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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.
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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.
The American Legion Campground has seen some big changes this season. Neil and Joyce Erickson signed on as managers as of May 1, and the 24 new seasonal sites were opened this spring, and Neil said all but two are already leased. Ericksons moved from Cokato Lake Resort, which is 50 miles west of Minneapolis. They had lived at the resort for 11 years and managed it for the previous five. "We heard the previous managers were retiring.
When the Valdez family was planning a vacation to Hannibal, Mo., Robin Valdez decided to do some research and see what activities there were for her kids. She came across the National Tom Sawyer Fence Painting Contest on July 7, a date they planned on being in town. On a whim, she checked when the state competition was and where. It was June 23 in St. Cloud -- she was just in time.
Four local Minnesota National Guardsmen were honored for their bravery and efforts when an improvised explosive device took the life of one of their own. Sgt. Brian Ness of Winona; Staff Sgt. Justin Knopf of Detroit Lakes; Sgt. 1st Class James Bakkila of Perham, and Staff Sgt. Dane Ronning, formerly of Audubon and now of Fargo, were awarded the Bronze Star Valor Medal for their efforts to save Staff Sgt. Joshua Hanson, who died Aug.
Three weeks before his birthday, Dale Storey decided it was time to sell his last stamp. The Detroit Lakes man will serve his last day as postmaster on June 29 after 34 years in the Postal Service. Working his way up the ladder, Storey started out in Walhalla, N.D., as a part-time clerk. From there, he moved to Grand Forks, N.D., for 19 years. He served in various positions including clerk, city carrier, supervisor of carriers, manager of mail processing and manager of customer service.
The Humane Society of the Lakes is adding a younger crowd to the shelter with a Junior Humane Society. Kids ages 8-16, and parents, are encouraged to attend the first ever meeting Tuesday and become a part of the organization. "It's basically to have them learn about activities," said Shelter Director Erica Borsheim. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., youth are welcome at the puppy and kitty social, where they can tour the shelter and check out the residents. The meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m., where kids and parents can learn how to help at the humane society. Borsheim said she hopes to have the