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Since 1933, Minnesotans have been forbidden to buy booze on Sundays out of respect for the "day of rest." This could be changing though, as a state Senate committee passed legislation, introduced by state Sen.
The tall, smooth walls are blue like the sky as the rooms of the "Backyard" buzz with activity. Construction workers at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center are busy with the inside of the facility's new $2 million Backyard addition. "They're painting and getting ready to get all the mechanicals in, and then the windows should arrive the end of May," said Community Center CEO Stewart Omberg. Construction on the 6,000-square-foot addition began last fall, trudged through the icy winter, and is now starting to blossom. The facility will include a large playland with a "parent
A cabinet, an ashtray, a cutting board ... these are the types of things students used to make in shop class. In Detroit Lakes, they build a house ...
Somebody once said, "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." Staff at the Becker County Humane Society are hoping more people opt to get those loving licks, as they get ready for their Adoption Day and Brat Feed on Saturday, May 21. "Well, every day is adoption day for us," laughs Shelter Manager Casandra Disse.
Some Detroit Lakes teachers and other full-time employees will be seeing extra cash coming their way. The Detroit Lakes School Board voted to approve a two-year-long grievance settlement with its teachers' union, Education Minnesota. The grievance stems from a dispute over who should receive $243,000 worth of rebates given back to the school district from its health insurance handler, Lakes Country Cooperative.
A recent survey shows Detroit Lakes students are "just saying no" more often. The chemical health coordinator for the Detroit Lakes School District, Angie Horner, relayed what she calls some very positive survey results to the school board Monday. "We have decreased in every risky behavior across the board," Horner reports. Every three years, the Minnesota student survey asks sixth-, ninth- and twelfth-graders a variety of questions, and it's done in an anonymous way. "We have no way of tracking whose survey is whose -- that way we tend to get more valid, accurate results," said Horne
A Detroit Lakes native is making his mark on the nation's political stage. 1985 DL High School graduate Jeff Johnson is Minnesota's new Republican National Committeeman. "I will have two roles with this position," explains Johnson. "First, every state elects three of us to serve on the Republican National Committee, and our job is to help run the national party ...
An old Detroit Lakes restaurant is getting a facelift, a new name, and some new owners to match that new name. Aaron and Lara Burnside are turning the old DDahl's (which for a couple of years was the Detroit Club) into "Burnside's Charhouse and Bar." "We've actually been running the restaurant since last July, and have owned it since January," Lara Burnside said. But they're just now literally turning the "Detroit Club" sign over to reveal "Burnside's," and are also just now having their grand opening. "We've slowly been making some changes, but now we're ready to put the sign out," sa
The Detroit Lakes School Board voted to approve a two-year long grievance settlement with its teachers' union, Education Minnesota. The grievance stems from a dispute over who should receive $243,000 worth of rebates given back to the school district from its health insurance handler, Lakes Country Cooperative.
Red and white balloons and pompoms splashed spirit around the pavilion Thursday night as the Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and banquet to "cheer the chamber" and its local businesses. Almost 200 people showed up for the one and only yearly meeting for an evening of socializing and awards. "We get to have fun and celebrate the things we've done and honor those that have worked so hard to make not only the Chamber work, but the city and the whole region -- to just cheer on all the businesses," said Chamber President Carrie Johnston. A slew of awards were handed out to area pr