Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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BY VICKI GERDES firstname.lastname@example.org When 9-year-old Hananiah Klemm started his gardening project this spring, he had one goal in mind -- to grow a giant pumpkin. "I like pumpkin pie," explained the Detroit Lakes youth. "I was thinking of pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, lots of stuff.
A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance Monday in Becker County District Court on a felony escape from custody charge. Gregory Scott Smith, 48, of 1235 Richard Ave., Detroit Lakes, was charged with the felony after allegedly escaping from the Minimum Security Jail in Detroit Lakes around 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. According to the complaint, Smith left the facility without permission, via an emergency exit, while still wearing his orange jail attire.
Though they haven't quite raised all the money needed to fund the new Backyard addition at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, the project has secured sufficient funding to start construction sometime in the next two to three weeks. "We've reached an important milestone," said Stu Omberg, the Center's CEO, on Tuesday.
Looking for a fun family activity to liven up your weekend? Then come down to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center this Saturday, Oct.
It may only be three weeks since Blaine Gamst began his duties as the new administrator at Lake Park's Sunnyside Care Center, but he's already starting to feel at ease. "I know I've only been here a short time, but it's definitely been a good fit," Gamst says.
The man who was involved in a 4½-hour standoff with police in Detroit Lakes two weeks ago has been committed to a hospital in Fergus Falls for treatment. After a closed hearing held Friday in Becker County District Court, David William Buethner, 37, was found to be "mentally ill and chemically dependent." A warrant was signed Tuesday committing Buethner to the custody of the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services for a period "not to exceed six months." According to the warrant, the Becker County Sheriff's Office was to transport Buethner to the Community Behavioral Health Hos
CALLAWAY -- Though it had been discussed for several years, it wasn't until the latter months of 2008 that the congregations of Immanuel Lutheran in Callaway and Trinity Lutheran in Ogema made an official decision to merge and form a single church. Rev.
Next Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Detroit Lakes will once again host a special Blessing of the Pets. The second annual event is co-sponsored by St. Luke's and the congregations of Detroit Lakes' United Methodist and Congregational churches. The blessing will take place in the church's downstairs level -- and yes, owners can bring their pets inside. "It's open to all God's creatures," said Georgia Hecock, a member of the St. Luke's Total Ministry team.
It's been almost four years in the making, but all the pieces of the Becker County Veterans Memorial Highway are now linked together. To celebrate that fact, representatives of several area veterans' groups met with officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and State Rep. Kent Eken.
"The Tartan Terrors" -- it almost sounds like a Halloween horror show set in Scotland, doesn't it? But the reality is something quite different. This Celtic-themed variety show combines music, dance and comedy to leave audiences howling with delight, not fear. North America's premier Celtic event will take the stage at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Led by the brother-sister directing team of Ellen Wilkes Irmisch and her brother, Ian, The Tartan Terrors feature the best in music, comedy and dance.