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In the past, Holy Rosary's annual pie sale has proven to be a recipe for success, and this year is expected to be no different. The 29th annual pie sale is set for Thursday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 19 -- which means the order deadline is coming up Wednesday Nov.
95-year-old Carl Knutson sits looking at a picture frame full of metals, dog tags, insignia patches and photos. "I look taller there, don't I?" he smiles, pointing to a photo of his 25-year-old self in an Army uniform saluting. The World War II veteran is particularly proud of the Purple Heart. "I know it was a long time ago," he said still looking at the picture, "but it sure doesn't seem like it, though." It was, in fact, 70 years ago. While working at a truck stop in Detroit Lakes in June of 1941, Knutson got the letter that he was being drafted into the army. "They (his parents
The Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes is getting set to mark a major milestone in its history-- its 25th anniversary. The mall, which was opened in November of 1986, sort of rose from the ashes, if you will. "After a fire took out a couple of buildings on both sides of the mall, a developer came in and thought this would be a great place to build a shopping mall -- right in downtown Detroit Lakes," said Washington Square Mall Manager Dawn Olson. The mall, which was constructed around the original street-side buildings that survived the fire, is owned by a partnership called Washing
When 20-year-old Georgia Goodwin was just becoming a teenager, she didn't think a whole lot of herself. "I was very self-conscious and had a low self esteem," said Goodwin, "I was not sure of myself; I just kept my head down and went along my way." In stark contrast was her sister, Quinne, two years younger than her and what she describes as very outgoing. "She was the princess for the White Earth Powwow that year," said Goodwin, "so they requested her to ride in it." By "ride," Goodwin means ride horse. "And I remember hanging up the phone and telling my mom, 'mom, I really want to
Raising a child can prove challenging for just about any parent, but when you throw a special need into the mix, the level of stress can go up even higher. "Stress is a really good word for it," laughed Sherri Johnson, a Detroit Lakes mother of a 12-year old son touched by a mild form of autism, "especially when you go out in public and something happens, and people are looking at you like, 'wow, why don't you discipline your kid?'" But the Johnsons are far from alone when it comes to those struggles, and now they're making sure of that. Johnson is one of a core group of parents of child
Members of Grace Lutheran are pooling their talents for a labor of love they're hoping will really pay off. The church is hosting its 10th annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church, located across from Roosevelt Elementary. "It's going to be a good social event," said church member Dennis Forsell.
We knew it was coming. "We do expect this winter to provide below normal temperatures and above normal snow fall," said Climate Forecaster with the National Weather Service Mark Ewens. But Ewens says although the northern plains are expected to get an abundance of snow, the colder temperatures mean less precipitation in the snow, essentially making it fluffier. Ewens says according to their records, Detroit Lakes has averaged 46 inches of snow over the past 30 years, however, he says this year is a La Nina year (just like last year when Detroit Lakes saw 65.1 inches of snow) which pushes
Serenity Salon of Detroit Lakes has moved across town, and according to owner Karla Schultz, it's been enough to make her want to cry. "It does," said a smiling Schultz, "that's how great this move has been for us -- it's been amazing!" Whereas before the salon sat in a small space next to Video Action along Highway 10 on the east side of Detroit Lakes, it's now nestled into a space in the Accel Realty building in the middle of town, which is three times as large. "We just exploded," said Schultz excitedly, "We were able to move toward becoming more of a medi-spa, which is something I re
Since its inception last spring, the program for Patriot Assistance Dogs in Becker County has continued to grow. Word got out and demand for the diligent dogs continues to mount, which means so do the bills that come with training them. The cost of training one of these service dogs averages out to roughly $15,000 between medical expenses, training, boarding and licensing fees. Because the PAD program provides the dogs to military veterans for free, program coordinators are now doing their best to "fetch" some serious community support. There will be a fundraiser at the Holiday Inn in
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when they are carefully crafted and stuffed full of wisdom, they are worth so much more. Literally. "So far we have been able to give $1,000 to the Crisis Center in Detroit Lakes," said Jim Jasken. The retired teacher and author who lives on Big Sugar Bush Lake is using his power of the pen to help local charities. Jasken's book, entitled "Kayaking a Moonbeam" is a collection of poetry, short stories and essays he has written over the years. "I chose the title because there may be nothing more calming than kayaking at n