that can’t be documented and stored easily. It’s music. On Friday, June 5, the museum hosts folk musician Mark Bridges and his presentation “Historical Notes.” Bridges performs Victorian music from the Civil War period. “Everything from Bach to banjo music,” BCHS Executive Director Amy Degerstrom said.