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DETROIT LAKES - Cautious without being over-cautious.
DETROIT LAKES - Although the billboard issue was tabled at the Detroit Lakes City Council meeting Tuesday evening, discussion was heard, which caused more confusion and frustration. Alderman Matt Brenk, who also serves as Community Development Committee chair, made a motion Tuesday to table an amendment to the billboard ordinance and extend a moratorium until the May 13 council meeting. The amendment would limit size and number of billboards in the city. With no discussion allowed before the vote to table, aldermen Bruce Imholte, Leonard Heltemes and G.L.
DETROIT LAKES - Preparing for their second season of playing together, the band Crashing Down has added a new member and is ready to play at the Boys and Girls Club's Big Bash, scheduled for Friday evening. A couple months ago Crashing Down band members Richard Chelmo, Jon Bromander and Pat Voigt decided to ask Hannah Meacham to come on board. "I wasn't doing anything at the time, musically," she said.
Minnesota and Becker County are celebrating 150 years. Now the question is what is being done and what would this generation like to leave for generations to come in Minnesota and Becker County. Cindy Bigger, with the Minnesota Extension Service in Fergus Falls, and Sheri Holm, with West Central Initiative, have been traveling through a nine-county area to discuss change with residents. The Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission held a series of meetings to discuss the Plan for Our Future: Many Voices-One Minnesota project to ensure a way of keeping Minnesota thriving in the future.
Detroit Lakes has a surplus number of dollars coming into the community. While that may come as somewhat of a surprise to some, RDG Planning & Design's Cory Scott backed up his statement with figures last week when he presented findings on Detroit Lakes -- and the surrounding area -- market, land use and supply and demand. "People are coming into Detroit Lakes to spend their money," he said. "Almost consistently, we have a higher supply than demand.
DETROIT LAKES - Who can resist the likes of Robin Hood, some ghosts, Tom Cruise and Kevin Bacon? On ice? Saturday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the DL Blades Figure Skating Club is performing "A Night at the Movies" in the Kent Freeman Sports Arena. It is a free-will offering, and there will be a raffle drawing. Also performing the movie theme is Lakes Figure Skating Club, which will present "Movie Classics on Ice" Sunday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.
DETROIT LAKES - Much of the planning for Detroit Lakes' Capital for a Day is underway, but there is still time to get involved. Plans include everything from a dance the evening of Tuesday, May 13, at Soo Pass Ranch to a day packed with activities on May 14, the day assigned to Detroit Lakes. During the Sesquicentennial celebration, Detroit Lakes will be showcasing the city and surrounding area with tours, tree planting, mock legislature, a re-enactment of the Holmes vs.
There's a new face at the Becker County Historical Society. Along with other changes the museum has gone through over the last year, and for years to come, the newest addition is Carrie Johnston, who has been hired to serve as museum curator and manager. "My dream job was tourism or somehow bringing people to Detroit Lakes.
DETROIT LAKES - After two hours of discussion, the Detroit Lakes Planning Commission set limits on billboards, but needed more discussion on electronic, motion signs. Last April, the Detroit Lakes City Council voted in favor of a one-year moratorium on billboards and motion signs within the city limits. A sign committee was formed to discuss the matter and make a recommendation to the planning commission.
She takes out the recycling, helps in the kitchen, keeps kids in line and hates missing a day at the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes.