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She's a familiar face in the Detroit Lakes area, as she pops in and out of local businesses with a big smile and smart suggestion when asked. Carrie Johnston has only been president of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce for a couple of years, but she is already proving herself a valuable resource to the area. Johnston has been appointed to the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executive, or MCCE. The group is made up of nine select chamber executives from throughout Minnesota charged with strengthening chamber organizations throughout the state.
Ask around and one may find it quite difficult to stumble upon a place that serves up good, old-fashioned dumplings. Not the small dumplings found in soups, but the large potato-laced balls served up as a side dish. They are a rare sight. But for the first time, folks at Eksjo Lutheran Church in Lake Park will be serving them up as a fundraiser. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
They always say you don't stop having fun because you get old, you get old because you stop having fun.
The Old Timers Snowmobile run went off without a hitch on Saturday after riders took advantage of the new and much needed nine or so inches of snow. "That snow was God-sent," said Bud Hovelson, a member of the Midnite Riders Snowmobile Club that hosted the event. Roughly 1,175 riders showed up for the slow-paced, take-it-all-in kind of a ride, which went from Lake Park around the Cormorant area and back again. Nearly 700 sleds took off from Lake Park that morning in the cold conditions (it was a high of about 10 degrees that day). "It was a little cool, but it wasn't windy, so nobody w
When Gov. Mark Dayton laid out his budget plan for the next two years, there were winners and there were losers.
Little princesses from all around the land will be ascending upon the royal ballroom on Friday, Feb. 8, as Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance begins.
When 10-year-old Bryson Block walked up to the yellow house in the Shorewood area of Detroit Lakes for the first time, he didn't know what he was in for. "It was scary," said Bryson, who was about to enter his fifth or sixth foster home. For him, they hadn't been good experiences, so he wasn't expecting much here either.
Osmosis. It's the tendency of fluid, usually water, to pass through a semi-permeable membrane until there is an equal amount of fluid on both sides. That's the scientific definition. The human definition is when a group of empathetic, caring individuals with ample water pass through their own barriers to make sure water is distributed to people on the other side of the world who will certainly die without it. The big difference is the scientific version happens naturally. The human version happens only when there is a will.
Most days, Sgt. Shane Richard loves his job at the Becker County Sheriff's Department. Then there are those days he dreads. The ones where a deadly automobile crash has him walking up somebody's steps with horrid news. "It's almost like it's in slow motion," he said. "You know they have no idea why you're there, but you know how it's going to play out.
Snowmobile enthusiasts are getting revved up for one of the largest sled runs in the area. The annual Midnite Riders Old Timers Run is set for Saturday, Feb. 2, and it expected to once again bring in hundreds of sleds -- both classic and new -- to the event. Registration for the ride begins at 8 a.m. in Lake Park. "And of course we need the biggest parking lot in town for that, so we'll be at the Liquor Store," said Bud Hovelson, who is a member of the Midnite Riders Snowmobile Club.