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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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Ellen Gilbert's parents bought their 1941 Ford new, they likely didn't expect their daughter and future son-in-law to earn the highest honors in restoration of the vehicle. Feb. 9, the Antique Automobile Club of America presented Orlo and Ellen Gilbert, Detroit Lakes, with the George Holley Excellence Award, Central Division. Last summer, when Detroit Lakes hosted the Spring Judging Meet, Gilberts showed their 1941 Woody. "I knew people were there dressed in certain jackets, but I didn't know what they were about," Gilbert said.
DETROIT LAKES -- Unfortunately, due to an increase in demand and a decrease in donations, the Becker County Food Pantry has had to make a few reductions. "First off, we want to thank the community for their support over the years," Director Jack Berenz said. With that said, the food pantry has had to reduce the number of times people can use the pantry in a six-month period, and organizers have had to reduce the amount of food in the boxes as well. Over the years, people were able to visit the food pantry three times in a six-month period.
When the Detroit Lakes VFW hosted a meet and greet for the Patriot Riders this weekend, they got to see more than planned. "We did not know that car was coming or we would have made arrangements," VFW Commander Dave Coalwell said. That car is the Operation Enduring Freedom car, honoring National Guard soldiers who have died in the line of service. The time period of those deaths range from April 15, 2002 to Sept.