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When you start shattering high temperature records this time of year in Minnesota, people just get plain giddy. Detroit Lakes hit 63 degrees on Tuesday, breaking the 1914 record of 57 degrees. And we've only just begun. Local meteorologists are forecasting a week full of record-breaking temperatures in the 70s that have residents running around like chickens with their pants cut off (to shorts). Restaurant owners are breaking out their outdoor seating; kids are breaking out their bicycles and some are even breaking out their summer attire. "We had some guys show up in shorts this mor
It's coming -- the pink and blue puff that melts in your mouth, crystallizing to perfection... The twirley, flashy things that nobody knows quite what they are, but glow with magnificence in the darkness...
The snow is melting; buds are budding and the 2012 Home, Garden & Sport Show is growing. The event, set for Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, will once again be held at the Kent Freeman Sports Arena in Detroit Lakes. But this year, things are a little different -- a little bigger. "We've added the sports show with it," said Sharon Westerholm, executive officer for the Lake Region Builder Association, the organization sponsoring the event. "We wanted to try to make more traffic for everybody," Westerholm continued, "and we did have part sports in the other arena anyway (in prev
Could students in the Detroit Lakes School District soon be sporting their own iPads? If Education Director Lowell Niklaus has anything to say about it, yes. At Monday night's school board meeting, Niklaus presented what he calls a One to One Initiative. "The whole concept is to put mobile computing devices in the hands of students," said Niklaus, who has been studying the idea for about a year.
Nancy Olson is the new Detroit Lakes Public School District business manager, pending formal acceptance by the school board next month. Olson, who is currently the district's human resources director-accountant, was offered the position Friday after a round of interviews late last week.
You know when you're looking at somebody holding up a dry-erase board designed to look like a huge check, it means somebody has just accepted a large sum of money. This was the sight at Bremer Bank in Detroit Lakes Monday, as two area organizations became the latest recipients of the Bremer Foundation. Officials with M State's Business and Entrepreneurial Services and Frazee's Economic Development Authority were smiling brightly as they accepted a $30,000 donation. Catie Herman with the Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation also embraced a check and the $18,000 in assistance that came w
Nancy Olson is the new Detroit Lakes Public Schools Business Manager, pending formal acceptance by the school board. Olson, who is currently the school's human resources director, was offered the position Friday after a round of interviews late last week. Olson was up against two other candidates for the job, but Superintendent Doug Froke says Olson was chosen because of her familiarity of the district and Minnesota finance, her work ethic and her sheer intellect. Olson would start July 1 when current business manager Ted Heisserer retires.
There's just something about a round piece of beef seasoned to perfection and slathered with fixin's that never fails to bring in the people. That's why the Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary is once again rolling out the meatballs, all in the name of community service. The Rotary's annual meatball dinner is set for Tuesday, March 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tucked away in the Smokey Hills between Osage and Ponsford sits the Maid In the Hills. "I'm the Maid," smiled Trisha Harms, as her husband, Mitch adds, "I guess I'm just one of the slaves," he laughs, tending to one of their goats.
Two Waubun students are raising eyebrows throughout the country as they pave a new way to use GPS (global positioning system) and GIS (geographic information system) technology. Jacob Fatz, a sophomore and Kristopher Donner, a junior at Waubun High School, are being called teenage scientists, as they are knee-deep in a project that has them literally mapping out the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge for all the world to see. "We went out to Tamarac last September," said Fatz, who is working on the 4H project for the U.S.