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In 1940, when Eloise Irvine designed a Detroit Lakes logo, she figured it was for her graduating class. Now, 67 years later, that logo is still in use at Detroit Lakes Public Schools, and Irvine is amazed. "Here I thought it was just for our class," she said. "Other than that, it's crazy." When Irvine was a senior in 1940, the schools didn't offer art classes. She took part in the school newspaper, The Detronian, and the stencil work on it. She said her principal at the time, Mr.
What makes a hero? Many people would describe a police officer, firefighter or medical team. True, but what about the woman who takes in two sisters and helps turn their lives around, or works with the mentally disabled? Or how about the teen that raises cancer awareness or helps initiate a Care Week at school? Those are the type of people United Way of Becker County recognized Wednesday afternoon. With a theme of "What Matters" for the year, United Way set its goal at $200,000. The organization reached that goal and then some at $227,279.
The teenagers of Waubun, Ogema-White Earth School are learning about respect. Earlier this month, Youth Frontiers out of the Twin Cities hosted a courage and respect retreat for the seventh through eleventh graders, with the help of the seniors, in Waubun. "It's not just a lecture on respect," Youth Frontiers staff member and musician Eric Malmberg said. "It's about self, others and to stand up for the value of respect." Staff members that put on the retreats have storytelling, small group discussions, games and music to get the teens excited about the topic.
Interested in learning the fox trot, tango, waltz or cha-cha? The Holmes Dance Club might just be the right spot. In existence for over a year, the club meets once a month to learn a brief lesson and then try out that dance and more all evening.
Polar Fest has been over for a couple months but now it's time to crown a princess. Due to a miscommunication and some major scheduling conflicts, the pageant was delayed until this Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre. Cost is $8. "Have no fear, it'll be in February next year," said co-organizer Kimberly Bultema. Sharing in organization duties with Bultema are Cindy Moore, Cara Frank and Stacy Heinlein. This year's theme is Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. There are seven girls running for the Miss Teen Polar Fest crown and first runner up, and three vying for Miss Polar Fest.
Hold on to your armrests. Here's the Highway 10 project by the numbers: The project will cost $60-plus million, the most expensive project ever in Region 4 of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The total project cost is $62.65 million, according to Transportation District Engineer Lee Berget. The project cost is $48.45 million, not including building removal or right-of-way costs.
The first shovel has been turned. The orange signs are along the road. The Highway 10 realignment project has begun. Thursday was the "celebration on a long awaited project," Emcee Jo Johnson stressed at the Catch the Wave Highway 10 Connect Detroit Lakes Project groundbreaking ceremony. Held in the old Hardee's area, McKinley Street was blocked off to house the Community Band, picnic tables, a food stand complete with hardhats full of ice cream and a couple hundred community members.
Detroit Lakes has just turned over the dirt for a realignment of Highway 10. It's not the first such project the city has seen. Although this realignment has been discussed for several years and downtown businesses may be concerned about losing traffic and customers, some past proposed realignments would have eliminated the route through Detroit Lakes all together. Goodbye Highway 10? On Jan. 19, 1934, the Record reported that state officials discussed cutting Highway 10 -- which ran from St. Paul to Moorhead through Detroit Lakes -- at St.
Feel like a little singing? Then sign up for the Lakes Crisis and Resource Center's Spring Fest Idol competition. The Crisis Center's first Spring Fest will feature a karaoke contest and silent walk on Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m. The fest is taking place in April to bring attention to Child Abuse Month, Sexual Assault Month, Victims Rights Week, Volunteer Appreciation Month and Week of the Young Child.
Longtime Detroit Lakes City Administrator Rich Grabow is retiring Sept. 30, and the city is preparing for his departure by considering how best to look for a replacement. "I've been thinking and contemplating what would be the best thing to do," Mayor Larry Buboltz said at a meeting for council members to discuss the hiring process.