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For a first time painting on canvas, ninth grader Lera Hephner has proven she has a talent for it. As a part of her art class earlier this school year, the Waubun 15-year-old chose to paint David Bradley's "Pow Wow Princess in the Process of Acculturation." "I was very surprised I could do that," she said of the end result. During the class, students were assigned to do a 2-D drawing and painting. Although she has been drawing since she was little and playing around with water colors, this was her first attempt at acrylic paints.
The end of life subject can be a taboo one, but it doesn't have to be. It can actually be helpful and ease the stress for family members. Hospice of the Red River Valley and St. Mary's Innovis Health have partnered to present Dying Days: Questions at the End of Life. The presentation, they guarantee, is not depressing but instead is more along the lines of the recent comedy "The Bucket List," starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. "The hurdle is trying to explain the energy in this," Hospice's Joy Crouch said. Two years ago, the St.
Although millions of dollars were cut from the state bonding bill, Detroit Lakes' connection to the Heartland bike trial is safe. Gov.
Game on for the Highway 10 project. Tuesday evening, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Hoffman Construction representatives presented a recap of last year's construction season and what to expect in the new season. Sub-contractor Lunda Construction Co. of Black River Falls, Wis. started work on the Roosevelt Avenue underpass bridge last week, but snow this weekend slowed the process slightly.
Billboards will continue to be banned from the downtown district in Detroit Lakes at this time. The Detroit Lakes City Council held a first reading of the billboard amendment Tuesday evening, taking the recommendation of the sign committee which had worked on the issue for a year.
Representatives from most, if not all, veterans groups in the area came out Tuesday evening to express their support, and urge Detroit Lakes City Council members to support a veterans memorial park. "We firmly request space in your gateway district for a proper veterans memorial," Don Schattschneider said to the Detroit Lakes City Council.
For the first time, area Lions clubs decided to add a second eye care mission to Mexico earlier this year. But after bad luck followed by more bad luck, at one point, the group thought they might be in for a vacation rather than a goodwill mission. After holding eye care missions in Mazatlan five times, the group added a trip to Cabo San Lucas in February. "We had no idea what was there," Armand Radke said. Radke and his wife, Mari, are the organizers of the trips. "Even though we were there twice to set up, you never know until you're hands on." Thus began the adventure. Feb.
Don Schattschneider and other members of a veterans committee came before the Detroit Lakes Community Development Committee to discuss the idea of a veteran's memorial park in the Gateway District. When the county courthouse was expanded this year, the memorials in the courtyard had to be removed, with the promise that another area of town would be dedicated to the veterans. The RDG Planning and Design consultants have proposed a space in the Highway 10 redevelopment area, which would include an avenue of flags, scaled down replica of the USS Minnesota and a reflecting pond.
It's not about going to the doctor and getting medication to solve the problem, or going on a quick diet that won't last. It's about a lifestyle change. That's what participants in the CHIP program say. Twelve local people graduated about a month ago from the international CHIP, or Coronary Health Improvement Project, program, held in Detroit Lakes. They all joined for different health reasons, but learned it takes a lifestyle change to improve health. "Everybody was all over the place," Connie Thompson said of those who participated in the program.
After three applications and then waiting for what seemed like forever, Shawn and Tresa Ohman finally got the news they had been waiting for -- they were chosen for a Habitat for Humanity home. "We could have gotten a conventional home loan, but we couldn't have paid for it," Tresa said. She said after being turned down the first two times for a house, of course she was disappointed, but she just kept applying in hopes of one day being rewarded with a home.