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All teachers have seen it -- that spacey look in their students' eyes that says, "nothing is sinking in here." More and more educators are combating that look by literally stepping up efforts to get their students physically active. "There is a lot of research that shows the huge benefits exercise has on learning," said Roosevelt third grade teacher Rhonda Fode, who admits she likes to dance around the classroom. "And my goal is to get my kids not to think they're too cool to do it, too," laughed Fode. As fun as little dance breaks sound, (and yes, Fode says it is for her), it isn't as
The stage is set and the wheels are in motion for the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center's largest fundraiser of the year. The 7th annual fundraiser, called "Motion," is set for Saturday, Jan. 21, in the ballroom. With a "Rockin' Moroccan" theme, DLCCC Development Director Terry Haus expects the event to be breathtaking. "I think what sets this fundraiser apart is the decorations," said Haus.
A 90-year-old trumpeter swan sits looking intently forward with its wings pushed back as if it's ready to take flight.
A rural Detroit Lakes woman is hugging her dog a little closer today after an early morning fire Tuesday. Phyllis Leitheiser says she was laying in bed just before 7 a.m.
A 2012 block of ice sits sparkling with icy perfection, it's tiny little cuts catching the light outside of the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. It's almost unbelievable to know that just the night before, it was nothing but eight blocks of ice. Artists Chad Peterson and Eric Rotter took those meaningless ice blocks and slowly, cut by cut, chip by chip, transformed them into a work of art last weekend. The duo are ice sculpturers who were neighborhood buddies growing up in the Twin Cities. Both dabbled in art after high school -- Peterson in painting and Rotter in ceramics. But they so
The family Christmas tree that was once plum full of Christmas spirit may be showing its age about now. There are more needles on the floor than on the branches, and the sight of it could be a tad depressing. So what do you do with that old Charlie Brown'er and the lights that never really worked on it? According to the Becker County Environmental Office, you should leave it to them. "Last year we started a program where we'd recycle Christmas lights," said Steve Skoog, environmental services administrator, "so people can bring them into several drop off sites throughout the county."
You've said it before and you're saying it again -- this year is the year you're getting fit. As gyms across the country see an influx of people with all their good intentions at the turn of the year, the reality is, most of that enthusiasm will fade off by mid-February to the beginning of March. That's according to fitness experts at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center, where membership spikes as of Jan.
Wintertime in Minnesota doesn't just mean freezing, cold temperatures -- it means a quiet hibernation, wildlife adaptation and amazing survival stories.
Buying or fixing a vehicle at Nereson's in Detroit Lakes is a whole new experience these days. That's because the Chevy-Cadillac dealer has revamped and remodeled its building from top to bottom. "I still have to pinch myself when I come in here in the morning to see how beautiful it has become," said Brad Richards, who co-owns the dealership with Jerome Tappe. The two have been watching the transformation take place since work began Aug.
They've been hitting Kmarts across the country, and now they've struck Detroit Lakes, too. They're secret Santas, and they've been randomly paying off people's layaway accounts. The first incident occurred a week ago Friday in Detroit Lakes. "We had a gentleman come in and pay off three people's accounts," said Detroit Lakes Kmart Store Manager Kevin Johnson, who said the man dished out about $550.