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FRAZEE - The Frazee-Vergas School District is riding a high right now, and has plans to show it off next week. At Monday night's regular school board meeting, all personnel spoke on enrollment numbers being stable. "We haven't seen enrollment this good. This is a sign the district is going in the right direction," Superintendent Deron Stender said. Troy Haugen, dean of students, reported total K-6 at 501 students as of Oct. 7. Principal Brian Koslofsky reported enrollment for 7-12 grades, as of Oct. 3, is at 431. That total, 932, is up three students from last year at this time.
Detroit Lakes is moving forward with the first step in RDG Planning and Design's proposal for a parking district. Tuesday evening, the Detroit Lakes City Council approved a purchase agreement for property along Front Street West and Minnesota Avenue. Total cost is $831,274. Money to fund the parking district would come from two sources.
There are several election contests in Detroit Lakes this year. In Ward 2, Jamie Marks Erickson and Doug Friendshuh will vie for the seat.
There are several election contests in the city of Detroit Lakes this year. With longtime mayor Larry Buboltz choosing not to run another term, there are several who hope to win the job, including Vice Mayor Matt Brenk, Bob Renney, and Jim Vareberg. (Profiles on the mayor candidates will run in a later issue.) On the alderman front, there are also challengers in most wards. In Ward 1, incumbent Ron Zeman is being challenged by Madalyn Sukke and John S. Watland. (See below for candidate profiles.) In Ward 2, Jamie Marks Erickson and Doug Friendshuh will vie for the seat.
After the first game of dodgeball between members of the Detroit Lakes Police Department versus high school intramural students, attitudes had changed a bit. Before the game, the police department men may have been talking a little too big about schooling the smaller students in a friendly game of dodgeball. After the first game though, not so much. "This used to be easier in the '90s," "I didn't expect them to jump that high," and "these high schoolers are on steroids" could be heard as the police swallowed their first loss.
There are several election contests in Detroit Lakes this year. For alderman-at-large, incumbent Bruce Imholte is being challenged by Beatrice Tessman and Dan Holzgrove. At Large Dan Holzgrove Age: 51 Family: married, five children, ages 8-18 Occupation: general contractor Q: Why did you decide to run for city council? A: I've worked as a contractor in town for 10-12 years and I think those that can serve should serve. At one time, I was on the Lakeview Township Board and the Board of Variance with the county for a couple years.
There are several election contests in Detroit Lakes this year.
After taking reproductive medications, Matt and Margo Jensen knew there was a good possibility they'd have multiple babies. In fact, a nurse told them there was a 30 percent chance they would have twins and only a .3 percent chance they would have triplets. When Matt asked the possibility of quadruplets, "the nurse laughed and said, 'you don't even have to know'" that percentage. After the Ogema couple found out Margo was pregnant with four babies, Matt made sure he told that nurse.
When Holy Rosary Church decided to add onto its building, leaders discussed artistic mediums to incorporate into it. They decided on a stained glass window, and Kathy Sullivan was the one to make it. A long-time friend of Terri Paskey, Paskey contacted Sullivan to see if she would be interested in creating a window for the addition.
When Detroit Lakes High School counselor Janell Girodat began fighting cancer, how could she know one day she would be walking into a sea of pink support? Students and staff gathered Thursday morning in the high school gymnasium, not only to show their support for cancer awareness, but also to show their support for Girodat, most decked out in "Team Janell" shirts.