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Back in 2008-09, Joe Johnson was having a hard time. He had lost his brother, and “I was an addict, which I hid very well. I lost my home, lost my job, about lost my life.” Instead of continuing down that destructive road, he decided to turn his life around. If not for himself, for the sake of his wife and two children. He cleaned himself up, and in July 2009, he started work at CHI St. Joseph’s Health in Park Rapids, in environmental services.
Yes, it’s hard as a senior to try and pick a career that you will still be interested in 20 years down the road. But, it’s also difficult as a...
Sometimes, college just isn’t your thing. And that works, too. And sometimes, it doesn’t matter what your major is because learning more just makes you more well-rounded. And that works, too. This is the second installment in a series on the pressures on high school seniors to make college and career decisions that supposedly determine what they will be doing years from now. Detroit Lakes High School graduate Frankie Hutchinson has no intention of going to college this fall — and maybe not any time after that either.
After years of marking various hazards in several lakes around the county, some are asking county deputies to mark even more. “Basically, it’s our responsibility to mark certain hazards, but...
Think maybe you’re forgetting things a little too much lately? Scared to go see the doctor? Dee Nelson is offering a solution. Working as a speech therapist, Nelson organized a free cognitive-memory screening for anyone to participate in.
A couple years ago, when Becker County Historical Society staff members were working on a digitization project, they came across some oversized pictures of the north side of town. At first glance, the pictures weren’t anything too interesting. The empty street scape from 1910. A man kneeling alongside the gravel street.
How many people can say that at age 40 or 50 they are working in the career field they imagined at 18? Probably not a lot. And if they are, how many are truly happy with their decision. Or think that maybe they should have headed down a different path. But, making that life-altering decision is what is expected of graduating seniors. This is the first in a series of stories on the pressures for seniors to make a decision at 18 as to what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Taylor Hanson has a plan — one that she’s already started.
Sometimes life brings perfect opportunities at some imperfect times. That’s what Becker County Historical Society Executive Director Amy Degerstrom is hoping people will understand. Degerstrom is leaving the historical society after five years. “I recognize that the timing of this move is not ideal,” she said. “We have a phenomenal building project happening and the board, the county commissioners and our communities as a whole are actively engaged in the process.” The museum kicked off a capital campaign this month to build a new building next year.
More than 140 years ago, organized religion was brought to Detroit Lakes. The first to form and build a church was the Baptist Church, which was complete in the fall of 1872, and the Congregational Church soon followed, completing a building May 17, 1873. While the church organized Aug. 12, 1872, the first service in the new building was May 18.
Soon the cities of Frazee and Audubon may be able to harvest their wind and turn it into profit. Each city, though not as a joint project, is studying a wind/solar hybrid project through a loan with the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Each city has contributed $25,000 for their portion of the Juhl Energy study, which includes a review of the study by a University of St.