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The ladies of the Holy Rosary's Catholic Daughters are having their 21st annual salad luncheon on June 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jerry Hanson remembers his first day as principal of Roosevelt Elementary in Detroit Lakes. "I was so nervous," said Hanson, who came from the principal position in Perham's elementary school. That was 10 years ago, and now Hanson is once again packing up his office for another move - this time to Fargo. "I seem to get a little stir crazy after about eight years, so this is pretty good that I made it to 10," laughs Hanson. Another big reason for the move across the border is because the 55-year old principal is eligible for retirement next year. This means he can
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are, and then live with that decision." As Curves in Detroit Lakes switches hands, the two professional women making that business deal continue to learn who they really are. Linda Engelman, a retired college sociology instructor and councilor moved to Detroit Lakes with her husband, Jerry, five years ago. "And I knew from being a Curves member for many years that it was something I wanted to do - to own it and make it my retirement business," Engelman said.
BY PAULA QUAM email@example.com Little Ashtyn Carrier bounces around her kitchen being a little silly and worrying about a spider she saw. If you didn't know her before she got sick, you would think she was like any other 8-year old. If you did, you'd maybe notice a strength in her eyes she wouldn't have had reason to have a year ago. "I feel good," she smiles. Ashtyn and her family are home in Detroit Lakes after just over a year battling a very rare immune disorder called Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), which rolls off the tongues of Ashtyn's parents like nothing.
Oprah Winfrey's final farewell show had a reported 48 million fans glued to their televisions for the end of the talk show queen's 25 year-long run. "How do I begin to say goodbye?" Lady O questioned from her Chicago studio at 4 p.m.
Not that there is ever a good time for an unexpected fire to break out, but if it happens to anybody around Detroit Lakes next weekend, they are in some serious luck. Three hundred to 400 firefighters are descending upon the city for the 136th annual Minnesota State Fire Convention, which goes from June 1-4. Detroit Lakes was chosen to host the event, which is open to every Minnesota firefighter and their spouses. "We're usually chosen to hosts the convention every five to six years," said Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Dave Baer, "It's kind of like getting to host the Olympics," he laughs.
Being stuck at work on a nice day has many people watching the clock and daydreaming about the beach. It has Lon Eikren switching careers. "I want to be where the action is," said a smiling Eikren, "to have a good time and have the freedom to do what I want." Eikren, who formerly owned Becker Pet and Garden, sold his store last fall, and is now pulling his new business venture behind him wherever he wants to. He is setting up a new food cart called "Camouflage Melon." And frankly, there's no good reason for the name. "I want to serve a real random assortment of food, so I didn't w
Two are dead in the Twin Cities; 125 are dead in Joplin, Mo., and 15 more people died when tornados hit three Southern states Tuesday. And not soon will we forget what happened last summer just down the road in Wadena. Tornados are a twist of fate few see coming, and with an already destructive tornado season upon us, local authorities are urging residents to ready themselves for a worst-case scenario. "This really is a no-brainer for people to do," said Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena. Keena is talking about signing up for the free instant alert notification service offered by t
The tides continue to change at the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth school district as the school's superintendent and elementary school principal officially resigned at Thursday night's board meeting. For three years, Mitch Anderson has been giving the district a two-for-one deal, filling both roles for a then cash-strapped school. Anderson is taking the position of superintendent in Perham, a move he says makes sense for his family. "I'm originally from Frazee, and Perham is close, so I've got friends and family in the area." The decision to leave didn't come easy for Anderson, who star
Students from the White Earth Indian Reservation will be getting quite a welcome back to school next year, as construction plows full steam ahead on the new Circle of Life Academy. The K-12 school is being built on the outskirts of White Earth where an old Catholic Mission school stood for nearly a century. Not long after its demolition 15 years ago, Reservation leaders began planning for the day a new school would be built on that site, which overlooks Mission Lake. Two years ago that dream became more of a reality when the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a federally run entity, approved fun