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DETROIT LAKES - Yes, tax season is upon us once again. And Mahube Community Council and AARP Tax Aide Assistance are here to help. Ten volunteers housed in Mahube are ready to assist with tax return forms. Volunteers are available to do federal, state, rent and property tax refunds, although they do not work on filing for businesses. "We don't exclude anyone, no income limitations, but we're more for elderly and lower income," Dave Birchem said. Birchem has volunteered with the program for nearly 10 years.
DETROIT LAKES -- If it were up to the majority of Becker County Republican voters, Mike Huckabee would be the next U.S. president. Super Tuesday night, the Republicans gathered in three locations -- Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Wolf Lake -- to cast their non-binding vote as to whom they want to represent them in the next election. "With the religious nature of this area, it's not too surprising that Huckabee would win," John Moberg said.
DETROIT LAKES -- Yes, tax season is upon us once again. And Mahube Community Council and AARP Tax Aide Assistance are here to help. Ten volunteers housed in Mahube are ready to assist with tax return forms. Volunteers are available to do federal, state, rent and property tax refunds, although they do not work on filing for businesses. "We don't exclude anyone, no income limitations, but we're more for elderly and lower income," Dave Birchem said. Birchem has volunteered with the program for nearly 10 years.
DETROIT LAKES -- Having received the Detroit Lakes City Council's blessing at the end of 2007, Becker County is going to build a parking lot at the Berean Baptist Church site. Now, the question remains of how to screen it from the rest of the neighborhood. Before the decision to go forward with the parking lot last year, city and county officials heard several times from neighbors and other community members that they were not in favor of a parking lot in their neighborhood.
DETROIT LAKES -- Serving on boards and committees takes time -- some more than others. With the top three elected boards in Detroit Lakes, members get some sort of compensation -- some more than others. Each board covers a population within a population. Detroit Lakes City Council represents those of the city, which lies within the Detroit Lakes Public School District, which lies largely within Becker County.
DETROIT LAKES -- In 1992, at the age of 8, Lucas Holzhueter's mother enrolled him in tae kwon do "because I wasn't listening to my teachers." Sixteen years later, Holzhueter has become literally a master at marital arts. He earned his junior black belt at age 11, and his black belt in kumdo, a form of sword fighting, by age 17. Gradually, he has worked his way up the ranks, and a week ago, he tested and passed and is now ranked 4th Dan, or Master, in tae kwon do. He had been assisting with tae kwon do in Bemidji since he was 12 years old, and in 2003, he took over the Bemidji State club.
DETROIT LAKES - On Thursday, Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary President Jay Johnson gave a dollar toward Happy Dollars, noting that he was happy to be giving even more. "It's not every day I get to give away (more than) $6,000," he said. Noon Rotary donated two checks that afternoon -- one to Stacy Heinlein of the Detroit Lakes Boys and Girls Club, and one to Judy Peterson, Becker County coordinator on aging. The $4,500 check going to the Boys and Girls Club was the last installation of donations to the club of its Centennial Project for $18,000. Heinlein passed out thank you cards that the k
Detroit Lakes High School students are rallying behind two of their own this Friday. Back in December, students planning the annual Snoball dance decided something needed to be done to support their classmates during their time of need. They decided all proceeds from the dance -- which costs $7 to attend -- will be donated to students Matt Fairbanks and Tiffany Moe, who both have cancer. "It's a way for students to help students, yet have fun," said Bonnie Mohs, advisor and family and consumer science teacher at the high school. This year the event is being held in the Holmes Ballroom
DETROIT LAKES -- Detroit Lakes dancers are high kicking their way to the sections competition Feb. 2. Coming off first and second places in January competitions, the danceline crew is ready for the challenge of sections. Although the Minnesota State High School League has only been recognizing danceline as an official sport for about three years, the Detroit Lakes team has been performing for about 10 years, coach Ronita Hackel said.
Sally, Dick and Jane. They were fun to grow up with and made a lasting impact on Katie Dretsch. Now she reads more along the lines of David Shannon's "A Bad Case of the Stripes," "No, David" and "David Goes to School," still enjoying youth literature. That passion for books and reading, regardless of age, is what prompted Dretsch to adopt "Readers are Leaders" as her platform for her upcoming Miss Minnesota competition.