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Three down, four more to go. Tanner Yocom, 15, plans to visit every continent before he graduates from high school. Last year, he toured Europe, and last month, he returned from a trip to Japan as a People to People Student Ambassador of Peace. He said he loved it and plans to return. "Everything is just so practical (in Japan). Why can't it be like that here?" he said. Before leaving for Japan, Yocom and the other students took culture classes that outlined the basic dos and don'ts of traveling abroad and what was expected of them as People to People representatives.
The U.S. Department of Transportation helped fund the Lake Country Scenic Byway road signs that will grace those towns along the route, but each town is looking for a little support for the bases. Tourism Director and Scenic Byway Board President Cleone Stewart said there will be two 10-by-10-foot signs with double sides at the Highway 59 and Highway 34 corner near Community Alliance Church, and one along Highway 59 South.
Wednesday morning, the Detroit Lakes Library unveiled Minnesota's Sesquicentennial Banner. It will be on display through next Wednesday, July 18. Mayor Larry Buboltz and County Commissioner Barry Nelson were among the first to sign the journal that morning. A journal travels with the banner for people to record their thoughts and feelings about Minnesota. "It's a record of where the banner is traveling throughout the state," said Librarian Mary Haney of the journal. People can record their thoughts of what Minnesota means to them, or means to the United States.
Rick Wamre worked his way from Detroit Lakes school newspaper writer to publisher of several successful magazines in Dallas. He claims "it's been pretty much of an accident all the way around." Wamre co-founded Advocate Publishing in 1991, and now publishes several neighborhood magazines in Dallas, with a circulation of 98,700.
When longtime employee Geri Askelson retired as secretary from the Public Works Department, the city of Detroit Lakes decided to hire a non-union worker to replace her.
The countdown is on.
Interested in making a book of your own, creating something special for a loved one, or just having some fun with pictures? Linda Foss' Heritage Makers workshop might be the answer. Foss is offering two free workshops -- Thursday at 6 p.m. at Breezy Shores and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes AmericInn -- to introduce storybooking to the area. Heritage Makers is a small, but growing, company based in Utah.
The countdown is on.
The Detroit Lakes Development Authority has received one of two grants it and the city had applied for to put toward a redevelopment study and convention center study. The U.S.
Get your leotard out and get ready to do some cartwheels. OK, skip the leotard, but come help set the Guinness World Record for the biggest cartwheel event. The Minnesota Flyers Gymnastics is hoping to get the community together at the Detroit Lakes High School football field Saturday evening.