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The popularity of frozen yogurt is now officially part of the "culture" of Detroit Lakes. The Yogurt Place, located in a space attached to the Lakeside Tavern on across from the city beach, opened its doors last month. Owner Jerry Maley and business manager Dana Christiansen of Fargo say they got the idea after watching one yogurt shop after another pop up in Arizona, where they have a home. They thought briefly about getting into a yogurt franchise, but ultimately decided to build one themselves -- something that would better reflect themselves. While the idea of a yogurt business sat
The Becker County Food Pantry has been issued a challenge, and volunteers there are passing that challenge onto local residents. For the third year, the Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless program is putting $100,000 up for grabs to the roughly 300 food pantries scattered across Minnesota. Whichever pantries raise the most money during the month of July will get a chuck of that big change, with winnings being doled out on a percentage basis. The maximum amount each pantry can win is $4,000, and Becker County Food Pantry Director Jack Berenz says they're going for it. "Last year
Six years before Dick Blanding was born, the great fire of 1914 ravaged Detroit Lakes, destroying much of the downtown. One of those buildings engulfed in flames was a little opera house, which sat right where the new Downtown Crossing now starts. That opera house had belonged to Arthur M. Blanding, Dick's grandfather, who had passed away. On the day of the fire, the story has it that a little boy ran into the store and yelled, "Mr. Blanding, Mr. Blanding, the opera house is burning down!" "I guess he (Dick's father, H.D.
Jeanne Smith of Detroit Lakes has been volunteering to plant and water the big flower planters that decorate Lincoln Park Assisted Living by St.
Right now, visitors of Detroit Lakes are walking up and down the streets, browsing the little shops and restaurants -- some are likely commenting on how things have changed since the last time they visited. And while it's true this year has been a historic one in terms of changes to the city's landscape, a look back at the beginning of Detroit Lakes will show that all these changes are only par for the course in this town. "Change" has been the name of the game since day one. Day One When Detroit Lakes was incorporated in 1871, the town was simply called "Detroit." Although Becker Cou
Patty Mollberg of Detroit Lakes has usually been spotted around town either at school or a sporting event of some kind. But the middle school physical education-health teacher and mother of two is enjoying a change of scenery this summer, as she bebops around her new beach house -- Patty's Beach House, to be specific. That's the name of the boutique she opened on Washington Avenue near the Pavilion -- in a little, yellow cabin that lay empty as part of the Capri Hotel.
We humans aren't the only ones noticing the mercury rise these days. Our furry friends that are living out their days in domesticated fashion are also subjected to the same heat-related illnesses and summertime injuries that we are. But although they cannot verbalize when hot is too hot, their body language can often be all an attentive pet owner needs to keep them safe. According to Dr.
The Detroit Lakes area lost one of its greatest voices Thursday when broadcasting legend Al Leighton passed away at his home in St.
Cancer is being upstaged this year as its youngest fighters put their worries behind them and concentrate on different business ...
In my second week of finding fun, unique things to do in the Detroit Lakes area (last week I hit up Cruise DL night) I stumbled upon an old-fashioned hootenanny. Honestly, it was less of a stumble than it was me seeing the event on the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce website and specifically emailing Fair Hills Resort General Manager Beth Schupp and getting reservations. "You're going to have a hoot!" she told me. I had no doubt.