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Playing King of the Hill is considerably less dangerous this year, as snow piles are rarely over a couple of feet high. That's the upside. The downside is that grown up play has also been hampered, and that spells trouble for area businesses that rely on winter recreation such as snowmobiling. "We're down a good 25 percent in revenue this winter," said Rayna Tucker, who owns the Ice Cracking Lodge with her husband Steve. On snowier winters, the Ice Cracking is packed with hundreds of snowmobilers on any given Saturday. This year, crickets. "A lot of the businesses around here are h
They already have their man for president (Barack Obama). They already have their woman for senate (Amy Klobuchar). But roughly 80 Democrats in Becker County still showed up to the caucus Tuesday night at M State to do three things: submit resolutions for platform consideration, vote for delegates for the county convention and rally the DFL troops. Kicking off the evening's event was State Rep.
Detroit Lakes native Brett Stall always had a feeling he'd be a professional bull rider one day. "I don't know, it's just something I've always loved since I was a little kid," said Stall, "I just knew I'd be a world champion bull rider." Those dreams are now coming true for the 2008 Detroit Lakes graduate, as he just won the Black Hills Xtreme Bulls Tour in Rapid City last weekend, which now ranks him No. 2 in the world. The 22-year-old, who went professional in 2009, won both the long round with 90.5 points and the Wrangler Champion round at 89 points. "It was crazy," said Stall.
There can oftentimes be a dreary stigma attached to nursing homes. "Our society as a whole thinks that nursing homes are just a place where people go to die," said Emmanuel Community Chaplain and Spiritual Care Coordinator Vicki Marthaler.
Although they dream of it, it isn't often that little girls truly get to be the belle of the ball -- a princess who is the apple of her daddy's eye. That's why the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center is once again gearing up for its sixth annual Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance, set for Friday, Feb.
Long gone are the sounds of New Years horns and the little inner voice that says "This year, I'm whipping myself into shape." That's why folks at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center choose now to lend those little, lost voices a big blow horn, as they prepare for the 23rd annual Community Fitness Challenge, now known as Resolution Restart. "After New Years, you get that first month where you're really into it and want to get in shape, but then it gets busy and you start to slow down," said DLCCC Program Coordinator Matt Kensinger.
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Forget counting sheep; it might be more productive to count the number of known sleep disorders. "There are 84 of them," says Susan Gunwall, director of operations at Whitney Sleep Diagnostics and Consultants and Whitney Sleep Therapeutics. Known to most around Detroit Lakes as "The Sleep Center," Whitney's has been helping people from all around the region wake up simply by helping them fall asleep. "We complete sleep studies for individuals who have identified issues sleeping, are tired during the day, maybe they snore and it's disruptive to f
Darlene McArthur of Detroit Lakes was sitting in her living room watching television just before 9 p.m. Sunday when her evening turned interesting. "All of a sudden I heard a big, terrible bang," she said.
Detroit Lakes artist Hans Gilsdorf is once again making his mark on another Midwestern hospital and its patients in need of healing. Gilsdorf was selected to create a mural for the Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., slated to open next month. Since getting the project just before Thanksgiving, the artist has been working under a tight deadline to come up with, design and construct a piece of art that showcases what the hospital is all about -- from the hospital builders to its workers to each patient that walks in the door. "They wanted lights and glass and involvement with al
Technically, Christmas may be over, but for snowmobile enthusiasts, it's just around the corner. "These guys wait all year for this," said Tom Holmes, president of the Midnite Riders Trail Association. "This" is the Old Timers Snowmobile Run in Lake Park, which is set for Saturday, Feb.