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The number of students calling themselves Lakers continues to rise. The school board called a special meeting Tuesday night, where administrative leaders made that announcement. According to the September enrollment report, there are 2,816 students enrolled in Detroit Lakes, with that number including the alternative learning center. In what Business Manager Ted Heisserer calls an "apples to apples" comparison, that number is an increase from 2,753 last school year and 2,737 in 2009-2010. Detroit Lakes School Superintendent Doug Froke says the number reflects growth in a few areas. "
Rommegrot, jula kaka, fattigmann -- no, these aren't swear words, but just the opposite. They are the little taste of Scandinavian heaven the ladies of Lund Lutheran Church will be serving up for their eighth annual Taste of Lund. The fundraising event is the largest for the church, as it brings in tasters from all over the community. The delicacies are served up in samples, bought with tickets that are three for a dollar. "You usually can't buy much for 33 cents anymore," said Lund lady, Judy Gildersleeve, "and I think people really like this because they get to taste so many differen
Another local business is rallying around the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, and there isn't a shred of evidence to suggest otherwise. Bremer Bank is holding a Community Shred Event, when local residents can bring all their private papers over to the bank, where bank employees will shred them. "We've hired a big shredding truck to be there in the parking lot, and we'll have some of our personnel out there working it," said Bremer Bank President Ron Mueller. Mueller says the shredding services are free for the event, but participants are asked to make a donation, which will then be
The tragic events of September 11th had a profound effect on America's fabric, with some believing that fabric was pulled tighter. On 9-11-01, many turned to their churches for comfort. They looked for answers; they looked for fellowship and the goodness in mankind. On that day 10 years ago, the congregation of Grace Lutheran Church was already finding that fellowship, as they prepared for their first ever salad luncheon to raise money for the church. "We had it on the Friday following the attacks," said Ruby Kiihn of Grace Lutheran Church Women, "and we had probably 400 people show up
Sports Reporter Brian Wierima and Photographer Brian Basham put together a High School Football Tab for our weekend editions of the Lake Area Press and Becker County Record. In it, Wierima talks to coaches and players of the Detroit Lakes Lakers, Frazee Hornets, Hawley Nuggets, Lake Park-Audubon Raiders, Mahnomen Indians, Ulen-Hitterdahl Spartans, Pelican Rapids Vikings, Waubun Bombers and Perham Yellowjackets to find out what fans can expect to see as the season "kicks off".
When Waylon Jennings advised the mamas of America to not let their babies grow up to be cowboys, he probably hadn't heard of Doc Mishler.
Construction is rolling right along at the Sanford Health Clinic in Detroit Lakes, as phase two of a three phase expansion and remodeling project is almost set to open. Sept.
When Ardy Hanson and fellow schoolteacher and friend, Monte Jones, started buying and selling antiques at Shady Hollow Flea Market 30 years ago, the market had already been operating for 12 years. "Ten little old ladies ran it, and it was also a vegetable farm" explained Hanson, "owned by Julie Bloomquist-Nustad, who tilled her garden and always said she just wanted to make a nickel or two." The two teachers and antique vendors soon became managers of Shady Hollow, learning the ins and outs of running the summer operation. Then one day, Bloomquist-Nustad decided to make more than just a
School may have been out for the summer, but the halls have not been totally quiet. The Detroit Lakes School Board recently took a tour of all four public school buildings to see what kind of summer projects have been accomplished. "We're doing this so that we know what we're doing with our funding and that we're taking care of our staff and students," said the school board's vice chair, Dr. Tom Seaworth.
When Dean Leitheiser of rural Detroit Lakes signed up to get propane service with Ferrellgas, L.P.