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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.
There are several election contests in Detroit Lakes this year.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Frazee-Vergas School Board on Tuesday certified a preliminary levy of 2.4 million for the 2009-2010 school year. The levy increase is 1.99 percent, for the maximum amount allowed under state law. "We do this every year at this time," board chair Dana Laine said. "To finalize, we do that in December when we have more numbers." By levying for the maximum amount, the district has the "flexibility" to change the levy once the numbers are in at the end of the year.
With a shortage of workers in the medical industry, Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education is trying to get the word out about medical career opportunities and prepare students for upcoming courses. ABE is offering a pre-certified nursing assistant class to prepare students for future certified nursing assistant courses. The class will help students learn medical jargon, local opportunities, regulations and more. "Minnesota has such a shortage of health care workers," instructor Kris Rutchi said.