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Ulteig, an engineering company with a Detroit Lakes office, has hired David Karels as Chief Business Officer. Karels brings more than 20 years of construction and business management expertise to Ulteig. His management experience includes operations, financial management, sales, human resources, public relations, strategic positioning and planning, and technology implementation. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Nor-Son, Inc., a role in which he was responsible for driving strategic growth and the daily business.
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A Detroit Lakes native and his family stuck in Japan are celebrating, as they are now cleared to leave the country. Brook Chelmo, his Japanese wife, Keiko, and their 16-month old daughter, Aria have been desperately trying to get back to the U.S. after the devastating earthquakes, tsunami and nuclear plant explosions. The Chelmos are living there, but have been trying to get Keiko a visa to live in the U.S.
Detroit Lakes mother Spring Fowler and her daughter April Kirsch are cooking up a storm these days, but you won't find any cookies in this colorful, immaculate kitchen. Only makeup. The mother-daughter team has launched their own cosmetic line called "Pure and Natural." The products are just that. "We don't use any chemicals or parabens (preservatives)," said Kirsch. Neither woman had any experience with makeup before, "I wore it," laughed Fowler, but about five years ago, began to ponder the idea after seeing the price of big-brand mineral makeup. "I wanted to wear it, but it was
The number of children diagnosed with food allergies seems to be swelling as quickly and as alarmingly as their airways can, and our area is no exception. "There's no question the number of kids being affected by food allergies is rising ... no question at all," said Sanford Health Pediatric Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Anand Kantak. "There is no clear answer as to what is causing the increase, but awareness to the problem is resulting in more diagnoses." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one out of every 25 children in the U.S.
Local consumers hungry for more natural foods are getting a big serving of options as a national organic food company rolls into Detroit Lakes ...
Norseman Motors is celebrating its 40th anniversary in business this year, but like it often is in the auto industry, the ride has had its share of bumps in the road. Brothers Dan and John Sauvageau own the dealership together, but they were just kids when the company was born. It all began with their father, a man named George Sauvageau, a Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth representative out of Fargo and a father of seven. "My dad had to travel a lot because back in those days they didn't have e-mail, so he'd go around to different dealerships around the area and see what they needed," explained
What do you find when you explore your own mind? If you are a member of Roosevelt Elementary's "Destination Imagination" team, you find a regional championship. Destination Imagination is a world-wide extra curricular where kids work together in teams to solve challenges. This is the first year Roosevelt has competed in the competition, so their regional title, which they won at the North Metro Tournament in Blaine, MN on March 26, evoked some frenzy in those imaginative minds. "The kids are so super excited about it," said DI Coordinator Melisa Gatheridge, who also works with the Gif
Some outside faces looked inside Detroit Lakes schools with a critical eye recently. Former West Fargo Schools Superintendent Charles Cheney and former Dickinson and Bemidji School Superintendent and Minnesota Assistant Commissioner of Education Rollie Morud were hired by the school district as consultants to assess district performance and to help find the best way to deal with overcrowding in the schools, specifically in the elementary schools. "The best part of having these guys come in is that ... we live here.
It's time to park the gas guzzlers and strap on your walking shoes. Regional organization PartnerSHIP 4 Health is picking up the pace with efforts to promote its second annual Bike/Walk to School/Work Week, set to go April 30 through May 7. "Our goal is to fight the two biggest preventable causes of chronic disease, one being tobacco and the other obesity," said SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Program ) Active Living Planner Patrick Hollister. Hollister says technically the idea is for people to opt out of vehicle transportation to either bike or walk to work or school. "Whether you