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Richard Spadgenski sits patiently at a table set up at the Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes, chatting with friends and whittling away at a piece of wood. With each swipe of his knife, the chunk of wood gets closer and closer to resembling a duck -- a wood duck to be exact. "These are number 51 and 52," the Frazee man said of the pieces of art that typically take him about 75 hours each to finish.
The National K9 competition in Detroit Lakes last month went so well, volunteers for the event are pushing for the city to host another one in 2014. "When I first heard about it, I thought they were joking," said Detroit Lakes Police Chief Tim Eggebraaten, "but apparently they weren't." Eggebraaten and K9 handler Sgt.
The Minnesota DNR is carrying out a first-of-its kind, fast attack on the zebra mussels recently found in Rose Lake in between Frazee and Vergas. The invasive species with a reputation for killing off fish populations and destroying beaches with their sharp shells were found in the lake on Sept.
Sometimes in business it isn't 'what' you know, it's 'who' you know. That's why the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce makes its Sunrise and Sunset Socials a big priority. They used to be known as 'after hours' events, where chamber members would get together at a restaurant to have a drink and chat with other chamber members. They were also primarily social get-togethers. Since the Chamber re-started its program a year and a half ago, they've transformed the events to be geared more towards real networking -- held at different businesses each month. Chamber President Carrie
The Minnesota DNR was out at Rose Lake between Frazee and Vergas this morning (Thursday) treating a small section of the lake for zebra mussels after somebody brought an infested boat lift into the lake. Now, they're hoping a quick response and plenty of copper sulfate will kill the invasive species that have been spotted in that immediate area. This has homeowners around Rose Lake and other local residents crossing their fingers that the treatments will be effective.
When the bell rang at the Detroit Lakes High School Monday morning, Karen Odens and Erika Haglund made their way into the classroom like they had done many times before. They pair weren't high school students though, at least anymore. "I graduated from here in 1997," Odens said. "I graduated from here in 2006," stated Haglund. Odens is now a pharmacist in Park Rapids -- Haglund is her intern in her last year of pharmacy school. They were part of a new Community Mentorship program in Detroit Lakes, which pairs up area professionals with high school students that might be interested in
Who says the library is a dinosaur? The Detroit Lakes Library, part of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library, has recently expanded its e-book collection by becoming compatible with the Kindle. "We are super excited about having this," said Detroit Lakes Library Public Service Supervisor Deb Wahl, "This is going to open up so many more options for our customers." The Detroit Lakes Library, along with other branches of the LARL system, has had access to the Nook and other downloadable e-books for several months. Amazon, however, is the best-selling e-book reader in the U.S., and having digi
There's a new business in town that's hoping to take the pain of financial paperwork and bureaucracy away from local businesses and make it their own. PAYmasters incorporated opened up in the Graystone building in downtown Detroit Lakes last spring. Since then, they've been building a client base around the area of employers with small to medium-sized businesses -- employers who want to drop the burden of payroll and human resources issues to focus on their day-to-day operations. PAYmasters President Jim Piche says they'll essentially take on all the things that bog down a business owner
The Scenic Byway is bursting with brilliant fall foliage right now, putting on quite a show for the upcoming eighth annual Fall Color Tour -- set to roll out Thursday, Oct.