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U.S. Post office employees rallying outside of U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson's office Tuesday afternoon were hoping their voices were heard all the way from Detroit Lakes to Washington D.C. "I'm here to save my job," said Detroit Lakes Auxiliary Carrier Peggy Moltzan. Moltzan was one of the approximately 30 postal workers who dotted the corners of downtown Detroit Lakes holding signs and handing out flyers during one of several rallies being held to drum up support for House Bill 1351 - legislation postal workers say would put them back into good financial standing. Although the U.S.
When Jim and Catie Herman got married four years ago, they not only began building their lives together, but began building their dreams as well - literally. "We started our business, 'Do Right Construction,' in February," said Catie Herman, who adds that although it's exciting, it didn't just happen overnight. In fact, there are many years of hard work 'built' into this dream. "I started pounding nails in 1977," Jim Herman said, talking about his years working as a sub-contractor in the Detroit Lakes area, as well as time working for another company as head carpenter. Although Catie H
Head lice, nits, kooties -- call them what you want, but they are now going around Detroit Lakes schools. "For some reason, this is a usual occurrence in the fall and then again after Christmas break," said Roosevelt School Nurse Dawn Howitz. According to Howitz, there have been roughly a dozen students identified with the critters recently, and the problem could get worse. They don't fly or jump, but they crawl from person to person if contact is close enough, like it often is in schools. "Lice can crawl from one head to another or from one student's jacket to another student's jacket
They were seen all around Detroit Lakes -- police vehicles from New York, Florida, the Twin Cities. Eighty-four officers from all over the U.S.
Leaves are beginning to splash color all over town, as ladies are getting ready to paint it. The 32nd annual Damien Fall Home Tour is set to be one filled with extravagance, imagination and themed-brilliance. The tour of homes is held every year as the Damien Society's one and only fundraiser. This year, five homes were chosen, as its gracious homeowners open up their humble abodes to the masses -- about 375 people to be exact. "There are men that come, too," said DelRae Chivers of the Damien Society, "but I know this is a great ladies' day out where they can just go from place to plac
Alexa McKenzie is the youngest business owner she knows. "I'm 21," she said smiling warmly. The Detroit Lakes native graduated from high school in 2008, and is now back in town working as an independent contractor in massage therapy. Along with her brand new business, she's got brand new overhead, brand new tax questions and a brand new office (located in the Weum Chiropractic office). "At first it was overwhelming," said McKenzie, "but then I just jumped into things and learned about what I needed to do to own my own business. McKenzie says it helps to have a large family in town.
The leaves are changing, school is in session, furnaces are being turned on, and the pumpkins are ripening. Oh yes, fall is in the air, and with it comes the Lake Park Pumpkin Fest, being held Sept. 23 and 24. Lake Park residents are getting their yards all spruced up in fall fashion, as the event kicks off with Friday night's Yard Decoration Judging at 5 p.m. Several little pumpkins of the human kind will be dressing up for the Lil' Miss Pumpkin Fest Pageant at the High School Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday is plum full of activities, beginning at 8 a.m.
The number of high school students in Detroit Lakes that are proficient in science is dropping, according to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA's). Detroit Lakes Education Director Lowell Niklaus presented the information at the last school board meeting. "It's not a pretty picture," Niklaus told the board, as he talked about high school science scores alone. According to the report, the number of DL students proficient in science (according to this particular assessment) is 36 percent, which is down from 49 percent last year. The state average sits at 53 percent. On the fl
There were 'many hands united' at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion Thursday evening, as the United Way hosted its annual Community Celebration. The event kicked off another year of campaigns and fundraisers for the organization. The weather cooperated beautifully for the lakeside event, where inflatable kids' games sprinkled the lawn. Over 1,000 people walked through the doors of the Community Celebration, which was free and open to the public. The 35 area organizations helped by the United Way were set up for display around the Pavilion, as volunteers from SJE- Rhombus clowned around. "I
The first day of school is exciting for most kids, but when you are nine-year-old Ashtyn Carrier, starting school isn't just exciting; it's what her parents call a victory. "It felt like ...