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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.
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.
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.
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.
Written in 1813, Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice" was the first romantic comedy. The one all other romantic comedies -- like "You've Got Mail," "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Knotting Hill," to name a few -- have patterned themselves after. Detroit Lakes Public Schools is performing its rendition of the classic tale April 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. in the middle school's George Simson Auditorium. Director Mark Everson said the play is based on the novel, but they pulled some things from the recent Keira Knightley movie by the same title.
Yesterday, Bethany Haugan told a story. She used lots of character appeal, voices and actions. Haugan was competing at state in speech. Accompanying her were Jamie Blackburn, Lindsey Boller and Whitney Westley as alternates. All four Detroit Lakes High School seniors compete in a different category, and Haugan's is storytelling. At competitions, she must draw three folk stories from a pool of 15 and then decide which she is going to tell.
When Jan Donahue's husband was deployed to Iraq for the second time, she went through a period of depression. She has turned that around and is touring with her comedy act now. Donahue's husband, Kevin, is serving with the Minnesota National Guard in Iraq. Besides her husband being gone three of the last four and a half years, she is raising their two teenage sons, was laid off from her state job and is trying to maintain two homes. "We need to work together and get our soldiers back," she said. "We're tough. We're strong.