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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.
When 54-year-old George Wynn of Fargo bought his first boat last year, he bought a boatlift to go with it. He ended up responding to an ad from a flyer in a gas station in Otter Tail County. "I had it delivered," he said, explaining that he was a recreational boater camping at a resort on Rose Lake, in between Frazee and Vergas. Wynn says when it arrived, he worked for over two hours getting wheels on it while the resort owner and other fishermen watched him. "Nobody said anything to me about anything," said the North Dakota man.
Little Zane Sherman, Tristin Strom, and Emma Thorson all strolled into a St. Mary's conference room decorated for a birthday party Wednesday. They didn't realize it, but for the three of them, it's also a reunion of sorts, as they were all born at St. Mary's on leap year four years ago. Hospital officials say they were able to track down three of the four babies that were born on Feb.
The Marshmallow Foundation in Detroit Lakes is getting ready to cough up its very first Hair Ball. The inaugural Hair Ball is a fundraising event for the non-profit animal shelter, which is located in the Lucky Dog building. The Hair Ball is set for Sunday, March 11, at Zorbaz from 4 to 8 p.m. "It's actually more like the anti-ball because nobody dresses up," explained Marshmallow Foundation Administrative Director Jessica Honer.
This Friday women across the globe are hoping the world comes to a bit of a halt as they engage the power of prayer -- and many in the Detroit Lakes area will be among those with folded hands. The World Day of Prayer has been a marked occasion for Christian women since 1926, and come Friday, those women once again reunite in faith. "It will begin at first sunrise on March 2 in the pacific region and follow the earth's orbit, shining it's light on the country of Malaysia and in turn the rest of the world," said Kay Fulp, as she read from the program mailed out to Christian churches detailin
It's never cost quite this much to travel in February. According to AAA, gasoline has reached a new high for any February on record. "I'm going to cry," said Detroit Lakes woman Danae Wothe, looking at the price.
It's finally winter as we know it, and students on the White Earth Indian Reservation are celebrating the flakes with snakes. The first ever Snow Snake Festival kicked off at the new Circle of Life Academy outside of White Earth Friday. Snow snakes, or goonginebigoog in Ojibwe, is an ancient Native American game that was once very popular amongst upper-Midwestern tribes. But now, the game that was played thousands of years ago is making a come back as it slithers off the pages of history books and into the hands of young Native American students. The snow snakes are actually long, thic