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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.
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.
Not to be confused with Locks of Love, Clip for the Cure is a Regis Salon program that raises money, not hair, for those fighting breast cancer. On Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm., haircuts are $15 at Regis Salon and that $15 will be donated to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Approximately 22,000 haircuts will be given nationwide that day at Regis Salons. Last year, said Regis Salon Manager Amber Trana, the Washington Square Mall location raised $1,200.
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.
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.
Thinking 20 volunteers would be a success, organizers were more than pleased when 50 volunteers showed up Friday, Sept. 19, to help remove flowering rush along the Detroit Lakes city beach area. "We had a broad, cross-section of the community down there," Bruce Imholte said. He added that there were business people, senior citizens, families with kids, Chamber representatives and others. People came out dressed in everything from flip-flops and shorts to chest waders.
Going green and recycling has really caught on in recent years. MinnKota Recycling in Detroit Lakes is helping along that effort with its penny program. MinnKota is now paying a penny per pound for newspapers, magazines, steel or tin cans, No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles and sorted paper. It is also offering coupons for an additional 5 cents per pound for aluminum beverage cans. "There's this new go-green philosophy by individuals," MinnKota Sales Manager Mary Aldrich said.
Growing up, Susan Schlossman always had a passion for horses. She didn't get her first one, though, until age 30, and now her collection of horses has "mushroomed" and she's sharing her passion for those horses with others. "I always loved horses as a child.
The Kris Street crossing may be one of the most complex, and frustrating at times, railroad crossings in the area, but it is also one of the safest. So what determines the location of a signal system in the first place? Simply, traffic volume. For instance, signal systems are located at Jackson Avenue and McKinley Avenue crossings along Highway 10, but not at County Road 54.
DETROIT LAKES - Detroit Lakes area citizens have joined forces to pick flowers. The invasive flowering rush, that is, that's taking over the city beach area and infected many of the lakes in the Pelican River chain. "This is our bread and butter," Mary Beth Gilsdorf said of the Detroit Lakes City Beach that is being overtaken by flowering rush. Crush the Rush, an effort to take back the city beach, is planned for Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. to help remove flowering rush. Those interested in helping should meet at the Pavilion beach area.