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They say sisters share childhood memories and grown-up dreams. This couldn't be more the case for Detroit Lakes woman Lisa Morgan and her sister, Shannon LeFebre. For years, they shared the dream of having children, and while Morgan saw that dream come true three times, LeFebre continued to struggle with infertility. "I miscarried twice in a previous marriage, and with my husband now, I think maybe the egg just wasn't attaching to my uterus or something," LeFebre said. But then, Morgan planted something else into her sister -- an idea that maybe she could carry her baby for her. "I t
Local elementary students are hitting the streets of Detroit Lakes, "actively" searching for a place to stay healthy. The physical education departments of both Rossman and Roosevelt received a grant for $5,000 from SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Program), a state-run program designed to help fight childhood obesity. Roosevelt Physical Education Teacher Kris Nelson said the school and the city formed committees a couple of years ago to address this issue, and applying for the grant was one action taken. Schools receiving the grant include Detroit Lakes, Perham, Breckenridge and Dilwo
A hard economy doesn't have to mean skipping prom, at least in this region. Detroit Lakes prom advisor, Shirley Holzgrove, is taking money out of the equation by holding two events this month, where students can either choose or trade in a prom formal. "If students don't think they won't be able to go to prom because of money reasons, they can go to their school counselor. The counselor will then give them tickets to the events.
Downtown Detroit Lakes is now home to an American buffet. Lakes Country Buffet, located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Willow Street, opened their doors to the hungry public Feb.
When Presidents' Day was celebrated Monday, many did it with a day off and reminders of great men who came before us. But when the sounds of celebration faded, one could faintly hear the sound of drums. These were the traditional Native American drums being played in a community that does not always feel quite as celebrated in mainstream America. The Ojibwa Indians on White Earth Reservation are hoping to change that, as they marked the first ever Chiefs' Day on Wednesday. Over 200 people filled the White Earth Community Center for a four-hour celebration of chiefs and ancestors. The
It's a sweet year for cookie sales in Detroit Lakes. According to area Girl Scout leaders, the cookies are going like hotcakes. "We get five or six emails every day asking for more and more cookies because troops are running out.
Let's face it, very few people around here are thrilled to see more snow fly. But the glass just might be looking half full next week for outdoor enthusiasts interested in hitting the ski trails. Rainbow Resort is gearing up for its ninth annual Rainbow Rendezvous XC Ski Races. The action begins Saturday, March 5 at the Rainbow Resort trails, nine miles east of Waubun, west of Itasca State Park. The event is open to the public and will include a variety of events for just about any skill level. They will hold a 16-kilometer Classic-Style race for avid skiers interested in traditiona
Is it the Detroit Lakes Fire Department or Grand Central Station? The last month and a half has been one of the busiest times for fire calls the department has seen in decades. In January, the department was called out 31 times. February continued that "call-a-day" pattern with 16 calls in the first two weeks. That is far above average, with some recent Januarys only seeing a call or two. Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Dave Baer says only one time in the past 37 years have they seen this many calls. "It's nothing we can really put our finger on with regards to why it has been so busy," h
One day at 10 a.m., he is handing over his keys to the U.S. Central Command, telling them everything he knows about how to handle the situation in Egypt. The next day at 8 a.m., he is taking the keys that open up the door to the Becker County Administrator's office. Tom Mortenson took the job in Detroit Lakes on Feb.
You may hear them howling at night. They're the coyote, or brush wolf, and if you think they sound a little too close for comfort, you're not alone. Some Detroit Lakes residents are noticing that these coyotes seem to be getting closer and closer to city limits, and they are right. According to Wildlife Biologist Wayne Breninger of the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, the small mammal population is growing around the area, particularly the snowshoe hare, providing a rabbit smorgasbord for the coyote. "What typically happens is when prey population is up, predator population will grow