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The tragic events of September 11th had a profound effect on America's fabric, with some believing that fabric was pulled tighter. On 9-11-01, many turned to their churches for comfort. They looked for answers; they looked for fellowship and the goodness in mankind. On that day 10 years ago, the congregation of Grace Lutheran Church was already finding that fellowship, as they prepared for their first ever salad luncheon to raise money for the church. "We had it on the Friday following the attacks," said Ruby Kiihn of Grace Lutheran Church Women, "and we had probably 400 people show up
Sports Reporter Brian Wierima and Photographer Brian Basham put together a High School Football Tab for our weekend editions of the Lake Area Press and Becker County Record. In it, Wierima talks to coaches and players of the Detroit Lakes Lakers, Frazee Hornets, Hawley Nuggets, Lake Park-Audubon Raiders, Mahnomen Indians, Ulen-Hitterdahl Spartans, Pelican Rapids Vikings, Waubun Bombers and Perham Yellowjackets to find out what fans can expect to see as the season "kicks off".
When Waylon Jennings advised the mamas of America to not let their babies grow up to be cowboys, he probably hadn't heard of Doc Mishler.
Construction is rolling right along at the Sanford Health Clinic in Detroit Lakes, as phase two of a three phase expansion and remodeling project is almost set to open. Sept.
When Ardy Hanson and fellow schoolteacher and friend, Monte Jones, started buying and selling antiques at Shady Hollow Flea Market 30 years ago, the market had already been operating for 12 years. "Ten little old ladies ran it, and it was also a vegetable farm" explained Hanson, "owned by Julie Bloomquist-Nustad, who tilled her garden and always said she just wanted to make a nickel or two." The two teachers and antique vendors soon became managers of Shady Hollow, learning the ins and outs of running the summer operation. Then one day, Bloomquist-Nustad decided to make more than just a
School may have been out for the summer, but the halls have not been totally quiet. The Detroit Lakes School Board recently took a tour of all four public school buildings to see what kind of summer projects have been accomplished. "We're doing this so that we know what we're doing with our funding and that we're taking care of our staff and students," said the school board's vice chair, Dr. Tom Seaworth.
When Dean Leitheiser of rural Detroit Lakes signed up to get propane service with Ferrellgas, L.P.
Driving on Highway 34 from Detroit Lakes to Park Rapids, there is a little village called Snellman. Look down for a second to change the station on the radio and you could miss it. It has two stores -- one is temporarily closed. "We don't have a lot of real estate here," laughed Aune Longfors, owner of the open business, Aune's Kauppala (which means 'retail store' in Finnish), "I think there are maybe two or three permanent residents here." But this quiet, charming little community, which Longfors says is rich in Finnish culture, will soon be bustling, at least for a day, as they prep
You might have seen him -- the man in red who has been standing all day long, propping up a red cross around Detroit Lakes. Who is he and what is his deal? His name is Obadiah Franklin, and he is a preacher from West Virginia -- complete with a southern drawl. Franklin is in Detroit Lakes, an invited guest of the Christian Retreat at Strawberry Lake. He isn't speaking at the retreat until Sunday morning, but he will be preaching in Detroit Lakes all week without saying a word. Franklin says he heard the Lord speak to him eight years ago. "He said, 'Obadiah, you're not as important
To listen to the national news, you'd swear the sky was falling.