Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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This Thursday, March 29, the Knights of Columbus will mark its 125th anniversary. Locally, the world's largest lay Catholic organization is represented by Holy Rosary Council 3166, which is made up of five area parishes: Holy Rosary, Detroit Lakes; Assumption, Callaway; St. Francis Xavier, Lake Park; St. Mary's of the Lakes, Pelican Lake; and St. Andrews, Hawley.
It may have taken a few years to make it happen, but Lakeside Tavern is going to be rockin' to the sounds of two multi-platinum bands this summer. Tickets went on sale Monday for a special July 5 concert featuring the nationally-known acts, Warrant and FireHouse. "We've been working on this with a promoter for a couple of years," said Chet Collins, owner of Lakeside Tavern.
Pretty soon -- possibly as soon as the spring of 2008 -- Detroit Lakes residents and visitors may be able to hop on the trolley bus to get around town during the summer months. The project began as an offshoot of the Chamber of Commerce "Catch the Wave" promotional campaign to keep tourism and commerce flowing in DL during the upcoming reconstruction of Highway 10 through DL, but it has since taken on a life of its own. "We (the 'Catch the Wave' Committee) felt the trolley concept was so exciting as a long term project ...
The world-renowned Kingston Trio is bringing its trademark three-part harmony to the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes next Sunday, March 25, for a one-night-only show starting at 7 p.m. Though its membership has gone through a few changes since its beginnings 50 years ago, the Trio has retained its reputation for interpreting "well-loved and time-honored music" with strong harmonies and skilled musical accompaniment.
The fragrant scent of homemade soap wafts down one hallway of Detroit Lakes Middle School, while in another, one can hear the sound of pounding drums and voices raised in song. In the gymnasium, students concentrate hard to learn the steps of "Dance Video Revolution," an interactive video game that incorporates movement and dance techniques.
With the Detroit Lakes School District looking at a budget gap of several hundred thousand dollars, the District Finance Committee will meet at 7 a.m.
Want something fun to do this Saturday, March 17? Then why not stop by the Lincoln Education Center and do a little shopping? That's right, shopping. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the center will be temporarily transformed into a mini-mall, with a variety of local home-based business operators bringing their wares to help raise funds for a good cause. This "St.
This past January, a new documentary called "New Energy" had its premiere at Detroit Lakes' own Historic Holmes Theatre. Its creator, DL resident Erika Johnson, produced the 30-minute film in conjunction with Windustry and Twin Cities Public Television. While it already aired in the Twin Cities n February, residents of northwest Minnesota and North Dakota will finally get their chance to see it too, when Prairie Public Television airs the film on Thursday, March 29, at 9:30 p.m. "This show will be airing in five states, and hopefully six," Johnson said.
For 25 years, they've gathered on the same night, at the same time, every week. A diverse group that includes judges and physicians, war veterans and homemakers -- some recently retired, some long retired, and some not quite retired, according to the group's co-founder, Dr. Robert "Doc" Watson -- they enjoy getting together each week to "dine out" at their favorite local restaurants. "Anyone who's wearing a tie is still working," joked Watson, who along with wife Delores founded the group in 1982. "It all started when my wife broke her leg," he continued.
Did you ever look at those television ads for "adopting" children in Third World countries, and hear how just a few dollars a week could feed and clothe that child for a year? Did you find yourself reaching for that telephone?