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It's that time of year when church, the Easter Bunny and spring all come together to make life a little more enchanting for children. Although Easter Sunday isn't until April 8, the fun begins sooner than that as local organizations prepare for their March 31 happenings. Easter Egg-stravaganza For the first time ever, Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes is rallying roughly 100 volunteers for a free Easter celebration at the Boys and Girls Club. Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m.
A benefit account has been set up for Jerry Pesicka of Detroit Lakes after the trucker of many years suffered a stroke while driving. The accident happened on Interstate 5 in California on February 7, leaving him in a coma. Pesicka has since had four brain surgeries and remains in a California hospital. His wife, Cathy, is currently trying to gather the funds to fly out to be with her husband, so family has set up a benefit account to cover this cost and those that will surly come with an extended medical stay and extensive recovery process.
"You don't get into teaching to win awards, so I'm actually kind of embarrassed," said Shad Nunn, Detroit Lakes high school teacher, on the afternoon he was named Detroit Lakes' Teacher of the Year. The modest math teacher, who grew up in Frazee, has been helping high schoolers get through what can be an unpopular subject for 18 years, all in Detroit Lakes. "You just try to take something you're talented at, which for me is math, and try to make it easier for kids who don't like it but maybe help them respect and appreciate the subject or at least do their best," said Nunn, who won the awa
Many local business and community leaders have said right now is the most exciting time for economic development that the area has seen in 100 years.
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