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Detroit Lakes artist Hans Gilsdorf is once again making his mark on another Midwestern hospital and its patients in need of healing. Gilsdorf was selected to create a mural for the Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., slated to open next month. Since getting the project just before Thanksgiving, the artist has been working under a tight deadline to come up with, design and construct a piece of art that showcases what the hospital is all about -- from the hospital builders to its workers to each patient that walks in the door. "They wanted lights and glass and involvement with al
Technically, Christmas may be over, but for snowmobile enthusiasts, it's just around the corner. "These guys wait all year for this," said Tom Holmes, president of the Midnite Riders Trail Association. "This" is the Old Timers Snowmobile Run in Lake Park, which is set for Saturday, Feb.
Real Estate brokers and agents Maureen Engel and Lynette Conmy were selling up a storm working for Jack Chivers Realty in Detroit Lakes. "Between the two of us we did $23 million (in sales) last year," said Engel, who worked for Chivers for seven years, along with Conmy for five. Despite a tough economy, the top-earning agents were at the top of their game. But in the fourth quarter of that game, they decided they wanted to start calling the shots. Together, the brokers broke off from the large, successful Jack Chivers Company to start one of their own. "It's called 'The Real Estate
When the Holy Rosary community remodeled their 1916 school building four years ago, they probably didn't expect they'd be having their Grand Open House this year.
Certified Physician's Assistant Sue Ivankovich has seen it all working in Essential Health's Urgent Care -- vomiting, stools, burping, coughing, grunting, fevers ...
A Pelican Rapids couple hopes to give peace, comradery and healing to the area's disabled military veterans by opening up their house to them -- their fish house. "Larry built this fish house from scratch," said Cathy Villella, who is working with her husband, Larry Villella, to provide disabled vets a free place to ice fish. Area businesses donated some of the materials or provided them at cost to construct the five-hole, 10- by 12-foot fish house, which sits on Franklin Lake, about six miles north of Pelican Rapids. The Villellas opened it up at the beginning of this month, and say th
Research Specialist Don Carey is an NDSU entomologist, "but most people call me 'The Bug Man,'" said Carey. Wednesday the Bug Man was in Detroit Lakes using every gross, nasty, hair-raising, stomach-turning insect he could think of to get kids at Roosevelt Elementary to think he's cool. It worked. "The kids think he's awesome," said Fourth Grade Teacher Karilee Traurig. "They came back so excited about bugs and science in general ...
The popcorn is popping; the soda is flowing, and Cinema 5 in Detroit Lakes is back in full swing after a December cliffhanger. The city's only movie theater closed briefly last month after the previous owners were evicted for failing to pay rent since July. But new owners, Cinemagic, took over and had it re-opened in only a week -- just in time for the holiday rush. Since then, the scene has changed at Cinema 5. "We're happy," said Mara Avila, who was re-hired as the manager of the theater, "I didn't always have somebody backing me with the previous ownership, and now I do.
It's hard to find very many people in the Detroit Lakes area who don't have some sort of connection to Emmanuel Community, whether it be a loved one who lives there or a loved one who works there. That could be why the Emmanuel Foundation Charity Benefit (whose parent company is Ecumen) continues to be so warmly supported year after year -- attendees know it's for the grandmas and grandpas who mean the world. "It's for a good cause, to help take care of our aging population and give them what they deserve and help them to stay healthy and well," said Sandy Lia, who is planning the fundrais
It's likely that if Detroit Lakes graduate Jay Quam were to attend an all- school reunion, he'd impress a few people. "I am now a district court judge in Hennepin County," said Quam, who is a 1980 Laker alum. He'd maybe even be sitting at the very head of the cool kids table, if it weren't for Paul Benshoof, Peter Irvine, Erik Askegaard and Joe Evans -- the other four Detroit Lakes graduates who could easily steal at least some of his judicial thunder. All five are not only making names for themselves, but also putting Detroit Lakes on the map for being a bit of a legal powerhouse. "I