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It's hard to miss him -- the little Mexican man wearing the red sombrero, taking a siesta up against a cactus, sporting a very full looking stomach. He's the one Detroit Lakes has gotten to know as a signature of the city's only homegrown, quick-serve Mexican restaurant, Miguel's. The little man (who inspires us all to be as full and happy has he is) has moved from the side of the old Miguel's building to the top of the new one. The locally owned business has just re-opened in the new Downtown Crossing development along Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes -- just a hop, skip and a jump away from
Every year, one out of every eight women in the United States is told she has breast cancer. According to statistics provided from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website, 39,510 women in the U.S.
Members of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Holiday Inn Thursday night for evening of celebration, as the annual banquet was held. "It's a celebration of all of our volunteers, board of directors and all the people that contribute to the business of doing business in the Detroit Lakes region," said Chamber President Carrie Johnston. Roughly 150 of the chamber's 450 members were in attendance for the event, which promoted the theme, "Volunteers are our rock." During the ceremony, LeAnn Mouw, outgoing chairman of the chamber's board of directors, announced ann
55-year-old George Buck of Detroit Lakes smiles and jokes around while serving the bread that goes with lunch that day ...
Gardening is something many get excited about this time of year, and now, thanks to a new community garden in Detroit Lakes, even city folk can join in. They literally broke ground on the project last year for the first time, creating an 8-plot garden in the Industrial Park across from Snappy's in Detroit Lakes. But popularity blossomed and that had organizers almost doubling the garden this year to 15 10 foot by 10 foot plots. "The interest is defiantly there -- people are just excited to grow their own produce," said Marsha Parker, a member of the Master Gardeners of Becker County, a r
Walking into the Becker County Maximum-Security Jail, an everyday citizen might first view the scene in black and white (with splashes of orange from the inmates' jumpsuits). There are the good guys with the badges and guns and the bad guys in their cells. But with a closer look, the scene can quickly come to life with color as stories are told and inmates become more than their orange jumpsuit, but people with families; people with dreams. And although some may be undeserving of them by society's standards, others just may turn their time in the "clink" into the brink of new beginnings.
Heart disease isn't just for people over 60. It isn't just for the overweight or the overstressed or the over-drinkers.
George and Becky Johnson have now made their mark on a prominent corner in Detroit Lakes. The Frazee area couple officially opened George & Becky's Corner Café at 1201 Washington Avenue April 3. If the name sounds familiar, that's because the long time husband and wife had what was called George & Becky's Corner Bar in Frazee for two and a half years. "But our lease was up in that building there, and we decided to close it up and pursue this -- this is my dream," said Becky Johnson, looking around the simple, but quaint café that smelled of homemade pies.
Growing up a boy scout, Shannon Deltener of Hawley liked to always be prepared. Now, the Hawley man is taking that mentality into adulthood and into the e-commerce industry. Deltener has recently launched a website to sell Crisis Cuisine -- an array of prepared food packaged up and ready for some very long-term storage. "Most of our food lasts somewhere between 15 to 25 years," he said, holding a bag of chicken cheddar rice that says 'best if used by 02 Feb 27'. The idea behind Crisis Cuisine is to purchase it and then stick it away for an emergency situation, whether it be a natural o
Becker County residents came through with shining colors in an effort to plump up the Becker County Food Pantry. Donations poured in last month, as many took advantage of a private program called Hunger Solutions that partially matches donations made in March. "We not only met our goal, but we exceeded it a little bit," said Becker County Food Pantry Director Jack Berenz, who says the magic number they were hoping to see was 100,000, which is attained through the number of dollars donated and the pounds of food collected. "And we actually saw 106,00 this year, and that was the second bes